Originally Posted by Big D
it's very possible. But the problem with making a move like this is you take a huge hit on the cap. I believe when you franchise a player the player gets the average of the top 3 players at his position. And I think Faneca would stir up the locker room if such a move was made. I think it's best if we let faneca walk
I agree Faeca would potentially go ballistic if he was franchised (although he should thank the NFLPA for not dumping that clause from the CBA rather than just blame mgmt. for facing that possibiity) and it would stir up other vets who recognize it is a business decision who gets re-signed but presumably expect they should be allowed to get their long-term contrcat somewhere else if the Steelers will not pay up.
Faneca is entitled to the his $$$ elsewhere but if he dose not like being forced to play out a long contract then he should have signed a shorter contract last time.