Re: The scoring problem has nothing to do with the passing game
Exactly what I've said elsewhere. Teams just took away all the short routes and were able to get pressure on Roethlisberger before he could throw it longer, especially once the offensive line started to get injured (again). It didn't help that the WRs are all smurfs who can't beat press coverage, or that the running game was unable to pick up the slack. As for Todd Haley, if he sticks around, then I have faith that he'll make adjustments going forward, which was too much to ask of his predecessor. And Roethlisberger's injury did still play a part in this whole mess. Just because he was accurate on a few notable throws doesn't mean that his shoulder wasn't bothering him.
This season could best be described as "death by a thousand cuts."