Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was a guest on the “Dave Dameshek Football Program” and stated that he believes Pittsburgh did the least amount of work in the offseason to get better in the AFC North.
“The question mark in the division is the Steelers,” Bettis said, via NFL.com. “How will they perform? Will they be able to run the football? Will the defense be able to stay intact? They’ve got some questions that need to be answered, so right now if I had to step out of my body and give a prediction I’d say the edge goes to Cincinnati, then Baltimore, then Pittsburgh, then Cleveland.”
Bettis also voiced his concerns over the Bengals.
“They still have to learn how to win. They don’t know how to win yet,” Bettis told Dameshek. “And I think that’s the one Achilles heel if you had to think of anything, that’s going to be the Achilles heel, they really don’t know how to win a big game.”
I personally thought the Steelers did enough this offseason. They’ve improved their running game by drafting Le’Veon Bell. And rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has the ability to replace James Harrison right away. I also believe Emmanuel Sanders will step in place of Mike Wallace.