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83-Steelers-43
10-18-2007, 11:27 PM
Chambers trade wouldn't suit Steelers
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, October 19, 2007

Chris Chambers to the Steelers?

Not on your life.

On paper, Chambers, the fleet wide receiver traded this week from the Miami Dolphins to the San Diego Chargers, is almost a perfect fit for the Steelers.

A veteran pass catcher capable of stretching secondaries and providing another able target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Nonsense.

In a traditional football sense, Chambers-to-the-Steelers made too much sense.

The Steelers don't go by the book. They play by their own rules.

At the end of the day, Chambers didn't fit -- just like Plaxico Burress, Antwaan Randle El, Joey Porter, Chris Hope, Kendrell Bell and Kimo von Oelhoffen no longer fit in the Steelers' plans.

San Diego, desperate for another offensive weapon, reportedly paid handsomely -- a second-round draft pick -- for Chambers.

Hah!

When was the last time the Steelers traded a second-round pick for another team's anything?

The Steelers don't work that way. They build from the ground up with homegrown, drafted talent. Or they sign a free agent or two on the relative cheap.

When a player becomes too old, or too expensive -- or becomes too old and expensive at the same time -- the Steelers cut him loose.

Welcome to the Steelers' cold, cold world.

Truth be told, it's hard to argue with success.

It's no accident that players love playing for the Steelers, even after they're gone.

Porter didn't want to leave the Steelers. Finances dictated his departure.

Ownership, management and the coaching staff personally select players who fit the Steelers' mold.

Most NFL players are hard workers, but Steelers players also buy into a unique team concept that is essential to the franchise's continued success.

It's why several defensive starters sacrifice their bodies and also start on special teams without a whimper.

Whatever it takes to win.

It's why all but one player -- guard Alan Faneca, who was protesting his contract situation -- failed to attend voluntary workouts last spring.

Whatever it takes.

It's why Mike Tomlin was able to make a virtually seamless transition from Bill Cowher.

(And if you think any coach could have picked up from where Cowher left off, be truthful and ask if you really believed that Mike Tomlin's Steelers -- still sounds funny, doesn't it? -- would be playing at such a high level, so quickly.)

Taking essentially the same players from last year's roster -- some of whom would have followed Cowher off a cliff -- Tomlin has molded the Steelers into his image with subtle, yet decisive alterations.

Chambers to the Steelers?

Not in our lifetime.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_533426.html

Edman
10-18-2007, 11:29 PM
The Rooneys are cheap.:wink02:

83-Steelers-43
10-18-2007, 11:39 PM
"Dem Rooney's don't know what in the hell they are doin'. Yinz all wait and see, this decision will come back to haunt us!!! We also should have went after Michael Bennett since Willie aint no good no more. Bunch of jagoffs in that front office." :cheer:

Galax Steeler
10-19-2007, 04:05 AM
I also think this is a good move not going after chambers why do we need him smart move.

steelpride12
10-19-2007, 12:54 PM
Thats shows to prove the minds of the rooneys and how perfect there schemes and plans are!

When you have 5 superbowls win with the plan we have....ya were looking good!

MagicMtnDan
10-20-2007, 04:53 AM
"Dem Rooney's don't know what in the hell they are doin'. Yinz all wait and see, this decision will come back to haunt us!!! We also should have went after Michael Bennett since Willie aint no good no more. Bunch of jagoffs in that front office." :cheer:



Illiterate people, even Steelers fans, are harder to tolerate than their angry and insulting posts. And this is a very insulting post.

BeuffordLTD
10-20-2007, 09:55 AM
Illiterate people, even Steelers fans, are harder to tolerate than their angry and insulting posts. And this is a very insulting post.

You might want to check to see if your sarcasm meter is turned to the "off" position.

83-Steelers-43
10-20-2007, 11:51 AM
Illiterate people, even Steelers fans, are harder to tolerate than their angry and insulting posts. And this is a very insulting post.

sar?casm

1) A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.

2) A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
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SteelerFan2000
10-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Nice article.

Although, bringing up Plaxico kind of hurts, especially when he already has more TD catches in 2.5 seasons with the Giants than 5 seasons with the Steelers.

But he did just miss out on a Super Bowl ring though..... :dang: :sofunny: :wink02: