5 adjustments Steelers need to make after loss to Texans

At 2-2, the Steelers have plenty of time to make changes

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2. Bench Levi Wallace for Joey Porter Jr.

Levi Wallace needs to be benched, period. He has been one of the worst players on this Steelers defense thus far, allowing an opposing quarterback rating of 93.2 and giving up 13 yards per reception. Yes, on average, Wallace is allowing a first down every time he gives up a catch.

Wallace has been targeted 32 times in four games, allowing 20 receptions and three touchdowns. And, it's a small sample size, but Joey Porter Jr. has played 55 coverage snaps and is allowing a passer rating of 39.6. It's been abundantly clear who the better player is, but the Steelers haven't made the switch.

3. Call more slants and drags on offense

There are a lot of points to be made, offensively, here. One of them is to make life easier on the quarterback and run plays that simply move the football, even if it's just a few yards at a time. Calling plays to gain positive yards, period, should be atop the to-do list.

Allowing the Steelers' receivers to get the football quickly after the snap should already be a focal point, but it hasn't been. If Pittsburgh ran more slant and drag routes, they'd be able to get the ball out of Pickett's hand quickly and into the hands of the offensive playmakers. It makes too much sense and seems way too easy, but it's not getting done.