Open letter to Steelers President Arthur J. Rooney II: It's time for change

Jul 27, 2023; Latrobe, PA, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left), General Manager Omar Khan (center) and Art Rooney II (right)
Jul 27, 2023; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left), General Manager Omar Khan (center) and Art Rooney II (right) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Well, I don't know about you but I'm not feeling all that great about the Steelers as we sit here today primarily because I don't think we are a very good football team as we are currently constructed. I realize we are leading the AFC North at this current juncture, but how long will that lead hold up?

Since we are on a bye week, I thought it would be an opportune time to 'pen' a letter to Steelers President Art Rooney II. Obviously, I have no delusions about Art Rooney actually reading this letter, but if he did, I wonder what his response would be.

Let's pen our letter to Art Rooney II. I will begin with the customary salutations and greetings, as it were.

The Steelers offense needs wholesale and impactful changes

Dear Art Rooney, may I call you Art? Allow me to introduce myself. I am a fifty-four-year-old fan of my beloved Steelers. I have been a fan for forty-five-plus years. I am writing this letter because I am gravely concerned with the state of affairs as we enter the bye week.

While there are three areas of concern, I will begin with what I believe is the most glaring area of concern, the offense. Through five weeks of the season, the Steelers offense is ranked near the bottom of the NFL in almost every major statistical category.

To be precise, the offense is ranked thirtieth in total yards per game, twenty-seventh in passing yards per game, thirtieth in rushing yards per game, and thirtieth in points per game. That is awful. While we were never a team to consistently 'air it out', so the speak, we were generally the best or at least close to the best at running the ball.

Since Matt Canada has been the offensive coordinator, we have been ranked at or near the bottom in the aforementioned categories and there have been no signs of improvement. Something has to give. I'm sure you're familiar with the definition of insanity.

We are doing the same things over and over and over again, but expecting different results. I'm sure you see what we all see which is a college-esque offense trying to find a foothold in the NFL. It is simply not working. It's time for change.

Please allow me to continue with a review of the defense.