Pittsburgh Steelers: What Can They Learn from the Super Bowl Participants?

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Pittsburgh Steelers: What Can They Learn from the Super Bowl Participants?
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Only one team doesn't experience disappointment to the end of their season and not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers end their season in disappointment, but also ended it all too soon.

Pittsburgh will have a different look next year as they are expected to be approximately $25 million over the salary cap and will be under a new offensive coordinator for the first time since Mike Tomlin took over as head coach in 2007.

The impending changes are not necessarily a bad thing. Status quo is not enough to compete with a championship and the Steelers must make adjustments to their team if they want to stay ahead of the competition.

With a solid core already in place do not expect many major changes. Remember, this was a 12-4 team that beat the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots in the regular season and faced many injury issues as the season came to a close.

What type of changes should be expected? Well, look no further than the teams in the Super Bowl.

The NFL is a copycat league that is based on trends and right now, the trend setters are going to be the Patriots and New York Giants.

It can be argued as to whether or not they are the best two teams in the league, but they are the final two standing and one will walk away as champions of the NFL.

Pittsburgh does things the "Steelers way" and that has brought them a lot of success. However, there are some things to like about the two Super Bowl participants that the Steelers can learn from and apply to next year's team with the hope that they can make it back to the big game.

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