The new NFL year begins in less than two weeks, and the 2016 season is one many think will be a bright one for the Steelers.
With all of the pieces in place for an explosive offense, including getting running back Le’Veon Bell back, plenty of young, developing talent on defense, and stability where it’s needed most, it’s no wonder that is the mindset.
He isn’t the only one singing the praises of the Steelers offense. Fellow ESPN analyst John Clayton is right on board.
“There is no receiving corps that is as deep as this in the National Football League,” said Clayton. “It’s unbelievable. You saw
And fear not, they aren’t slighting the defense at all as both have strong expectations for what they will put on the on the field this season.
“They are so athletic, especially at the linebacker position,” said Paolantonio. “They are able to make plays, sideline to sideline. They’re sound in everything they do. When I watch them on tape, I see a team that tackles ferociously, takes the football away, and blocks well.”
Clayton is enamored by the depth at linebacker where the Steelers boast four number one draft picks in
“The one thing that is great about the defensive line, the two defensive ends are really good,” said Clayton. “That is probably one of the better young tandems. (Stephon) Tuitt is so good. You know how good
“Four number ones at the linebacker corps; they are deep at that spot. It’s just a matter of getting the second year configuration in the secondary. That thing will get done. They know the priorities and a lot of things fit.”
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