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Pittsburgh Steelers Fact or Fiction: 99.9% Antonio Brown-Free Edition

One BTSC writer takes bold statements surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers and states his stance whether they are fact or fiction.

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With the noise coming out of the Steel City very loud and unclear, everybody has an opinion about the most talked-about NFL team not to be in the Super Bowl. But what is to be believed? BTSC takes five bold statements regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers and shares their thoughts and opinions whether or not they’re fact or fiction.

Kevin Colbert’s “52 Kids” comment will drive potential free agents away.

Fiction

First thing first, I thought Kevin Colbert made a poor choice by using “kids” in this situation. But I don’t think there was malice at all intended towards anybody. While certain players are going to scapegoat the Steeler GM’s comments favoring Ben Roethlisberger, I doubt think they will make Pittsburgh an unfavorable destination for most. I think a very, select few may be struck with a negative chord by this. But most rational and informed players will still consider the Steel City as a quality, football destination.


The Steelers should seriously consider bringing in a veteran as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger this offseason

Fact

Mason Rudolph could be the future, but Josh Dobbs looks nothing like it. Rudolph should get work at QB2, but if Big Ben goes down...a sage veteran like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown could be valuable to have as an insurance policy and a# a mentor to Rudolph.


T.J. Watt has the best opportunity to surpass James Harrison on the Steelers’ list of All-Time sackers.

Fact

After two seasons, Watt is a quarter-of-the-way there with 20 sacks. If he stays healthy, his star continues to rise and he stays a Steeler...No. 90 is a good bet to do it. Averaging 10 a year for the next six seasons, would tie Watt with Deebo for the designation.


The Offensive Line trio of Ramon Foster, Matt Feiler and B.J. Finney will all return for 2019.

Fiction

Even at 33, I really think Foster is a top priority. Finney would be a smart option to resign, but he can get a nice contract like Chris Hubbard’s and depart. Feiler is most likely to leave because of the presence of Marcus Gilbert, Chuks Owuma and Jerald Hawkinsat the Tackle position. Expect him to go. It is way to improbable to keep them all.


Coty Sensabaugh is the Free Agent CB that is imperative for the Steelers to sign.

Fiction

I think the Steelers would really want to keep Sensabaugh for positive contributions over the past two seasons and the turmoil the CB position has been in, but not over Mike Hilton. It is imperative that the RFA, Hilton, stays in a Steeler uniform and he will get the highest priority over Sensabaugh.

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Of course, these opinions are subject to hearty debate. Hit us up in the comments below.