It has been a pretty typical offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers so far.
Instead of pressing the panic button like many pundits and fans were calling for, Pittsburgh kept calm and carried on its business like usual. They continued the offseason patterns that the Steelers have been exhibiting for quite some time.
As usual, Pittsburgh refused to dip into the free-agency pool. They made a few boring pickups, but nothing that made anything resembling a splash. Showing interest in Ahmad Bradshaw was the closest Pittsburgh got to taking full advantage of free agency.
There were legitimate reasons for this, mainly the Steelers’ depressing salary cap situation. But spending lots of money on big names just is not the Steeler way.
Right as fans began to question Pittsburgh’s decisions, it came out and had another strong draft. Honestly, it is like clockwork at this point. The Steelers have a plan, stick to it through the rough patches and always manage to execute in the end.
If nothing else, it has been an eventful offseason for the Steelers. Let us see how some of their biggest offseason moves stack up in a grade book.