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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 AM   #21
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Default Re: Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith

sounds like a perfect Cleveland Browns QB - a little older than a normal young guy, and probably will only be a round for a season or two

I think we need a good "Cathelic boy" instead
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #22
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Where do some of you think Pittsburgh is going to get this money from to pay these free agents?

We are FUCKED 5 ways from sideways on the cap this year.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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Yeah I know it won't happen, It was mostly just an example , we really lack depth at quarterback. I just don't want us to end up having to start leftwich or batch EVER again. We seriously need to add 5 years to Ben's age, and consider him to be a 35 year old quarterback right now and get a successor in line or we are going to be in a real bad place, like Browns bad, like Rams bad. You get the point. Time to make a big move.

I have to respectfully disagree with the assertion that Ben's physical age is 35. Yes, he takes a beating and his share of injuries (somewhat due to his style of play) but he has never had a season-ending injury, or even one that keeps him out 5, 6 games or more.

He only missed 1 game after his leg injury last year (albeit, he was hobbled for the rest of the year - but was still able to have us in a position to win in Denver) and just 3 games this year with what seemed to be a significant injury.

Ben has definitely missed his starts over the years, but prior to his injury this year he was playing like a quarterback squarely in his prime. The notion of Ben as close to being finished due to injury is overblown. He has 5 quality seasons left, at least. We need to start thinking replacement in 2015 or 2016 at the absolute earliest.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #24
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Default Re: Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith

As for the Smith thing, yes, it would be delightful to have a starting-caliber quarterback as our backup. Not going to happen. Why not draft a young QB in the later rounds this season, not with the idea of him being a starter, but a servicable backup? I'm not a huge college football fan, so I myself don't have any suggestions, but there has to be someone out there.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #25
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Default Re: Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith

Why is this even being discussed??
Smith is a hefty-money starter and will be looking at places like Cleveland, Arizona, and a few others. We don't have 10-cents to rub together - let alone go out and get a $10 million dollar QB.
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Yeah, let's go out and sign all the best free agents with all that cap room we don't have.
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It won't be Alex Smith but Batch and Leftwich both have to go as a part of our "team makeover."
They're done physically.
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Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith? My answer is yes.

Why? Because the more OK QBs we can run through the Steelers system, the lesser the chance that anybody will put O'Donnell in the top 3 all time, which is frankly embarrassing to the forum, the city, the Steelers nation, and even the country. Maybe even the human species or genus, whatever it is. Although O'Donnell might not even be in the top 25 at this point, it's gonna take a lot of mediocre QBs outperforming O'Donnel to make it click for some of these hominids.
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Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith? My answer is yes.

Why? Because the more OK QBs we can run through the Steelers system, the lesser the chance that anybody will put O'Donnell in the top 3 all time, which is frankly embarrassing to the forum, the city, the Steelers nation, and even the country. Maybe even the human species or genus, whatever it is. Although O'Donnell might not even be in the top 25 at this point, it's gonna take a lot of mediocre QBs outperforming O'Donnel to make it click for some of these hominids.
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Should the Steelers go after Alex Smith? My answer is yes.

Why? Because the more OK QBs we can run through the Steelers system, the lesser the chance that anybody will put O'Donnell in the top 3 all time, which is frankly embarrassing to the forum, the city, the Steelers nation, and even the country. Maybe even the human species or genus, whatever it is. Although O'Donnell might not even be in the top 25 at this point, it's gonna take a lot of mediocre QBs outperforming O'Donnel to make it click for some of these hominids.
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