Is It Time for Pittsburgh Steelers to Throw in the Towel on 2013-14 Season?

November 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They may not be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but for all intents and purposes, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season is over. With little to play for in terms of a postseason appearance, it could be very tempting for Pittsburgh to throw in the towel.
Sitting in the bottom third of the league in wins, the prospect of drafting in the top 10—or even top five—has to have at least entered the mind of the Steelers’ brass.
Just think of the possibilities that the Steelers would have if they had a top-five draft choice.
Pittsburgh could secure another pass-rusher in Anthony Barr. Another option could be nose tackle Louis Nix, who would be a key figure in reconstructing the defense into an elite unit. Of course, Ben Roethlisberger would appreciate the addition of an elite playmaker like wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
But the name that many would say that would help the most is left tackle Jake Matthews. Finally, an elite left tackle to protect R...

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