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3 Improvements Pittsburgh Steelers Should Have Worked on During Bye Week
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Huddle up: Steelers had some serious work to do over their bye week.

After the Pittsburgh Steelers’ disappointing loss to the defensively-challenged Oakland Raiders in Week 3, the team had a bevy of issues to address during its bye week.

Losing to previously winless teams does happen every year, but common NFL realities still don’t excuse blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, especially with the purportedly lauded Steelers defense.

Head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau surely got together during the bye to discuss whatever issues currently plague this corps.

On the other side of the ball, even with the Week 1 sideline spat between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the offense is doing just fine. It has averaged just under 350 yards and 26 points per game.

Conflicting hand signals or any such run-first versus pass-first offensive preferences have not undercut the success of this unit.

The same cannot be said about the defense.

With that in mind, let’s review the three improvements the Steelers should have worked on during their bye week.

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