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ricksteelers55
07-30-2008, 11:31 PM
Here is my call, Denver and Lynch decided to go separate ways.I'm calling this one because I know how coach Tomlin loves to bring his boys and also how he loves john.Therefore with our current situation I wouldnt be surprise to see the black n gold taking a look at him.(anyway specially since they were interested in Kevin Jones and we already had tons of backs anything's possible)

what you guys think about that?

jjpro11
07-30-2008, 11:41 PM
your thread title is a bit misleading.. i dont think it would be necessary either if clark is fully healthy again. anthony smith still makes a great backup and is still growing as a player. lynch sounds like he may retire anyhow.

fansince'76
07-30-2008, 11:43 PM
Seven or eight years ago? Yep. Now? Nope.

The Duke
07-30-2008, 11:55 PM
with his connection to Tomlin it wouldn't surprise me.

do we need him? not really, clark seems to be doing well, and anthony is there too

something tells me he ends up on the pats....

OneForTheToe
07-31-2008, 12:17 AM
your thread title is a bit misleading.. i dont think it would be necessary either if clark is fully healthy again. anthony smith still makes a great backup and is still growing as a player. lynch sounds like he may retire anyhow.


While I still thing there is a possibility of a big upside to Smith, I don't know how you can say he still makes a good backup with the way he played last season. A couple of big hits and a int as a rookie do not make you great, IMO. He must show this year that he understands his role as a S in this D.

I agree though that getting Lynch is unlikely. AlthoughI bet he would understand his role if he were teamed with Troy in the D' backfield.

fansince'76
07-31-2008, 12:21 AM
I agree though that getting Lynch is unlikely. AlthoughI bet he would understand his role if he were teamed with Troy in the D' backfield.

Too bad he needs a walker to get from the locker room to the field.

tony hipchest
07-31-2008, 12:21 AM
its definitely worth giving a look.

i think he would make a great assistant secondary coach and would count nothing against the cap.

think darren perry (does he still have a job with the raiders?)

in other news- joe green :old:, kevin green :old:, and jeff hartings :old: were all spotted at steelers camp in latrobe. none of them are expected to suit up in the b&g either.

Galax Steeler
07-31-2008, 03:36 AM
I belive Smith will probably play better this year he was in a learning curve last year he has matured more and shouldn't make the mistakes he made last year as for lynch his better days are behind him.

xfl2001fan
07-31-2008, 05:17 AM
Lynch is a Cover-2 Strong Safety? I don't know that he'd be such a great fit for the Steelers defense.

Aussie_steeler
07-31-2008, 05:21 AM
Lynch is a Cover-2 Strong Safety? I don't know that he'd be such a great fit for the Steelers defense.

Im with you xfl. I thought he was a cover two specialist.

HometownGal
07-31-2008, 06:10 AM
I have to agree with Gary here. Though he may still have a little gas left in his tank, we really don't need him, imho. I have all of the faith in the world in the guys we presently have, including Anthony Smith, in whom I have all the faith in the world. That kid is going to be one helluva good football player. :tt03:

Lynch would be an excellent role model for our young players (and particularly Smith), but at the age of (almost) 37, I don't see the Steelers taking a chance on him.

Hapa
07-31-2008, 07:29 AM
Lynch is an in-the-box safety, and that's why he left Denver.

Denver was gonna only put him in on likely running plays, an d that's why he's upset and decided to leave. He feels like he's an every down safety.

stlrtruck
07-31-2008, 07:54 AM
I think he'd be great for depth and certain game situations. He may be old but the man brings the lumber like no one else!! Put him on one side and Smith on the other...WRs would have to be nervous about which one was going to knock out their gold teef!

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-31-2008, 10:18 AM
If Lynch comes in and supplants Ryan Clark, I would expect Tony Hills to become the starting LT and after that, the end of the world as we know it.

Dino 6 Rings
07-31-2008, 10:26 AM
Look, if the guy isn't happy with the role he is given on the team he is currently under contract with and then "retires" to then "un-retire" just to try and find another team, that means he isn't opposed to upsetting the apple cart. The guy is past his prime, for sure, which is likely the reason Denver isn't trying to trade him away, why wouldn't they just dump him for a future pick if he really wasn't that happy? Because his value is crap because he's lost 2 steps. Go ahead and retire Lynch. You had a very nice career but your time is over. I don't want this guy in our locker room, I'd rather go fight the battle with the troops we have an not worry about an inserection if this guy finds he's unable with his role in the Dick L Defense come October.

steeltheone
07-31-2008, 10:59 AM
No big name old free agents...they hardly ever pan out!

SteelMember
07-31-2008, 11:25 AM
No Thanks.

Great career, but his time has past.

and we're not "living in the past" :chuckle: jk. read some old threads.

tony hipchest
07-31-2008, 12:28 PM
No Thanks.

Great career, but his time has past.

and we're not "living in the past" :chuckle: jk. read some old threads.lol. oh boy!

theres some doozies, thats for sure. good times :thumbsup:

steelreserve
07-31-2008, 12:34 PM
Sure, we need more defensive backs. We've only got about 20 of them already.

revefsreleets
07-31-2008, 01:13 PM
Somebody will pick him up....but it won't be us.

Hammer Of The GODS
07-31-2008, 02:13 PM
with his connection to Tomlin it wouldn't surprise me.

do we need him? not really, clark seems to be doing well, and anthony is there too

something tells me he ends up on the pats....


The Duke is prolly right on about the Pats.

Beliprick, that piece of shyte loves to snipe older players and get some inside info!


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