Veteran Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel believes his team will rebound from last year's dismal performance, but he looks at it as something that requires a substantial input from the young players.
"We do have some really good young talent that needs to step up and start making more plays in order for us to win," Keisel said at an appearance in New Orleans with Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson as the new Head & Shoulders "Mane Man" (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"I'm talking about all the guys -- our young group of wideouts, our young offensive line, some young guys we have playing in the secondary. We need those guys to play 'A' ball, and, when they're out on the field, we need them to make plays in order to win.
"It can't just be the old dogs, if you will; we need some splash plays by those young guys."
The emphasis is definitely on youth, as many veterans may not be with the team very soon, with GM Kevin Colbert promising to overhaul the roster.