The answer to this question is that are rebuilding though they will continue to be competitive. One hallmark of the Steelers is that they have always seemed to know just the right time to let a marquee player go and bring in his replacement. This has been especially true when it comes to the linebacker position. As one pro bowler is released or traded, click for more, it seems that they have another one to come in and not miss a step. The 2012 off-season saw the Steelers draft four lineman including their top pick David DeCastro.Check out this link here. So while the Steelers are in a constant, but necessary state of rebuilding, they will remain competitive as long as Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy. As much as Pittsburgh prides themselves in having a top defense, their fate rests on the right arm of Big Ben. If the first game was any indication, they may be in for a long year if the offensive line does not do a better job of protecting Ben. He was sacked five times and hurried many more. He will not be able to stand up to that week in and week out, so it is crucial the young line comes together.
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