Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 4/12/13

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Emmanuel Sanders and Brandon London of the Pittsburgh Steelers take a moment to themselves prior to the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
I’ve had some good discussions as I’m sure many of you have about Emmanuel Sanders signing the offer sheet from the New England Patriots and whether or not the Steelers should match. I’ve also seen some comments that were rather derogatory towards Sanders regarding him “going after the money.” Let me get this straight. None of you would take a significant increase in pay and an opportunity to work with another future hall of fame quarterback and future hall of fame coach? Don’t give me the loyalty crap either because loyalty is gone in professional sports. I don’t begrudge Sanders one bit for signing the offer sheet. Look at the two situations he is facing from an offensive perspective. In Pittsburgh, it is becoming more and more clear that Todd Haley was brought in to re-establish the running game. This means less opportunities for receivers which means less of an opportunity for Sanders to have a big year heading into unrestricted free agency in 2014. His other option is to go to ...
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