Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
I agree, the Steelers take such a long time to develope a player or waiting for a guy to come of age, the cycle never ends and we never have a group/unit that is firing on all cylinders at the same time. When they have got the guy where they want him is contract is usally due by now and not only have they paid this guy to learn, they now owe him big bucks if they want to keep him. Believe it or not, they're usually not worth the money after a season or two if the team is that lucky.

Does this sound like anyone we know ?
Interesting comment was made yesterday. I can't remember which commentator or which game but he said that you have to have a system in place and scout to fit the system to be successful and sustain that in the NFL today. That means you can get players to contribute early and increase your success rate.

I wouldn't consider drafting players that have to go through a 2-year conversion process as meeting that criteria.