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PeterC042
07-31-2011, 05:25 PM
Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio talk morning show host Scott Engel is reporting that Tiki Barber will sign with the Steelers. Wow!

http://thexlog.com/201107311812/xtra-point-football/nfl/giant-returns-burress-lands-with-jets-tiki-barber-to-land-in-pittsburgh/

kirklandrules
07-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Guess Tomlin loves distractions so much that he's just willing to go down these paths. Time to get down to reality and focus on the players that should be here that will actually help get the team back to the SB.

tanda10506
07-31-2011, 05:41 PM
What a waste of money. Mendenhall is a lot better then Barber would be now and has a lot more years left. Redman is a great extra back who has his whole career in front of him. Why would we get somebody for a spot that is already well covered for a guy who is done football wise.

Deserei90
07-31-2011, 05:49 PM
I'll believe it when I see it! The Steelers said themselves that they didn't want this guy!

Atlanta Dan
07-31-2011, 05:51 PM
Mark Kaboly of the Trib-Review, who actually covers the team as opposed to being the "sources close to RotoExperts.com" who claimed Tiki would be signed, reports Mewelde Moore has been resigned.

Mewelde Moore returning to #Steelers

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkKaboly_Trib/status/97786835366977536

Hard to see where that leaves room for Tiki:noidea:

steeltheone
07-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Why not giver Barber a chance? Our runners as a whole are very average.

Atlanta Dan
07-31-2011, 06:02 PM
Why not giver Barber a chance? Our runners as a whole are very average.

Ummmm - because he is 36 years old, has been out of the league since 2006, and was locker room cancer? :noidea:

Farrior_roirraW
07-31-2011, 06:03 PM
I really 1) don't think this is true 2) and if it is I'll be shaking my head for sure.

I could've lived with the Plaxico signing but Tiki... no... just no...

... even for the minimum.

stb_steeler
07-31-2011, 06:12 PM
Thought he signed with Bears.....must be a case of false info.

fer522
07-31-2011, 06:40 PM
Thought he signed with Bears.....must be a case of false info.

it was Marion Barber the guy from Dallas i think

Farrior_roirraW
07-31-2011, 06:43 PM
it was Marion Barber the guy from Dallas i think

Yeah. Da Bears signed Marion Barbarian.

pete74
07-31-2011, 06:50 PM
i would hat to sign Barber. i would much rather see Redman get 10-15 touches a game

fer522
07-31-2011, 06:57 PM
don't we need corners or linemen more than we need runninbacks :noidea:?

Ruffneck525
07-31-2011, 07:53 PM
was gonna say we need O lineman and corners more than we need another RB.

55BaileyFan
07-31-2011, 08:03 PM
Give him a chance if the money is right. If it is a small contract then why not.

55BaileyFan
07-31-2011, 08:04 PM
Give him a chance, if the money is good then why not.

3rdandlong
07-31-2011, 08:37 PM
What? I don't understand this move. We got two good backs in Mendenhall and Redman. Plus, we signed Mewelde.

LVSteelersfan
07-31-2011, 09:46 PM
Barber is a joke at this point in time. No team in their right mind would sign this fool. If the Steeler's front office brings him in, I will be totally surprised and very disappointed.

austinfrench76
07-31-2011, 09:52 PM
Really can't see this happening with Moore resigning. What would be the point? Camp fodder??

BIGNASTY91
08-01-2011, 05:13 AM
I just dont see this happening? Nowhere else is anyone talking about this but right here. Havent seen it anywhere else. The FO surely is smarter than this????:banging:

Fire Haley
08-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Suckers.

The only one talking about this is that worthless piece of weasel crap Florio, on PFT - it's a rumor mill

That's probably where they picked it up from.

stb_steeler
08-01-2011, 03:18 PM
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thumper
08-01-2011, 03:24 PM
F this. Bringing in Plex for a 2-meal, 5-hour dance with nothing to show for it was
bad enough. F---g Pgh, quit F--ing around and address REAL issues we have, like
OL and DBs. WTF is their problem? I hate when they get too cute without anything
to show for it. How many times do they bring in a FA and end up not signing them
over $? It's like, if they don't get a blue light special (K-Mart reference) then they won't
buy.

stb_steeler
08-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Seems like its been that way for years......WHO knows :noidea:

ricardisimo
08-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Who the hell starts these rumors and why?

StainlessStill
08-01-2011, 03:52 PM
F this. Bringing in Plex for a 2-meal, 5-hour dance with nothing to show for it was
bad enough. F---g Pgh, quit F--ing around and address REAL issues we have, like
OL and DBs. WTF is their problem? I hate when they get too cute without anything
to show for it. How many times do they bring in a FA and end up not signing them
over $? It's like, if they don't get a blue light special (K-Mart reference) then they won't
buy.


Relax, dude. You should know better by now. We're the Pittsburgh Steelers. Let teams go out in free agency and spend mega-bucks on limbs that may not even be met by the time next February rolls around.

The Steelers look into things and sometimes we move on what's best for us and that's our own foundation inside our own head quarters. I know it's frustrating. It was exciting to see the Steelers interested in a top wideout like Plax but when it's all said and done, I'd rather have the excitement in January, not August.

SteelReich
08-01-2011, 03:52 PM
screw tiki. waste of money. if we were wanting to spend more money, id rather look at someone like ronnie brown. I love 2 headed running attacks that can use a rotation. RB's get their asses kicked. Id rather have a rotation of good RB's than one great RB who takes all the hits. But doubt this would ever happen. Just not enough cap room.

Sixburgher
08-01-2011, 03:59 PM
I know it's frustrating. It was exciting to see the Steelers interested in a top wideout like Plax but when it's all said and done, I'd rather have the excitement in January, not August.

How is he a top wideout? He's 34 years old and hasn't played in almost 3 years.

