Unlocking Success: Steelers' Post-Bye Week strategy to reach playoffs

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The Steelers are currently in the middle of their bye week and lots of things have to change. They might hold the top seed in the AFC North division for now, but that will not hold if they keep playing like they did in the first part of their season. It is tough to win in the NFL, many understand that, but the way they're winning is an issue.

When Pittsburgh finds ways of winning ball games, it seems like their opponent does enough to hurt themselves to end up on the losing end. Never complain about a loss, but you must look at the corrections that need to be made to improve your team along the way. The black and gold need to find different ways to improve their team externally or internally.

It is past time that the Steelers cut Gunner Olszewski from the roster

It was kind of a shocker that Gunner Olszewski stuck around to make the roster after a poor performance last season. Maybe the coaching staff of the Steelers thought that he would be a reliable backup and could even return to form that he possessed in New England. That train of thought has backfired significantly and it's time to move on.

Olszewski has only gotten a couple of opportunities to get his old role back with the team and each time it has been terrible. He has fumbled the ball multiple times on returns and has also done significant damage to his own club with poor decisions. There are little to no reasons why this returner by trade and receiver by position identification is still on the roster.

It is time for both Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin to admit the mistake of keeping this player around and release him. Maybe a change of scenery would be in Olszewski's best interest regarding his potential future in football. There are other options on the team that could take his spot namely Calvin Austin III, Desmond King, or even Anthony McFarland Jr. when he returns from injury.