For the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Quiet Approach Now Will Pay Dividends Later

March 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For those of you hoping to wake up to news that the Steelers were close to acquiring Antonio Cromartie, Julius Peppers, Antrelle Rolle or others as they loaded up for a run at the Super Bowl, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Cromartie is now with the Jets, Peppers will likely be in Chicago, and it's likely that Rolle will be rolling in money somewhere other than Pittsburgh.
And, to be honest, that's the way it should be.
Too many fans think that the uncapped 2010 season is a blank check for acting like Daniel Snyder or Jerry Jones and signing everything good that moves.
I remember reading the irate message boards after Kevin Colbert publicly said that the Steelers were capping themselves this offseason rather than spending freely and creating problems later.
The cold, hard reality is that no one knows what will happen after this season. Ideally, things will return to some renegotiated form of normal. The salary cap will return and labor peace will reign.

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