Because Ben Roethlisberger is already doing his part by playing like Mike Tomczak, the Steelers' front office is doing everything they can to turn this into a remake of the 1996 season. (Hey, they were coming off a Super Bowl and lost to Jacksonville early in that one, too.)
The solution: As Willie Williams left Pittsburgh for big money in Seattle in the mid-'90s, only to return as a shell of his self in the mid-aughts, so too now will Chad Brown, who turned into a measty pass rusher for a year with the departure of Quiver (Kevin Greene) after '95 and the injury of Quake (Greg Lloyd) early in '96, then left for more money elsewhere the following year, as all attractive Pittsburgh free agents inevitably must. Fellas, I have bad news if you're planning on bringing back Justin Strzelczyk.
One key problem with Chad that shouldn't have been overlooked: He has Patriot stink all over him.
This particular move was necessitated by the hammy-hampering of the conglomeration of human oddities that is Joey Porter. I understand the rampant anti-Steelerism but I'm too worn out with this week to make a coherent joke about Porter: BYAH!Dogs!KissingCowher! That's all I got. I need sleep.