Originally Posted by wwhickok
Here is my issue with the contracts I don't necessarily feel the Steelers have been as smart with their spending as other teams have. There are other teams that have success without running out of money and the Steelers are always in cap trouble. They gotta be smarter about contract negotiating. They have to fimd a way to keep our core players in the future.
Other teams have the same problem(s)... we just don't hear about it.
The Ravens' method is to purge every few years. Then, they have a 5-11 season. And then, they try again. Next year will be an easy purge, since Lewis, Reed, & Birk are all retiring.
The Chargers simply allow all if their best player to walk; they don't pay anyone (except LT).
The Taperiots also do not sign anyone, except Brady & Welker... & Wilfork. That's why their defense is a rotation of young players... who never seem to be "great" (but, are good & cheap).