Behind The Steel Curtain doesn't condone drinking, but does encourage you to bring whatever refreshments you would like - booze variety or otherwise, just no tropical drinks, it's 20 degrees here and we're getting more snow on Monday. I don't want to hear about warm-weather drinks.
In the spirit of Hombre de Acero (or as some like to call him, Acero de Hombre), we're gonna pose five questions to kick off some discussion.
(we're gonna throw in a sixth just because)
- What do we think of our current receiving group, any and all potential moves aside? Brown and Sanders sounds alright, Cotchery and Burress, maybe not so much. Right? Wrong?
- Is Ben Roethlisberger good enough of a quarterback to throw receivers open often enough where the team won't need to invest hugely in the position? Keep in mind, the wide receivers the Steelers took in rounds 1 and 2 since 2000: Plaxico Burress (who's again back with the team...for some reason), Santonio Holmes, whom they traded after his most successful season in Pittsburgh, and Limas Sweed...nothing more needs to be said.
- What's your feeling about this team's running game? Is the stockpiling of blockers (Ramon Foster given a new contract, Matt Spaeth being signed back, several early draft picks) just simply the team saying "we're going to run until you stop us, passing league, schmassing league"?
- The flirtation with Beanie Wells and Victor Butler...did that mean something more than just a friendly chat? They knew Beanie Wells has bad knees. A non-guaranteed deal at maybe a buck or two more than minimum would still pay him less than Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. Is it worth it? And the fact they want to talk to Butler when Chris Carter and Adrian Robinson are still behind supposed starters LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds.
- Steve Breaston. Your thoughts...
- Do you blame Elvis Dumervil's agent for the faxing fiasco that led to his release from Denver? Do you place more blame on the fact it's apparently a system that still uses fax machines? Do you trust any piece of equipment used today that has the word "machine" after the proper noun, as if it used to be done by a non mechanized piece of equipment?