Preparations for the 2013 season will kick into high gear when the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp on July 26.
Mike Tomlin and his staff will have a lot of work to do if they want to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 8-8 finish last year. It will be particularly challenging since the AFC North is a difficult division, with the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals both finishing ahead of the Steelers last season.
There will be plenty of storylines as camp kicks off, particularly concerning the offense, where Todd Haley will have to mold one of the youngest projected offenses in the league.
That doesn’t mean the defense should be ignored. There is plenty to discuss on that side of the ball, particularly the infusion of new starters and when the rookies will be ready to contribute.
Here is a look at the top eight storylines heading into Steelers’ training camp.