The Ringer's Steven Ruiz cut up a bunch of Ben's throws from Sunday's game against the Bengals and put them into the wild west-style, grainy footage with saloon music as background . This was probably the most fun thing I've seen on Monday but also the most sad, as Ben is completely shaved.
The Steelers have not made the decision to invest on the offensive line this offseason. This has resulted in the run game being mediocre despite Najee Harris being drafted in the 1st round. Harris was chosen at the beginning of the round with 19 catch. Harris was able to catch 14 passes, and was one of the targets on Sunday's pass game. Lindsay Rhodes had me on her podcast on Monday. She provided this information: Harris had 109 yards after his catch on 102 receiving yards. Consider that!
The situation is confirmed by Ben's Next Gen Stats passing charts. This is what has rendered this offense horizontal. He's not protected by any protection , and he lacks the arm strength required to accelerate the ball in a rapid manner.
The Steelers were going to hang their hat on defense, but the secondary wasn't good when they first got there and the defensive linewhich is the most important aspect of the team, has been hampered, with a number of starters out. Particularly notable is T.J. Watt, who was kept out of Sunday's game due to an injury to his groin. The second he went out two weeks ago the Steelers defense became shaky and became a major issue for Joe Burrow on Sunday as well . It's difficult to think of a plan which can solve these issues.