Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason Strategy: Lock In and Reload

February 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Almost two weeks have passed since the Steelers were on the wrong side of a three-turnover, 31-25 Super Bowl loss to the Green Bay Packers. Players have been busy on their social media outlets thanking fans and planning vacations.

Meanwhile, Kevin Colbert has already said second isn't good enough. Direct, possibly cynical, but the fact of the matter is that in Pittsburgh winning is expected and turnover-filled Super Bowls were supposedly reserved for Neil O'Donnell only. That's why this offseason, the Steelers are faced at a crossroads: reload for one last run or begin the minor rebuilding for the future?

Based on Colbert's comments, it seems the decision has been made to follow the former rather than the latter. The Steelers actually have most of the pieces already, they just need to inject youth through the draft and develop young players.

For the reloading aspect, the first key will be to keep the offensive line healthy. Losing Willie Colon in training camp w...

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