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Big D
06-23-2006, 11:59 AM
Seems that there arent any really good discussions in here right now. So I thought I would help out with this. Of last years free agent class name the one guy you wish the steelers would have signed.
I would personally had to go with shaun alexander it would have been bitter sweet to sign him away from the seachickens

nicesteel4life
06-23-2006, 12:08 PM
Seems that there arent any really good discussions in here right now. So I thought I would help out with this. Of last years free agent class name the one guy you wish the steelers would have signed.
I would personally had to go with shaun alexander it would have been bitter sweet to sign him away from the seachickens
YUCK! Why in the HELL :evil: would we want a SEA CHICKEN
Seriously if your gonna say him we might as well say we wanted T.O.
I really think if we could of kept EL, that would of been the choice, but :dollar: talks and :poop: :cya:
Atleast for some!!!!

Big D
06-23-2006, 12:09 PM
YUCK! Why in the HELL :evil: would we want a SEA CHICKEN
Seriously if your gonna say him we might as well say we wanted T.O.
I really think if we could of kept EL, that would of been the choice, but :dollar: talks and :poop: :cya:
Atleast for some!!!!
why alexander? easy he is a good leader in the locker room and he's one of the top 3 best running backs in the league. You bring up T.O. look at the damage he's done to every teams chemistry he has ever been on. He is probably one of the games top 5 wr but i wouldnt want him

nicesteel4life
06-23-2006, 12:13 PM
Are you saying we have no leaders in our locker room? Seriously you would of wanted to pay that type of money for him. I think he is good but not that good. Watch, mark my words he will not have the season he had last year again. But I understand your point.

Big D
06-23-2006, 12:15 PM
Are you saying we have no leaders in our locker room? Seriously you would of wanted to pay that type of money for him. I think he is good but not that good. Watch, mark my words he will not have the season he had last year again. But I understand your point.
no thats not at all what i'm saying. I know we have great leaders in the locker room. I guess what i should have mentioned at the start of this thread is saying we could spend free agent money like the yankees who would you want to sign. Sorry I wasnt more specific

stlrtruck
06-23-2006, 12:33 PM
YUCK! Why in the HELL :evil: would we want a SEA CHICKEN
Seriously if your gonna say him we might as well say we wanted T.O.
I really think if we could of kept EL, that would of been the choice, but :dollar: talks and :poop: :cya:
Atleast for some!!!!

I agree. As much as I think he's terrible at catching the easy pass, EL did have that Special Teams aspect to him, as well as being able to throw the long ball!

Big D
06-23-2006, 12:36 PM
Kind of blah?

Would you prefer all the excitement that came with Ben's motorcycle wreck or Santonio Holmes getting arrested?
um no did I say that? It is the offseason and I was just looking to get a discussion going

HburgXL06
06-23-2006, 01:11 PM
I liked El and didn't want to see him go, but I wished him well when he did although I don't believe the redskins will utilize him as effectively as the Steelers did. I would say no to Alexander.

1) He's comin from a team that we just beat and because of cryin and the media it was "controversal" meanin that we do not know what type of sentiment for the team he might have.
2) He's high priced regardless if we were playin "New York Yankees" or not he is gonna cost a lot of money
3) Madden Curse: he's on the cover, it's only a matter of time
4) We have plenty of leaders in our locker room already, if we get too many they have the possibility of startin to divide instead of unite the team


My opinion, in an ideal world what player I would want. I would like to see Bettis play for another 5-10 years in the health he had back in at the mid-point of his career with us. He was a fast, powerful, bruisin runner wit good feet who always moved the ball well and that is what I will miss.

BuFu

Lyn
06-23-2006, 02:12 PM
I liked El and didn't want to see him go, but I wished him well when he did although I don't believe the redskins will utilize him as effectively as the Steelers did. I would say no to Alexander.

1) He's comin from a team that we just beat and because of cryin and the media it was "controversal" meanin that we do not know what type of sentiment for the team he might have.
2) He's high priced regardless if we were playin "New York Yankees" or not he is gonna cost a lot of money
3) Madden Curse: he's on the cover, it's only a matter of time
4) We have plenty of leaders in our locker room already, if we get too many they have the possibility of startin to divide instead of unite the team


My opinion, in an ideal world what player I would want. I would like to see Bettis play for another 5-10 years in the health he had back in at the mid-point of his career with us. He was a fast, powerful, bruisin runner wit good feet who always moved the ball well and that is what I will miss.

BuFu

Hi there:)

Can you please explain in what manner you feel the redskins will use El as opposed to the manner the Steelers used him.

thanks, lyn:)

HometownGal
06-23-2006, 03:21 PM
I know this is way out there, but I wouldn't have minded if the Steelers would have signed Jon Kitna, especially in light of Ben's accident and questionable return date. I think he is probably the best backup QB in the league right now and it would have been deja vu sticking it to the Bungles (sorry Brian) :stickout: .

I also wouldn't have minded if they had signed David Givens. I think he would have complimented our receiving corps well. Just mho.

Big D
06-23-2006, 03:26 PM
I know this is way out there, but I wouldn't have minded if the Steelers would have signed Jon Kitna, especially in light of Ben's accident and questionable return date. I think he is probably the best backup QB in the league right now and it would have been deja vu sticking it to the Bungles (sorry Brian) :stickout: .

I also wouldn't have minded if they had signed David Givens. I think he would have complimented our receiving corps well. Just mho.
I agree with kitna even though he is getting a chance to start in detroit. David givins would have also been a very good pick up. But the titans over paid him back time.

