As the NFL continues to evolve into an offensive league, the Pittsburgh Steelersappeared to take a step backwards as they allowed two of their top offensive weapons to walk away.
The loss of Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall to free agency left the offense without game-breakers at wide receiver and running back. However, the Steelers may be better off without them.
Last season, the Steelers offense finished a disappointing 21st in total yardage and 22nd in points per game. Disappointing seasons by Wallace and Mendenhall were a major reason for this poor performance.
Rather than invest in either player, the Steelers decided to move in a different direction.