It’s no secret that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has gotten off to a lackluster start in his sophomore season. Currently, Pickett ranks 32nd in EPA/play and 29th in success rate among starting quarterbacks. The offense has mustered up just two touchdowns so far this season and while he’s not the only member of the unit who’s underwhelming at the moment, his play has been well below the line. Head coach Mike Tomlin spoke openly this week about the offense needing to “find their mojo” from the preseason when Pickett was lights out.
It wasn’t pretty but, Pickett was at least marginally better in the Steelers Week 2 win over the Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh avoided a disastrous 0-2 home start, mostly thanks to their defense, which stepped up and scored a pair of touchdowns off turnovers. However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this sort of production is unsustainable. Pickett’s unit has to get it in gear and quickly.
But how could offensive coordinator Matt Canada get his quarterback feeling more comfortable moving forward?
They may have found one of those answers in the win on Monday night.