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BIGBENFASTWILLIE
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

http://news.steelers.com/article/73642/

Good luck to him in his retirement!!!

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
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

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

stlrtruck
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.

Annihilator
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

polamalufan43
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.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

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.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=13920

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.

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

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=13920

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

SalukiSteelers
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.

redst3
02-08-2007, 03:00 AM
hate to see him go

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

Thank you.

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

JAG151
02-08-2007, 06:08 AM
Yet another great center of the Steelers retires, we wish him well and thanks.

MyCuz64Furness
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

Tim
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.

axlbundy
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.

BigBen2WardPITT
02-08-2007, 06:56 PM
man this sucks.
next year is going to be interesting to say the least.

bcolton82
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:

Preacher
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.

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

robzombie813
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.

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