Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin preaching patience with the team’s offense after a couple of lackluster exits to open the season, but it will only last that long if the team still finds it difficult to move the ball.
One thing that could help is more explosive games. Their longest win so far is a 32-yard reception in a tight end. Zach Gentry while preseason star George Pickens has only two catches for 26 yards, and both Dionte Johnson as well as Chase Claypool averaging less than nine yards per catch.
defender Mitch Trubisky said on Tuesday that the offense can attack the defense on the field and that he needs to do more to use the chances to do so.
He is there and we were our opportunities,” Trubisky said via Chris Adamsky of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I think I used to be able to hit the field. I think I can look up 14 more often, George. He’s doing a great job for us and I just need these playmakers to play football. Whatever route they take, I just have to pass the ball to them. It really comes down to me making better decisions, being aggressive and putting myself in that position.”
The Browns defense turned down long touchdown passes in each of their first two games, and the Jets quarterback Joe Flacco they had four goals last Sunday, so Thursday night could be the best time for the Steelers to start stretching things out.