On Tuesday, though, Keisel sounded like a man who had made up his mind when it comes to what he’d like to do in 2014.
“I think I’ve got a couple [years] left in me,” Keisel said during an appearance with Scott Van Pelt and Ryan Russillo. “I feel great and still feel like I can play. We’ll see what happens.”
The big question for Keisel is whether he’s willing to leave Pittsburgh in order to play those seasons. Keisel is headed for free agency and much talk in Pittsburgh has focused on the need for the Steelers to get younger on defense. If they do choose to go that route, Keisel, who has said he plans to live in Pittsburgh after his career is over, will have to choose whether he’s willing to start learning a new system at this point in his career.