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It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers never..ever..make a move to acquire a high profile player during free agency—a philosophy that has typically served them well. However, if there was ever a year to finally go after one single solitary high profile free agent, this is the year. Before you flip your lid at the mere suggestion of a high profile acquisition, hear me out!
First of all, the cap is likely to rise to some degree under the new CBA, which would provide some additional cap space to work with and means there's no need to mortgage the future to pay for the present.
Secondly, the Steelers have a glaring weakness at corner that will be exploited throughout the season and will absolutely guarantee, yet another, loss to the Patriots and the Colts.
Thirdly, the Steelers are the anti-Redskins, meaning that they are already in a great position to make a playoff run and one integral addition could actually be the difference between a championship and a disappointing early playoff exit.
Finally, the free-agent talent pool at corner is impressive—Nnamdi Asomugha, Antonio Cromartie, and Jonathon Joseph would all make an immediate impact on the 2011 season and be the long term solution to ultimately replace Ike Taylor and mentor the rookie corners.
Flawless logic right? Please don't send hate mail, I know the Steelers rule.