People completely miss what the Santonio trade is about.
It aint just blind emotion by Rooney. It is a message to the team and to the NFL. The Steelers dont put up with this kind of foolishness. Best receiver, SB MVP we dont care. (Ben you listening?)
Could we have gotten more? Perhaps. But I think the fact that we got so little in return makes a stronger case.
Did we lose a talent? Yes.
Are we less talented as a result? YES.
But in the long run this message will result in a level of class and discipline without equal in this league. We are better off as a team in the long run.
Recent events have begun to tarnish the Steeler rep, this highlights that the Steelers remain the class of the league.
I love it and have never been prouder to be a Steeler fan.