MY STARTERS PREDICTION FOR THE 2013 SEASON
**NOTE IF HEATH MILLER IS NOT ABLE TO START THAT WOULD MOVE MATT SPEATH AS THE STARTER AND DAVID PAULSON AS THE SECOND STRING BACKUP. LET’S HOPE THE UNDERRATED STAR HEATH MILLER IS ABLE TO PLAY FROM THE START.
Offense Notes: I look for Le’Von Bell to get tons of carries which will open up the passing game. Something we didn’t have last year. What worries me the most though is size. Will Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders be able to be physical enough at the line of scrimmage to break away from the cornerbacks? Do they both have the size to jump up and get the ball? That is why I am hoping Marcus Wheaton can step up and learn the playbook to add size for Big Ben.
Defense Notes: Jason Worilds and Cortez Allen have been on my mind since March. I really believe in their talent. I really think they will put the opposing offense on their heels. With Worilds and Woodley coming off the edge the opposing quarterbacks will sometimes rush some of the throws and Cortez Allen will intercept the pass. I look for Allen to be AFC player of the week in numerous weeks. The defense will hold opposing teams on the rushing yards which will make them pass the ball and our defense will be ranked number one again.
Last year key injuries really hurt us bad. We did not lose games by blowouts. We were contenders in all the games we lost. We just need to stay healthy and believe in one another. We also need somebody to step up and be vocal. When we lost James Farrior and Hines Ward we truly lost guys who could give leadership. I look for Ryan Clark and Ben Roethlisberger to become the vocal leaders of this year’s team. Experts were discussing that we need somebody to take the ball away from the opposing team like Troy Polamalu does. His leadership never goes unnoticed, and even though he is not the vocal type he leads by example on the field. I really hope this is not his last season, but we all know it’s a possibility.
I honestly think we can win at least eleven games this upcoming season. I hope you feel the same!
One team, one love, Pittsburgh Steelers!!!!
God Bless- Muia