Last edited by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY; 01-25-2013 at 02:54 PM.
However...That is a fair statement. You don't need it at every position though. SO the defense may return 8 starters if Lewis is retained (Hood, Keisel, Woodley, Timmons, Lewis, Taylor, Clark, & Polamalu). That is the definition of experience & knowing the system wouldn't you think? The three replacements may be guys that have been in the system for 3 years, a 2nd year player coming off injury, a player with 13 starts in two years with another team, or a roookie. I don't think keeping a 33 year old ILB around because he is experienced & knows the system should be the reason they jump to sign him. I think the reason should be they sign him because the other players given the opportunity didn't rise to the challange in camp. I definately get where you are coming from but an 8-8 season, Foote's play, & the Steelers cap situation doesn't scream "A must signing" to me.
I also don't see Foote as more than a stopgap, but I would not feel comfortable going into the season with Spence and Sylvester as the only options.
Steelers 2013 Draft
1--Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
2--Jesse Williams NT Alabama
3--LeVeon Bell RB Michigan State
4--Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State
5--Earl Wolff SS North Carolina State
6--Josh Boyd NT Mississippi State
6---Conner Vernon WR Duke
7--Vince Williams ILB Florida State