Steelers’ Recent Moves Nostalgic but Logically Questionable

March 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the last decade and a half, the Pittsburgh Steelers have run their organization with an almost flawlessly consistent business protocol. They let their aging veterans go and replenish their roster through the draft by molding young players into stars.
The result has been two Super Bowls, three AFC Championships, and nine division titles.
Don't look now, but the Steelers just made two feel-good, fan favorite, free agent signings—which is exactly what they have never done in their last 15 years of effective personnel moves.
Sure, Antwaan Randle El might be the best fourth wide receiver in the NFL. And yes, Larry Foote turns the Steelers linebacking corps into possibly the deepest unit on the team instead of one of the most shallow—but these moves are only temporarily helpful and not geared toward the long term.
Let's first take a closer look at Randle El.
Many people—particularly Redskins fans—would like to argue that he is washed up. ...

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