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Old 02-17-2014, 02:01 PM   #17
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Default Re: Steelers Sunday / The secondary: A long, hard fall

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
Agreed Lewis wanted to leave looks like a cover story

Steelers were not going to pay to keep both Lewis and Taylor for the same reason they are not going to keep both Woodley and Worilds - their strategy is not to collectively sink too many dollars into any position other than QB, where you are stuck paying top $ for a top shelf QB. And they were reluctant to pay Lewis without a longer track record as a starter (although they are now probably going to pay Worilds)

Props to Gerry Dulac of the P-G for saying Lewis should stay and Ike should go 11 months ago

Question from my weekly chat: Have the #Steelers spoken with Keenan Lewis? My answer....

I'm sure they have. I think the Steelers want to re-sign Lewis, but I also think they believe he is going to test the free agent market and that some team will overpay and make him a big offer -- an offer the Steelers won't match. Plus, the Steelers are comfortable knowing they have Cortez Allen behind Lewis.
It's too bad. I think the Steelers needed to see one more good year out of Lewis before they would give him a big contract. He's a good young player and it will be too bad if he is not re-signed. Personally, if you have to make tough financial decisions, I'd rather see them get rid of Ike Taylor and keep Lewis and Allen.
I was beating this drum also last year. The whole, "he wanted to go home" was some BS! Based on what I saw last year, Lewis was far and away the best CB we had, and no way in hell we should've kept Ike over him. Ike is a decent CB, who's skills are diminishing and who also excelled in this system that covered up a lot of what he can't do. Lewis was and up and coming All Star, who in my opinion, could've been one of the best CB's to ever put on a Steeler uniform. Since I been watching the Steelers the only DB's that I ever got really excited about watching was, Woodson, Lake, Troy and Lewis! We hit AND missed on this guy, for no reason at all! Till this day I still don't understand why we let him go.....FOR NOTHING, on top of that! Please Tomlin, Gilbert or Dennard in the 1st. Don't make the same mistake twice!
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