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Thread: GM Colbert: Steelers are not old or in transition

  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    Getting younger won't guarantee the team will be better, what makes a team better is the talent they have producing on the field.
    We haven't seen that from several young players this season, don't need to mention names we know who they are.
    When an older player can't perform his duties then I agree, the team has to make changes, however it still comes back to performance not age.
    Of course: Getting younger is no guarantee of getting better, but at some point, it's your only option. Had they wasted a few more years keeping your Gildongs, Kirklands, Chad Scotts, Steeds, Thigpens, etc. they time needed to get a team back to contention would have taken longer. Since the Cowher era, they are 16-5 in winning seasons vs. non winning seasons. They have done an incredible job of not allowing many down seasons for more than 1 season in a row, having only had 2 non winning seasons in a row in all that time.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/pit/

    Only the Brady/Belichick Pats can boast of a run like that, and they haven't done it as long and with only 1 QB; let's see how consistent they are when they lose Brady. The question is: Is last year our 1 down year, or will we have 2 down years for the first time since 1998-1989 seasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    Getting younger won't guarantee the team will be better, what makes a team better is the talent they have producing on the field.
    We haven't seen that from several young players this season, don't need to mention names we know who they are.
    When an older player can't perform his duties then I agree, the team has to make changes, however it still comes back to performance not age.

    You think the performance of Harrison and Troy match the resource investment in them? Woodley? Ike? The issue is are we getting a return on the investment from these older guys who are limiting our personnel flexibility because of how much of the cap they consumes.
    Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!

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