People can keep saying the Steelers are done. The 2 biggest distractions (Bell and Brown) are now gone. Ben can stop forcing shit to Brown to placate Brown's ego. Our receiving core, while not as eye popping as they were with Brown, is still good (top it off with the fact that the Steelers have been great at developing WRs lately). Remember they won the last 2 super bowls without a talent like Brown. Conner showed last season he's quite capable of taking over where Bell left off. Outside of Bell's superior catching, Conner made the Steelers realize they didn't need Bell to be successful.
I'm not saying they're going to the Super Bowl or winning it. All I am saying is they're not going to suck as bad as people think without Bell and Brown. Saw this somewhere, not sure how true it is but, since Brown has become a starter, the Steelers are 5-2 without him. Since Bell has become a starter, the Steelers are 20-10-1 without him. Since both have become a starter, the Steelers are 3-0 without them both. They still have one of the best O-lines in the game. Ben is still good. So the offense, while they won't be as good without them, will be fine. Issue to me lies with the defense.
Going for number 7.
Edited by Seric
on Mar 15, 2019 16:56:48