Re: A little weed costs us a Super Bowl
We'll never know. Maybe we don't even get to that game with Holmes. Who knows. Maybe Wallace and or Sanders don't get a chance to show what they can do if Holmes stayed on the team. Holmes didn't exactly torch our "weak" secondary in the AFCC game.
I think there was more to it than just a 1 time weed offense. It's not the Steeler way to air our dirty laundry, so the whole truth may never be known. I think it may have had more to do with Holmes not being a "Steeler" type guy. He seemed like more of a me first guy. As happy as I was when he caught that TD to win the Super Bowl, I still cringe a little when I see him afterwards on the sidelines pounding his chest saying "that's how you be great".
His talent is unquestioned and from a personnel standpoint I would love him to still be on the team. We also let him go for a song, but I think the Steelers knew he was gone at the end of the year anyway.