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T.Richardson
11-15-2008, 05:22 PM
He was the best O-Line the Steelers had! Why let him go to the Jets? This year is a reason why we should have kept him.

fansince'76
11-15-2008, 05:24 PM
1. He was extremely vocal about wanting out of Pittsburgh.

2. $40 million over 5 years.

3. The OL sucked in 2006 and 2007 with him anyway.

T.Richardson
11-15-2008, 05:26 PM
1. He was extremely vocal about wanting out of Pittsburgh.

2. $40 million over 5 years.

3. The OL sucked in 2006 and 2007 with him anyway.

oh, good points!

19ward86
11-15-2008, 05:31 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$cha-ching$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

tony hipchest
11-15-2008, 05:35 PM
because max starks was considered a better investment?

:hunch:

kmsteelerwr15
11-15-2008, 05:49 PM
i dont think hes been good since the Super Bowl year and he hasnt improved with the Jets either

Godfather
11-15-2008, 06:13 PM
Plus he's too old to justify the contract the Jets gave him.

Steelman16
11-15-2008, 06:22 PM
Because the Steelers didn't want him, and that's that. How darest thou question thy superiors? :chuckle:

smilz3672
11-15-2008, 06:42 PM
Because the Steelers didn't want him, and that's that. How darest thou question thy superiors? :chuckle: lmao too funny

Steeler in Carolina
11-15-2008, 07:02 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

ben7
11-15-2008, 07:05 PM
We need a OL aquisition.

steel striker
11-15-2008, 07:11 PM
I thought the Steelers offered him a contract but, the Jets I think put up more money. Still like Fansince76 said our oline sucked for the last two years.

LVSteelersfan
11-15-2008, 07:12 PM
Faneca Schmaneca. He wanted out. Nothing we could have done would have kept him in Pittsburgh. They needed to redo his contract a few years ago if they wanted to keep him. Money grubbing bass turd. Just like most of the professional athletes.

TerribleSteelyMcBeam
11-15-2008, 08:46 PM
money is the short of it

mesaSteeler
11-15-2008, 09:27 PM
He wanted to much money given his age and he was a pain in a** in the locker room.

ytsan2q
11-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Not only did the line suck when he was on it; he also wanted a large contract @ his age. That wouldn't have been very smart.

steelwall
11-15-2008, 09:41 PM
The Steelers front office have shown a wonderful nose in noticing the drop of talent. A.F. has allready hit his peak IMO, and was demanding too much money, not to mention his shenanigans with the press saying he wanted out.

Even though I appreciate what he did for the Steelers, and even though in his seeminy declining state, he's probably better than any O lineman we have. That being said I'm not at all unhappy he's gone.

Had he been a real team player, and accepted the Steelers first offer (money aside) such as Bettis did, he could very well have contributed this season IMO. But year after year his constant pissing and moaning got a bit old to me.

The Duke
11-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Because the Rooney's are cheap :stirthepot:

moedap
11-15-2008, 11:09 PM
The writing is on the wall. The Steelers offensive philosophy has been changed. Alan Faneca more than any of the other OL symbolized the kind of OL needed with a run heavy offense. Like it or not for now our offense philosophy has shifted from run heavy to balanced. Due to our injuries to the backs the offense has gotten more pass heavy. Faneca wouldnt have been able to help.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
11-15-2008, 11:12 PM
He wanted too much money and he was too old

Aussie_steeler
11-16-2008, 12:49 AM
Because they wanted a third round compensatory pick in this years draft ( to draft his replacement)

Steelers & I
11-16-2008, 12:52 AM
This answer is quite simple, because it was the right thing to do.

Preacher
11-16-2008, 01:01 AM
He wanted to much money given his age and he was a pain in a** in the locker room.

Ding Ding Ding.

El-Gonzo Jackson
11-16-2008, 01:31 AM
I thought we stopped talking about this in the spring.

Its gonna be the same reason they let Marvel Smith walk. They rarely give a vet a 3rd contract. We have moved on.

steelreserve
11-16-2008, 01:42 AM
He was the best O-Line the Steelers had! Why let him go to the Jets? This year is a reason why we should have kept him.

Let me put it this way: Three years from now, would you be happy letting Polamalu or Woodley go to the Cowboys because we already spent the money keeping Faneca's grumpy ass around? The salary cap is a real bitch that way.

You saw the same thing happen with Porter, Randle El, and others before them. Unless you're like THE #1 or #2 most important guy on offense or defense and are young enough to hold down the lead role for several more seasons, we're probably not giving you a contract that pays you more than $5 million a year. If we did, we'd be committing suicide by salary cap, and thankfully we're smart enough to avoid it.

Having said that, if we're talking about this season only, since we tagged Starks and paid him a fortune, that money would've been much better spent on bringing in a better lineman on either side of the ball.

MJ5150
11-16-2008, 04:39 AM
The Steelers front office have shown a wonderful nose in noticing the drop of talent.

Usually, yes. Peezy is proving otherwise right now.

-Mike

augustashark
11-16-2008, 05:12 AM
Just look at the stats for the Jets running game from last year to this year. Pretty telling. I will not say that this is all due to Faneca, but he sure as hell did'nt make it worse. I agree with an earlier post about losing other players due to him having a huge contract. For that reason alone it was ok to let him go, but that is the only reason I can come up with. I would love to have him here, but not at the expense of losing a Troy or Woodley.

Galax Steeler
11-16-2008, 07:00 AM
I think everyone agrees on it to much Money and at his age why pay it.

LambertLunatic
11-16-2008, 08:54 AM
He was also unhappy with the new blocking schemes and became a poor influence on the younger linemen. Disruptive players don't win many power struggles with the coaching staff. Nor did his whining over Tomlin getting the head coaching job over Whiz or Grimm help.

fansince'76
11-16-2008, 09:04 AM
Usually, yes. Peezy is proving otherwise right now.

Yet we're leading the league in sacks without him anyway....

Preacher
11-16-2008, 10:50 AM
Usually, yes. Peezy is proving otherwise right now.

-Mike


Yeah? Who would you rather have right now? Peezy, at his contract or Harrison, at his contract? Because that is who we replaced Peezy with.

I say the Rooney's still know what they are doing.

mesaSteeler
11-16-2008, 11:20 AM
Yeah? Who would you rather have right now? Peezy, at his contract or Harrison, at his contract? Because that is who we replaced Peezy with.

I say the Rooney's still know what they are doing.

I agree. NFL personnel decisions are an imperfect art. Not all of them are correct. However the Rooney's do as good as job as anyone and much better than most of the NFL owners. The realities of the salary cap mean that no team can keep everyone they want to.

stillers4me
11-16-2008, 11:29 AM
Joey is having a good season this year. I'm thrilled for him but it may not last much longer. I'm more than happy with how it played out on our end.

As for Faneca.......no great loss in my opinion. Hopefully next year, we can upgrade our o-line and get back on track. We're average at best, and we need to be above average to balance with the D.