Re: ESPN Insider: AFC North Holes
Look, both sides of the football had some awful games. The defense against Denver, Oakland, and Tennessee, and the offense in the first game against Cleveland, Baltimore, and the second game against Cincinnati. Ben threw game-losing picks against Denver, Dallas, and Cincinnati. Both sides of the ball were awful in the San Diego debacle. Instead of arguing which side of the ball deserves more blame for missing the playoffs, why don't we acknowledge that both sides of the ball need to improve for 2013? The defense needs to improve its pass rush, its ability to force turnovers, and its ability to hold leads. The offense needs to improve the running game, consistency, offensive line, and stop committing inopportune turnovers. I am confident both sides of the ball will improve in 2013, but that might just be because I am a delusional, overly-optimistic Steelers fan.