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Old 01-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way

Ed Bouchette ‏@EdBouchette

Looks like all #Steelers UFAs will get to test water. Colbert: "we won't know what individual player will cost until he gets out there.''

Colbert alluded to this several times: "If we don't change a roster that produced 8-8, we'd be silly to expect a better result.''

#Steelers Colbert also praises Omar Khan, one of the finalists for Jets GM Job: "He's earned it. We think he's ready.''

More on the backs from Colbert: "That group of players didn't produce the way we anticipated they would.''

Colbert on the #Steelers RB situation: "Where we were in running game last year was indicative in the talent at the position.''

Colbert says #Steelers must get under cap first: "It will include terminations, possible extensions and reconstructions.''

#Steelers will not reconsider decision to cut Chris Rainey: "The decision has been made,'' Colbert said.

As with re-signing their own UFAs (i.e. Wallace, Keenan Lewis, Mendenhall, Starks, etc.): "We're not married to anybody.''

Colbert's message: That reluctance to change won't occurr this year after 8-8

Colbert: When you're 12-4 & a playoff team, sometimes you get mesmerized by your success and you get a little reluctatant to change.

Colbert: "Very doubtful" they will put franchise tag on anyone because "I don't think we have too many franchise players.''

All information acquired from @EdBouchette on Twitter.

So, I don't know the best way to arrange that information so I did my best to make it as easy as possible to read and understand. Sorry if it's hard to read, I'll try and arrange it into a read-able paragraph at some point.
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Default Re: Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way

Sounds about as expected. Wallace will get to find out he couldn't find a better offer than he got last year, and will suck it up and take it. They'll let Mendy find out his value, then make a modest effort to match it. My biggest concern here is in Lewis.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way

Colbert doesn't sound happy, kind of nice to not hear cliche's over and over
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Default Re: Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way

Very strong words.
I was amazed by alot of the talk around here of people saying "gotta keep Wallace, gotta keep Lewis, gotta keep Troy, gotta keep Harrison, etc, etc, etc....". I fully expected a couple WHOPPING big changes to take place, some that will rock the Pittsburgh world.

Doesn't appear the team is even the least bit interested at all (no surprise to many including me) in Wallace, Mendenhall, and some others.
I also look for either Troy or Harrison to go - and for Colon to be let go as well. I don't disagree with him at all - this team needs a major facelift and alot of new faces.
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Colbert on the #Steelers RB situation: "Where we were in running game last year was indicative in the talent at the position.''
Ouch, sounds like we will definitely be drafting a RB early...
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Ouch, sounds like we will definitely be drafting a RB early...
There probably aren't any RBs worthy of anything higher than a 3rd round pick.
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Default Re: Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way

what? i thought we are supposed to be all set and all we needed was to get lucky and a little healthy

colbert is not a real fan and needs to go GM for the browns
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I'm happy someone in the organization speaks this way. It's about time the players understand that it is not a given that they are wanted regardless of performance. That no one is untouchable or above criticism. They need a swift kick in the ass.
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Very strong words.
I was amazed by alot of the talk around here of people saying "gotta keep Wallace, gotta keep Lewis, gotta keep Troy, gotta keep Harrison, etc, etc, etc....". I fully expected a couple WHOPPING big changes to take place, some that will rock the Pittsburgh world.

Doesn't appear the team is even the least bit interested at all (no surprise to many including me) in Wallace, Mendenhall, and some others.
I also look for either Troy or Harrison to go - and for Colon to be let go as well. I don't disagree with him at all - this team needs a major facelift and alot of new faces.
Here is what I deduced:

RB's were weak. + We aren't married to any FA = Spinny is GONE.

I could see Harriosn, Keisel, and even Troy needing to restructure.

They ahve always stated that they want Walalce, and BB has declared resigning Wallac eas his #1 priority. I think Wallace accepts a reasonable offer, and that BB gives up $2-3 million ot make it happen (5 years $50 million).

They have also stated that Keena Lewis is their primary free agent to re-sign, and I believe that to be the case.

The Colon is as good as cut. Starks will not be back (like it or not). And, likely, neither will Foster.
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There probably aren't any RBs worthy of anything higher than a 3rd round pick.
I agree: no RB that early. I'd like to see the RBs run behind a healhty O-line.

Plus, there are a bunch of "good" RBs in this draft,a nd the difference between a R2 RB and a R4 RB is slim. Why reach in R2, when you can get just about as good a player in R4. This is NOT the year to draft a RB high.
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