Offseason to-do list for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Eric Eager runs through three key areas the Pittsburgh Steelers must address in the offseason.

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Offseason to-do list for the Pittsburgh Steelers


The 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers finished the regular season with a 10-6 record and an exit in the second round of the playoffs.  This success was in spite of injuries and/or suspensions to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (92.7), star running back Le’Veon Bell (94.0), his super-sub DeAngelo Williams (84.2), center Maurkice Pouncey, tackle Kelvin Beachum (79.4), young wide receiver Martavis Bryant (71.8), which alone combined for 44 missed regular season games.  The absence of Williams, and the limitations of Roethlisberger, in the playoffs led to the Steeler’s reliance on backup running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (65.5), whose fumble was instrumental in the Denver Broncos’ win over the Steelers in the Divisional Round.

Any Steelers success moving forward will be largely due to their offensive triple of Roethlisberger, Bell and receiver Antonio Brown (96.5). Roethlisberger’s 50.7 accuracy percentage on deep passes was the best in the league in 2015.  Bell’s elusiveness rating (69.6), yards after contact (385), and breakaway percentage (40.8) were third, third and fifth in the league at the time of his season-ending injury.  Besides tying for the league lead in catches (136) and finishing second in yards (1834), Brown finished second, third and fifth among wide receivers in yards after the catch (624), missed tackles forced (23), and drop rate (3.55), respectively.  Brown’s accomplishments are even more impressive when one considers he played with Michael Vick (51.0) and Landry Jones (49.2) for stretches of the season. A 2016 season with all three of these men playing 16 games would be nightmare-producing for opposing defenses.

The strength of the Pittsburgh defense is with its two 3-4 defensive ends Cameron Heyward (84.3) and Stephon Tuitt (80.4).  Tuitt (7.8) and Heyward (7.4) finished 12th and 16th in run stop percentage among 3-4 defensive ends, combining for 46 run stops (23 each) on 405 run defense snaps.  The pair was also solid rushing the passer, with Heyward (7.5) and Tuitt (6.8) finishing 15th and 20th respectively in pass-rush productivity, combining for 104 pressures in 1136 regular season pass-rush snaps. 

Below we discuss three pressing needs the Steelers need to address if they are going to stay in the upper echelon of AFC teams moving forward.

1. Offensive line

As Roethlisberger gets older, the impetus is on the Steelers to make him more upright in 2016, both for his health (four missed games in 2015), and for his performance (he was only 20th in the league in accuracy percentage under pressure in 2015).  While an offensive line of Beachum, Ramon Foster (82.3), Pouncey (graded positively in every full season of his career), David DeCastro (83.4) and Marcus Gilbert (75.3) would be a formidable unit, Foster and Beachum are both unrestricted free agents, and Beachum and Pouncey combined for only 329 snaps in 2015.  When injuries hit, the drop in quality of offensive line play was substantial, with Cody Wallace (33.9 in 1231 snaps) posting the second-worst pass blocking efficiency among centers with a 94.6.  Alejandro Villanueva (42.7 in 909 snaps) was poor as well, finishing 11th worst among tackles with a 93.2 pass blocking efficiency, allowing 39 total pressures on 459 pass-blocking snaps.   

The Steelers may not have the cap space to retain Foster and/or Beachum, and with only Wallace, Villanueva and Chris Hubbard (53.6 in 34 snaps) as options on the current roster, the Steelers will probably need to look to the draft for help.  At tackle, Jack Conklin of Michigan State (13 total pressures allowed in 2015), Taylor Decker (15) of Ohio State and Ronnie Stanley (13) of Notre Dame are options in the mid-to-late first round.  All three of these players graded positively as both a run blocker and a pass blocker in both 2014 and 2015, and would be a contributor immediately. 

Cody Whitehair of Kansas State was solid as both a pass protector and run blocker in 2015.  While he played left tackle at college, he projects as a guard in the NFL, and would be a solid addition in 2016.  Jarell Broxton and Joshua Garnett of Stanford both stood out as a run blockers in 2015, and would be good later-round projects at guard. 

