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Old 03-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Post Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

Most Steeler fans know by now that Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Mike Wallace will be released. I am very sad as a Steeler fan that our defense, and offense are being released. But, what do you think is going to happen without them? Post thoughs belowwww....

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

Mike Wallace will not be released.

The rest mentioned had good careers, won super bowls and made a lot of cash. They are not as good as they were 3 years ago and should have been let go.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

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Mike Wallace will not be released.

The rest mentioned had good careers, won super bowls and made a lot of cash. They are not as good as they were 3 years ago and should have been let go.
I agree, but I didn't know that Mike Wallace wasen't going to be released- but I'm glad now that I know that :). Cause besides Hines he was my favorite reciever.

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Default Re: Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

While Wallace won't be released if I am not mistaken, he will be a restricted free agent. Another team can offer him a contract and give up a first round pick for him. We will be given an opportunity to match that offer but if we cannot, we lose Mike and gain a first round pick.
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I agree, but I didn't know that Mike Wallace wasen't going to be released- but I'm glad now that I know that :). Cause besides Hines he was my favorite reciever.
I like Mike Wallace, but I like Antonio Brown better. I think Brown is a better receiver.
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Post Re: Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

My thoughts on the individuals:

Farrior: The most disliked release to me. Sure, he lost maybe a step in 2011, but I've also seen him STEP UP. Maybe I missed his flaws.

Smith: a veteran that I didn't know well, but I know he was with the Steelers for at least 12 seasons. Injuries in the last 3 years, combined with taking salary with no play time resulted in being released.

Ward: the saddest release. Hines was a leader, a role model, and always a smile on his face. I will miss him the MOST. You simply don't come by football players with such class and pride for their team. But his production went down seriosuly in 2011. We need to keep young blood, mixed with some Vets. Money was also AGAIN a factor. But nonetheless, I will never forget Hines Ward!

Wallace: Not being released. As said above, he's a restricted free agent.

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Chris Kemoeatu : about ******* time!!! .....maybe he was good early on, but due to the number of idiotic penalties and how he represented our team he could NOT stay! I felt the least remorse for this move. He should have gone sooner.

The fact that we are trying to get some young blood and now have Todd Haley as our new offensive coordinator, I'm really excited to see what we can do in 2012!!
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glad they are gone....old and slow
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Default Re: Thoughts on realeasing Smith, Farrior, Ward, and possibly Wallace?

loved the heart and leadership of Farrior and Ward, its sad to see them leave. I believe Ward still has great value to the team as a mentor to this extremely young and talented recieving core (recievers seem to be the most mentally immature position in the NFL). Smith is less of a loss in my mind since he has spent as much or more time injured than playing. All of them were great contributors in their prime, but you don't win on your resume.
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