We all know that there could be some big changes in the Steel City next season as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to bounce back what has been a disappointing first half of this year, but the team’s veterans have a chance to finish out the year strong and show that they deserve to stick with the team.
Two players who need to show up big are veteran safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Polamalu and Clark have to play “incredibly well” in the final seven games to earn a chance to come back next season.
As for the offensive side of the ball, there is still a chance that the team could explore trade offers for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — no matter what he or his agents say moving forward. They have strongly denied the previous rumors, but where there is smoke there is fire.
Despite all of the changes that could be facing the team in the offseason, head coach Mike Tomlin is not expected to lose his job.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the final seven games play out, because it will dictate the future of the team moving forward.