2. Secondary

Brandon Boykin (76.9), William Gay (74.5), Will Allen (73.4), Robert Golden (72.3) and Antwon Blake (35.1) are all contributors that will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.  Blake played very poorly in 2016, and should be easily replaced by Ross Cockrell (80.5), who was the Steelers best player in the secondary in 2015, despite playing only 736 snaps (to Blake’s 1046).  Gay is 31 years old, and given the depth of the free agent market at cornerback (link), may be easily retainable at a cheap rate.  He can also contribute as a slot corner, where he finished 2015 fourth in yards per coverage snap (0.84).  Retaining slot corner Boykin may be more difficult, although the presence of Casey Hayward (82.7) and Leon Hall (78.4) on the market will drive down his value.  It’s curious as to why the Steelers waited until week 13 to give Boykin (407 snaps) a role in the defense, since he’s graded well in all four of his seasons in the NFL, including 2015. 

Safety is a deep position in the free agent market, with the likes of Eric Berry (88.0), Reggie Nelson (84.2), Rodney McLeod (83.9) and George Iloka (82.6) probably out of the Steelers’ price range.  With the lack of top-end safety talent in the upcoming draft (link to mock draft), the easiest solution may be to retain either Allen or Golden at their market value.  Allen’s age (34), may make the younger Golden (25) the more attractive candidate of the two.  While a bit shaky in coverage (67.9 coverage grade), Golden proved to be a sure tackler in 2015, missing only two tackles after week 6. 

3. Inside linebacker

The Steelers have invested a lot of resources into their linebacker core in general, and specifically at inside linebacker, with little to show for it in 2015.  Laurence Timmons (37.9) will likely be gone by next season, as he did not play well in 2015, will be 30 years old, and will have a cap number north of $15 million for the 2016 season.  Ryan Shazier (51.5) was a first-round pick in 2014, but has yet to meet the expectations that come with that pick.  His 1.02 yards per coverage snap were 16th-worst in the league among inside linebackers, and he had only 31 stops to go with 13 missed tackles in the regular season.  He did add 15 stops with only one missed tackle in two playoff games, including a +9.4 grade against the Bengals, showing some promise for the future.

Backup Sean Spence (52.7) is unrestricted free agent, meaning Vince Williams (73.6) is the only player currently on the roster to be considered as a replacement for Timmons.  Williams was solid in 196 snaps in 2015, as he missed just two tackles while producing 13 stops.  However, he did allow 14 of the 15 passes into his coverage to be completed (with one pass defensed), with 60 yards after the catch.  If the Steelers aren’t comfortable going into next season with Williams as a starter, there are few options available in free agency after Jerrell Freeman (90.6) and Derrick Johnson (87.4), who would probably be too expensive for the Steelers.  Reggie Ragland of Alabama and Scooby Wright of Arizona look like immediate difference makers in the draft, and may be available when the Steelers pick at 25.  Ragland, who is solid against both the run and the pass, can also rush off the edge, making him an intriguing candidate for the Steelers defensive scheme. 

An offensive trio of Roethlisberger, Bell and Brown alone will win the Steelers a decent share of games, and having them all back healthy next season will have them in the mix for the foreseeable future.  Getting the Steelers over the hump, however, will require them to take care of their offensive line, secondary and linebacking core.  With a difficult cap situation, this may require the Steelers to get creative financially in retaining their own free agents and re-tool in the draft.  If they do so successfully, the Steelers will be a difficult team to beat in 2016 and beyond. 

  • Plzstopthisgarbage

    So stupid. Honestly, I’m sick of PFF, this article is terrible.

    • Jack Casey

      Then why are you reading it?

  • DMuir

    The OL played fine and annually takes a bad rap even though perpetually dealing with injuries. Pitt must address secondary, specifically safety. However, a safety taken in the first would be a reach so if you can grab a Eli Apple, VH3 or best available CB that would be stellar. Ragland will probably be gone. Like Scooby but I don’t see
    his body holding up in NFL.
    Pitt is in a tough position and I believe they must go all in free agency this year as Bens window is slowly closing.

    • Ike Evans

      But they wont….they never do in 40 years…..year after year ppl have said that and year after year the team doesnt go that route

  • Ike Evans

    Offensive line becomes more of a priority depending on if we retain our guys or not. Saftey is the primary concern for me, corner is second depending on if we sign boykin back or not, offensive line, olb, defensive line depth, backup qb

    • 31 to a Deuce

      Just my opinion but OLB shouldn’t be that high of a need if we get Harrison back or not still got Jarvis,Bud,Moats,Chickillo.

      • Ike Evans

        Have to be able to rush consistently with 4 when we are in nickel…tomlin and butler have both mentioned that….the exotic blitzes have really saved our asses from the lack of pass rush from our outside guys in nickel…..harrison may just as likely retire, jarvis cant do that, moats cant do that and both may be free agents after 2016-17 season anyway. That leaves chik and dupree….we need to add to that mix. The draft isnt necesarily for the team next year but for the team 2 or 3 years down the line

        • Izach

          While I agree in essence OLB isn’t a need now, Harrison was our best OLB but is also 50/50 on retiring, Dupree showed some flash need to get better tho, jones looked like he should have as a rookie like seriously if both Dupree and jones were rookies I’d be ok but jones is a contract year 1st rounder hard to reinvest in him on that level given his career play. Author moats was actually good in his role so I don’t mind keeping him reminds me of Clark haggens

    • Izach

      I believe the opposite, CB is the primary position of need even if we resign everyone because they were all sub par IMO, Gay did ok but is on wrong side of 30, Allen has failed to live up to expectations for 2years now IMO, Blake was the same and beyond his 2014 role he seemed promising his 2015 play makes me not want to give him another chance. Boykin was decent but wasn’t other worldly in his 3-4 games of heavy action better than the others but that’s not a huge compliment he can be the slot/3rd CB if we get 2 new starters in FA/draft

      • Ike Evans

        Disagree….if we lose guys on the oline……priority should be to keep ben upright…..im fine with gay, cockrell, boykin, golson, grant….throw a pick in there…thats fine….doesnt have to be in the first round

        • Izach

          I if we keep every one we need to improve the CB position the most, so it makes sense to let some of them walk (why resign player you need to upgrade from in the first place). with the OL we automatically get much better with pouncey instead of Wallace, it’s cheap to resign Foster and doesn’t make sense to let him walk, beachum I could see leaving he can likely get more than steelers are offering, as a pretty good LT even if slightly lacking physically his 2014 play will earn him money on open market IMO. If that scenario plays out, we will be ok on OL and still severely lacking at CB the only decent one all season was gay and he’s aging, crockrell is too inexperienced to trust for future IMO made that mistake with Blake and Cortez Allen previously, it’s a safer bet to draft a higher round CB (maybe not 1st round but maybe 2nd) hope golson can come in and hold his own for a small CB but even then that 1 CB we need 3, Boykin could resign but he’s a slot guy, I’d like a high rookie and gay to compete/challenge for the 1spot. A future or 2016 high round rookie and golson 1-2 CB with Boykin the slot for foreseeable future sounds good

          • Ike Evans

            I dont agree we need 3

          • Izach

            How? We are in nickel more than the base defense, we literally have a 3rd CB on field more than we have the NT. Yet we only had one decent one all season, Boykin may be a good slot in all for keeping him, but gay needs a future replacement (as he’ll be retiring in a year or 2 at most) and we need a compliment at CB no.2 as well even if we keep crockell and golson returns they’ll battle it out for the number 2spot we will need a mother CB to eventually replace gay id prefer a highly touted draft pick who can learn for a year behind gay. If we do that we should be ok, then draft a SS in the 2nd or 3rd round I’m a fan of miles killebrew guys a beast and can be a special teams ace right away while he learns our system

          • Ike Evans

            Why do you keep bringing up safeties? We are talking about corners………..i like cockrell….i like boykin….and i dont know what golson and grant are yet but i want to see….so i dont think we need 3…i like the guys we have…thats how….add another guy in at any round…thats find…idk why ppl are so hung up on a 1st round cb

          • Izach

            Idk how you can “like” who we have literally all we are missing on defense is a CB and a SS, literally all those guys you mentioned at CB are still upgrade able they are fine for depth purposes but the only one who is a proven veteran is Gay and maybe Boykin as a slot, he’s never been a full time starter outside of the slot and I don’t trust him 100% yet but he’s the 2nd best we have by default. I think beat case scenario we spend in FA on Either a CB or SS and draft the other position, that is a decent “quick” fix for the secondary, the FA would only be a stop gap hopefully while a rookie or younger player learns the position to take over, with the secondary we can’t afford to “keep it as is” if we want to win in 2016 improvements NEED to be made we don’t have to overhaul everything or rebuild but improvements are a NECESSITY.

