Santonio Holmes Deal Changes Pittsburgh Steelers’ Draft Outlook

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chalk yesterday up to being one of those bad days to be a fan of a sports franchise. First, a star is traded for a low return, and then another star is badly marginalized in the press for an unfortunate and ridiculous incident of his own creation.
Time to clear the air.
The trade of Santonio Holmes by the Pittsburgh Steelers could have several far-reaching effects, not the least of which would be to alter the team's strategy in the upcoming draft.
Looking back at the news items from the Steelers in recent weeks (at least those not having to do with pending court cases), it's easy to see that the groundwork for what is to come may have been laid long before Holmes disappeared from the roster.
First of all, let's quickly address that deal.
Everyone in Pittsburgh is screaming about trading a Super Bowl MVP for a fifth round draft choice.
Stop to consider this: it was better than getting nothing.
Holmes will be suspended the first four games of next seaso...

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