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tony hipchest
02-12-2007, 06:06 PM
giants trimmed the fat today and cut these 3 players. 2 LB's and an OT.

lamberts-lost-tooth
02-12-2007, 06:24 PM
giants trimmed the fat today and cut these 3 players. 2 LB's and an OT.

Whoa...sounds like a serious salary cap purge!!!!

tony hipchest
02-12-2007, 06:36 PM
of course theres the pennsylvania connection with arrington. emmons was drafted by and had his best season with the steelers (6 sacks in 99). petitgout is in his 8th year and experinced at tackle and guard.

all 3 have serious injury concersn and really wouldnt be worth a look unless we could get tham at basememt price. arrington may be attractive cause maybe now he would now give an affordable hometown discount, but he will probably make more with a team like oakland or the 49ers on name alone. im not sure if luke is an upgrade over any of our back up linemen. emmons has about 10 years or so under his belt.

any of them could probably make the roster though, but all would be a gamble.

steelegg
02-12-2007, 06:38 PM
id be interested in giving arrington a look, if he could somehow turn it up for his old dream team could be a very nice asset

fansince'76
02-12-2007, 06:59 PM
id be interested in giving arrington a look, if he could somehow turn it up for his old dream team could be a very nice asset

Agreed - as well as be willing to take a healthy hometown discount on his asking price....

SteelCzar76
02-12-2007, 07:24 PM
I'd be willing to give Lavar an opportunity to finally fulfill his potential. But not an excessive 'Price Tag'.

PalmerSteel
02-12-2007, 07:38 PM
any would be a positive addition but they would have to be willing to take a pay cut playing here since someone will definately overpay them. imo, they are towards the end of their career so they may take a pay cut to go to a superbowl contending team so their is a chance.

Atlanta Dan
02-12-2007, 07:41 PM
IMHO Arrington is the Plaxico Burress of linebackers - physically has all the tools but a total head case. Hate to say it, but that actually may be unfair to Burress, since Plax at least is not injured half the time.

The last thing Tomlin needs in his first year is a player with a rep of challenging coaches.

Blitzburgh
02-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Worth a look? ... :tt02:

Arington in Black & Gold would be a nice homecoming for the guy and also a great way to ressurect his career. I know the guy has been injury prone, but it might be worth Tomlin's time to bring him in to talk to him. ..... see what he has to offer.

http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/NYG/9992891

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
02-12-2007, 09:37 PM
bad attitude.........management wouldnt allow it

RoethlisBURGHer
02-12-2007, 09:38 PM
Arrington still thinks he's hot cow pie and won't take a home-town discount to play for the Steelers.He thinks he's a pro-bowl caliber LB and I don't see him fitting into our system well.I mean,who is he gonna replace...Porter or Haggans?He's no better than either plus he'll spend more time on the DL than on the field.We mise well trade to get Kendrell Bell back,at least then people could break out thier old Bell jerseys.

Arrington will end up in San Fran or Oakland.

ChronoCross
02-12-2007, 10:05 PM
arrington is a pure joke and a waste of money.. giants are now seeing that..

SteelCzar76
02-12-2007, 10:17 PM
Arrington still thinks he's hot cow pie and won't take a home-town discount to play for the Steelers.He thinks he's a pro-bowl caliber LB and I don't see him fitting into our system well.I mean,who is he gonna replace...Porter or Haggans?He's no better than either plus he'll spend more time on the DL than on the field.We mise well trade to get Kendrell Bell back,at least then people could break out thier old Bell jerseys.

Arrington will end up in San Fran or Oakland.



I agree that it's highly unlikely that Arrington would end up being a Steeler. Due to his history of inconsistence and or injuries. That along with his age,....and probable inability to supplant any of our current starters.
But with that said,.....if he made a genuine effort to play for this organization in regards to salary and willingness to due what's neccessary to make the roster. I'd at least bring him to work him out and give him an opportunity to prove his worth.

ChronoCross
02-12-2007, 10:20 PM
Arrington will never be a steeler. He is a pure waste of money to any team. Off to the Raiders were all the head cases go when there not with the Giants. I would loose all respect for Tomlin if he would make a stupid move his first year and bring a reject like arrington in, waste money that could be better spent on are own players. Arrington is not as good as are backup LBers. Well at least cap wise we know we have to work on freeing up room so there will be no more talks of arrington anyways. Lets spend more time talking about players that mean something. Not some useless like arrington.

noto45
02-12-2007, 10:34 PM
they are all washed up and way past there prime. no reason to even consider them.

Dylan
02-12-2007, 10:38 PM
Re: LaVar Arington Cut by Giants

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bad attitude.........management wouldnt allow it

Im sorry i have to disagree with that. According to Coach Paterno LAVar was an excellent team player and was a great enthuastic leader in the locker room.

CantStop85
02-12-2007, 11:19 PM
I'd take a chance on him if the price was right...of course the Bengals have bigger questions at linebacker than do the Steelers.

Preacher
02-12-2007, 11:24 PM
I am not sure about Arrington...

But what about Pettitgout? It sure would be good to have a little more depth there for another year or two. Also, we wouldn't have to waste a draft pick there.

Edman
02-13-2007, 07:00 AM
Just say no to LA. The Steelers can draft someone of his talent, groom him to be awesome, with a better attitude, and less injury-prone.

HometownGal
02-13-2007, 08:23 AM
Say no to Arrington. Two words - injury prone. Someone will more than likely pick him up, but I don't believe it will be the Steelers.