StainlessStill
08-01-2011, 04:04 PM
How is he a top wideout? He's 34 years old and hasn't played in almost 3 years.

Come on man, that question is certainly dumb. I don't care how old he is or how long he's been out of the game, the dude's size as a wideout is impeccable to mostly all corners within' the league. Plax can have an immediate impact on any team he would of signed for if used properly. I'm not saying he's unstop-able, but tons of teams could of used his service and that's why Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, N.Y (x2) and San Fran pushed hard for him. He is worth that risk since taking 3 years off benefits as well, physically.

Sixburgher
08-01-2011, 04:10 PM
If size is the only criteria, Sweed should have been an All-Pro by now.

ricardisimo
08-01-2011, 04:13 PM
If size is the only criteria, Sweed should have been an All-Pro by now.
And Sweed's been out of football for three years also, which clearly is to his advantage physically, by the same logic. :thumbsup:

thumper
08-01-2011, 04:56 PM
If size is the only criteria, Sweed should have been an All-Pro by now.

But Plex has proven to be everything Sweed never had: productive. And,
he stays healthy for the most part. I have heard this guy speak on several
occasions since jail, and his head is more right than it ever was. Gone is
the ego-centric, selfish 'tude. And even the old Plex was good enough -
with that 'tude - that most of his teammates liked him a lot. And the 2
biggest pushes for him initially were his two former teams, which says
a lot. Now the Jets have TWO first round WR picks of Pgh. And they are
two good ones. I wouldn't be shocked if those 2 guys became a big part
of a SB run. If the Dirty Sanchez evolves, on schedule, in his 3rd year
as most QBs do, we could be looking at the top AFC team. Of course,
it also come downs to which team is fortunate, especially on the injury
front. Right now, it is a race between Pgh, NY, NE, Indy, Balt, SD and a dark
horse.

ricardisimo
08-01-2011, 06:33 PM
And yet football has proven itself to be the exact opposite of baseball, in that you cannot buy championships. That doesn't stop the likes of Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder from trying, but really, when was the last time a team bought its way to the top? New Orleans, kind of sort of with the Brees signing, that's about it. Before that Dallas and San Fran bought a lot of good players during their runs in the 90s, but these were already great teams that just boosted their greatness, mostly trading players back and forth.

New England hasn't won a title since they started making big free agency splashes (from Randy Moss onwards). Before that they were almost completely home-grown, as was/is Indy, Green Bay, the Giants, Buccaneers, Ravens, and of course us. It just doesn't seem to work in this sport, for whatever reason. I do, however, enjoy watching other teams try (and fail.)

bornaSteelersfan
08-01-2011, 11:38 PM
This Tiki Barber thing is a rumor and a hoax. The guy has a fumble to TD ratio worse than Mendy or Moore. How could anyone conceive that he could help our team in any way?! I put absolutely no stock in it and would be shocked and ashamed if it happened. I would sooner try to get someone like Ricky Williams.

Rick5895
08-02-2011, 06:41 AM
And yet football has proven itself to be the exact opposite of baseball, in that you cannot buy championships. That doesn't stop the likes of Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder from trying, but really, when was the last time a team bought its way to the top? New Orleans, kind of sort of with the Brees signing, that's about it. Before that Dallas and San Fran bought a lot of good players during their runs in the 90s, but these were already great teams that just boosted their greatness, mostly trading players back and forth.

New England hasn't won a title since they started making big free agency splashes (from Randy Moss onwards). Before that they were almost completely home-grown, as was/is Indy, Green Bay, the Giants, Buccaneers, Ravens, and of course us. It just doesn't seem to work in this sport, for whatever reason. I do, however, enjoy watching other teams try (and fail.)

Right on the money with this. In football , which is the total team sport, it's about system and team chemistry. Most NFL players are talented, but more often than not it's the system whether on offense or defense that makes them great. Teams and player personnel guys see greatness out of these guys on other teams and think they can bring that player in and get the same reward. Very few players can go anywhere and be great, Woodson did it but he's in the HOF . I am looking forward to seeing how this all might just bite the eagles , Jets and Cheatriots this season.

thumper
08-02-2011, 12:58 PM
Right on the money with this. In football , which is the total team sport, it's about system and team chemistry. Most NFL players are talented, but more often than not it's the system whether on offense or defense that makes them great. Teams and player personnel guys see greatness out of these guys on other teams and think they can bring that player in and get the same reward. Very few players can go anywhere and be great, Woodson did it but he's in the HOF . I am looking forward to seeing how this all might just bite the eagles , Jets and Cheatriots this season.

I don't know. Generally, I agree. Teams loading up with too many big
name free agents FAIL. Skins do it every year. Even when free agency
first started, the Jets were the biggest movers and shakers in FA and
they sucked. That being said, I don't feel the moves that NY, NE and
Philly made fall into this category. I feel the players they added to
the nucleus they had will in fact make them contenders. NE was
14-2 last year. And most of the production came from little known
players, and/or lightly regarded players - at one time - like Welker.
Adding Haynesworth and Chad Johnson will help them. NE will be
a factor, and when we play them, we are going to lose, because they
know how to dice our D and always have. Brady and Belichick are
Steeler killers. We _should_ take a lesson on how NY beat them,
but we won't. They will stubbornly stick to their same plan, and get
torched.

My gut says NE, NY and Philly will ALL be contenders and play off
teams. And the players they added will help them. It doesn't smell
like the way the Skins have been doing it, which is to overpay guys
past their primes. NE has proven they can take in guys with supposed
questionable traits (Dillon, Moss) and make them work. The Eagles
are good every single year and they added a boatload of legit talent.
They have a winning core. Skins never did. They never have anything
to build from, in terms of a foundation. All these teams do. That's
the difference.