The question posed now is a crucial one: How can Pittsburgh catch up to Baltimore in next year’s AFC North race?
The Steelers could do with some outside-the-box thinking in order to close the gap between themselves and their most bitter rivals. Pittsburgh's GM Kevin Colbert has suggested the team would be unopposed to taking on a player with character issues, as long as they feel he would be a good fit for the team.
However, those aren't the only risks the Steelers could take to climb back into contention in 2013.
Let’s take a look at the chances that some high-risk, high-reward prospects end up in Pittsburgh next season.