2014 In Review
Steelers fans, I am remissed for not blogging at all for the 2014 season, so I am going to recap it briefly and then begin to transition into the draft and upcoming 2015 campaign.
Offensively, the Steelers became lethal. The running game has a new star in Pittsburgh in Le'veon Bell. His fluid running seems effortless. It was a pity to see Bell get injured against Cincinnati and miss the playoffs. Pittsburgh will need to address depth at running back in the offseason.
|Bell gets lose again!|
Antonio Brown's star continues to rise. Around the league he is known as a playmaker and deservedly so. He catches passes and returns punts like an "old-school" throwback player from the 70's like Lynn Swan. I certainly hope the contract issue is resolved before time is missed with training camps.
|Brown is acrobatic|
|Must resign Brown|
I am still very confident in our quarterback Ben Rosthlisberger. He makes me nervous at times but I always know the man has heart. I am sure he is also enjoying having great skill players around him as well to include the new guy, Martavis Bryant whom joined the team later in the season but the wait certainly paid off as he caught touchdown passes in 8 of 9 games he played, I believe.
|Ben extends another play!|
|The man has heart|
The offensive line seems to have made a turn for the better. It really helps when you do not get hurt thus developing cohesiveness and the trust of your quarterback. Pouncey is still just a beast and it appears Adams may become a legitimate starter, perhaps. Anyway, the early round draft picks of offensive linemen the last few years seems to be paying dividends.
Defensively, the Steelers really struggled in 2014. I hate to say it but the truth is the supporting statistics of low sack numbers and the inability to create turnover. I am very encouraged to see James Harrison again in the black n' yella'. He brings some toughness and leadership the young defense needed in 2014 and will again in 2015.