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Old 05-14-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default What a superbowl victory would mean in 2010 to the Steelers

Sounds like a good problem to have, I know how everybody on this board feels bout the Patriots and the Cowboys....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...l_results#poll

I think this is a big year for us as our window is probably on the way down as opposed to a up and coming team. We do have great starters, but I think we can agree that depth at some positions isn't our strongest quality when looking to the future.

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Your absolutely right about that post...we do seem to always find ways to fill holes with young studs chomping at the bit to get their chance!
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: What a superbowl victory would mean in 2010 to the Steelers

If we're going to win another one, we'd better do it now. There are 3, maybe 4 years at most before age catches up to a lot of our key players. By 2013, I fully expect we'll see several guys either retired or severely diminished in ability:

Ward (age 37)
Farrior (age 38)
Harrison (age 35)
A. Smith (age 37)
Hampton (age 35)

Clark (age 34)
I. Taylor (age 33)
Polamalu (age 32)


You can't realistically expect anyone from the top group to still be playing at all, and in the bottom group it's pretty iffy. I didn't even include guys like Parker, Kiesel and Hartwig, who would be getting too old but we'll probably have replacements for.

You'll notice that almost all of those guys are on defense, so seems to me like our best hope to at least stay competitive after that is to reinvent ourselves as an offensive powerhouse while we still have Ben and a talented WR/TE/RB combo. Maybe we could steal one that way, but who knows.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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If we're going to win another one, we'd better do it now. There are 3, maybe 4 years at most before age catches up to a lot of our key players. By 2013, I fully expect we'll see several guys either retired or severely diminished in ability:

Ward (age 37)
Farrior (age 38)
Harrison (age 35)
A. Smith (age 37)
Hampton (age 35)
Clark (age 34)
I. Taylor (age 33)
Polamalu (age 32)

You can't realistically expect anyone from the top group to still be playing at all, and in the bottom group it's pretty iffy. I didn't even include guys like Parker, Kiesel and Hartwig, who would be getting too old but we'll probably have replacements for.

You'll notice that almost all of those guys are on defense, so seems to me like our best hope to at least stay competitive after that is to reinvent ourselves as an offensive powerhouse while we still have Ben and a talented WR/TE/RB combo. Maybe we could steal one that way, but who knows.
Don't forget we have a draft every year to restock some of these positions. The only hope is that they acquire some people with enough talent to fill those shoes.
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If we're going to win another one, we'd better do it now. There are 3, maybe 4 years at most before age catches up to a lot of our key players.
Not to mention who knows what the league will look like after 2010 with the impending lockout. I do know that I have little faith that either side in the negotiations will put aside their own greed and actually do what's good for the game.
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Even though I'm as diehard as it gets...I tell it like it is. I already predicted that we are going to repeat. Just look at our team.. inside and out. ALL OF THE PIECES ARE IN PLACE to not only do it this year, but remain in good tact to keep in contention 3, 4 years down the road.

It is a fantastic time to be a Steelers fan. (Always is, Always will be.)
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If we're going to win another one, we'd better do it now. There are 3, maybe 4 years at most before age catches up to a lot of our key players. Ward (age 37)
Farrior (age 38)
Harrison (age 35)
A. Smith (age 37)
Hampton (age 35)

Clark (age 34)
I. Taylor (age 33)
Polamalu (age 32)


You can't realistically expect anyone from the top group to still be playing at all,
but lets look at 2005 and who retired or was moved due to age-

bettis
kreider
hartings
faneca
porter
w. williams (nickel)
von oelhoffen
punter who never had a punt blocked

not to mention the loss of some younger guys-

randle el
wilson
hope
tuman

thats atleast 8 (1/3+) of our starting roster, and we still make it back in 3 seasons.

like it was said our window should never close (assuming we keep the rooneys and colbert/tomlin.
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If we're going to win another one, we'd better do it now. There are 3, maybe 4 years at most before age catches up to a lot of our key players. By 2013, I fully expect we'll see several guys either retired or severely diminished in ability:

Ward (age 37)
Farrior (age 38)
Harrison (age 35)
A. Smith (age 37)
Hampton (age 35)

Clark (age 34)
I. Taylor (age 33)
Polamalu (age 32)


You can't realistically expect anyone from the top group to still be playing at all, and in the bottom group it's pretty iffy. I didn't even include guys like Parker, Kiesel and Hartwig, who would be getting too old but we'll probably have replacements for.

You'll notice that almost all of those guys are on defense, so seems to me like our best hope to at least stay competitive after that is to reinvent ourselves as an offensive powerhouse while we still have Ben and a talented WR/TE/RB combo. Maybe we could steal one that way, but who knows.
Rooneys have doing this for a while and I'm sure their will be players come in to replace each of the above.
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A Super Bowl victory in 2010 would mean another Dynasty in the City of Champions and Hall-of-Fame honors for BB and Ward if they contribute to the season and victory.
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