“Sometimes we all do things that, well, just don’t make no sense."_Forrest Gump's Mother
They cut or free agented starting corner Steven Nelson, starting slot corner Mike Hilton, starting ILB and principal run stopper Vince Williams, starting OLB and pass rusher extraordinaire Bud Dupree, starting nose tackle Tyson Alualu. These guys are not the biggest names on D but make no mistake they gave this Pitts' D its backbone.
They have DBs Cam Sutton and James Pierre on the bench but who knows if they can do the job in the starting role? They are thin at linebacker even with the return of Bush and Spillane. The other fill ins are question marks so hope for the worst.
They have no cap space to sign any of them...Pitts is receiver rich (Washington, Claypool, Johnson, McCloud and butterfingers Ebron at TE) so signing Juju to a one year 8 million dollar contract doesn't make much sense to me when they have so many other pressing needs.
What is their plan for the nonexistent run blocking Oline? They will get Zach Banner back and have a promising second year man in Kevin Dotson but who will be the center and the rest is dead wood. Pittsburgh's Oline pass blocked on both passing plays and running plays. What the hell happened there? Nobody knows least of all the coaching staff.
Tough to know how good RBs Snell and MacFarlane are as they ran behind trash last year and were tackled in the backfield. Their needs from the draft are Oline, Oline, Oline...
The Browns, Bengals, and Ravens are all better than the Steelers so their time in the sun is over...Ben's last year and it would hurt more in the cap space had he retired...so the GM Colbert and the owner Art 'Bourbon' Rooney are the ones who boxed the team into this mess...
So be it...I have hope that a new league will replace the NFL as it is so bribed and corrupted...Roger Goodell is such a pompous jerk...just a real slime-ball.