The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t just returning to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA this July for training camp, they will also be preparing for something they never have before — a three-game preseason schedule.
If you recall, last season the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys faced off in the Hall of Fame game, giving them four total preseason games. While the other 30 NFL teams had to adjust to a 3-game slate of preseason games, the Steelers and Cowboys had their traditional allotment.
In the past, here is how the Steelers would handle their 4-game preseason:
Game 1: Very few starters play
Game 2: Starters will see minimal playing time
Game 3: The final dress rehearsal
Game 4: Most starters sit as backups fight for final roster spots
This begs the question how the Steelers, and Mike Tomlin, will utilize these games?