Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
You need to follow the long term plot lines on the board.
Some posters think the Steelers blew the season when they did not blow out the cap by signing Burress for $3 million several weeks ago - last night's performance by Burress apparently confirms that obvious screw-up by the Steelers
$3 million would "blow up the cap?" I'd say paying Aaron Smith
$6 million and Foote $3 million does far more damage along
those lines. That's $9 mill spending on players who:
A.) are not even starters, or
B.) are likely to get hurt and miss most the season... on,
C.) a unit that has younger guys to get the job done, period, having
spent two first-round picks on the unit in recent years.
Plex is more motivated to produce than at any time in his career.
He also no longer takes things for granted, and that improved
mindset will prove invaluable.