View Full Version : Harting Retires

02-06-2007, 10:45 PM
I looked through all the post and did not find this anywhere.....but if it has already been posted....SORRY!

Jeff Hartings retires


Good luck to him in his retirement!!!

02-06-2007, 11:44 PM
Does Okobi walk into the starting lin-up or do we draft a top center in the draft???
What do you think

02-07-2007, 07:57 AM
Been up here about 8 hrs.....I dont know that anyone cares

02-07-2007, 07:57 AM
For right now, I see him having the starting position but something he'll have to officially earn in Camp Tomlin this July/August. I don't see us drafting an O-lineman in the first two rounds but it's possible that in the mid rounds we could pick up a center or transitional lineman.

02-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Well Thanks for the Memories and good luck to Jeff....As for the STeelers this will atleast give us some cap relief about 3.6Million...but losing him is a loss

02-07-2007, 03:44 PM
Good luck to Jeff.
Good luck to whoever takes that position as well, you have some big shoes to fill.

I say Okobi takes the spot.


tony hipchest
02-07-2007, 04:08 PM
Been up here about 8 hrs.....I dont know that anyone caresit had already been posted on page 2.


Stainless Steel
02-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Okobi will be the one to get the spot unless they bring in new talent that can compete. They know better than we do whether Okobi is ready.

02-07-2007, 11:01 PM
it had already been posted on page 2.


Ohhh. Okay.
Sorry..did not see it...:banging:

02-08-2007, 02:16 AM
Hartings gave the Steelers some great years and he kept the center dynasty alive. Big shoes to fill for the next guy.

02-08-2007, 03:00 AM
hate to see him go

02-08-2007, 03:17 AM
God bless... Good luck... Hope your knees hold out, or you have good knee surgery.

Thank you.

02-08-2007, 04:47 AM
Good luck to Jeff! :tt02:

02-08-2007, 06:08 AM
Yet another great center of the Steelers retires, we wish him well and thanks.

02-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Good luck to him, hopefully it will make his life more enjoyable and pain free......for me I will miss seeing my cousins number on the field again

02-08-2007, 09:26 AM
43 years. Does that not astound everyone? The steelers have had only 4 starting centers for 43 years. Incredible for such a physically demanding position.

02-08-2007, 03:26 PM
Good luck Jeff. It has been a great run and I hope Okobi can fill your large shoes.

Max Power
02-08-2007, 03:33 PM
Wow, what a bargain we got with Jeff Hartings. We ended up with a Pro-Bowler at Center for someone who had never even played the position. He could end up in the hall with some luck, but for now, lets just say Thanks for all you gave! He played until it hurt, and then some. He became the typical iron man at center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A team that sepcializes in Centers, and boy was Jeff special. Good Luck Jeff.

02-08-2007, 06:56 PM
man this sucks.
next year is going to be interesting to say the least.

02-09-2007, 02:02 AM
Anybody that was an All-American for Penn State & an All-Pro for the Steelers is someone special in my book!

Peace :cheers:

02-09-2007, 02:20 AM
They ought to give Okobi the job unless he completely blows it. They're paying him enough.

They've actually got 3 or 4 linemen on the bench now that I'd like to see them try out before they go spending high draft picks on O-linemen. The next starters could already be here.

I beleive that is actually why they were paying him. Because they knew hartings was just a knee injury away, and Okobi could step in. Now, he will have to.

02-09-2007, 12:57 PM
Maybe a little shake up of the o-line will be good for everyone.

02-12-2007, 01:11 PM
I'm kinda looking forward to seeing the new Tomlin-ized O-Line. I can't wait until the season starts.

Don't get me wrong, Hartings was a class act the whole way, and at the very least, he got to have a championship ring on his finger, and no one can take that away.

But, at the same time, I think we need fresh faces on that line.

02-15-2007, 07:01 AM
I read Hartings has retired, thats too bad. He was a good one.