The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering the 2016 season hopeful after a 10-6 regular season effort in 2015 followed by a Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals and a loss to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round. This season, the team is healthy, stacked with talent and have their eyes on the Super Bowl. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is free from injury and down around 15 pounds in order to put less strain on his joints. He will be without one weapon, Martavis Bryant who has been suspended by the NFL, but gained a new one in tight end Ladarius Green who came to Pittsburgh from San Diego in free agency. With the combination of star wideout Antonio Brown, a healthy LeVeon Bell in the backfield and the rest of receivers at his disposal this could be one incredible year for this
Steelers offense. The main focus this offseason was on the Steelers’ defense both through free agency and the 2016 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh lacked a quality starter along with depth at both the safety and cornerback positions. In the first two rounds, the Steelers selected players in the secondary with Artie Burns from Miami and Sean Davis from the University of Maryland. Both guys have upside and have the potential to contribute in this defense. They also added some depth on the line by signing former Tennessee Titan Steven Johnson to a one-year contract during the free agency period and drafting defensive tackle Javon Hargrave out of South Carolina State University in the third round.
Steeler fans are excited about the possibilities for this squad in 2016 and for good reason. The talent is there, it is up to head coach Mike Tomlin to get the best play out of this roster on the field all season long. The AFC North is always tough competition and this year should be no different. Fans should be sure to secure their Pittsburgh Steelers tickets and head down to the stadium with their terrible towels to catch them live in person. You won’t want to miss any of the 2016 action.