This is my prediction on how the Steeler's season will go, I predicted a record of 11-5 but as I explained in the piece it is feasible that we could swing from 6-10 all the way to 13-3 if you look at every individual game. This of course can all change depending on injuries etc. Anyway what I wanted to know is considering everything what is your most optimistic and then your most pessimistic prediction for this season.
Reasons I think the Steelers will go 11-5
- Improved running game - Le'veon Bell will be one of the best rookies this year, A second year with Haley's offensive scheme and a strong starting O-Line all points to a far better year on the ground.
- No distractions - No Wallace holdout, No Roethlisberger vs Haley media frenzy. The closest thing to news has been the stabbing and this is not controversial or detrimental to the team or Adams.
- A relatively fit team - There are only two long term injuries coming out of OTA's, Heath Miller and Spence - Miller looks like he is going to be healthy and shouldn't go on the reserve PUP, Spence is probably out for the season. But on such a big roster in OTA's this is a very good number.
- Last season was unlucky - When you look back on last season, you realize how much better it could have been, If we had played only slightly more competently we could have beaten the Jets, Titans, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys and Ravens. That isn't even taking into account what would have happened if Roethlisberger had of been fit all season.