          • Ike Evans

            I like cockrell…period. You dont have to….i liked golson coming out of college

  • Sam Clonch

    What a needle dick way to break everything down. If you really think that they have nothing at ILB, it shows you know nothing at all about football. Timmons was a pro-bowler in 2014, and while he didn’t repeat that, he played better than some arbitrary statistic, and he’s already said he’d rework his deal to come back. And to say Shazier isn’t paying off??? Are you SERIOUS? He basically won the wild card game by himself (13 tackles, 9 solo, 2 for a loss, 2 passes deflected, 2 forced fumbles to include the one that lead to the game winning drive, and one fumble recovery)! Sean Spence is signed as cheap depth and the ILB changes none at all. Front 7 was NOT the problem on defense.

    • Ed L

      For me, I cannot say Shazier IS paying off yet ? He’s hurt more often then not it seems. If Shazier got flagged for the helmet too helmet hit, all the stats you mentioned in that wild card game are meaningless because that 15 yard penalty is game over. For me, I don’t hate Shazier but he’s overrated from what I see. He has speed, we hear that a million times, but he also gets manhandled when a lineman gets their hands on him. While I agree ILB isn’t as weak as this guy tries to say, Shazier isn’t someone I consider a fixture for 10 years at LB because he’s fragile. Jarvis Jones MUST be sent packing, one way or another, he’s not quality at all.

      • Bob Loblaw

        Yeah, but IF Shazier got flagged for the helmet to helmet hit it would have been a bad call, the hit was legal, and IF the TD he scored counted the stats he mentioned would be even better. And how is a 15 yard penalty in the third quarter “game over”? You aren’t assuming that everything else would have played out exactly as it did, are you? Did you even see the game?

        • paddy212

          I agree

        • Izach

          Actually IMO that was an illegal hit the NFL could fix a lot of these hits if they fined and flagged every lowered head hit, guys should lead with their head down like shazier did. Gio was technically not “defenseless” but in reality there was nothing he could’ve done to “defend” himself from a head to head blow.

          • Bill in CO

            You can think it was an illegal hit all you want…Dean Blandino has already explained why it WASN’T illegal. Bernard had established himself as a runner. The fact that a player who has established themselves as a runner cannot defend themselves is not a factor in the rule. In addition, there was no crown of the helmet call because of the angles each player was coming from when the hit occurred.

          • Izach

            None of that really matters, truth is shazier came in with his head lowered, which is the bad part of the tackle weather gio was really or classified as defenseless or not does not matter. I understand the rules what I’m getting at is the rules aren’t created to protect players they are created to save face for the NFL. It wasn’t a penalty “technically” but it was still a dangerous tackle for both of them. As a steeler fan I can admit that

      • paddy212

        Do you watch steeler games or just play with them on Madden kid?

      • Izach

        Actually shaziers hit on gio was when steelers were up 15-0 I doubt even if that was called a penalty the game would have been close, his hit and turnover is what got burfict mad and emotional on the ensuing drive and he beat our OL to hit Ben and take him out, which is the only reason the bengals came back as Landry jones was absolutely HORRIBLE!

        • T

          No again Ben held the ball for a week if he throws it away he doesn’t get hurt

    • Jack Casey

      Who the hell cares about Pro Bowl honors?? Don’t the fans vote for that shit anyways! Sound like my friend who said Nick Foles was a great QB coming into the season because he was the reigning pro bowl MVP lmao. Timmons is as good as gone at $15 mill. And you will disregard a whole season of work because of one wild card performance?

      • paddy212

        Hello idiot!! Timmons ALREADY said he is restructuring moron. Shazier played very well last year too kid. Timmons did not play all world like he did in 2014 , But I will take 12 years of Timmons in 2014 then 1 super year. Did you even watch any games last year?

