I'm almost done beating this horse..lol
They have a nice break down on Lewis' career and how he "played the game" perfectly to get a nice contract. He is quoted saying he "hopes" to remain a Steeler but he also stated he didn't want "nickel money".. he wanted "starter money"
He damn sure got it and maybe he laughs off our offer if it was nickel money but looking at his play last year he deserved starter money.
This is part of the problem though ^^^^ in 2012 he finally impressed our coaches with his knowledge of our scheme which is easy to learn.Lewis has reportedly had a "strong camp" and "impressed coaches" with his knowledge of the scheme. He'll start the season ahead of Cortez Allen, who slides in as the nickel back behind RCB Ike Taylor and Lewis.
Ryan gets Lewis in NO and puts him in man and he shines... smh. This 2 to 3 year "knowledge of scheme" will continue and it's the reason we resign guys like McFadden and Gay.. and even if we go CB early in the draft the cycle will continue.