Slow progress is still progress for Kenny Pickett and the Steelers offense
So that is something.
You do not want to make too much of the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night because they are still only 4-7, the Colts absolutely stink, and they have a sham of a coach that should not even be in that position.
But hey, a win is a win!
That is the good news.
The better news is the rest of the Steelers schedule is full of those games with Atlanta, Carolina, Las Vegas, and Cleveland all still looming, and given how well they play Baltimore it would not surprise me if they split those two games. Is that going to be enough to get back into playoff contention? Doubtful, but it might at least make things somewhat watchable.
But the best news? We are actually seeing a LITTLE bit of progress from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett and the rest of the Steelers offense.
Is it substantial progress? Not quite. But it is still progress, and Monday might have been his best game of the season, and it was the second straight game the Steelers offense scored 24 points and the third straight week they topped 20 points. Now, that is setting an awfully low bar, but based on where they started early in the year that is at least something to start building on.
A few more thoughts from Monday’s game.
1. Kenny Pickett played well
Nothing more. Nothing less.
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