Steelers had seasons with a playoff win over 50% of the seasons we had Cowher at HC. It's fallen to 28.5% under Tomlin. That's the dropoff I'm speaking of.Ice wrote: ↑Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:02 pmSo, I think you might be remembering Bill Cowher offensive football with some undue nostalgia... 1994 and 95 were years with some pretty stellar numbers, but there was a lot of yinzer rock pounding orgasm football in there, as well, and almost without exception, it went down like a lead balloon in the playoffs. The current Steeler offense has fallen off in terms of what it was three, four, or five years ago, but those were pretty record-settingly good Steeler offensive teams, with talent and numbers not really seen in Pittsburgh since Brad, Rocky, Franco, Swann and Stallworth. Are we forgetting the Kevin Gilbride/Ray Sherman years? They did generate a couple of excellent Stillers nicknames, but not much in terms of offensive production. I'll grant Tomlin isn't Sean McVay, but ask a Seattle fan if Pete Carroll is, either. Or a whole bunch of their players, for that matter.
Offensive numbers are relative to each season. Our Tomlin/Ben/AB/Bell offense never put up the numbers that matter relative to the league that our late 70's offense did either RS or PS. The 2015 RS stretch of games with DWill at RB when we ran the offense in the first half of games differently than we usually did with Bell at RB demonstrated with the right (same) approach with Bell at RB we could have gotten more out of the offense.