NFL.com analyst Adam Schein ranked his top 9 complete teams this past week end, and he failed to include the Pittsburgh Steelers in any of those spots. The only thing holding Pittsburgh back from being a complete team is the information on the true status of Ben Roethlisberger.
If Roethlisberger can play then this is one of the most loaded rosters Kevin Colbert ever gave him. This defense could rival 2008 Steelers territory and while the offense isn't as good as the “Killer B’ era, it’s still above average among its NFL peers. But somehow this team isn't complete.
Just take a look at some of the teams Schein did include on his list:
The obvious names: Ravens, Chiefs, and 49ers
The close to Pittsburgh names: Saints
The ‘how are they above the Steelers’ names: Buccaneers, Bills, Cowboys, Browns(?),
The ‘slap in the face’ name: Colts
Now I think I'm taking the Steelers defense over probably every team listed above, and I would take the Steelers offense over the Colts, Bills, and Browns. Plus, if Ben is healthy I think that list would grow exponentially!
When it comes to the former No. 1 overall pick’s talent, the sky’s the limit. -Adam Schein on the Cleveland Browns
I think the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers are going to catch a lot of reporters and fans by surprise when they explode out of the gate. This team is primed for a run to back atop the AFC and a lot of it has to do with how complete they are as a unit. From top to bottom the Steelers are as loaded as they have been since the turn of the decade.
What do you think? Are the Steelers a complete team? Should they have been included on the list? Let us know in the comments below!