Steelers 2009-2010 Outlook
The Pittsburgh Steelers made NFL history when they won their 6th Lombardi Trophy with their 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Arizona Cardinals on February 1, 2009. The Steelers are eagerly anticipating the defense of their Super Bowl crown during the 2009-2010 NFL schedule. Head Coach Mike Timlin has proved his worth in just his 2nd NFL season. Timlin has a solid core group of players on both sides of the ball, so he is looking forward to a long coaching career in Pittsburgh for the ardent and loyal Steelers fans. Steelers tickets will surely be hard to come by during the 2009-2010 NFL schedule.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will once again lead the balanced Pittsburgh Steelers offense. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense will look to control the ball with running back Willie Parker and rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall should provide some meaningful carries with his speed and explosive cutting ability. Always reliable Wide Receiver Hines Ward will continue to provide a dependable receiver for Roethlisberger, while young Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes - the Super Bowl XLIII MVP - continues to mature and emerge as legitimate NFL threats. The Pittsburgh Steelers should continue to score a lot of points and as long as the defense lives up to its lofty expectations, the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base should be pleased with the team's 2009-2010 results.
On the defensive end, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have one of the most dominating defenses in all of the NFL. Steelers players have thrived under Timlin's 3-4 defensive scheme and the team is ready to go out ans prove it again during the upcoming season. Linebackers James Farrior, Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison will patrol the middle of the field unlike any other set of linebackers in the NFL. Casey Hampton will provide a consistent strong rush in the middle up front, while Travis Kirschke and Brett Keisel are 2 of the biggest and fastest defensive ends in the game today. Always exciting Safety Troy Polamalu will force opposing teams’ quarterbacks into mistakes and turnovers. And the rest of the secondary - Cornerbacks Ike Taylor and William Gay and Safety Ryan Clark - work together as well as any other group in the league. As the Steelers defense goes, so the team goes, so with a successful showing by the defensive unit, look for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make a successful run towards another Super Bowl berth this season. The only real significant obstacle is the Steelers schedule - the AFC North is shaping up to be one of the best divisions in the NFL (with 2 games each against the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals) and the non-division schedule includes games against the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. The Steelers face one of the most difficult schedules of any NFL team and any hiccups along the way could mean the difference between a 1st round-bye in the 1st round of the playoffs or a tough road wild card match-up that makes the road to the Super Bowl even tougher. Get your Steelers NFL tickets at Heinz Field before it's too late.