Fullback&Punter
02-13-2007, 08:26 AM
I would take both Arrington and Pettitgout but only at bargin prices. Arrington can be effect when he wants to play and isn't hurt. Pettitgout might give us some more depth on the O-Line. But only if they are REALLY cheap. Otherwise not worth it. Both these guys will get over paid by some other team though before they get to the Steelers.

polamalufan43
02-13-2007, 08:42 AM
Just say no to him. He is insanely injury prone. And on a note of hilarity, no one models Reebok like Duce, and frankly I think the company paid him.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Stillers43
02-13-2007, 10:03 AM
They are definately worth a look. A change of scenery can sometimes be very helpful, but should be a discounted rate.

ajs8207
02-13-2007, 10:51 AM
I live in the DC area where Arrington played for many years. The guy is terrible. He does what he wants every play, has no gap control, and gives up tons of big plays. For every great tackle he has, he has 2 or 3 missed assignments which turn into huge running lanes for the other team.

83-Steelers-43
02-13-2007, 11:13 AM
None of them really. Waste of money in my opinion. I used to think Arrington was getting screwed over in D.C. because of the neverending defensive changes, but this guy seems to fail no matter where he goes and his attitude follows. Love the Pittsburgh connection but it doesn't mean **** to me if he can't produce.

No thanks. I'll take the draft and other FA opportunities.

Dragon
02-13-2007, 04:03 PM
Arrington but only if the price is right

Elvis
02-13-2007, 04:23 PM
giants trimmed the fat today and cut these 3 players. 2 LB's and an OT.
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maybe Arrington at low $$$ but I doubt he would do that with his mindset.. but Emmons has been here before but if we pick him up then it just shows that we are not particulary happy with what we have at all. Pettigo could give us depth and that is all I would expect. Nah.. not interested in either one really...
:helmet:

Dylan
02-13-2007, 09:23 PM
It would be nice if we got LaVar,but it would take up to much salary cap.

SteelerFanInCA
02-14-2007, 01:37 PM
I guess I would have to agree with the majority on LaVar.

Not sure how much gas this guy has left in the tank but if the price were right the benefits might out weigh the risk on this one.

Jeremy
03-13-2007, 01:44 PM
Do you think the FO would take a chance on Pittsburgh area native LaVar Arrington with an incentive laden deal?

Thoughts?

PisnNapalm
03-13-2007, 01:52 PM
No.

RunWillieRun
03-13-2007, 03:38 PM
I sure hope not. Too much of a drama queen.

HometownGal
03-13-2007, 03:57 PM
We already have an existing thread for discussion on LaVar Arrington. I merged the two together.

Carry on! :cheers:

Stlrs4Life
03-13-2007, 06:27 PM
Arrington, if at the right price. Emmons? No. We have better LBers already on the team. Pettigot, is getting too old anyway.

jaysta
03-16-2007, 04:12 PM
Arrington is an absolute monster! He's physically one of the biggest LB's in the league and he keeps himself in great shape. The Steelers should be able to get him for a decent price due to his quick departure from DC and his disappointing time in NY. This would be a great signing for the Black and Gold!

Suitanim
03-16-2007, 04:53 PM
Emmons and Pettigout would be okay for cheap as back-ups, especially Emmons because he knows the system, but signing Arrington makes about as much sense as signing Brian Bosworth.

Elvis
03-16-2007, 06:55 PM
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If the Steelers could get Arrington Very Cheap then it would be ok with me... it would be better than resigning Chad Brown...
God Bless
Elvis

ChronoCross
03-16-2007, 07:28 PM
Come on give up on this pine rider. He can share time with Duce at the domino table. 2 sacks in 3 years, he cannot stay healthy. His career is over.

If this so called physical monster takes pride in keeping in shape and taking care of him self, then why can he not stay healthy.

tony hipchest
03-16-2007, 11:04 PM
arrington is still a month away to even attempt to pass a physical for an nfl team. he says he has all the money he needs so that will not be an issue if he comes back.

i dont know if he even has the desire to give it a full go, but i bet he would if the steelers showed him genuine interest. with that being said, i doubt they want to have to motivate him. right now, they need self motivated players more than ever.

SteelerTim
03-17-2007, 04:51 PM
I don't know where everyone is getting the impression that Arrington has a bad attitude. Living in the DC area you get wall to wall deadskin coverage and bad attitude was never a problem with LaVar. The only problem occurred when Gregg Williams became the D-Coordinator and he sat Arrington. Arrington didn't complain about sitting ... the media and other players did. The reason given for sitting him was his lack of discipline regarding his defensive duties. He likes to freelance which caused defensive breakdowns and allowed big plays.

That said he is injury prone but I take him for backup money and use him as a pass rushing specialist.

Elvis
03-17-2007, 05:21 PM
I don't know where everyone is getting the impression that Arrington has a bad attitude. Living in the DC area you get wall to wall deadskin coverage and bad attitude was never a problem with LaVar. The only problem occurred when Gregg Williams became the D-Coordinator and he sat Arrington. Arrington didn't complain about sitting ... the media and other players did. The reason given for sitting him was his lack of discipline regarding his defensive duties. He likes to freelance which caused defensive breakdowns and allowed big plays.

That said he is injury prone but I take him for backup money and use him as a pass rushing specialist.
:tt02: Great thread... I agree
Cherrish every day like it might be your last....
Elvis

SteelCityMan786
03-17-2007, 06:22 PM
If LaVar can stay healthy, Sign Him. I'd love to see him play for the Steelers. It will be like old times when I supported him when he was a Nittany Lion.