The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has really struggled to get into the end zone in 2017, and guard David DeCastro is tired of it.
Through five games, the Steelers offense has scored only 9 touchdowns, and failed to put up 30 points in any game. DeCastro said the offensive line is taking that personally.
“I’m tired of field goals,” DeCastro said, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Steelers’ offense has been criticized all season for not scoring as much as it was expected to, but the gloves came off after their Week 5 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. During that game, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 5 interceptions and running back Le’Veon Bell was limited to 47 yards on the ground.
The Jaguars’ defense has turned out to be a force through five games, but that does not excuse how ineffective the Steelers were at an area of strength.
Roethlisberger will take a lot of the blame, but improvement is necessary across the board. Red zone scoring is even more of an issue than it was during the 2017 season, and wide receivers not named Antonio Brown have been quiet on the stat sheet.
The Steelers can get rid of the bad taste in fans’ mouths with a win against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert should help. In order to get this big win, their offense will likely need its best performance of the season.
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