Kenny Pickett, Steelers

Kenny Pickett: Offensively You Need Everybody

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett says every player in the offense needs to be in sync to win football games.

A new offensive play calling regime doesn’t hurt either, as Pittsburgh proved on Sunday. In their 16 – 10 win over the Bengals, the Steelers racked up 421 yards.

It is the end of a streak of 58 games with less than 400 offensive yards, a matter of days after OC Matt Canada was fired.

 

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Before Sunday, Pittsburgh ranked in the bottom five in the league for yards per play (4.7) and total yards per game (280.1). They were also in the bottom five for first downs per game (15.9) and time of possession (27 minutes 37 seconds).

Against Cincinnati, they had 6.2 yards per play, 421 yards, 22 first downs and 37:17 time of possession.

“It’s definitely different,” said Kenny Pickett. “It’s a new play-caller, so you kind of get used to the flow of how he likes to call things, and that’s something that we are going to continue to kind of iron out. But it felt like every drive, we were having productive drives, moving the ball really well. Some penalty things and a turnover that we wish … you want to take out. That was help us put more puts up. But overall, happy with how those guys played.”

 

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“Like I always say, this is the ultimate team game, especially offensively you need everybody,” Kenny Pickett added. 

“All 11 working together. All 11 are on the same page in order to be successful. For myself, for the guys in the locker room, we’re all really happy that we are coming out of here with a ‘W.’ Back up to Heinz this weekend, you know, coming up, which will be awesome to get home. A lot of positives to take from it.”

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