Grueling Truth

● By Samuel Teets
The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2020 season 11-0 before a 1-4 slide and disappointing playoff loss. Mike Tomlin’s team parted ways with James Conner, Bud Dupree, Matt Feiler, Mike Hilton, Steven Nelson, Alejandro Villanueva, and Vince Williams in the offseason. Pittsburgh needs to hammer the 2021 NFL Draft to stay relevant in the ultra-competitive AFC North. Cap casualties, free agency, and retirements created significant chinks in the Steel City’s armor. The offensive line struggled last season and had three starters depart over the past few months. Losing Hilton and Nelson opened up significant snaps in the secondary, and Pittsburgh needs two new starting linebackers as well.