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Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: Purge salaries, build for 2014

I agree with the OP. I do not agree with the word "purge" but I agree that the Steelers do not trust their young players enough or give them a chance to develop.

I remember Keisel being terrible against the run in his first year as a starter and teams constantly running to his side to take advantage. He improved a lot with the playing time and has now become a very solid performer.

Who thought James Harrison would have been able to do a better job than Joey Porter? Well he didn't in his first season as a starter recording only 8.5 sacks- he was DPOY the following season.

Could Keenan Lewis have been better than William Gay last year? Probably and Lewis would have been even better this year with a season under his belt.

That is one knock against the Steelers I agree with- they are too conservative at playing new personnel.
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