Okay, I don't usually cop to missing departed Steelers free agents. Pittsburgh loses so many of them every year, it's hard to notice half of them. And more often than not, the defecting player sucks with their new team anyway. But Jesus Hang gliding Christ, I miss Randle El, at least for punt coverage duties.
As I write this, it's still the first quarter of the Steelers-Falcons game. Already, Santonio Holmes has fumbled a punt, leading to a Falcons score. Then on the ensuing kickoff, he sees daylight, only to get tripped up by Atlanta's fucking kicker. Can we get a mulligan on our first round pick?
The other week, a Steeler fan at the bar posited a modest proposal: committing 11 players to blocking punts and if the opposing team gets it off, just letting the damn thing roll to a stop. Beats a turnover every time.