Whenever a team is playing this bad one of the first things the fans, and the media think of is..let's try someone else and give a younger guy a shot.
The problem with that thinking is this..the Steelers rotate virtually every player we have into the game at different intervals to give the starters a rest. The DL rotates every few series with the backups. The WR's all get to play at some point in a game. Najeh is beginning to spell Willie alittle more. The LB's, when we have enough of them healthy, rotate in and out atleast on the outside, Rian Wallace was starting to get alittle more time, the DB's are constantly shuffling in and out in the nickle and dime packages. The only real positions where we don't rotate players in and out is the OL and QB positions. You can't very well shuffle those too because of how important it is that they function as a unit and work together.
So basically what Im saying is, we are pretty much stuck with the players we have as starters. They are our best option to win each week. Sure you consider using Anthony Smith at safety but Troy and Ryan have been playing well for the most part. McFadden is an option we should definately be using at CB now since Deshea is struggling so much. As far as the OL goes, Chris K has been getting more time in place of Kendall and Okobi is already in for Hartings so our viable depth is beginning to get depleted a bit. Holmes was finally pulled from returns and BC went with a committee of Najeh, Ike, & Cedric on sunday..until Reid gets healthy we'll probably see that continue.
This team is struggling as much when other players are in as well as when the regulars are in. There's no real alternative that we that can solve any major issue except for the starters and backups to just flat out excecute the plays and stop turning the ball over.