The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but they aren’t very far from getting there.
Unlike a lot of teams that need a total overhaul to even think about competing for a playoff spot, the Steelers have one of the deepest and most well-rounded rosters in the NFL. In fact, oddsmakers in Las Vegas are giving them the best chances of getting to the Super Bowl next year (8 to 1) along with the Seahawks and Patriots.
With a tweak here and an upgrade there, Pittsburgh could very well have the best team in football.
If not for a few injuries to key offensive players (Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Antonio Brown and Maurkice Pouncey come to mind) this week we might be talking about how the Steelers can slow down Cam Newton and Carolina’s rushing attack rather than the Denver Broncos.
It is what it is. There’s no point in wondering what might have been. All Pittsburgh can do at this point is move forward towards 2016 with an eye on getting better.
What should they do? Why don’t we ask the most famous Steelers fan in the world, Snoop Dogg?
This week his Snoopness is taking in the festivities at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, and one reporter asked him what he thinks the Steelers need to do. To nobody’s surprise, he hit the nail right on the head. Watch:
Of course saying that the Steelers need help in the secondary and knowing which players would fit best is an entirely different matter. Brandon Browner just hit the market and already some Pittsburgh fans are calling for him to replace William Gay. Browner was ranked the worst corner in the league this year by Pro Football Focus and committed more penalties than any other player.
Stay in school, kids.