As Steeler Nation braces for yet another Baltimore-New England AFC title match, Kevin Colbert and company must try to find a way to improve a Steelers team that finished 8-8 this season.
But if the Steelers are to improve, just don’t expect the same old, same old.
Then when asked about the possibility of changes during the offseason, Colbert added, “If we don’t change 8-8, if we don’t change the roster that produced 8-8, we’d be silly to expect a better result if we have the same group of guys … We’re not married to any of these guys.”
Yeah, but I’m sure there are probably some big name guys and free agents who are safe, right?
The Steelers have the ability to use the franchise tag on one of their free agents, but Colbert’s view of that possibility was “very doubtful.”
“Again, in my mind when you’re 8-8,” said Colbert, “I don’t think we have too many franchise players.”
Welp. We are a year removed from the vicious offseason in which notable Steelers and team leaders in the likes of Hines Ward and James Farrior were cut. If Kevin Colbert is looking to make changes, methinks we may have seen the last of the likes of Mike Wallace, Rashard Mendenhall, James Harrison, and Casey Hampton.