Anything less than a Super Bowl is considered to be a disappointment for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As you can imagine, an 8-8 finish last season means that changes must be made.
General manager Kevin Colbert indicated that the Steelers cannot sit still and expect different results in his end of the season address.
“If we don’t change a roster that produced 8-8, we’d be silly to expect a better result,” Colbert said (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
The changes could mean allowing long-time veterans Casey Hampton and Max Starks, as well as two of the team’s best skill position players—Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall—to walk away. That doesn’t even include the players who could be released to help the Steelers get under the salary cap.
We won’t know what an individual player will cost until he gets out there,” Colbert said (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). “Going into this thing, we’re not married to anybody.
With changes on the horizon and limited cap space to work with, the Steelers will once again stick to their philosophy of building the team through the draft.
Even though Colbert has plenty of work to do at upgrading nearly every position on the team, there are several positions that the Steelers must address through the draft.