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Old 03-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #21
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Smith has had a great career with us. He was probable the best 3-4 Defensive end I have ever seen. He started in his second year, a 4th round pick. He was a beast until injuries have taken it away the last couple of years. Farrior on the other hand has been the leader of the team ever since we signed him away from the jets. He has aways reminded me of junior seau. He has been great but at some point you have to hang it up. His coverage the last couple of years has been really bad. Hate to see him go but it's time. Kemo made his own bed the way he played last year. Please Release him. Hampton isn't going to be right next year with that Knee but they probable will wait until after the draft too do anything with him. Several others could go. Time to move on.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #22
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i criticized the FO for resigning the turd kemo a few years ago (along with randel el ,battle foote,) , people reminded me i'm just a no nothing fan ...i formally apologize to them for questioning their moves ...after all they're the professionals who knows best.... i guess thats why they'll be handing out millions to players that are no longer part of the team...
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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Just read the article on the post by ED B. Very quality article. Got to love a guy who wants to play forever but won't play for anyone but the steelers. Here's to ya BIG A as some of us have called you over the years. I"ll drink one for you at the opener!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #24
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i sat down and talked to Smith sometime around his 5th year and he was the nicest person in the world. i remember asking him why he didnt live in a bigger house and he said he perfered to save because you never know were your going to be playing from year to year and when your carear will end. he was the most down to earth football player i ever met and didnt take anything for granted. the opposite of Bettis. i just wish he would of retired before being cut
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #25
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he was the most down to earth football player i ever met and didnt take anything for granted. the opposite of Bettis.
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I thought the Bus was something of an act but it sounds like you have some insights on that?

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #26
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Wish we could get more players like Aaron Smith....the guys a class act all the way!
Not to mention was a helluva player.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #27
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Not sure about Farrior and Hampton. Yes, the Steelers released Ward and Smith for monetary reasons, but they also both have replacements that can play at a level higher than those guys can now. The Steelers have drafted well at defensive line and wide receiver over the past couple seasons and now they have that flexibility.
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Hello everyone! I'd like to let you know, another die hard Steelers fan has joined Steelers Fever!

I come with fond yet slim memories of SB 40. That and people saying the seahawks would win. Then me reveling in it the next day, and they being mum.

Back to the topic at hand. This guy was a heck of DL player! But he'd had injuries, what? the past 3 season in a row??

Sad to see someone with his talent have to leave under such conditions. But the cap issue doesn't get any easier, and plenty of changes, although difficult, have to come.

I'm personally a little more upset to see Hines go. Thus - I dedicated my avatar to him.
I wish he'd realize things don't get any better. I wanted him to retire, but he insists on playing in 2012.
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Hello everyone! I'd like to let you know, another die hard Steelers fan has joined Steelers Fever!

I come with fond yet slim memories of SB 40. That and people saying the seahawks would win. Then me reveling in it the next day, and they being mum.

Back to the topic at hand. This guy was a heck of DL player! But he'd had injuries, what? the past 3 season in a row??

Sad to see someone with his talent have to leave under such conditions. But the cap issue doesn't get any easier, and plenty of changes, although difficult, have to come.

I'm personally a little more upset to see Hines go. Thus - I dedicated my avatar to him.
I wish he'd realize things don't get any better. I wanted him to retire, but he insists on playing in 2012.
Thanks for bringing your discussion to SF! We're glad to have you, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask

As for the Hines avatar, I did the same as soon as he was released. A lot of fans have, actually. Going to miss him.
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Hello everyone! I'd like to let you know, another die hard Steelers fan has joined Steelers Fever!

I come with fond yet slim memories of SB 40. That and people saying the seahawks would win. Then me reveling in it the next day, and they being mum.

Back to the topic at hand. This guy was a heck of DL player! But he'd had injuries, what? the past 3 season in a row??

Sad to see someone with his talent have to leave under such conditions. But the cap issue doesn't get any easier, and plenty of changes, although difficult, have to come.

I'm personally a little more upset to see Hines go. Thus - I dedicated my avatar to him.
I wish he'd realize things don't get any better. I wanted him to retire, but he insists on playing in 2012.
Welcome! and great signature by the way
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