As LB Timmons rises, RB Parker will fall
The Steelers' defense proves to get even nastier in 2009
With the regular season approaching, Football Outsiders uses its unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues Wednesday with a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Season Preview -- Pittsburgh Steelers
A new year and a new defensive star will emerge for the defending Super Bowl-champion Steelers, while change may come to the run game.
To see which player could soar, which could sink and whom you need to watch before the season opener, you must be an ESPN Insider.
2009 NFL PRESEASON
Football Outsiders Preview
Football Outsiders uses advanced stats to give you a player on the rise, another one in decline and a key player to watch for each team in the preseason. The series starts in the AFC West and runs for 32 consecutive days.