Originally Posted by BLACK_AND_YELLOW
I highly doubt Pouncey goes anywhere the FO speak highly of him and he is the reason why we going to the zone blocking scheme. He's here to stay, and top it off he's about to turn 25 this summer he's still very young
The only reason why he could go out the door is that despite his youth and undeniable talent he has had at least two, if not three, major injuries thus far in his career.
As far as 'red flags' go, that qualifies.
A four or five year deal (or four year with option for fifth) at a 'market level' [or preferably slightly below] price is beyond reasonable.
It's still not certain that it's reasonable for this team though. The type of money he will command might not be in the Steelers best interests (at least not as the team is currently constructed).
Maybe things will become clearer after the last of the dead weight is cut and off the books, the vets restructure and the cap goes up (that is, this time next year).