All of the focus this offseason has been whether or not the Steelers could re-sign Ike Taylor or not.
What? You mean no one has worried whether or not Chris Hoke is re-signed? If Pittsburgh keeps Matt Spaeth or Dennis Dixon?
No surprise, after LaMarr Woodley signed his franchise tag, Taylor became the lone focus of the Steelers offseason.
Maybe bigger than signing Taylor is the impending 2012 free agent class, which features both long-time starters as well as up-and-coming stars.
It is the combination of experienced veterans and young talent that keeps Pittsburgh in championship contention on a yearly basis.
Even if it comes at the expense of Taylor, the Steelers must extend the contracts of these five players.