Many members of the Steelers will have to fight for their jobs during the remainder of the season and some unfavorable names could be back.
Things have not been easy as the Steelers try and navigate waters that they have not traveled through in a couple of decades. The team will never say that they are rebuilding, but they are reloading into a new era of football. That reloading phase could take some time between now and when success starts to happen.
When losing happens and the inevitable firings occur, the roster and staff will be looked over for appropriate change. Omar Khan is now the General Manager of this club, and he will make moves that he believes will benefit the team. The evaluation of the group has been ongoing, and many will be fighting for their professional careers during the remainder of the campaign ahead.
Scapegoats are common in sports and a lot of players and staff will have to fall on swords that might not be entirely their fault. Fans will call for people to be demoted or fired no matter if it seems warranted or not. It looks like there could be some surprising retentions for this group when the 2023 season rolls around.
Robert Spillane could be back as a potential starter next year
Here is a guy that has fans’ blood boiling by even the mention of his name when the Steelers are trying to defend a third and long. It is not his fault that he must try and cover a receiver in a terrible mismatch. The coaches have failed him routinely and play him out of the framework of the kind of football player that he is.
Robert Spillane is a run stuffer that is also able to play meaningful special team snaps. Devin Bush will be gone this offseason and Pittsburgh will want to bring Spillane back on a cheap deal as insurance for one of the starting middle linebacker spots. He is not a good player, but Mike Tomlin loves him, and he will be a cheap starter if they cannot draft or sign someone else this offseason.