What we learned from Steelers abysmal loss to the Cleveland Browns

  • The Steelers offense is the epitome of ineptitude
  • Defense could not come up with the big play
  • Steelers played listlessly on both sides of the ball
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The Steelers offense is the epitome of ineptitude and has been all season

As I stated, my son and I both predicted a loss for the game against the Browns, so I am not surprised we lost, but I am incredibly disheartened by it. The loss to the Browns was not only a conference loss but it was an AFC North division loss. As we all know, the record within the division could dictate who makes the playoffs and who doesn't.

According to ESPN, the Steelers were outgained in total plays, total yards, passing yards, and time of possession. Although we only lost by three points, there are no moral victories in the National Football League. The offense was inept against the Browns as it has been all season.

The only highlight was a seventy-four-yard run by Jaylen Warren to open the scoring in the second half. In fact, Warren accounted for a shade under fifty-two percent of the Steelers' total yards on offense. For an offense that has been outgained every game this season, the question I have is this: at what point is enough enough?

In other words, when is Mike Tomlin going to realize that Matt Canada is just not the answer as offensive coordinator? Say what you want about how well or poorly Kenny Pickett has played thus far, there is not much a second-year QB can do in Canada's scheme.

Prior to the game against the Browns, the Steelers offense was ranked twenty-eighth in average yards per game. Since Matt Canada has been the offensive coordinator, here are the offensive ranks: twenty-thrid, twenty-third, and twenty-eighth through nine games. Just not good enough.

Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.