4. Pittsburgh - The Steelers captured a record sixth Lombardi Trophy last season, but an inability to block led to the season-long pummeling of QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB Willie Parker. Pittsburgh has some young blockers who need to develop quickly.
The Patriots are loaded, again, and the return of a healthy Tom Brady [stats] makes them the team to beat in 2009. So we’ll place Bill Belichick’s crew atop our annual offseason rankings.
I only have two questions:
1). Didn't the Steelers win the Super Bowl despite all this?
2). Didn't the Patriots lose the Super Bowl for those reasons (inability to protect the QB)?
Note: Obviously not directed at you Mesa.