the wicked child wrote:Completly ridiculous. This is why it can be so hard to keep championship teams together... the price for every part skyrockets, sometimes ridiculously so.
While you're absolutely right, it looks like the Steelers aren't getting hurt too much. The've retained their ENTIRE coaching staff, lost only Hope and Kimo through free agency, and haven't had to resign anyone to an outrageous contract. (In fact, Tuman seems to have taken less than market just to stay).
They've had one retirement of a key player (Ok, Admin, two if you count Tommy Gun
) and even the player that retired (Bettis) wasn't going to help much in the coming year.
Clark talks about "one stop shopping" and "signing on-campus" because of his respect for the organization.
We haven't even had a draft yet!
Things are going good for the Steelers, this is payoff time for the Rooney's. It's not always expedient to run an ethical franchise that truly cares about it's players, but when you do, eventually it pays off.
Even though I'm extremely biased, I can't think of a Football franchise that is more deserving than the one owned by the Rooney family.