Just when it seems the Pittsburgh Steelers hit rock bottom, a rookie quarterback awaits on their schedule.
Losing to inferior competition has become a habit in recent years, but the Steelers seemed to dip to a new low last week.
Not only was that a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that beat them with a last-minute touchdown at Heinz Field, it was a team that was used and abused 56-14 by a very ordinary Atlanta Falcons team 10 days earlier.
Blake Bortles appears to be the perfect prescription for what ails the Steelers (2-2) when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4) Sunday.
Perhaps you’ve heard that Dick LeBeau is 17-2 against rookie quarterbacks since he became the Steelers’ defensive coordinator in 2004. That statistical nugget is one of the few buoys the Steelers can cling to during this water-treading phase of .500 football that has lasted for almost three years.