The AFC North side have featured in three of the last eight Super Bowl's, winning twice, but did not make the playoffs in 2012.
The team's head coach told reporters: "Our goals and mentality have not and will not change. We desire to be a legitimate competitor for the Lombardi Trophy each and every year and 2013 is no different than 12 or 11, or 15 or 16 for that matter."
General manager Kevin Colbert added: "If we have the same team that we had last year, it would be silly to expect different results. So, it's our job to try to improve that and all we can tell the fans is we're working towards that end. You'll be able to judge us in February, whether we got the job done or not."
The Steelers will have the 17th pick in the first round of this year's draft, which takes place tomorrow.