Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has one thing in mind when it comes to roster tinkering this offseason - finding an impact pass rusher either in or out of house.
"We need to be able to pressure the quarterback more consistently," Rooney said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I think that as a defense, we've got to get more sacks and put more pressure on the quarterback. That's a key piece of the puzzle we have to look at as we build this defense going into next year."
Per a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report, Steelers coaches tracked a 32 percent downtick in quarterback hurries/pressures in 2014 compared to 2013 (151 to 103).
That's a troubling sign for Rooney, who appears ready to take proactive approach to fixing the team's pass rush either through free agency or the draft.
"There's no question we need to get better," Rooney said. "That's something we need to be focused on in the offseason, how to get better on defense."Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed