The Pittsburgh Steelers had a challenging year last season when Ben Roethlisberger went down with an elbow injury. In came Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges who ended up bringing the team 8 wins and 8 losses. The Steelers missed the playoffs again in 2019. It was a disappointing season, but it was to be expected when Ben Roethlisberger had season-ending surgery on his elbow. The Steelers never panicked. They licked their wounds and came into the 2020 season as a complete football team. The offense already looks better than in 2020 and the defense is even better if that's even possible because they're an incredible unit already. This team has a 1970's Steelers vibe going on right now because they're currently undefeated at 5-0. That hasn't happened since 1978.
The best tradition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is they have only had 3 football coaches during the franchise's history. Mike Tomlin has been the head coach since 2007 and general manager Kevin Colbert has been with the Steelers since 2000. The Steeler's success is based on having a strong core inside the franchise. That core is always being run like a well-oiled machine.
Ben Roethlisberger has returned to form during the 2020 season. Although he is lacking in the deep passes he is still doing what is necessary to win football games. That's all that matters to him right now is winning football games and chasing another Super Bowl Trophy. Ben says the reason why he is out there with his team this season instead of retiring is that he loves the game of football as well as his teammates he plays with.
"I just wanted to be out there with my teammates. I didn't want to let them down," said Roethlisberger. "I wanted to let them know I can still give everything that I have. I am not trying to prove anything to the outside world. I just wanted to keep playing the game that I love, with the teammates that I love for the fans that I love. That has been what's most important in my mind."
Not only is the offense humming, but the defense has returned even better than last season. They're having a sack party out there and bringing punishment to quarterbacks on a weekly basis. They're a big part of the reason why the Steelers are currently 5-0. The defense leads the league in QB hitting percentage on pass plays, QB hurries, defensive net passing yards, sacks per game at 4.8, and total yards allowed among other statistics. They're looking like a Super Bowl defensive unit.
While expectations are high with the Steelers we need to see what they're going to do when they face the two top teams in the NFL right now not named the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans and Ravens will be a test to see how well oiled this team really is. Overall if the Steelers can find a way to stay healthy they have a good shot to make the Super Bowl. This Steelers Football team feels like a throwback to the 1970's era and we are enjoying every minute of it.