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Steelers plan offseason revamp

THE Pittsburgh Steelers will be revamped and bringing in fresh faces as it aims to follow up a record Super Bowl win next season, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Monday.

Change, even for a team like the Steelers, is the only way ahead in today's NFL.

Santonio Holmes hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left to lead the Steelers to a dramatic 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday in Florida.

The triumph was a record sixth Super Bowl victory for the Steelers and the second in four years. Pittsburgh now has one more Super Bowl triumph than the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.

Pittsburgh will undoubtedly lose some players to free agency although key performers, like Roethlisberger and Holmes, will be returning for another shot at the title, Tomlin suggested.

"A lot of the faces will be the same but nothing stays the same in this game. A few will come and go. Those that remain, the roles will change," he said.

"When I walk down the hallway and look at the championships of the Steelers of the 70s it's the same faces in the same positions on those photos. That's not the reality today.

"We're going to roll up our sleeves at the appropriate time and start with a new group of men ... and go about the business of trying to put ourselves in position to compete in '09."

Tomlin, however, said even if his team won the Super Bowl again in 2010 he would not consider it two titles in a row.

"For me, and the thing that I'm going to sell to our football team, is that we're not attempting to repeat," Tomlin said after Sunday's thrilling victory over Arizona.


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