With all the talk about the moving and shaking going on in the NFL with free agency, fans of many teams are excited and rightfully so. Some very good players are getting new zip codes and new teams to play for. But for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the free agency has been quiet on the acquisitions front. They have lost plenty of players, but the additions have been few.
In what will likely be typical Steelers style, they will simply keep calm and carry on. Carry on into the draft and do what they can to address as many needs as possible there, and carry on further into the Summer when the June 1 cuts start to come. This has been a popular motive of the Steelers in the past and with their salary cap situation being what it is, it will likely be the plan again this year.
The Steelers have multiple needs to fill this off-season, including help along depth along the offensive and defensive lines, as well as the defensive secondary and possibly wide receiver.
As far as starters go, the Steelers are entrenched at this point with their No. 1’s across the board, so there will likely be no panic by them. This mean when June 1 hits and teams have to do some cuts to save on back-loaded bonuses and to squeeze in other player, the Steelers front office will be there to scoop up a few undervalued guys to help fill out their 53 man roster.
So Steelers fans, just take a breath and understand that this is how they do business, and it always seems to work out.