Pittsburgh Steelers: Which Returning Starter Will Have the Biggest Impact?

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the walking wounded this year, but they will get a big boost on Sunday with the potential return of Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall.
In his weekly press conference (via Steelers.com), Mike Tomlin said that he expects to have all three back in the lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“We were able to get some of our injured men back,” Tomlin said.
These aren’t just any men. If it weren’t already known, Polamalu and Harrison make the Steelers’ defense what it is, and without them, it is not a very good unit.
While the defense continues to rank near the top of the league in yards allowed, they have allowed 25 points per game, which ranks them as the 12th worst in the league.
As bad as the defense has been, the rushing offense has been even worse—averaging only 2.6 yards per carry and rank 31st in the league with 65 rushing yards per game.
The hope is that Mendenhall ...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments