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Old 09-23-2007, 08:45 PM   #21
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Faneca appears to be fully engaged and I am sure the Steelers and he will reach an agreement.....of course unless he wants overpaid vastly like most athletes do......in which case they need to let him go............

my guess he eats humble pie or goes and gets replaced NO BIGGIE
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:51 PM   #22
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i think he's goin gto realize how this is a great team and he'll want to retire as a steeler
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:01 PM   #23
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He needs to retire very rich and that won't happen with the B&G unfortunately. Who can fault him?
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:12 PM   #24
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I wonder if we won the Super Bowl this year if Alan would take a pay cut to stay??????[/QUOTE]

That would make it even less likely. He'd have two rings so there would be no reason to play for that. At that point you just want to cash in while you can and that means going free agent.

It's a business decision on both sides. Faneca wants the money, the Steelers want the cap room for Ben.
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If the Steelers designate Faneca as a Franchise player must he not remain with the team? Isn't this a possible scenario.

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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
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He needs to retire very rich and that won't happen with the B&G unfortunately. Who can fault him?
The Steelers made him the highest paid guard in the league at the time of his last contract signing. I'm not going to blame the Rooneys for not breaking the bank to keep him in the current atmosphere in the NFL that is seeing scrub O-linemen getting $50 mil+ contracts. However, I'm also not going to blame Faneca for chasing huge $ elsewhere. I will also not feel sympathy for him when he more than likely lands with a club that wins 4-6 games every year either.

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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

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You believe he would stir up the locker room because he will be FORCED to stay and that will not go down very well with Faneca. That is a good point.

Well the Steeler management and in particular this year's coaching staff certainly
have proven to me they exercise good judgement. I rest on their decsion and enjoy what promises to be a good season.

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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.
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