The hiring of Todd Haley as offensive coordinator was the talk of the town, only to be topped by the status of Hines Ward—there is a real chance that the Steelers will release him.
We haven't even gotten a chance to discuss the potential releasing of several other veterans including Chris Kemoeatu, Aaron Smith and Casey Hampton. These are just a few moves that General Manager Kevin Colbert will have to consider to get the Steelers under the salary cap by March 13th.
While there will be an unusual number of changes for the Steelers, they still expect to contend next year.
We’re not at a crossroads. We’re not in the rebuilding stage. The best way to put it is we need to re-tool, Colbert told Steelers.com. We need to keep adding young players into the mix, continue to hope our overall progression out-runs our regression. If we continue to do that, we’ll have our chances to be successful.
The Steelers have to be smart with the moves that they make and as history has proven, they usually are.
With that said, here are the moves that the Steelers should avoid this offseason.