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Old 01-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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Default Re: Purge salaries, build for 2014

I think purging salaries and deliberately going into rebuilding mode is a thing of the past. Few teams do it anymore.. It's becoming comon place that a team rebuilds in one offseason.... when you have a QB you always have a legit shot in today's NFL.

Look at Colts... everyone thought this year was their rebuilding year. In reality every year is a rebuilding year.. every year you should try to build a Superbowl contender... especially when you have a good QB.

So this idea of dumping 2013 for a better 2014 is just ridiculous.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #12
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So this idea of dumping 2013 for a better 2014 is just ridiculous.
plus I wouldn't want to just sacrifice one of Ben's years that he has left, he is in his prime right now.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #13
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Indy purged a ton this past offseason. Worked pretty well for them.
Indy is an anomaly which benefitted from one of the easiest schedules in football and had a ridiculous record in games decided by < 7 points. Statistically, they were not a good football team and they're likely to regress to the mean next year.

Besides, why should we use the Colts as a model of success when the Steelers have made 3 Super Bowls since 2005?

Every team in the league models themselves after and strives to be the Pats and/or Steelers.

I mean, the Bengals have made the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time in 20+ years and are still waiting to win a playoff game in the same timeframe, but should the Steelers follow their team building strategies just because of a small sample size of success?

The Steelers are the gold standard and there's a reason why.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #14
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Indy is an anomaly which benefitted from one of the easiest schedules in football and had a ridiculous record in games decided by < 7 points. Statistically, they were not a good football team and they're likely to regress to the mean next year.

Besides, why should we use the Colts as a model of success when the Steelers have made 3 Super Bowls since 2005?

Every team in the league models themselves after and strives to be the Pats and/or Steelers.

I mean, the Bengals have made the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time in 20+ years and are still waiting to win a playoff game in the same timeframe, but should the Steelers follow their team building strategies just because of a small sample size of success?

The Steelers are the gold standard and there's a reason why.
They sure did... so you are saying we should cut Ben? Heck....lets really rebuild... fire Ben... Fire all those Old dudes on that #1 ranked defense... lets start all over... and maybe we to can get our asses kicked in our first playoff game.
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Few teams dump everything and rebuild in today's NFL... this isn't MLB. Unless you are coming in with new coaches... a new QB... and you are trying to turn around a failing franchise.. you don't need to take 2 steps backwards to allow your self to move forward.

We've got a QB that can win SB's... we've got one of the best defense in the NFL... which BTW did it with half a season of Troy....and an injured James Harrison and Lamar Woodley. IMO the 3 most important positions in the 3-4.... your OLB's and SS... ALL either out or not at full strength.

Think of all the great players we lost due to age or free agency over the years... yet we still managed to play at a higher level then most teams. Now because you think Casey Hampton and Larry Foote are too old we need to dump everything? Because a one trick pony WR w/ questionable hands might leave via FA......because Heath Miller blew out his knee....it's time to clean house? lol Maybe you need to remind your self of a guys named Rod Woodson, Bettis, Ward, Lloyd, Lake, Greene, Porter, etc etc... It's the steeler way... we lose guys... we re-stock them. Every draft we come away with 1 or 2 future starters... some guys might just be ready to step in and play. Some guys just might not be as finished as you think.

In today's NFL players restructure contracts... you lose a couple guys... you plug in a couple guys.... until the Rooney's sell the team I'm not going to suggest we throw in our cards and have a "rebuilding" year. The cap is different now... teams managed their cap differently now. The only teams I ever see "rebuilding" are the bad teams... the bad franchises.
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They sure did... so you are saying we should cut Ben? Heck....lets really rebuild... fire Ben... Fire all those Old dudes on that #1 ranked defense... lets start all over... and maybe we to can get our asses kicked in our first playoff game.
What?

Did you read my post?

Your moniker may be drunkard, but surely you didn't terribly misinterpret my post as 'bashing' did you?

I was saying the Steelers don't need to change a single thing.
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What?

Did you read my post?

Your moniker may be drunkard, but surely you didn't terribly misinterpret my post as 'bashing' did you?

I was saying the Steelers don't need to change a single thing.
I quoted the wrong post... my bad
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I quoted the wrong post... my bad
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No biggie then. Thanks for the clarification.
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We don't need to purge anything. We need an infusion of youth, and probably an updated defensive scheme.

Also, cutting Woodley? Not only would this actually hurt us in terms of the cap, but it's also one of the dumber things we could do.
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We don't need to purge anything. We need an infusion of youth, and probably an updated defensive scheme.

Also, cutting Woodley? Not only would this actually hurt us in terms of the cap, but it's also one of the dumber things we could do.
I wouldn't cut Woodley, but someone needs to beat his ass into the gym. He looked like a fat slob all season.
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