Each time I hear or read about one of our defensive players, their age seems to be at the brink or past the stage of being worth keeping or able to compete at a winners level.
Casey Hampton, Chris Hoke, Ryan Clark, Travis Kirschke, DeShea Townsend, Brett Kiesel, Aaron Smith, James Harrison, James Farrior are all at the point of or past their prime.
Will we replace this season with youth whether it is from just giving the starting jobs to the younger guys or slowly allowing them to take over during the season ?
I think James Harrison, Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Kiesel still have lots to offer and possibly Hoke too. Keep Hampton at a deal price for the Steelers but if not, whom do we get, ? I say Hoke might be the filler for one season and until the Steelers can do better with their shopping list.