Steelers 2012 Postmortem
The season is done for us. Were home watching, a rare occurrence I hope pisses off the younger guys. Lots of the roster is at odds. We've officially $12 mil over the cap. It's closer to $20 mil actually, with the restricted and exclusive rights guys. I'll trust the best cap guy in the league, Omar Khan, to make it work. Lots of unexpected cuts, restructures, and very little fa activity.
Keenan Lewis gets a deal done. He's earned it. Wallace is gone. Big snack is gone (time for McClendon to get snaps before his contract year). Harrison is likely gone, unless he takes a 5 mil pay cut.
Ben, Woodley, Timmons,.and ab restructure to give cap flexibility. Keisel is up in years, but played well, thereby negating his minimal cap hit vs the vested vet salary.
The d is solid to make it 5 of 6 being #1 in total d, and 3 years running #1 vs the pass. Lebeau is the Walsh of defense. Best mind in that arena, ever. Taylor, lewis, Allen, and Brown with troy and Clark at safety are an embarrassment of riches. McClendon will immediately make a difference, since he makes splash plays on nearly every play he gets in the game. That pressure in the middle should help fix the sack and turnover totals. That and the turnover machine that is Cortez Allen. He's not a man up corner, but he's a turnover beast.. 20% of the d's turnovers in 2 starts..
Hoping the o line clicks next year. A good line with Ben and that lebeau d is a reason for bright optimism. God forbid we have a legit #1 rb.
I'll agree this is highly glass half full. I know this off-season will involve much cap wrangling, and rely on young guys contributing.
Given what I've seen from the youngsters, what the o was showing early, and our depth I feel good, given we draft well and cut dead weight. This team healthy is 12-4, not 8-8.
It is what it is..
That said these Pittsburgh moron fans screaming for Haleys dismissal, and more importantly tomlins are on drugs.
Tomlin isn't going anywhere. Bandwagon dummies go away. Same idiots who keep insisting that Ben be traded.
Are you kidding? The oc isn't going anywhere either. Scheme was great before Ben got hurt.
You NEVER, EVER let an elite franchise qb get away from your team. Steelers doom and gloom morons be damned.. I'm still floored by the talk of trading Ben and firing tomlin..
Last edited by mikesteelnation1; 01-02-2013 at 02:50 AM.
"If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler." Jack Lambert, 1990 HoF Introduction.