A. Smith > Hood (Cowher era)
Farrior > Timmons .. so far (Cowher era)
Hampton > McLendon (Cowher era)
Kemo / Keisel > Heyward .. so far (Cowher era)
Ike > All CBs in Tomlin era (Cowher era)
Polamalu (Cowher era)
Clark (Cowher era)
Ben (Cowher era)
J. Harrison (UDFA and developed under Cowher era) <--- He should have replaced Haggans with Harrison though.
Heath (Cowher era)
Foote (Cowher era) <--- Really? We had to bring him back this year? That's embarrassing.
The list goes on and on...... Imagine how bad this team is going to be when these older Cowher players need to be replaced. We WILL be downgrading in most spots. Downgrading to an already crappy team is not going to bode well for the Steelers future. I don't expect the Tomlin & Colbert era to replace guys like Polamalu with ease but this is simply unacceptable.
Is that clear enough? Perhaps, crystal clear?
Pretty sure people were complaining about Cowher's guys not being as good as Noll's best players.
Chard Scott... Flowers... we had some bad players under Cowher too... and some down years but to hear you tell it we won 14 games every year with Cowher.
By the way, I thought we have a talent issue? Now, our roster is suddenly loaded? If we were loaded, we wouldn't have had to hang on to Cowher's players to WAY to long.
Hell, Tomlin had to bring back Foote for god sake.. He finally lost Starks after trying to replace him for years and that is blowing up in his face.
I think he lost it when he let Ariens go, seems to have been a struggle ever since then. The bug eyes dont mean much unless he's getting close to the wind sheild!