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There is always next year, fellas. 

Hey guys, Kid Reporter Solomon here! I will tell you why the Pittsburgh Steelers will go to Super Bowl LI. I think we have a great chance and I am not only saying this because they are my favorite team but I will spit facts for you.

Offense
When healthy we have the best offense in the league! This season Ben Roethlisberger was out for 5 games this season. Le'Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum, and Shaun Suisham were all out for the season. DeAngelo Williams was out Week 17 and Antonio Brown was out against the Bengals. Now with everyone back, Big Ben can be a MVP candidate, Antonio Brown will be breaking records, and Le'Veon Bell will be stronger than ever. With Maurkice and Kelvin back the O-line will be better and dominant.

Defense
The defense was ranked 5th in the run defense. That is good. The defense was ranked 30th in the pass defense. There will be changes for the safety and cornerback positions. To want a place on this team, players will have to be working harder than ever and that will make players on the Steelers roster put in work!

Draft Picks
Like I said our defense will needs lots of work in the secondary. Mike Mitchell puts in work and is underrated so why not pair him up with a stud. We are looking at safeties like Darian Thompson and Su’a Cravens. Su’a Cravens reminds a lot of people of Troy Polamalu and they want another Troy in Pittsburgh. But also, Darian Thompson is a turnover monster who we need to keep up with defenses in this league. I wouldn’t mind getting either but both would help our defenses. We also need a cornerback. The only corners who put in work is William Gay and Antwon Blake. We need a #1 cornerback on the team. Eli Apple or Tre’Davious White would be a good pick for the team as well.

Teamwork

The Steelers have great chemistry. Some of the problems are some players can’t pick up the slack for some players. Like when you think of losing a center you don’t think it is a big impact to the team because all centers do is hike the ball, right? When we lost Maurkice Pouncey. Not only is he a regular center, he is a pro-bowl center. Cody Wallace did decent but not outstanding. When a Steelers player is down, another Steelers player needs to step up. That is what we do in Steel Nation!

I told facts about how the Steelers will go to Super Bowl 51. Everyone thinks the Patriots will return but they won’t because the defense is overrated and the O-line will need improvements if they want to return to the Super Bowl. The Steelers keep doing it too because we will dominate next season, JUST WATCH!!!

-Kid Reporter Solomon
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was voted the 83rd-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2015."
Poll: Which player are you most surprise didn't make the Pro Bowl?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl players have been announced.

But what team are they on?

Remember, the Pro Bowl teams are now chosen via draft! The Pro Bowl Draft airs on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET). Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year's alumni team captains and they will take turns drafting player to their teams.

QUARTERBACKS:
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

RUNNING BACKS
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Demarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

FULLBACKS
John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders

WIDE RECIEVERS
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

TIGHT ENDS
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints
Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Nick Mangold, New York Jets
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers
Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams
Gerald Mc Coy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dontari Poe, KLansas City Chiefs
Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
Marcus Ware, Denver Broncos
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills

LINEBACKERS
Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles
Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos
Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts
Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns
Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins
Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
Chris Harris, Denver Broncos
Glover Quin, Detroit Lions
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

SPECIAL TEAMS
Justin Bethel of Arizona Cardinals
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Devin Hester, Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

Catch the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET.

Poll. When Thomas runs the ball onto the field before the Super Bowl, he should:

Nine year-old Pittsburgh Steelers fan Thomas Brown was chosen as this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid!  On February 2, Thomas gets to run on the field and hand the game ball to a game official moments before kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII. SUPER cool, huh?

 

Thomas is a competitive swimmer who specializes in the backstroke, and a Cub Scout who enjoys surfing.   In his contest essay, he suggested healthy-eating tips for Troy Polamalu and his teammates, writing “I would tell them to eat healthy foods that are not artificial.  Eat veggies, lots of protein to build muscles, and stay away from junk food.  It will also make your hair shinier, especially Troy.  I think they should do this because I tried it and it has made me a better player on the field and a better student in the classroom.”  

 

Thomas and his family traveled to Pittsburgh for a special surprise dinner with Polamalu and was treated to a tour of the Steelers facility, where he spent time with Steelers president Art Rooney II and players Heath Miller and Maurkice Pouncey.

 

Congratulations to Thomas Brown, the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid for 2013-14!



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à Can it get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? This team definitely does not look like the Super Bowl winning team they were a couple years ago. This team does not have enough talent to win their competitive division with the Bengals and Ravens on top. Here is what is holding the Steelers back from becoming AFC contenders: Quarterback - Ben Rothlesberger has struggled to get the football to his receivers while he is getting chased in the pocket by angry lineman looking to sack him. If

 

Can it get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? This team definitely does not look like the Super Bowl winning team they were a couple years ago. This team does not have enough talent to win their competitive division with the Bengals and Ravens on top. Here is what is holding the Steelers back from becoming AFC contenders:

Quarterback - Ben Rothlesberger has struggled to get the football to his receivers while he is getting chased in the pocket by angry lineman looking to sack him. If he wants to be successful, he, along with his whole offense, needs to step up and play tougher. If he can help bring back the confidence that the offense lost in the off-season, the whole team can take another step forward.

