It is safe to say the Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had the best start to their 2016 season. Whether it were the suspensions, injuries or controversy, it has been quite the rocky road for the Steelers in the early portions of the season. With that said, will the rough start derail what could be a championship season?
There are many who think this may be the case. Martavis Bryant is suspended for the entire season, Le'Veon Bell won't rejoin the team until Week 4, Ladarius Green won't see the field for at least the first 6 weeks of the season, Bud Dupree has been placed on injured reserve and Senquez Golson is hurt again...just to name a few issues the team faces.
Read that paragraph again and you could understand why some fans might think these issues are just too much to overcome in 2016, but on the latest episode of the Steelers Connection I outline why the rocky road to start the season doesn't mean the team won't be able to start, and end, the season as a team to beat.
The core players on both offense and defense remain, and the front office and coaching staff have done a tremendous job preparing the team for life without some of the key players who are not going to be a part of the team to start the 2016 season.
Take a listen to the latest episode in the player above, as I dive into the logistics of just how the Steelers will be just fine this year, despite the issues which have plagued them for the past few months.