04:23 PM ET 12.26 | As much of an undisciplined slop-fest as it was, I have now put the Steelers' 2012 season in my rear view mirror. All I can say is that it was truly a shame to see what could have been a promising transition year go down the drain because of undisciplined play, a lack of accountability, and piss-poor decision making. But enough of me rambling, because it is "On To The Next One" readers as our boys in Black & Gold will face the Browns on Sunday afternoon. Although the game might seem to be a tad "meaningless" and hard to get excited about for many in Steeler Nation, I look at this weekend's contest as an important stage for some of Pittsburgh's deserving and key backups to shine and earn some quality playing time. As far as playing multiple backups goes, Pittsburgh's starting lineup on both sides of the ball has been littered with them all year. Players like Will Allen, Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown, Josh Victorian, and Chris Carter have all seen significant amounts of snaps from multiple starters going down at various points this year. Most importantly though, the Steelers are and will be in a rebuilding phase over the next two to three years. Thus, would it not behoove the franchise to see exactly what they have in terms of depth and future starters and evaluate how they perform in game situations before they go out and acquire more players? So, why, pray tell, does it matter if some guys ride the pine?