Last season, the Steelers were embarrassed by losing to the Bengals, Chiefs, Raiders, Ravens, and Browns in five straight weeks. It was the worse I have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers play since the 90s.
Mike Tomlin was correct when he said,"We will not go down gently". The Steelers didn't. They came back the next three weeks and showed why they SHOULD be a playoff team.
I would call last season a success. The Steelers finished with a winning record of 9-7. They also found out what they could improve and what they need to do to make themselves a better ball team and how to make the playoffs next season.