Batch: Vibe Around Steelers Feels "A Lot Different"

Charlie Batch says there's a "calmness" surrounding the Steelers this offseason

Taz and the Moose
July 24, 2019 - 9:48 am
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Last year, the Le’Veon Bell saga dominated the Steelers’ season. When that saga ended, the Antonio Brown saga began – or at least became public.

This year, both of those players are gone. 

And there’s a different feel surrounding the Steelers.

“It’s a lot different just because of the fact that the players don’t have to answer those questions anymore,” former Pittsburgh quarterback and current Steelers Radio Network analyst Charlie Batch said on Taz & The Moose. “You see the calmness coming out of the offseason program. Guys are a lot more wired in. The focus around here is why did they miss the playoffs? How come this team, as talented as they are, missed the playoffs? They want to right that ship, and they want to get back on the right course.”

The Steelers, who finished 9-6-1, had won at least 10 games and made the playoffs four years in a row from 2014-17. They open the season on the road against the Patriots on Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8.

Click below to listen to Batch’s interview in its entirety.