I'm honestly not sure we do right now, in fact I'd almost bet money on it. Through 6 games so far in the 2011 season we've seen every up and down possible with an NFL team.
Offense: Are they a team that uses the run to set up the pass or the pass to set up the run? And whichever one they are, would they be better suited if they went the other direction? I still say this team is better suited right now to use the pass to set up the run. By that I mean the short pass; not this chuck it 40 yds down field every other play.
I'm not convinced the Steelers know what they want to do on offense. They flip flop literally almost every week. Let's try and run this week, but oh wait that's not working so let's start tossing it down field. Well that doesn't work so lets try and run it again. Then the light bulb comes on and they go to the short passing game, well then the offensive line starts getting injured again and they figure, well hey let's start throwing it all over creation once more.
If they can figure out what they want to do and stick with it, we'd see more consistency out of them. Sticking with it doesn't mean you become predictable. Use what worked in your most decisive wins. Short passes, aggressive defense, run the ball, take your shots down field here and there.
Defense: This group I think has a better idea of what they want to accomplish but the lack of bodies has hampered them some up until the last 2 games. They've always been a team that stops the run first, but the players just weren't up to the challenge for the first month of the season. Now things are starting to come together for them, atleast from a scheme standpoint. They are still missing players each week, big name starters, but the youth is stepping up their game to fill the shoes of the starters.
Overall I like what I see from this team. If the Steelers don't have that roughing the punter call, this game is won by atleast 14-17 points.
The secondary definitely knows who they are this year so far, you can't argue with their play overall.
Coaching: This is more geared towards the offense for the simple fact that they need to stick with what works and stop going back to what doesn't. Credit the positional coaches for getting their groups ready to go, especially on the interior. Credit Darren Perry for doing a great job so far in the secondary. Lebeau is doing the best he can with so many young faces out there. Arians is well, Arians...
Just please, for God sakes, make up your mind who are aleady