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Old 02-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #18
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Default Re: Pittsburgh fire sale: The Steelers could lose every one of their FAs

Originally Posted by Rick5895 View Post
There will be a purge, no doubt. Trading down for extra picks makes sense only if the player targeted in Round 1 will still be available for us. IMO, we have an immediate need at safety and ILB. If Vaccaro is there at 17 he should be taken, if he is gone and we can trade down and get Elam (5-0 scenario) then fine.
I agree with Rooney we need an impactful player in round 1 and round 2.
All this being said though, we need to attempt to keep Lewis if possible and not purge too many vets, (I'm for keeping Keisel) If we are not careful I see another decade like the 80's coming on.
Good post. I was thing the same thing about this reminding me of the early 80s. One big difference, Ben, warts and all, is still way better that anybody we had at that position in the 80's sans Bradshaw.

Speaking of FAs, we have 20 more players at the end of their contracts next year too. This is going to be a huge roster flip the likes we've not seen since 1969 when Noll took over.
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