Santonio Holmes Trade: Pittsburgh Steelers Show Their True Colors

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I woke up to a Monday morning one hour ago, to the news of the Jets acquiring receiver Santonio Holmes.
Despite being a fan of the rival Baltimore Ravens throughout my life, I didn't see it coming.
It comes almost as surprising as the McNabb trade, but instead it's a different animal.
There was no market for Santonio Holmes (at least to my knowledge), and idea of New York getting him for a fifth round pick does shock me in every way.
However, when I examine the situation closer, I saw the Steelers show their true colors, which is what I was looking for a few weeks ago when reflecting on the Ben Roethlisberger situation.
Yes, I'm sure a factor was the idea of Holmes being in the last year of his contract.
But, this is what the Steelers do. The Rooney Family will not change their ways for any player, not even one who caught the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl a few seasons ago.
Whether it was Plaxico Burress or Joey Porter, the Steelers find...

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