newarenanow wrote: Rocco wrote:
PhantomJB93 wrote:How the hell was this team in the super Bowl 2 years ago
They had good players, who all got old. It takes time to replace that many key guys at once, and it doesn't help when two young talented players are allowed to walk and replaced by William Gay and Plaxico Burress.
Pretty much this. On top of that, questionable drafts, along with the refusal to build from the outside (something that worked for 30+ years, but hasn't recently), and I think Art the Second trying to protect his QB instead of letting him play also play a factor.
starting with that 2008 draft, by and large the draft picks have stunk. 2010 has a glimmer of hope w/ Pouncey, Sanders, and Brown, but even then, those guys have been hurt and or underwhelming or both. No one is left on the team from 2008. Ziggy Hood is the only guy left from 2009.
It's like a pitt recruiting class, minus the coaching turmoil excuse.