Pittsburgh Steelers: Three Goals for the 2019 Offseason

After missing the playoffs for the first time in five seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to make the most of this offseason in order to capture a seventh Lombardi Trophy.

Here are three goals for the Black and Gold this offseason.

1) Address coaching staff

Whether it’s being too predictable or conservative or aggressive, Pittsburgh has to make it difficult on other teams.

There’s no need for the offense to get cute on a short yardage situation. The Steelers defense can learn a lot from that Patriots game. A game that threw several looks at Tom Brady and slowed down the Pats rushing attack.

The Steelers should look around to see who they could sign to bolster the coaching staff, especially when it comes to making sure the energy and focus of the team are consistent.

For Pittsburgh to struggle with Cincinnati, Oakland and Denver is unacceptable and it would make sense for ownership and the front office to feel concerned, especially with the talent on this roster.


2) Add playmakers

It’s great to build through the draft, but there comes a point where you have to shell out money to a free agent.

Jadeveon Clowney, Muhammad Wilkerson, K.J. Wright, and Cordarrelle Patterson are some of the names in the free agent pool this offseason.

Sure Pittsburgh doesn’t have to sign any of those players, but the point is there are names to be had and it would be foolish to look the other way.

The Steelers need to scare other teams and remind the world why they are the top destination for football players.

3) Add to the offensive line and running backs

The o-line was terrific this season, however, with Marcus Gilbert missing time due to injury and Ramon Foster scheduled to be a free agent, the Steelers must find help in the trenches to assist Big Ben moving forward.

Making sure there’s another reliable backup lineman will only increase the comfort level Ben and his backs will have when trying to execute plays.

And as far as the backs go, no Le’Veon Bell‘s absence isn’t the reason Pitt missed the playoffs.

James Conner played well in 2018, but adding another complementary back to make the offense even more lethal will only make things difficult on opponents next year.

Stevan Ridley and Jaylen Samuels had good moments, but signing another back, preferably one with pass-catching abilities would only make the offense more dangerous.

Spencer Ware and Jacquizz Rodgers come to mind as potential fits.

The Steelers have to do whatever it takes to build a Super Bowl champion before Ben Roethlisberger leaves because once he does it will most likely take a while to see the Black and Gold surrounded by confetti again.

What do you think the Pittsburgh Steelers need to do in 2019? Leave a comment below.

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