In a new feature here on Steelers Gab called “Scouting the Enemy,” we will look at all 15 AFC teams, and give a glimpse of what each one brings. At the end, we will talk about any type of connection they have to the Steelers, including if they play them in 2010.
Today – #15 in the AFC
The Good – C.J. Spiller, the teams first round draft pick, has the makings of being a pretty good NFL back. They have already said they will find a way to get him the ball quite a bit. The team still has Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch to carry the ball as well, making this a team that looks like they can be one of the top rushing teams in football. They have a top punter in Brian Moorman, who was given a contract extension before last season. Rian Lindell scored 108 points last year, not missing a field goal from 39 yards in. Chan Gailey should have a more focused team in 2010.
The Bad – This team is a cluster you know what at the QB spot. They have some talent, but no direction. Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm are all coming in thinking they are the #1 QB, but at the end, they all may have a turn under center before the year ends. If Aaron Schobel retires, which he seems to be leaning towards, it will leave a huge hole at the ROLB spot. Marcus Stroud fell from 13 sacks in 2008 to just 7 last season. The fan base is growing tired of excuses.
Steeler Connection – The teams meet in late November, going at it on the 28th of November at Ralph Wilson Stadium. By then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the team being 3-7 or at best 5-5. If the Steelers play to up to their level, they should dispose of the Bills when they meet.
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