Schein: Football fireworks in 2013
In honor of the Fourth of July, Adam Schein reveals potential sources of football fireworks (i.e., combustible relationships). **More ...**
Simply put, the pipeline has run dry. Once held up as the draft-and-develop model, the Steelers now have just five players with more than 10 career starts from the draft classes of 2008 to 2012 . To put that in perspective, the Indianapolis Colts have four players who have started at least nine games (plus T.Y. Hilton, who was the team's second-leading receiver) from the 2012 draft class alone.
Even if Roethlisberger plays at an MVP level for the next half-decade, he could be the one player keeping this team afloat. The surrounding talent doesn't support an annual run at the Lombardi Trophy.