Originally Posted by Stlrs4Life
I agree, this will be interesting. Would like to see the next interview by Hope.
You think there is room for both of these guys? But why when you got the draft coming up to.
If the Steelers were interested in paying Hope top five safety money and that wasn't an issue, they would have at least franchised him when they had the chance. From the looks of it, and we all know how Pittsburgh operates largely in silence in regards to these things, Clark was their guy all along, and weren't particularly interested in signing Hope to a long, expensive deal. Keep in mind, this is far from unusual for Pittsburgh to do. El and Hope are not the kinds of players Pittsburgh is going to keep around for another five years. Troy, Ben, hopefully Porter...those are the guys with nearly guaranteed extensions, but that's about it.
(but don't be surprised to see Joey leave after next season when he is a FA if Pittsburgh drafts Carpenter)