So, we know our playoff hopes were pretty much killed on Sunday. I think we have a good base to our team with a lot of talent. The question is where do we go from here? How do we improve this team for the next season?
My first thing is Cowher needs to decide what he wants. If your heart is not 100% with this team then retire. The coaching situation for next year will be interesting. In a way I can't see Cowher settling for this as his last season. On the other hand I think he is completely burned out.
My next issue is at running back. Duce Staley needs to be gone. He is taking up a roster spot for no reason at all besides to be the highest paid cheerleader in football. We should be good with Willie Parker, but I think the Steelers should draft a powerback to help give them the 1-2 punch they had with Bettis and Willie.
Wide Receivers, the core started off good and has potential. Ward of course will be back with Holmes and Reid. I'm not sure Cedric will be back though. I think they will keep Nate around because he does have potential. My thing is there is no big guy to stretch the field. Last year I thought instead of Holmes we would have went with someone tall and fast. I would like to see the Steelers bring in veteran WR or possibly draft a young guy who is above 5'11 lol.
The offensive line has to be my biggest gripe this year. Marvel Smith and Max Starks seem to be getting beat quite a bit. I like the potential in Kemoeatu. I think he could do well in the league. Trai Essex is still there. I think we need to draft for some depth. Because Max and Marvel don't seem to be getting it done.
Linebackers? Where have the linebackers been? Joey Porter and James Farrior are coming towards the end of their careers. You have a great young LB in James Harrison and Larry Foote is solid. I do think we need to find some depth for this position.
What do you guys think?