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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says there won’t be many ‘bold predictions’ from Pittsburgh for 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a perennial force to be reckoned with in the AFC with some talented players leading the way on both sides of the football. However, this year will be different with two of their best players on offense, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, heading elsewhere.

Despite the void left by these two stars, the Steelers appear confident they can continue to compete at a high level. Head coach Mike Tomlin recently talked about the changes the team has made and how he doesn’t believe it will tilt the scales against them, but he nor anyone else will be making bold predictions about next season’s outcome, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

“I acknowledge that there are some significant changes, but talking about it is not going to dictate the outcome,” Tomlin said about the 2019 season outlook. “You won’t hear a lot of bold predictions from us. That is not our style; that is not appropriate. We know that we are judged based on performance anyway.”

Fortunately for the Steelers, running back James Conner and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster seem ready to fill the void like by Bell and Browns. Pittsburgh may ultimately be better off in their current situation after an offseason of change, but that remains to be seen. There’s no telling how this team will fair in 2019, especially in their highly competitive division of the AFC North.

The Steelers will be going up against a revamped Cleveland Browns squad and a seemingly upgraded Baltimore Ravens roster. It’ll be an interesting division to watch as always with a three-team race for the AFC North crown.