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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...



    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    We got faster a few years ago by letting go of Heap and some other guys. I can see the Steelers doing the same and still being a contender. It made the Ravens better and the Steelers are good at finding talent.
    The question is, are they willing and brave enough to dismiss one or more of their aging star players like the Ravens did to Heap? That decision by the Ravens was the correct one but it takes a lot of nerve. I do not see the Steelers doing that and they may continue to sputter because of that.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    I always hear rumors about cap issues, but as GOTA said I'll believe it when I see it".




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    The question is, are they willing and brave enough to dismiss one or more of their aging star players like the Ravens did to Heap? That decision by the Ravens was the correct one but it takes a lot of nerve. I do not see the Steelers doing that and they may continue to sputter because of that.
    They have let a lot of aging guys go, or guys that played well for them but wanted too much money. How many LBs have they been through over the last 10 years? Joey Porter, Kendrell Bell, etc.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    I always hear rumors about cap issues, but as GOTA said I'll believe it when I see it".
    Wasn't this year proof enough? They were clearly talent deficient with a lack of depth. Sure Roethlisberger missed a few games, but he came back and the team was still bad.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    Wasn't this year proof enough? They were clearly talent deficient with a lack of depth. Sure Roethlisberger missed a few games, but he came back and the team was still bad.
    their D was #1




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    their D was #1
    Good for them. The team was 8-8.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    Wasn't this year proof enough? They were clearly talent deficient with a lack of depth. Sure Roethlisberger missed a few games, but he came back and the team was still bad.
    Agreed, but any team can have a bad season. They are like DiNiro in Cape Fear, they have to be killed off completely before I can say they won't be in the running for a while.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    They have let a lot of aging guys go, or guys that played well for them but wanted too much money. How many LBs have they been through over the last 10 years? Joey Porter, Kendrell Bell, etc.
    LBs are mostly replaceable. Would they let a Polamalu or a Heath Milller go?




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    LBs are mostly replaceable. Would they let a Polamalu or a Heath Milller go?
    Hair, yes I'd let him go. He's always hurt and the fans can just get over it like they do everywhere else. Miller I'd keep around unless his cap number is prohibitive and if it is, he can walk too. They can't keep pushing contracts into next year
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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    their D was #1
    Yes it was...and their offense was bottom 1/3 of the league.

    Recall the owner stepped in and demanded that Tomlin get rid of Arians...they went with Haley and it basically back-fired on them.

    I am not counting them out...but they have a lot of issues to deal with this off-season.




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    their D was #1
    And see how they finished. Stats are over rated, the team that scores the most points in the game is all that matters. Br did not help in that area, with his intercepted passes. Can't wait to see BR play again this year, bet he is mediocre at best. Him and haley have issues(it really is BR offense you know).




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    Re: Steelers blowing the whole thing up...

    Their offense was clicking early in the year when BR was healthy. It was down the stretch that killed them and when he came back he was the defense' best friend. If they can fix that the offense will be ok
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