The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Dearly Departed


Published: March 16, 2009


... Of the championship team, many names have been re-signed and others released.

While few would question the Rooneys' decision-making process during free agency, it still begs the question of who will be missed the most. With the offensive line still much maligned, the team recently began focusing on the cornerback situation. To figure out what is needed, let's first recap where the team is lacking.

Giving the 102 million-dollar man, Ben Roethlisberger, some protection seems critical if coach Mike Tomlin expects him to play a full season.

Guard Kendall Simmons, a former first-round draft pick in 2002, was let go after spending much of the season on injured reserve. Though he was a talented member of the o-line, injury and age affected his game late in his career.

Since Alan Faneca left, the guard position has not been addressed as a high priority in the draft. Look for a possible second-round pick to fill the need.

Now, if there...

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