Originally Posted by steelerchad
Starks and Colon are completely healthy and both have great seasons, our 2 young wide receivers develop and have 2nd seasons similar to Wallace, Pouncey gets even better and dominates the center of our line, Ziggy Hood progresses and replaces Smith's run stuffing ability while adding a pass rushing aspect, Timmons has a true breakout season like 2010 started, and Ben, Mendy, Ward, Heath, Harrison, Woodley, Troy, Ike, and Clark all stay healthy and continue to produce.
Another SB run, maybe? For all that we were missing this year, 2010 was a really good season. 2011 has potential to be even better. The Steelers are always a factor.
Good to be a fan of a team who is always in the hunt.
Thats all possibilities, yes, but one thing we'll need to do is be able to beat elite passing teams such as NO, NE, GB, etc. Right now....we can't.
Until we get some needed improvements in the defensive backfield, forget it. The pass-attempts-per-game against us will increase, if not dramatically, next year. Everyone will try and throw on us.
If we get some help there, along with a healthier offensive line, then yes...i think we can be in the hunt next year.