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In a fast-changing league, the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer stability. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley remains on board. Dick Lebeau will coordinate the Steelers' defense for an 11th straight year despite a deeply disappointing 2013. The Steelers shed a lot of veteran dead weight last year, but didn't see their young players step up enough. Expect more purging this offseason, with a lot of turnover on an aging roster.
What they need
This roster has taken a beating in recent years and has a lot of holes. Two of Pittsburgh's top three wideouts are free agents. There are holes for starting jobs at every level of the defense, especially on the defensive line. The Steelers have big questions on the offensive line, but will count on growth from within.
On the way out?
» Ike Taylor, CB: He almost will certainly have to take a big pay cut from his $7 million salary to stay.
» Levi Brown, OT: No question mark needed here. He's as good as gone because of his $6 million salary.
Offseason crystal ball
This is a fascinating offseason in Pittsburgh. Ownership can only remain patient with Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert for so long. This is not a franchise in the habit of making quick fixes, but it's sorely needing a lot of new starters. There are big decisions at every level of the defense. My guess: They give Woodley another shot and let Worilds walk. Polamalu and Cotchery stay. Sanders, Clark and Taylor all land elsewhere.
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