        • Izach

          Shazier wasn’t great until that playoff game, he struggled with injuries (again) and his play was up and down the ups were beyond great but his lows were pretty low as well, I’m impressed with his positives but he needs to do that more often

          • paddy212

            He had several good games, we forget that we drafted the kid at only 20 years old. The kid is still growing, He gets bigger and stronger every year. This next year should be his best

          • Izach

            On shazier like I said his good games were terrific, his bad games were really bad, I was actually really low on him in college because of his lack of strength and instincts, but in pros he seems like make up for it with pure speed, if only he’d stop going for the big hit every time I think his tackling would improve Tremendously. For every play he did make inn2015 there at least an equal number of missed tackles, usually the steelers don’t let rookies play like that for a few years as we have veterans but shazier was forced to start so we just have to live with the ups and downs, year 3 is where Timmons really shined so im expecting big things in2016

          • Tom McConnell

            Shazier plays like a safety. Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy. Should have moved him to safety, like we did his coach (Lake).

      • Izach

        Timmons 15mill cap hit is easily reduced to less than 8mill if they extend his contract to a reasonable price, if he signs a 5year 25 mill extension, with a reworked 2016 year it’s basically a 6 year 30 mill deal so 5mill for a LB of Timmons quality and athletic ability even at 30 isn’t a bad deal especially when you consider in 3-4 years we can cut him easy if he declines quickly

      • Brian

        Exactly. Pro bowl is a fan vote and nothing more than a popularity contest. And it’s also completely watered down bc most vets and the really elite players turn down the invite which makes the number of pro bowl players very large. I don’t even know why the nfl still acknowledges it as an achievement in comparison to being named an all pro. But we are talking about the worst run professional sports league in the country. I think wwe does a bether job.

    • codered5

      I agree. One thing pff has not been great with is projecting young players based on what they see on tape not their cumulative grade which is black and white. I’ve seen current or former front office personel guys say player x will be great if given time( despite me having seen the player have a poor pff grade and pff suggesting they’re a bust in articles) and they were right. The way pff grades doesn’t allow them to see players turning a developmental corner even when they still make mistakes. I think this is what is happening with shazier in this case.

      • john king

        You hit it right on the button with that comment PFF system is flawed they grade players but fail to watch tape as they advertise if they did watch film they would see Shazier is a future star in this league! I played the position at all levels except the pros and that kid is going ro be great! Id put money on it any takers?

      • Brian

        Completely agree with this!!! It’s like people read pff and other analytic sites and take it as gospel. Analytics are only a small piece of the puzzle. And it’s nowhere close to baseball where analytics are much more accurate. Way more variables in football many of which the analysts don’t and can’t know. Pff is a good tool but there’s no possible way they can be fully accurate without being on the team or being a coach on the team. They can’t know the intentions and responsibilities of the players on every play unless they are on the team. A lot of times I’m sure they can accurately figure them out but there’s wrinkles and different way schemes formations and plays may differ from coach to coach and team to team that they can’t know. And the big thing is I completely agree that I don’t think they are good at projecting if a player will improve or not. Bc ultimately they are grading them, that’s completely different than projecting. Projecting requires much more skill training knowledge and experience than any of these guys have. If they had it they would more than likely be scouting for teams not grading for a website. The public takes pff too seriously. I take bill belichick and his statement about how he doesn’t pay much attention to the analytic sites. He said he has his own staff do that kind of thing. And that makes total sense bc they know the play designs and responsibility for their own team as well as have much better insight to other teams players. And I’m sorry but I’m listening to a 4 time super bowl winning coach and maybe the greatest coach ever over a bunch of guys who have never even held an nfl job. Period.

        • Tom McConnell

          I do agree with your statement until you mention .
          Yeah, BBelichekelichek is still a cheating coach as well. Should have been suspended bigtime for spygate.
          Sean Payton was suspended for a year for less involvement on what occurred in NO. Nice to be protected by the commissioner.

          • Brian

            Paytons team intentionally tried to hurt other teams players. That’s not even the same discussion.

          • Tom McConnell

            Hurt not injure. There’s a difference. Football has always been a sport where you punish who comes in your area. Belichek
            broke the rules.

          • Brian

            That is insane. How u are rationalizing that is insane. I truly hope u are not any type of youth coach or something bc that kind kind of rationale does not belong in sports. The saints broke rules! Serious rules. Not the procedural crap belichick did. They ran a pool on injuring players. And hurting and injuring is the same thing. U said it yourself football is already about punishment, u don’t need a pool for it to happen. When u intentionally do it, it doesn’t matter if u use the word hurt or injure, there’s no place for it in sports. U are talking about trying to actually take another player out of a game and possibly end his career and thus damage his family. I truly hope u are just biased bc if u truly feel this way then u should absolutely not have any type of influence on organized sports. I’m not trying to downplay the belichick then but what the saints did is an entirely different thing. And to try to intimate that what the saints did isn’t a big deal is down right despicable.

