Originally Posted by mesaSteeler
Pittsburgh never likes to go into a season being forced to rely on a rookie at any position, particularly on defense.
That's why there hasn't been a full-time rookie starter on the team's defense since Hampton and Kendrell Bell broke in there in 2001.
So while fans may get upset that both Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin don't like to play rookies, the reality is that they don't like to HAVE to play rookies. And there is a difference.
Thanks Mesa. I know at least once a season I get into a debate about rookies playing right away. Steelers dont like to do it and like the article says dont like to HAVE to do it.
Its why all the posters that want to cut Hampton, cut Farrior and Foote, cut Colon, Kemo, Jon Scott, Foster and start fresh in the draft are so frustrating to listen to. Its not the smart thing to do and not the Steeler way.