The signings of both Ladarius Green and Ryan Harris were significant pick ups for the Steelers in their journey for seven. Losing the greatest tight end in Steelers history and a rising star on the O line were enough for the team to go out and find some great successors.
Green brings much needed athleticism and skill to the table, while Harris brings veteran savvy.
Now that these two positions have been taken care of, I don’t expect the Steelers to make anymore moves in free agency. Not any major moves, at least.
I know we all hoped for some secondary help this time around, but most of the guys the team looked at were way out of their budget.
Gerry Dulac dropped some hints the other day during one of his chats that caused many to believe that the Steelers had basically locked up Eric Weddle.
We all know how that turned out.
There aren’t many defensive backs left that are worth their time. The ones that are probably have their prices set way to high at this point. The Steelers only have about $3,400,00 left in cap space, according to spotrac.com
Any and all holes left to fill will be filled through the draft. The secondary, in its abyssmal state, will totally be successfully addressed. No worries here, the Steelers always find a way.
If you didn’t realize it by now, that was sarcasm. If it was any other position, I wouldn’t be too worried about it. Yet, its the defensive backfield we’re talking about here.
The drafting of DBs have been notoriously horrendous under Mike Tomlin. The most recent of stalwarts of the secondary were drafted by Bill Cowher. Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, all Bill picks.
You want to Mike Tomlin’s most successful defensive back? You probably already know but I’ll tell you anyway: William Gay. I might also mention Keenan Lewis, but he didn’t stick around on the team for long.
Anyways, as we steadily approach draft day, one must wonder if the Steelers have done enough so far in free agency to march into that war room confidently.
Info courtesy of spotrac.com