Bettis replaced by the speedster-scat-back Zeroue?
The best run blocking TE benched for the pass catching Riesmera?
When was the last time the Steelers were a pass happy team? Terry Bradshaw era? No, run-happy with Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier. The answer is... NEVER!
The Steelers have always been a run-first, heavy heavy defense, hit you in the face, smashmouth team. I do not even know how to react to a team that is fast paced, pass oriented, speed offense. Hell, before last year, I didn't remember a Steeler team that could come from a large defecit to win!
I'm a little disappointed with Jerome becoming a backup. I kinda wish that they'd solve the right tackle issue by simply switching Bruener to T. And it'll be interesting to see how Deshea Townsend will do at CB and throwing Washington in the dime package (yeah, Scott isn't going anywhere... washington is the one that'll get the boot).
Last question is defense. This is a defense that is really agressive and can rest due to the running game. Last year, that really caused a lot of trouble. Have they addressed this issue in practice, now that the offense is changed?