Not trying to call you out, 5yrs 35 Mill is a steal. I like Lewis alot, and I wouold be totally comfotable rolling into next season w/ Lewis and Allen as the starting CBs w/ Brown in the nickle..... Does that mean Ike's done?Cap I think we need to see a few more seasons from Lewis before we call that contract a steal. He played 1300+ snaps the last two seasons and has one interception. I get that LeBeau's defense plays a part in that but some guys (Allen) seem to have ball skills and others just do not.
Cap I think we need to see a few more seasons from Lewis before we call that contract a steal. He played 1300+ snaps the last two seasons and has one interception. I get that LeBeau's defense plays a part in that but some guys (Allen) seem to have ball skills and others just do not.I know you may have been illuding to it but the Steelers over the last two years have struggled to get pressure on opposing QB's and that coud certainly be a factor in the lack of interceptions.
Not saying you're wrong, just think the Steelers are rolling the dice a little by giving him a deal like that.Lewis has improved every season to the point were he is now a solid starter and you have to pay the going rate and like someone said it could prove a bargain down the line. Lewis showed a lot this year and really impressed me playing hurt at the end of the season in an effort to get his team in he playiffs, that is a priceless quality.
It's tough to find corners that can cover, play the ball, and tackle. Ike Taylor has proved over the years to be great at covering and tackling. Lewis so far has shown to be good at the same skill set as Ike. Allen has shown that he is capable of all three. To me Allen is the guy the Steelers need to sign to a long term deal.
Ike is under contract I don't see anything changing.
Lewis is an URFA so he will be able ot go out and find the highest and best offer. He was quoted as saying the Steelers made a mistake by not extending him last off season. No he is saying he never said that and all negotions will go through his agent. I doubt he will be back. He's going to get paid and I doubt it will be by the Steelers.
The Steelers should take the same approach to Allen as they did with Brown. Sign him now to long term contract for mid range money. If Allen comes out this next season and plays the way he finished the season the Steelers will not be able to afford him.
The Steelers need to cut Colon. He stayed healthy longer than normal but he is never going to make it through a season. He has a big cap number. The Steelers will carry some dead cap if they cut him but cutting him is better than absorbing his whole cap number only to see him finish the season on IR.
Ramon Foster needs to be brought back. They can probably sign him for reasonable money. He has been good and getting better in my opinion. He has also been consistently injury free.
If I'm not mistaken Legursky is a URFA. Correct me if I am wrong. They need to bring him back and should be able to at a reasonable price. He's not a starter but he's a solid back up at both G and C.
Did you see the hit in the knees Colon took from Suggs? Is he injury prone? IDK....