Monday, January 21, 2013

Steeler Roster Changes Coming; Salary Cap Challenges; Fans Pick Greatest QB In Steelers History

Steelers Could Be Seeing Big Roster Changes

One didn't have to listen closely to what Steelers general manager, Kevin Colbert, was saying last week.  Expect roster changes. In fact, expect some major roster changes. Referring to the 2012 season as "disappointing" and "unacceptable," it's clear what he meant. 

Colbert said the Steelers will rework some contracts and terminate others largely to make room under the salary cap. 

"If we don't change a roster that produced 8-8, we'd be silly to expect a better result," said Colbert.

Steelers President Art Rooney II threw his continued support behind coach Mike Tomlin and Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley.

Salary Cap Challenges Facing Steelers

Salary cap goes into effect on March 12. On that day, every team's 51 man roster contracts must be below the 2013 salary cap estimated to be about $121 million. Some reports place the Steelers about $10 million over the cap. However, Rooney hinted that number might be low. In addition, salary cap issues could limit how many veterans would return.

Who Is The Greatest Quarterback In Steelers History?

We know all the names---Roethlisberger, Bradshaw, O'Donnel, Stewart, Maddox, and Hanratty. 

So who did fans choose as the best QB in Steelers history? According to Yardbarker (who ran the poll), Terry Bradshaw took it by a wide margin. Bradshaw received 79.3% of the votes. Roethlisberger received 18.8%. Neil O'Donnel edged out Slash by .08%. O'Donnel came in at 1.08% while Kordell slipped in at 1%.

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