An 8-8 season in Pittsburgh is never going to sit well with anyone—not with the players, coaches, front office, fans and especially not the Rooney’s. Considering it’s the team’s second straight .500 campaign, that puts the Steelers somewhere between panicked and DEFCON 2.
Pittsburgh, as a franchise, has made some crucial mistakes over the last few seasons that have led to the current predicament in which they stand. Fortunately for them, they’re all pretty correctable, or avoidable, this offseason.
If the Steelers want to get back to their winning ways, they’ll need to avoid some of these mistakes this offseason. Let’s take a look at five mistakes the Steelers can’t afford to make in 2014.