Get To Know Your 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted on July 07, 2014 by Jeremy Herskovic

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2013 Season Record: 8-8 (2nd in the AFC North)

2014 Offseason Recap: 

The Steelers coaching staff remained pretty much intact, minus a few position coaches.  A strong, consistent Front Office and coaching staff are two things the Ravens and Steelers have in common, and part of the reason the two share such a heated rivalry.  Pittsburgh saw some big names leave on the defensive side of the ball and used free agency and the draft to build up a wide receiver corps that was limited to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders last year.  The signings of Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey should give the Steelers a strong 1-2 at the position, and the young talent they have on the roster including Markus Wheaton and newly drafted Martavis Bryant should also see the field a lot this season.

Key Offseason Departures:

  • DT Ziggy Hood to Jacksonville

  • WR Emmanuel Sanders to Denver

  • WR Jerricho Cotchery to Carolina

  • RB Jonathan Dwyer to Arizona

  • LB Larry Foote to Arizona

  • DE LaMarr Woodley to Oakland

Key Offseason Signings:

  • NT Cam Thomas from San Diego

  • WR Lance Moore from New Orleans

  • RB LeGarrette Blount from New England

  • WR Darrius Heyward-Bey from Indianapolis

  • S Mike Mitchell from Carolina

2014 Draft Picks:

  • Round 1, Pick 15: LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

  • Round 2, Pick 46: DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

  • Round 3, Pick 97: RB/KR Dri Arher, Kent State

  • Round 4, Pick 118: WR Martavis Bryant, Clemson

  • Round 5, Pick 157: CB Shaquille Richardson, Arizona

  • Round 5, Pick 173: OT Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

  • Round 6, Pick 192: LB Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA

  • Round 6, Pick 215: DT Daniel McCullers, Tennessee

  • Round 7, Pick 230: TE Rob Blanchflower, Massachusetts

Projected 2014 Season Record: 7-9

The Steelers had a quiet-but-productive offseason, and any time Big Ben is under center, you have to worry about the offense scoring.  The backfield of Roethlisberger and workhorse Le’Veon Bell should prove to be dangerous behind a young offensive line that’s gelling more and more each year.  These aren’t your grandpa’s Steelers, and truth-be-told they’re probably not the Steelers of a few years ago, but they’re still the Pittsburgh Steelers, meaning the two games we play against them this year are going to be as physical, nasty, and personal as they always are.  NFL’s best rivalry for a reason, folks.  

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