The one positive to come out of Sunday’s game (other than the fact it finally came to an end) was that the Steelers defense did a pretty decent job, especially when you consider they spent most of the day playing in their own end of the field due to a completely inept offensive performance.
The front seven was strong for the most part, and the defense as a whole even produced some solid pressure on Titans quarterback Jake Locker. Steve McClendon was, from my view, one of the best players wearing black and gold and on one of the rare occasions they let Jarvis Jones touch the field he blasted through the line and lit up Chris Johnson on one of the few plays that actually injected some life into Heinz Field.
Just about the only thing the defense didn’t do: Force a turnover. And that’s not a new development. The Steelers picked right up where they left off the last two seasons and came away in the red when it came to the turnover battle, losing it to the Titans 2-0. It was very nearly 3-0 after Isaac Redman’s second fumble of the day. That is no way to win football games.