Steelers Offense Will Improve
One fan's thoughts on why the Steelers unimpressive offense
of 1998 is set to improve.
With the season almost to the halfway point, let's
face it, the Steelers offense certainly could have been better, paticularly
the passing game, but I think it set to improve. Here are my reasons why
1. Tim Lester - The
bus driver is back, and after a short breakdown so is the bus. Bettis
attributes a lot of his succees to the o-line and Tim Lester. There has
been a lot of talk about how Jerome was having a tough time running behind
Jon Witman instead of Lester but now the driver's back in his seat. Bettis
and Lester are great friends off the field and they work great together
on the field. Just look at the game Bettis had against KC with Lester bak
from injury, 119 yards.
2.O-Line - After
not playing well together for a lot of the first half of the season they
looked a lot better on Monday night, only giving up one sack. The only
concern would be the torn right quadricep muscle that tackle Justin Strzelczyk
suffered. Strzelczyk, a nine year vet, is on of the leagues most versatile
lineman and has great skill.
3. Kordell - Obviously the quarterback
is a key to the offense and I think it is time for Kordell to come around.
Even though Kordell had a dismally low 82 yards on 11 cmpletions out of
22 attempts he had no interceptions. But his passing isn't what I like,
the main reason I'm posititve about the future for Kordell. Slash is back!
Over the past few weeks slash has been up to his old tricks again with
over 100 yards rushing agianst the Ravens and even catching a pass from
Hines Ward in the Monday Night game. I've been waiting all season for a
little Hines Ward involved trickery and we finally got it. Hopefully it's
not the last time and I don't think it is.
4. Prior Performance - Last but not least
let's remeber that the offense played well in the Baltimore game and prduced
a win and really did enough to win versus Cincinnati but got jipped again
by that Kneel O'Donnel guy.
Well, there you have it. After
having the defense keeping them in most of the games the Steelers offense
will finally come around and make them a force in the league. At least
that's my opinion and I hope I'm right.