2009 AFC North Preview: No Super Bowl Hangover in Pittsburgh

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Published: July 10, 2009

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... Pittsburgh’s 2005 Super Bowl, the Steelers experienced 2006 hangover. However, I do not expect the same after the 2008 Super Bowl win.

Almost all important players are back and who knows—the Steelers may get even better in 2009.



Pittsburgh not only survived, they thrived playing the NFL’s toughest schedule in 2008.  So why not expect even better things for 2009?

Ben Roethlisberger makes mistakes but he is very athletic and he is a proven, pure winner.

Is he an elite QB in the NFL?

While he does not pile up the statistics, Big Ben extends plays with his mobility and he makes the plays needed to help his team win.

WR Santonio Holmes still has room to improve, Hines Ward is entering the twilight of his career, and even Limas Sweed could step up.

The Steelers offensive line improved in the p...

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