It has been an offseason of change for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The theme has been out with the old and in with the new.
Mike Tomlin made changes to his coaching staff, bringing in several new positional coaches. Though these coaches may not get the recognition of a coordinator, they form an integral part of the team.
Besides the staff, general manager Kevin Colbert made plenty of changes to the roster. He knew that changes had to be made for the Steelers to break the trend of two consecutive eight-win seasons.
Over a dozen veterans from the 2013 season were not retained, including defensive starters Ryan Clark, Ziggy Hood, Brett Keisel and LaMarr Woodley. To replace these players, Colbert reached agreements with nine free agents from outside the organization.
These players will join a nine-man draft class to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster.
But which of these new additions will be the most vital to revitalizing the Pittsburgh Steelers? The following article will examine how each major transaction will impact the Steelers this season ranked from least to most significant.