Hawk Believer
06-23-2006, 03:41 PM
I think its interesting you consider Alexander a leader in the locker room. Thats not the conventional wisdom out here. I would say Hasselbeck is definately the biggest team leader and Tatupu is emerging as the D's leader. Mack Strong is a strong but quiet leader (no pun intended).

I think people see Alexander as a guy who is mostly looking out for himself. The previous year he was just a yard or two short of the NFL rushing title. Holmgren called a play that didn't go through Alexander for a redzone touchdown. This play one the game and secured a playoff spot. Alexander got pissed that he didn't get the call and the title and went on a tirade with the press, saying "I got stabbed in the back." Holmgren had no idea about the rushing title and wouldn't have cared anyway. All he cared about was that they won and made the playoffs.

To his credit, SA publicly ate some crow a few days later and apologized for his behavior. But there is a Me-First reputation that has kinda stuck with him in these parts.

This last season, he was a model citizen. Course he was on a one year contract. And they could have thrown for a lot more touchdowns or used Mack Strong, but Holmgren let SA go for the NFL touchdown record. Everyone was happy because we were winning.

SA is pretty involved in the community. He actually does ads for a local evangelical mega church and was part of a gigantic Easter service they put on in Qwest Field. But I would not say he has won the hearts and minds of local sports fans the way some other athletes (like Hasselbeck) have.

Regarding his play: He is a horse. He manages to avoid injuries pretty well. He does that by tending to run out of bounds when he might be able to get a few more yards. He is brilliant at timing his runs through holes ( but he had some pretty big holes last season) and he can break a good tackle. He is obviously pretty reliable in the redzone. He holds on to the ball.

He is not a good blocker. He pretty much chooses not to block. So a team would need a really good line and fullback to compliment him. Otherwise the QB would ring his neck after being sacked for the 12th time. He also does not work much on being a recieving option. These are both traits that keep him healthy as a runner. But we all kinda wonder how good he could be if he chose to widen his reportoire a bit and play the same type of role as say a Tiki Barber.

He fits our team like a glove and I would hate to see him go. But I don't know if he would have been nearly as successful on a team that did not have a line a strong as the Seahawks. Most teams need a running back who can block and recieve. Would have been interesting to see how he did on another team. But fortunately we don't have to find out.

Big D
06-23-2006, 03:43 PM
I think its interesting you consider Alexander a leader in the locker room. Thats not the conventional wisdom out here. I would say Hasselbeck is definately the biggest team leader and Tatupu is emerging as the D's leader. Mack Strong is a strong but quiet leader (no pun intended).

I think people see Alexander as a guy who is mostly looking out for himself. The previous year he was just a yard or two short of the NFL rushing title. Holmgren called a play that didn't go through Alexander for a redzone touchdown. This play one the game and secured a playoff spot. Alexander got pissed that he didn't get the call and the title and went on a tirade with the press, saying "I got stabbed in the back." Holmgren had no idea about the rushing title and wouldn't have cared anyway. All he cared about was that they won and made the playoffs.

To his credit, SA publicly ate some crow a few days later and apologized for his behavior. But there is a Me-First reputation that has kinda stuck with him in these parts.

This last season, he was a model citizen. Course he was on a one year contract. And they could have thrown for a lot more touchdowns or used Mack Strong, but Holmgren let SA go for the NFL touchdown record. Everyone was happy because we were winning.

SA is pretty involved in the community. He actually does ads for a local evangelical mega church and was part of a gigantic Easter service they put on in Qwest Field. But I would not say he has won the hearts and minds of local sports fans the way some other athletes (like Hasselbeck) have.

Regarding his play: He is a horse. He manages to avoid injuries pretty well. He does that by tending to run out of bounds when he might be able to get a few more yards. He is brilliant at timing his runs through holes ( but he had some pretty big holes last season) and he can break a good tackle. He is obviously pretty reliable in the redzone. He holds on to the ball.

He is not a good blocker. He pretty much chooses not to block. So a team would need a really good line and fullback to compliment him. Otherwise the QB would ring his neck after being sacked for the 12th time. He also does not work much on being a recieving option. These are both traits that keep him healthy as a runner. But we all kinda wonder how good he could be if he chose to widen his reportoire a bit and play the same type of role as say a Tiki Barber.

He fits our team like a glove and I would hate to see him go. But I don't know if he would have been nearly as successful on a team that did not have a line a strong as the Seahawks. Most teams need a running back who can block and recieve. Would have been interesting to see how he did on another team. But fortunately we don't have to find out.
I'm not one to stick up for athletes. but i have to here. I dont belame him for being pissed that he got pulled you are talking about an nfl record

nicesteel4life
06-23-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm not one to stick up for athletes. but i have to here. I dont belame him for being pissed that he got pulled you are talking about an nfl record
EXACTLY

Hawk Believer
06-23-2006, 04:05 PM
I'm not one to stick up for athletes. but i have to here. I dont belame him for being pissed that he got pulled you are talking about an nfl record

I think he would have gotten a lot more sympathy if it had been a meaningless game. But the play was to make the playoffs. So people thought he should have just been happy to make the post season like all the fans were.

I believe the coaches when they said they weren't keeping track and jsut calling the best game plan they knew. And if they were aware, going to an option besides SA was probably the best choice since theor opponents may have assumed that he was getting the ball.

Anyway, his comments were said in a moment of passion. I think the Hawks regretted it and it harmed the free agency negotiations that off season. But I think they made up for it last year by somewhat artificially helping him break the single season touchdown record.

Below is a link to a newspaper story when said incident occured.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/football/206304_shaun03.html