4 biggest causes of concern Steelers vs. Browns in Week 17
Here are the four biggest causes of concern for the Steelers vs the Browns in week 17
Putting this list together was rather difficult this week, as the Steelers are playing for next to nothing this week. With the division locked up and the veteran starters likely to rest, the team can lose this game and not really bat an eye. While the stakes are low, there are still some reasons that the team should be concerned about. Here are four of the biggest causes for concern with the Steelers against the Browns this week.
Easily the biggest cause of concern heading into this game is the fact that this team can still get injured in what is essentially a meaningless game. Yes, the team is likely to sit any of the veteran starters for the entire game, but there will still be some starters who will see snaps in this game. While it may be limited, anytime they step on the field increases the odds that they get banged up right before the playoffs.
With a roster filled with young and inexperienced depth as well as the new rules with the practice squad, the Steelers should take full advantage by playing as many nonessential players as possible. It may make the odds of winning this game even lower, but the more starters that are on the bench the more players that will enter the playoffs healthy. While winning is always the goal of an NFL team, ensuring the health of the starters needs to be the priority this week. Let the young guys have their time to show the team what they can do and let the starters get an earned week off.