For a team that hasn't suffered a losing season since 2003, last year's 8-8 campaign served as a wakeup call for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"We're pissed off we didn't make the playoffs," Foote told GoBlueWolverine.com. "On top of that, our rival won the Super Bowl. I know guys are taking it personally. It's just a whole different mindset to the offseason. I know guys are ready to get back where we need to be."
The Steelers' decorated track record makes it hard to doubt a bounce-back campaign, but their offseason has been marked by sweeping transition.
While the Steelers waved goodbye to a layer of aging, veteran leadership, the 32-year-old Foote re-upped with the Steelers in March on a three-year, $5.5 million contract. We doubt he'll play out the deal, but Foote isn't hanging around to go .500 again.
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