SImplifying The NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

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SImplifying The NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition
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"Simplifying the NFL" is a concept in which I will go through as many teams as possible, just giving you the basic information that you should know about the club.

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin

 

Key Offensive Players

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback

Hines Ward, wide receiver

Willie Parker, running back

 

Key Defensive Players

James Harrison, outside linebacker

Troy Polamalu, strong safety

Aaron Smith, defensive end

 

Other Important Players

Santonio Holmes, wide receiver/punt returner

Lamarr Woodley, outside linebacker

 

Young Talent

Lamarr Woodley, outside linebacker

Lawrence Timmons, inside linebacker

Rashard Mendenhall, running back

 

Players That Are Not Back

Nate Washington, wide receiver

Bryant McFadden, cornerback

Gary Russell, fullback

 

New Faces

Zigggy Hood, defensive tackle (draft)

Frank Summers, running back/fullback (draft)

Mike Wallace, wide receiver (draft)

Goal on Offense: To get the ball in "Big" Ben Roethlisberger's hands. Run the ball when they have the lead.

Strength on the Offense: Having an elite quarterback and two Super Bowl MVPs at wide receiver.

Weakness on Offense: Inconsistent play on the offensive line and no deep threat in the slot position.

Goal on Defense: Destroy the quarterback both mentally and physically. Dominate the opposing team's offense.

Strength on Defense: Hands down the best linebacking corps in the NFL.

Weakness on the Defense: Lack of speed at the corner position.

Offseason Methods: Plug in gaping holes but mainly build for two years in the future.

Rivals (Official): Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens

Rivals (Unofficial): New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, and San Diego Chargers

Best Moment From Last Season: Santonio Holmes' game winning catch in the Super Bowl.

Last Season Ended: Beating the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII

Next Season Starts: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh for the Season Opener.

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