Pittsburgh Steelers' Kevin Colbert Should Be Fired

Tom ShelleyCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

PITTSBURGH - 2009:  Kevin Colbert of the Pittsburgh Steelers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by NFL Photos)
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In a move that has Steelers fans everywhere scratching their heads and yelling profanities while New York Jets fans rejoice, the Steelers traded away former first round pick and Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a fifth round pick in this year's NFL Draft.

Talk had been surfacing the past week about a potential trade to the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a second or third round pick.

However, in perhaps one of the offseason's dumbest moves, the Steelers traded him for a fifth round pick.

That's right. You read correctly.

The Steelers traded a first rounder of Pro Bowl caliber to a team who made the AFC Championship game for a measly fifth round pick.

This all boils down to the GM of the Steelers since 2000, Kevin Colbert.

He and Bill Cower are largely credited for creating the team that won Super Bowl XL, yet it appears he now is helping the Jets do the same thing for this year.

Now that the deal is done and Steelers fans can't get their star receiver back, there's only one option.

Fire Kevin Colbert.

It is clear that he no longer possesses good judgement and has kept a star quarterback who has gotten in trouble with the law one too many times over a receiver who was Super Bowl MVP and was ultimately not convicted of throwing a glass at a woman in a bar a few weeks ago.

Colbert could have easily gotten a higher draft pick from a team in greater need such as Tampa Bay or Miami, yet for reasons unknown, settled for a fifth round pick from the Jets.

Essentially, he took a first round pick who has only gotten better and traded him away for a fifth round pick. The loss in value is absolutely astounding.

Meanwhile, Jets fans should be throwing a ticker tape parade, as they just pulled off the deal of the century.

Steelers fans everywhere are going to be out for blood, and Colbert should be the first person on the list.