If you haven’t been paying attention to football outside of Pittsburgh, then perhaps you’ve missed that Seattle All-Pro Safety Kam Chancellor is holding out in hopes of getting a new contract.
His current deal still has this year, plus two more left before he’d become a free agent in 2018. The Steelers of course are in a position where they could desperately use the services of Chancellor.
Before I go any further, I’m not saying the Steelers should make a deal for Chancellor. I’m simply making the point that it can’t hurt to at least make a phone call can it? If what they are demanding is way more than you are willing to give then you say “thanks” and you move on.
But what if the Seahawks’ demands aren’t so out of this world? If you are Kevin Colbert, are you willing to ship out Mike Mitchell and a draft pick? Are you willing to send a first rounder for him?
As I said last week, Will Allen is a steady, veteran player but can he do what you need him to for 16 games? Then there’s Mike Mitchell who is to me, a ticking time bomb. You just don’t know when he’s going to get beat in coverage or miss a key tackle. The addition of Chancellor though would provide something else this unit is sorely missing and that’s some attitude.
The defense could use an attitude adjustment and I’m sure Keith Butler would welcome his physicality to this side of the ball.
If I’m the Steelers, I’m making the call sooner rather than later too. Seattle gave up 34 points today in St. Louis and now heads to Green Bay for a Sunday Night Game. The Seahawks could very well be 0-2 and struggling on defense making Chancellor’s holdout all the more intriguing.
Pick up the phone Kevin, it’s worth a dime isn’t it?