3 biggest strengths on the Steelers heading into the 2020 season

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are stronger in some areas than they’ve been in quite some time. here are their three biggest strengths heading into the 2020 season.

2020 may be a year everyone would like to forget, but the Pittsburgh Steelers actually have a lot to be thankful for this season. Though each of their five preseason games (including the Hall of Fame) was canceled this offseason and they weren’t allowed to take the practice field in Latrobe for training camp, Mike Tomlin’s team is entering the season without any significant injuries (fingers crossed for David DeCastro).

Recently, I wrote an article breaking down the three biggest weaknesses on the Steelers heading into the 2020 season. Pittsburgh remarkably elected to ignore some positions this offseason – positions that seemed to be in need of an overhaul.

Instead, Tomlin and his crew are apparently comfortable with some of the areas we would view as having questionable depth at best. Fortunately, only a few positions on the team are arguably worse than they were last year.

For the most part, the Steelers have an improved roster on paper. Though they lost Javon Hargrave this offseason, among a few others, Pittsburgh did what they normally do by signing some mid-level free agents and making minor moves to fill some gaps.

Last year, the strength of this team was solely on their defense with dominant edge play from T.J. Watt, and unusually impressive play in the secondary, led by Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Here are the three biggest strengths on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster heading into the 2020 NFL season: