Last year, the Steelers defied all expectations and made an improbable run to the Super Bowl. There were a number of huge question marks this team faced going into the 2010 season.
After Willie Colon tore his ACL, many experts claimed that there was no way the Steeler's offensive line would allow them to be an elite team. Although the line was shaky at times, several players, such as Maurkice Pouncey and Doug Legursky, really stepped up and allowed this team to play at its full capacity.
Other critics claimed that the Steelers wide receiving core did not have enough depth; however, Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown silenced these claims almost immediately.
The Steelers 2010 campaign was defined by a bunch of almost unknown players making major contributions when they were called upon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has an uncanny ability to get every player on the roster to play to their full capacity.
Here are seven players who will have important impacts this season, even if you haven't really heard of them.