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Team Report Cards: Steelers Are Still Tough

8-8 is good enough for some teams but not the Steelers.  Despite the Steelers having the stingiest defense in the NFL, this team just couldn’t win consistently. Could this be the end of the Steelers time as a yearly contender?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

2012 Record: 8-8

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

  • - WR Antonio Brown did well in a supporting role with 787 receiving yards and five TDs.  
  • - The Steelers D allowed the fewest yards per game in the NFL.
  • -  TE Heath Miller had a monster year leading the team in catches (71) and posting 816 receiving yards with 8 TDs.

 

The Bad:

 

  • - The offense was ranked 21st in total yards gained.
  • - They were 24th in turnover margin at -10. 
  • - Big time playmaker and primary deep-threat WR Mike Wallace is gone and so is LB James Harrison.
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The Future:

  • - Draft Position #17: LB Jarvis Jones and WR Robert Woods in a later round.
  • - Free Agent Targets: There’s a lot of need including LB, WR, O-line and D-line.
  • - Trade: They have a lot of veterans at other positions but a proven WR would be a huge help.

Are the Steelers still contenders or just pretenders?

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    September 1, 2013

    tdh621 · rookie

    it was last year!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    August 7, 2013

    kfk2002 · 2nd string

    Its just one bad year who cares.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    June 8, 2013

    millertime83 · draftee

    i have chris

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    June 8, 2013

    millertime83 · draftee

    c'mon- u got one bad season, ain't mean the end!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 22, 2013

    chris8043 · 2nd string

    have any of you seen our 13-14 season schdule

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 13, 2013

    wolferino · 2nd string

    yes

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 12, 2013

    steelersbankd · draftee

    GOOD LUCK STEELERS IN PRESEASON

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 12, 2013

    steelersbankd · draftee

    pittsburgh is going all the way this so good luck pittsburgh fans and win challenges all weak i belive in u guys u can do it

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 10, 2013

    lm2004 · draftee

    Oh yeah pittsburgh won the super bowl 6 times

  • New England Patriots

    May 9, 2013

    patriotsman123 · draftee

    pretenders

  • Denver Broncos

    May 1, 2013

    awesomeguy5462 · rookie

    go Pittsburgh!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2013

    botdf · draftee

    go steelers

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2013

    botdf · draftee

    go steelers

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 16, 2013

    whodatsaint44 · 2nd string

    I think the steelers will be okay. Not better than the saints but okay

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 13, 2013

    maddenfreek7 · draftee

    Steelers Rock

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 8, 2013

    Russiastorm · draftee

    the steelers right now have no money to spend

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Tri Yeah. Bills are still gonna be 8-8.

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 8, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    No way you'll see the bills are gonna get a better shot just see k

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 8, 2013

    vikingfan728 · mvp

    steelers are getting worst.

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 7, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    The steelers still have a shot at the superbowl but if things dont change soon there will be no hope.

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 7, 2013

    Breesy3590 · draftee

    No, not really

  • New England Patriots

    April 7, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    they r still contenders, but barly

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 5, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    LondonFletcher2 Peyton Manning wont get traded he's to good. He won't go himself either.

  • Denver Broncos

    April 5, 2013

    caleb915 · rookie

    nooooooo

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 5, 2013

    steelman43fan · draftee

    steelers just need to replace wallice and woods

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 5, 2013

    falcons88211 · draftee

    no because mike wallece got realesed steelers rb got realesed but although good players have been realesed they wiil make some preety good offseason moves but they are not going to be the best team but soon they will

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 5, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Bad years: 2012 and 2013

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 5, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    They will get under D-

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 5, 2013

    cheeseaggie7 · draftee

    theyre pretty good but not a super team(no offence)

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 4, 2013

    ljlynn306 · draftee

    no cause they lost their best players on defense an offense

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 4, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    No, they are not very tough

  • Denver Broncos

    April 4, 2013

    denverfan1122 · draftee

    yes! the steelers are a top team still>

  • Miami Dolphins

    April 4, 2013

    finatic4 · draftee

    that a silly question, well no thyre not very good rightnow

  • New England Patriots

    April 4, 2013

    cc60174 · draftee

    b- Wallace was main reciever besisdes miller

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 4, 2013

    fitzpatrick14 · draftee

    no they had a pretty bad year

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    April 4, 2013

    londonfletcher2 · draftee

    I would trade Ben Rothlisberger for Peyton Manning

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 4, 2013

    puma31unam · practice squad

    need another qb......mark sanches vote para que este en steelers

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 4, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    They were an average team that season. They just need to do what tey always do and they can go to the SB. I give them a B+.

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 4, 2013

    cjfalcon · draftee

    i give them a B-

  • Washington Redskins

    April 4, 2013

    scrocks · practice squad

    I'd give them a B.

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 4, 2013

    1david10cool · rookie

    i dont like da steelers