The Pittsburgh Steelers are consistently good, year in and year out. I mean, this last year was the 18th consecutive season that the team finished above .500 on the year.
Not only that, but the Steelers have been able to clone that success every year in one of the hardest divisions in football, at least it has been the last few seasons.
The Steelers are a pristine franchise, there’s no debating that. Most of that is due to the history. Of course, winning six Super Bowls will give you that kind of respect.
Another thing, is the coaching staff the team has every year. Of course, Mike Tomlin is one of the best, a Hall of Famer at that, but his staff this year goes beyond him in terms of greatness.
Flores named Steelers’ best offseason move
In my opinion, the Steelers had somewhat of a busy off-eason. Ben Roethlisberger, one of the best quarterbacks to ever play for the franchise, retired. Pittsburgh had to find a replacement for Roethlisberger, and they did that with Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett.
While Tribusky wasn’t the best quarterback with his time in Chicago, he is a serviceable quarterback, at that. That was a huge move for the Steelers, but it wasn’t the biggest of the offseason. Neither was the drafting of Pickett with the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly says Brian Flores is the Steelers’ best addition:
“It very well could be guard James Daniels or even Mitch Trubisky, but I’m not going there yet. A lot more needs to be seen before rubber-stamping either player as one of the best moves of the offseason. Where the Steelers improved their team the most this offseason was with the hiring of Brian Flores as the linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant. Flores’ impact was noticeable throughout spring practices with his intensity and knowledge. Flores should be a head coach — and at worst a defensive coordinator — but to bring his defensive acumen into the fold with the defensive minds of Mike Tomlin and Teryl Austin will only become more significant during game planning.”
The Steelers were able to get a steal in terms of an addition for their coaching staff. While, yes, Flores was going through some issues at the time, he is one of the best overall coaches in the league. He led the Dolphins to just their third 10+ win season since 2008 and won 19 games in two years after the team won just 18 games the three seasons prior.
Pittsburgh got him as an assistant coach. It seems unfair for the rest of the NFL. But hey, the Steelers just know what they are doing.
You can read the rest of The Athletic‘s article, here.
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