NFL  > Pittsburgh Steelers  > Farrior's Been Released
March 3, 2012, 01:00 PM
"The purge started Wednesday with receiver Hines Ward. It ended Friday when the Steelers told linebacker James Farrior, a towering figure during a championship run surpassed in franchise history by only the 1970s Steelers, that he, too, would be released.

The Steelers appear to be finished -- at least for now -- shedding salary and getting younger.

A flurry of activity rid them of three stalwarts (Farrior, Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith) who played a combined 37 seasons in Pittsburgh and helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and appear in three NFL title games during a six-year span.

It was the organization's biggest shakeup in recent memory, yet the team remained remarkably intact."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/ste elers/s_784643.html
March 3, 2012  01:10 PM ET

The start of the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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March 3, 2012  01:21 PM ET
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The start of the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Yeah...sure...just ask Peter King, right?

March 3, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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Yeah...sure...just ask Peter King, right?

The truth hurts, doesn't it?

March 3, 2012  02:25 PM ET
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The start of the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This isn't a decline. They are getting younger and these players were either injured or unused for much of the past 2 or 3 seasons.

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March 3, 2012  08:48 PM ET
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That's what you guys said when we let Joey Porter go.That's what you guys said when we let Alan Faneca go."The Steelers are crazy ... they won't even sniff the playoffs now!"And then they won another Super Bowl without either of those two.You know what that means? You guys were WRONG BOTH TIMES!Hint: Stay out of the prediction business - you completely suck at it.

Don't pay any attention to these people as they aren't experts in evaluating NFL talent. If they were they wouldn't be posting on FN.

March 3, 2012  08:55 PM ET

Actually I think the Steelers are doing the right thing by cutting the dead wood and getting under the salary cap. A team can't stay stagnant for too long or they start to lose their competitive edge.

March 3, 2012  09:03 PM ET
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EK,I hear ya,for decades,the Steelers are dangerous and won more than lost,I also know they are cutting 'old vets' that go them into the playoffs and SB,but,just remember,everyone,sooner or later,'has too lose' ifn for nothing else? but for the future of the team.Do i feel sorry for yer team.Yes, but only for my Steelers friends,that's it.They've been on top of just about every year for a long time,I see the Ravens losing a step or two as well,I see it this way,'.Nothing,is forever'. [had too qoute that.] and they've had alot more sucess at it than any team in the sport.

Nothing is forever...unless you are Browns fan. Then you are just screwed. lol

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March 3, 2012  09:30 PM ET
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Watch North Dallas 40.

Nick Nolte and Mac Davis were hillarious in that movie.

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March 4, 2012  07:39 AM ET
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The truth hurts, doesn't it?

Despite what the Clerics try to "sell" everyone.....Everything is temporary. Just ask
[B[America's Team!!![/B]

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

 
March 4, 2012  07:41 AM ET
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Its now tha Ravens time.

Yeah....how many times have we heard that, before.

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