Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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We’ve all had 36 hours or so to digest the move by the Pittsburgh Steelers in which they matched the offer by the New England Patriots to keep Emmanuel Sanders. It’s no secret I was in favor of letting Sanders walk for a multitude of reasons but what’s done is done. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have questions in the aftermath however…. 1. What does this mean for the draft? I have to believe at this junction, the Steelers will move away from a receiver in round one unless someone they really covet is there. While my belief is that this team needs players now, I’m starting to guess they go defense with the 17th pick which more than likely means a special teamer in year one. Dick LeBeau just doesn’t play many rookies. 2. Was this P.R. related or really a ‘football move?’ This was brought up by Daniel Dudley yesterday during my weekly appearance on Trib-Live Radio (shameless plug) and I think it has some merit. By keeping Sanders, the front office appeases Ben Roethlisberger which isn...
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