The Steelers have made heavy investments in highly touted prospects in recent years. For the sake of the immediate future, those investments in their offensive line need to pay dividends. The five most important guys on the Steelers are the five up front.
Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has the unenviable task of replacing Steelers legend James Harrison as the team's right outside linebacker. Odds are outstanding, however he starts his 2013 campaign, it will be better than it was last year. And that
Only a seriously regimented and disciplined rehabilitation can bring a person back from the injury David DeCastro suffered in 2012. If DeCastro is anything, he's regimented and disciplined. Now, it looks like he's back on track for a brilliant career
For the Steelers' third round pick of this past draft, wide receiver Markus Wheaton, he'll likely continue to be Mike Wallace's replacement. It won't take long for fans to see how different of a receiver Wheaton is. And in many ways, better.
Gone is Casey Hampton, and his replacement, Steve McLendon is so different from the man considered the best zero-technique tackle in franchise history, it's hard not to notice him. Opponents will end up feeling the same way in 2013.
The most intriguing position group on the Steelers' roster heading into 2013, the Steelers are in the same spot they were last year with Mike Wallace - he's not there. Others will fill in for his absence, not through speed but through precision.
Ike Taylor finally has a legitimate challenger to his top cornerback title on the Steelers. Third-year player Cortez Allen is one of the highly anticipated first-year starters in recent memory. The two together should make another formidable CB duo.
It's the official red carpet (ahem) party for The Renegade as well as the start to the 2013 season. Join Lance Williams and Neal Coolong on Steel Curtain Radio, a Google Hangout feature where we'll discuss the Steelers and the upcoming season.