The problem is not that we gave up short passes by giving a cushion. Short passes alone are not an effective way to run an offense. They lead to turnovers and too many dropped passes. The problem is that the Steelers o-line beat our d-line in the run game. I'm actually still in shock that our d-line could be man handled like that. It was alarming. And to make matters worse their RBs style of play confused the hell out of Luke and our defense. Combine short passes with a dominant rushing attack and then you've got something.