The Steelers have lost all three of their games so far this pre-season, and face the Carolina Panthers tomorrow night.
The quarterback told the team's website: "It's very important. I always tell them before every game that we go as they go. They drive the ship, so we need to have the best from them every week. They're getting better every day.
"It's the pre-season, and we're taking this time to work on things, get better and we'll be ready to go when it's time.
"We're putting in some good work. In practice we're really getting some good things done. I like the growth and development of that group and me working with them."
The AFC North side face the Tennessee Titans in their opening game of the regular season.