The Steelers have some very good depth at many positions this season. It's a nice change from the years past where we had 11 starters on offense and defense and virtually nobody behind them. The backups have been and will be a very key part of how well the Steelers do this year. Just about every position has capable backups that can come in at any time and perform well.
Which unit is the strongest in terms of both starters and depth?
I would give an obvious nod to the Wide Receivers. If you include Cotchery there are 5 legitimate threats that Ben can go to at any given time. 3 of which could be starters on any team right now; Ward, Wallace, and Cotchery. Both Brown and Sanders will be starting caliber players by the end of the year.
The other one that gets a vote for me is the Defensive Line. All 3 starters have been together for years and are some of the best at what they do in the 34. They understand their role and they are tops at stopping the run. With Hood, Heyward, McLendon, and Hoke backing them up you almost don't miss a beat when they are in.
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