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    The only thing that is a head scratcher is Lewis

    You invest the time to mentor him to develop in the Defensive system both mentally and physically and now you are going to reap the benefits of the net payback or return on investment.

    He was not asking for unreasonable money to be locked in

    You do not even offer him a negotiation session.

    Of course I am not in the meetings and practices but this philosophy will begin to eat away at the Defensive approach where you could afford to have a guy to not to start for a couple of years.

    can someone talk some sense to me about this move?

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    Bad timing. The Steelers felt as though their cap situation did not allow for Lewis...

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    Maybe there's more to Lewis than we all know.

    Up until this past season, I thought Lewis was destined to be worse than Curtis Brown. He wasn't good at all until last season. And he came in predicting he'd be the best CB in his class. Perhaps he was always and still is a bit of a headcase? Maybe he's a bad presence in the locker room? Maybe he's just another bad apple like his buddy Wally and we didn't want him at any cost as a result?

    I think there must be more to it than any fans may ever know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Bad timing. The Steelers felt as though their cap situation did not allow for Lewis...
    not true... as we see, they just made a play for jake long - they can adjust contracts to make the cap work... methinks that THEY think losing him isn't a big deal... that the guy right behind him was pretty dang close... and because of that, they let him go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    not true... as we see, they just made a play for jake long - they can adjust contracts to make the cap work... methinks that THEY think losing him isn't a big deal... that the guy right behind him was pretty dang close... and because of that, they let him go.
    I can make a play for Kate Upton....that doesn't mean that I have any delusions of being successful...

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    it wasn't long ago that he was busting out glass in visiting locker rooms because he had a bad game.

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    I tend to agree that there's more to the Lewis story than we really know. If the Steelers really wanted him, they would've gotten it done.... last year or this year.

    Even with all our losses, I still think that Defense will be the least of our worries this season. We need to get a lot more efficient scoring points on offense. And IMO, there's nothing more important needed than a healthy and effective Offensive Line for us to accomplish that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eich View Post
    I tend to agree that there's more to the Lewis story than we really know. If the Steelers really wanted him, they would've gotten it done.... last year or this year.

    Even with all our losses, I still think that Defense will be the least of our worries this season. We need to get a lot more efficient scoring points on offense. And IMO, there's nothing more important needed than a healthy and effective Offensive Line for us to accomplish that.
    I think it is simple. They see Cortez Allen and Ike Taylor as being a better combination. Plus they are trying to get control of the cap so when guys like Pouncey need signed the money isn't all tied up on the defensive side of the football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    I think it is simple. They see Cortez Allen and Ike Taylor as being a better combination. Plus they are trying to get control of the cap so when guys like Pouncey need signed the money isn't all tied up on the defensive side of the football.
    For how long, one or two more seasons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    For how long, one or two more seasons?
    With the cap situation, one or two more seasons are all you can worry about....

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