          • Tom McConnell

            That’s stupid. You know little about injuries then. There is a very distinct difference between the 2. Read the dictionary.

            If you believe what you say, then Ray Lewis and several Ravens should have been found guilty of the same and suspended for a year for their actions. Or how the Bengal that took out Bell, Williams, Brown & Rothlesberger should be suspended.

            Spygate was not at all procedural. It was every bit against the rules as running a bounty, which by the way Payton was not running. It was an assist. Hmmm. Sounds like Belichek and deflategate.

    • T

      Yes it was no pass rushers

  • 31 to a Deuce

    Hopefully we let Will Allen and Antwon Blake walk then re-sign Gay, Golden and even though chances are slim Boykin to. Also Foster,Mclendon, and Bruce cause Landry is not cutting it as a No. 2 QB
    Also release Cortez Allen.

  • Ed L

    O-line ? What ? O-line isn’t a priority ! Pouncey coming back add more depth. I’d like too see the Steelers bounce Pouncey outside and let Wallace stay at center

    • Izach

      FUCK THAT! Pouncey is an all pro center, Wallace was a bad center (ok backup), please stop ever suggesting that. EVER! Lol
      Ok dramatics aside tho moving pouncey for Wallace is just dumb, I’d rather cut Wallace and keep Foster at OG, he’s actually really good, consistent and been a steeler since day 1.

  • Tom808

    They should trade or drop Pouncey. Never available.

    • Jay Lateron

      Pouncey has suffered 2 FREAK INJURIES so it is disingenuous to say he is fragile or “Never available.”

    • Madi

      And if you watch those 2 freak injuries, tell me what players wouldn’t have been hurt by them. He didn’t just pull a hammy, his ACL was completely bulldozed by big fat guys going super fast.

      Those aren’t on him, so I don’t think it means he’s injury prone; furthermore, his return from the first one shows his ability to rebound.

  • prnitz

    Who wrote this? Villi in year 1 at the most difficult line position grading as 11th best of all tackles in NFL is poor?? Are you kidding? We also have 3 other young OL guys under contract you dont mention. Beachum is exceptional and i hope hes back. Timmons and Shazier are fixed in stone at inside LB. This team only needs secondary help and fewer injuries and they will be a preseason favorite.

    • Izach

      Vilnuenva grade do 11th worst not best out of 80+ OTs (LT and RT). Tho he got better as season went on for him

  • jim

    toss pouncey

  • john king

    I agree with sam! Just throwing at stat a number to every player dont work on all the players! Saying shazier is rated what he is is in itself bogus. He is going to be a stud he missed time this year and still was in the tops on the teams tackles. Timmons was an above avg starter this year and bud dupree played well in limited snaps! Clearly PFF only looks at box scores and doesnt do what they say analyzing players with film because i watched every game of the steelers and yes im a fan but i can say they are strong at LB..makes me wonder how many other plyers they grade terrible are really that bad!

  • john king

    Just they fact they have vince williams rated as out highest LB is bogus that dude is a below avg player at best has been his entrire career

  • Snagsemall

    THE TEAM IS KINDA FALLING APART ON DEFRNCE AT OLB, FUTURE MLB AND AWFUL SECONDARY. yET THEY WILL NOT MAKE MOVES AT SAFETY WITHIN THEIR ORGANIZATION, TIMMONS IS STILL VALUABLE AND WILLING TO TAKE HOMETOWN DISCOUNT, WILLIAMS, SPENCE. i CONSIDER SHAZIER FOR SAFETY BECAUSE HE HAS ALL THE TALENT FOR THE POSITION AND WON’T BE MAULED BY GUARDS WHO HELP KEEP HIM ON THE BENCH WITH INJURIES. HIS CAREER WILL BE SHORT AT MLB.

  • SamyyCiao

    Need to sign both Foster and Beachum to protect Ben who is getting more and more fragile every year – cut Pouncey way over paid, Wallace did get filling in for him!