Running Backs - This position is the biggest question mark on the team. Le'Veon Bell was expected to finally be that extra push to make this team a playoff contender. But instead he has been out so far this season with an injury and is questionable this week against the Vikings. Filling his place are Issac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, LaRod Stephens Howling, and Felix Jones who have combined for only 143 yards. To me, this group of running backs is not ready to make a splash in the NFL and if the roster stays the same in the future it could be ugly.

Wide Receivers - Even though Mike Wallace, the Steelers' very good deep weapon, has packed his bags and has headed to Miami, this group has been pretty solid throughout the first 3 games. The stats might not look very good but that is because Big Ben has been getting sacked and does not have time to throw the ball. Antonio Brown really stepped up in the third game making a few plays look easy. Emanuel Sanders has been solid and Heath Miller finally might be ready to play again. If you're wondering how good the backups are, Jerricho Cothery has been a good number 3 option, and they also have Markus Wheaton the rookie. This wide receiver corps can get significantly better if Big Ben has more time to throw.

Offensive Line- When Maurkice Pouncey went down with a torn ACL and MCL I did not think it would be a huge deal to the offensive line. But apparently it was. The offensive line has been a big contributor to the poor start for the offense this season. They have struggled to protect the quarterback and have not helped the running backs either. Next year in the draft, free agency, or even a trade they need to improve their offensive line because it is vital to their success.

Defensive Front Seven - The Steelers defense is old and banged up. They are not and won't become a Top 10 defense if they don't improve their front seven. They have lost too many pieces such as James Harrison and Larry Foote. They use to be a good team that could rush the passer but I'm not so sure they can do it anymore with the talent available.

Defensive Backs - I still like Troy Polomalu, but he has gone down a level in terms of his play. Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor are still a big factor on this defense which should help the other secondary players improve. Even with those very accomplished Pro Bowlers on the roster I think this secondary is pretty mediocre. When I watch them play nothing pops out at me as a great secondary.

 


 
Overall - This team is old and most of their stars are past their prime. To be great again, they need to find young talent who they can develop into their new young stars.

Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona.  Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona. The stadium was much nicer than expected and louder too. During drills the refs let my buddy and I hold the practice balls before they started the linebacker drills. After the drills we met Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis, and Ike Taylor. They were all really cool
Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona. 

Standing on the field in Arizona watching Wallace run routs, I knew that Pittsburgh was going to hammer Arizona. The stadium was much nicer than expected and louder too. During drills the refs let my buddy and I hold the practice balls before they started the linebacker drills. After the drills we met Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis, and Ike Taylor. They were all really cool guys.

 

The second play of the game (not counting the Kickoff) was an interception by Ryan Clark, which setup a TD pass to Heath Miller. The next TD was a 95-yard TD pass to my man, Mike Wallace. This catch was similar to Greg Jennings’ TD catch and Steve Smith’s big catch, but then a rushing TD by Alfonso Smith put the Cardinals on the board. After a field goal by Sean Suisham the Cardinals struck back with a TD dump off to LaRod Stephans-Howling that made it a 14-17 game with Pittsburgh in the lead.

 

Then Big Ben found Emanuel Sunders for a short TD pass. During the next Cardinals drive, Lamar Woodly sacks Kevin Kolb for a safety. Suisham tacked on two more field goals just before Kolb tossed another TD pass and missed the two-point conversion. At the end of the game the final was 32-20 Pittsburgh.

 

After the game we went down to the Pittsburgh bus and met Casey Hampton, Maurkice Pouncey, Lawrence Timmons, Lamar Woodly, James Farrior, Hines Ward, Brayant McFadden, Heath Miller, Charlie Batch, and Keenen Lewis again. This was by far one of the best experiences of my life.

What sort of impact will Suh make on the game? Check out the Pro Bowl Sunday, January 30 at 7pm ET on Fox, and see! Powerhouse tackle Ndamukong Suh, of the Detroit Lions, leads a pack of new players voted to the Pro Bowl. Suh is the only rookie elected to the NFC team. He is also the first rookie Lion to make the Pro Bowl team since Barry Sanders in 1990! Elected to the AFC team are rookies Devin McCourty (Patriots), Maurkice Pouncey (Steelers), and Marc Mariani (Titans). While Suh is th
What sort of impact will Suh make on the game? Check out the Pro Bowl Sunday, January 30 at 7pm ET on Fox, and see! Powerhouse tackle Ndamukong Suh, of the Detroit Lions, leads a pack of new players voted to the Pro Bowl.

Suh is the only rookie elected to the NFC team. He is also the first rookie Lion to make the Pro Bowl team since Barry Sanders in 1990!

Elected to the AFC team are rookies Devin McCourty (Patriots), Maurkice Pouncey (Steelers), and Marc Mariani (Titans).

While Suh is the only rookie representing the NFC, he's also one of seven NFC players elected to the Pro Bowl for the first time. The other first timers include Calvin Johnson (Lions), Ovie Mughelli (Falcons), Eric Weems (Falcons), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Greg Jennings (Packers) and Carl Nicks (Saints).

Check out all of these fresh NFL stars at the Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 30 at 7pm ET on Fox.