On the surface, a 3-7 season doesn’t seem that big of a deal. And Fontana isn’t treating it as a huge thing. But as crazy as it sounds, the Steelers actually made some progress in 2009, as the three wins represents their highest total since 2003. But coach Lance Ozier isn’t satisfied.
“We improved last year, but not as much as we wanted to,” Ozier said. “It wasn’t the degree of progress we were hoping to make, but it was some progress. We just need to make more.”
The Steelers have the means to continue a slow ascent, with 13 starters – five offensive and eight defensive – returning from last year. A couple things have Ozier excited – an increase in team speed and more players coming out for the team due to making grades.