Re: Purge salaries, build for 2014
The reason why the rest of the league circles their calendars when they play the Steelers, (and yes they do), and some teams even consider the Steelers their whole season is because the Rooneys don't do that. The teams that bet the farm for a playoff run every five or so years rarely even get into the playoffs on the years they are gaming for, because that is a losers' strategy, and just reveals that they think like losers, and so they lose. It's what they do. The Steelers win. It's what they do. Okay, we don't get the gold medal every year, but we start every season with a legitimate shot at it. Not all teams can say that. At 8-8 Steelers fans are ready to fire everyone and start over because it's such a letdown. But that's exactly what the teams that see 8-8 as not a losing season do to hover at 8-8. If you want to rebuild every year, become a Browns or a jags fan, but that's not really what you want, and the Steelers don't need to develop that mentality.