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Steelers 'Aired Some Things Out' In Important Meetings This Week, per Kenny Pickett

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett

It's been a frustrating start to the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But perhaps there's reason for hope that the proud franchise could turn things around following its bye week.

According to Mark Kaboly of the Athletic, Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett said Wednesday that the team has "had some really good meetings" in the past few days "and people aired some things out and we are on the same page now."

"Sounds like the Steelers got some things off their chests during the bye week practices," Kaboly tweeted. "Kenny Pickett told me today: 'We had some really good meetings with players and coaches and people aired some things out and we are on the same page now.'"

Pickett, a rookie who the Steelers drafted in the first round last spring, did not divulge any specifics about the content of the meetings.

Frustration seems to have been building in Pittsburgh throughout the team's 2-6 start to the season. Head coach Mike Tomlin has been asked about making changes to his staff seemingly every week, and earlier this week, running back Najee Harris expressed displeasure with the team's execution.

The Steelers rank last in the NFL in scoring at 15 points per game and appear doomed to their first losing season since 2003.

But maybe a week off was all that the team needed to get things pointed in the right direction. The Steelers did make a couple personnel changes this week, trading away wide receiver Chase Claypool on Tuesday and adding cornerback William Jackson III.

Pittsburgh will look to start a second-half-of-the-season turnaround Nov. 13 against the New Orleans Saints.