The Pittsburgh Steelers have a way of rebounding from sub-par seasons. Sometimes they rebound all the way to the Super Bowl. Coming off an 8-8 season in 2013 the Pittsburgh Steelers had some key needs. The 2014 draft went well and the Steelers could be poised for a very good 2014 NFL season. They’ll have to contend with an improving Cincinnati Bengals and the mysterious Johnny Manziel revival in Cleveland, along with a good Baltimore Ravens team, so it won’t be easy, but Steelers tickets could be the best of the AFC North in 2014.
To begin with, Pittsburgh always mean defense. The team got hit hard in that area and they’ve taken steps to get back to Steelers football. The draft began with two defensive picks, Ryan Shazier, ILB, of Ohio State and Stephen Tuitt, Defensive lineman from Notre Dame. Shazier fits right into Pittsburgh’s scheme, bringing speed and force, while Tuitt is something of a project with huge potential.
Ben Roethlisberger will be happy to see Dri Archer, a versatile running back with speed and moves and excellent hands coming out of the backfield. Archer gives the Steelers a surprise factor in the backfield. Keep an eye on Martarvis Bryant. Bryant came in the fourth round and could be the best of the bunch in time. A wide receiver with bundles of potential, Bryant needs plenty of coaching but will find his way onto the field based strictly on his physical skills. Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off a solid draft, filling needs and accumulating depth at the same time.
The 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule is a good one. Besides the home and away games with the Browns, Bengals, and Ravens, Steelers ticket holders get the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, and Indianapolis Colts at home in Heinz Field. The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers highlight the opposing road schedule.