Steelers Nation Speaks: Steelers 2015 Training Camp Roster Needs Poll Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers took advantage of the 2015 off season to strengthen their roster in a number of ways. They added DeAngelo Williams to back up Le’Veon Bell. Likewise, they retained the services of Will Johnson.

Most of their effort, however, focused on rebuilding the defense.

And their rebuilding efforts focused on the top, with Dick LeBeau resigning/was forced out, while Keith Butler stepped in to take his place.

  • These of course were not the only moves the Steelers made.

They drafted Bud Dupree, Senquez Golson, and Doran Grant to bolster their pass rush and secondary. And these were just prime picks, and they also picked up defensive lineman L.T. Walton and Anthony Chickillo. All told, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a lot of moves.


Fans were polled on the Steelers roster needs heading into 2015 training camp

But have they done enough?

Well, our little corner of Steelers Nation has spoken, and it would appear that the Steelers still have 3 prime areas of need.

First, fans seem to think that bench behind Ben Roethlisberger needs help. And less than a week into camp, that prediction seems to be accurate. Bruce Gradkowski is ailing, while Landry Jones is struggling – this is not good, as Jones entered camp fighting for his NFL life. The Steelers are also working in Tajh Boyd, Tyler Murphy and Devin Gardner. None of the three are looking particularly good.

Cornerback and safety are also areas of a fan concern. Cortez Allen is apparently playing well, but little has been heard of Shamarko Thomas, which might not be a bad thing.

  • Outside of that, no other position area even approached single digits.

And the fact that Steelers Nation is so unconcerned with the Steelers linebacking corps is suprising, especially considering that their only proven starter is James Harrison, who is closer to 40 than he is 30. Arthur Moats played well in 2014, but does not appear to be a long-term starter, and Jarvis Jones remains more of a question mark than anything else.

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