Steelers season goes all year long so whether we’re previewing training camp, predicting roster moves, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.
Steelers Pretenders or Contenders?
In searching for mentions of the Steelers I came across this piece by Kenneth Jackson Sr for the folks over at Football Nation on whether or not the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers will be contenders or pretenders. This guy gets a ton wrong with this one. First, he suggests that the Steelers will be moving to a 4-3 defensive scheme after an “exodus of defensive personnel” and then he suggests that the starting safeties will be Troy Polamalu and Will Allen. Guess he hadn’t heard that the Steelers signed Mike Mitchell on the first day of free agency. What he does get right is saying that the Steelers have gotten a lot younger at most positions and that a jump of improvement from the back-to-back 8-8 seasons isn’t very realistic. Other than it makes for an amusing read.
Position preview: RB
Scott Brown of ESPN is in the midst of a series to break down position groups as we head into training camp. FYI we’re just three weeks out of Latrobe at this point. It’s right around the corner. In this installment he goes over the running back position which anyone can agree was upgraded this offseason with the acquisition of LeGarrette Blount. Le’Veon Bell looks to improve on his rookie season that saw him amass 1,259 rushing and receiving yards breaking the previous rookie record for the team held by Franco Harris. Add Dri Archer to the mix along with an offensive line invigorated by the excitement of a new coach and there should be good things to watch from this group of running backs for the Steelers this season.
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