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!
The system has been predicated on bringing players along slowly and allowing them to develop...the problem is, when those players are finally contributing, they become free agents...in the meantime, we've paid veterans that prohibit us from keeping young talent and putting us against the cap...normally, we'd have young players ready to step up, but that 2008 draft killed us...only Ziggy is left from the 2009 draft...that talent/development gap forced the Steelers hand to keep giving money to older vets...
Now, Worilds is in the final year of his contract and finally playing well...much like Keenan Lewis last year..
1.22) Alvin "Bud" Dupree, OLB/DE, Kentucky
2.56) Senquez Golson, CB/S, Ole Miss
3.87) Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
4.121) Doran Grant, CB, OSU
5.160) Jesse James, TE, PSU
6.199) Letterius Walton, DT, Central Michigan
6.212) Anthony Chickillo, DE, Miami
7.239) Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville
Iím gonna protect him from himself (James Harrison). He and Will Allen are too old to be working right now. - Mike Tomlin
This team has now lost to Hasselbeck (who was 2nd string and hadn't played a game all season up to that game), Pryor (set record for longest TD run by Raider) and Tannehill, playing in the snow for the first time. You can also add Brady having the third greatest game of his entire career this season.
And they have allowed a play of 50 yards or better in 11 out of 13 games. How is that even possible? Coaching or talent, doesn't really matter when it's as putrid as this. Hard to watch most games.
Front 7 is in better shape than the back 4. ILB may be fixed on roster...Steelers have that answer. Could use a traditional NT but I would look in FA first to fill that hole. 3 of the 4 starters in the secondary have hit the 30 fall off this year. The balance if gone for compensate for game plans. The Steelers have to pick their poison. Time to say goodbye to Clark, Taylor, & Troy. Taylor & Troy can stick around for about 4 mil paycuts. That is up to them. Even if they do, they don't see the field because of the name on the back of their jersey in '14.
1st Bud Dupree OLB / Peters/Johnson CB
2nd PJ Williams CB / Danielle Hunter OLB
3rd Jesse James TE
4th Jaquiski Tartt S
5th Josue Matias OG
6a Karlos Williams RB
6b Kyle Emanuel OLB
7th Evan Spencer WR