The Steelers may rank 28th in the league in points per game and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may be taking more hits than in any other season, but the Steeler are close to better days offensively.
That’s the word from offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who said Thursday that he thinks his team is on the doorstep of bigger things. Haley said his team needs to score in the 20s and 30s to win games and he believes that they’ll begin to show they can do that very soon.
“I feel like we’re on the cusp of being pretty good,” Haley said, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “We’ve had a lot of moving parts — not that anybody else hasn’t — but we’ve had to overcome and mix and match a little bit but I do feel like we’re close to playing the way we have to play for us to win on a weekly basis.”
It’s hard to know what Haley sees, but the Steelers haven’t scored 20 points in any of their last three games. According to Brown, another total below that threshold would make it the first time since 2004 that the Steelers have gone four straight weeks without breaking through that barrier.
If the streak continues, the Steelers will be on the cusp of elimination from any hope of making the playoffs and Haley may be on on the cusp of looking for work elsewhere in the NFL.