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thumper
07-08-2011, 12:25 PM
Because they _don't_ do things like this.

Source: NFL Network - Jason La Canfora

The Denver Broncos are expected to be able to agree on a restructured contract with FS Brian Dawkins once the lockout is over.

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Dawkins level of play dropped last year, so the Broncos could be seeing him as a coach for Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter as much as they see him as a potential starter again this season.

You don't hang on to the last few years of players nearly retired and
end up soaking up $ for once-great stars. You got to make the hard
decision and simply let aging players go. There _are_ some exceptions,
such as special players who provide leadership such as Ward and
Bettis and Farrior (but this should be his last year.) Teams who
stretch to sign former greats in their 30s - see Redskins - fail time
and time again. Pgh has let some players go who went on to produce
well for other teams (see Woodson, Greene, and very few others) but
by in large, avoiding paying big contracts to players in their 30s is
a working formula, along with drafting well.

Dawkins was a great, great player. He is a shell of his former self and
here Denver sits still looking to re-sign him. Their D is shit. They don't
need some 35-year-old safety to fix it. Imagine if Pgh re-signed Joey
Porter to big $? What a disaster that would have been. We would
have never seen Harrison's pure brilliance and would have over-paid
a guy who was not nearly as good as he once was.

Did you see NFLN top 10 worst free agent signings? At #1, they simply
listed the Skins at #1 all to themselves, as they have had so many
bad FA signings they need #1 all to themselves. It is mind-boggling
how many bad FA signings they've made. Hard to even grasp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixOHM-uJcCQ&feature=related

Albert Haynesworth, Bruce Smith, Deion, Jeff George and on and on.

Jimmy Shaker
07-08-2011, 04:06 PM
Which brings up some interesting questions regarding Polamalu after this year.

tanda10506
07-08-2011, 06:06 PM
Which brings up some interesting questions regarding Polamalu after this year.

Polamalu makes the defense and he still has plenty of good years left

55BaileyFan
07-08-2011, 06:16 PM
I LOVE the Ryan Clark mention when they bring up Adam Archuletta.....I am so grateful they are so dumb!

pete74
07-08-2011, 07:53 PM
Which brings up some interesting questions regarding Polamalu after this year.

if he get injured again and misses alot of time this season i would be up to trading him if we could get a 1st rounder for him

55BaileyFan
07-09-2011, 08:04 AM
if he get injured again and misses alot of time this season i would be up to trading him if we could get a 1st rounder for him

We won't trade him...EVER. The Steelers even with injuries will not dump him off...at least yet. They will let him play a few more years and then re-look at the situation.

steeltheone
07-09-2011, 10:42 AM
if he get injured again and misses alot of time this season i would be up to trading him if we could get a 1st rounder for him

I can't believe it was brought up since most people on the board want to keep everyone on the roster till they are 40...But if injuries hit again..We cant afford to sign him to sit..

55BaileyFan
07-09-2011, 11:37 AM
They are not going to cut him, He only missed 2 games last year and still had 7 ints. Why is it most people want to cut people off so soon.

steeltheone
07-09-2011, 02:30 PM
They are not going to cut him, He only missed 2 games last year and still had 7 ints. Why is it most people want to cut people off so soon.

They would never cut him.....We were talking trade

thumper
07-09-2011, 02:48 PM
They are not going to cut him, He only missed 2 games last year and still had 7 ints. Why is it most people want to cut people off so soon.

True, 55, but many of the games he did play - including the SB - he
was clearly not whole, or any where close to it. He wasn't himself
in the SB, and that was one factor that led to us losing. I certainly
would give him 2011, no doubt. But if he is a repeat of 2010, I
would seriously consider moving on. My guess is he will
bounce back and play with less injuries this season so it is
a moot point.

steeltheone
07-09-2011, 05:10 PM
He will probably be one of the few Steelers to stay out of the off the field headlines......Sign him!...

steelerchad
07-11-2011, 11:13 PM
We won't trade him...EVER. The Steelers even with injuries will not dump him off...at least yet. They will let him play a few more years and then re-look at the situation.

I wouldn't be so sure. Troy has had more of an injury history than Woodson and at this point has not had the career that Rod had. If Troy comes up lame again this season nothing would surprise me. I also think this is Harrison's last year with the Steelers. Big escalating contract for 2012 and beyond and he'll be 32. Worilds is waiting to take that spot at 25% of his contract.

DanRooney
07-12-2011, 02:36 AM
I wouldn't be so sure. Troy has had more of an injury history than Woodson and at this point has not had the career that Rod had. If Troy comes up lame again this season nothing would surprise me. I also think this is Harrison's last year with the Steelers. Big escalating contract for 2012 and beyond and he'll be 32. Worilds is waiting to take that spot at 25% of his contract.

No on Harrison. He's 32 but doesn't have the wear and tear that a typical linebacker of that age has. He only became a starter in 2007 and he's still at the top of his game. I actually consider him the best OLB in the league over Ware. Worilds may get more reps but he's definitely not taking Harrison's job anytime soon. Sylvester will take over for Farrior before that happens.