Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/24/12
It’s been quite the interesting offseason for the Steelers. Cutting ties with long time veterans and fan favorites like Hines Ward, James Farrior, and Aaron Smith is never easy. Many so called experts seem to have it in their minds that the Steelers are in some sort of trouble heading into the 2012 season, and it’s not even into the summer yet. I’ve heard everything from drafting a wide receiver or running back in the first 2 rounds, to bringing in free agents the team could never afford. The answers to the issues, potential or otherwise, are largely on the roster now or awaiting a tender to be signed. The departure of those iconic veterans is not going to have the affect on the team the way that so many seem to think it will in my opinion. The veteran leadership will be somewhat of a question mark for next year but really that’s about it. One can’t fully discount the importance of that leadership however, but in recent years others have stepped up and will continue to do so. James ...
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