Steeler Nation Deserves Better. Send Ugly Benny Packing or Buy Him a Mirror

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The recent trade of Santonio Holmes has merit. It sends a message to fans and the players within the organization that certain things will not be tolerated. Amongst those things are allegation's of abuse and/or public misconduct, drug use, and open threats made to the public.
Unfortunately, it also sends a message that other things will be tolerated if you are in a position deemed more difficult to replace. I don't believe the decision to trade Santonio and keep Ben had anything to do with skin color. I believe it had everything to do with bottom line business reality.
The simple fact is that franchise-quality quarterbacks don't grow on trees. There's a reason why the league has turned the quarterback position into a porcelain doll that can't be touched. They believe that the position is too damn hard to replace, and without one, even a league built on "parity" will field teams incapable of breaking .500.
Despite al...

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