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Old 12-02-2005, 05:19 PM   #11
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

i would rather have e. james or s. alexander but thats just not gonna happen because of the cost. johnson will cost alot when he becomes a free agant in 1-2 yrs. we already passed on him for t. polamalu. sure we could try to get him but what if the cost was not being able to sign polamalu? they were drafted 3 yrs ago and both will demand huge deals.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #12
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

L. Johnson on the field I like!
L. Johnson off the field I don`t like!

I really don`t think Rooney will like!
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #13
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

You either draft Pro Bowl running backs or get them cheap when they are presumed to be malcontents with performance problems (e.g. - Rickey Williams goes from Saints to Miami, Corey Dillon goes to New England from Cincy and Jerome Bettis goes to the Steelers from St. Louis). Johnson is a malcontent but he also is having a great year.

Steelers have too many cap/salary headaches coming up (wait until they have to negotiate with Ben prior to the last year of his contract!) to take on Johnson. Unless the collective bargaining agreement miraculously gets renegotiated in the next several months, free agent signings will be particularly tricky this off season because bonuses apparently can be prorated over only the remaining years of the CBA.
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

Would love to see him in a Steelers jersey also, but don't believe it will ever happen. I was hoping we would have drafted him in the first place.
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

When The Bus Retires with his ring. It's The LJ, Parker, and Staley Show in the Running Game.
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Would love to see him in a Steelers jersey also, but don't believe it will ever happen. I was hoping we would have drafted him in the first place.
well if we did we wouldn't have that player can't seem to remember his name........ oh yeah troy polamalu
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Default Re: Larry Johnson Unhappy in K.C.

Larry is running in all cylinder's this year but remember....he's had reconstructive knee surgery so his time is def. limited.I think that happened when he was in AZ.
What is the duration of a back in the NFL after such a surgery? It's prob. not long.
Willis Magahee(sp.) of Buff.I think he had the same surgury.
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well if we did we wouldn't have that player can't seem to remember his name........ oh yeah troy polamalu

Yeah, I realize that. I didn't know much about Troy back then.
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Larry Johnson is still under contract for next year with KC, and with the current status of Priest Holmes being out, there is no way KC lets him go. Dream all you want but this is not going to happen. I believe that Staley's contract runs through 2007 and he may be too expensive to get rid of even if the Steelers wanted him to. A lot of decisions ride on Bettis and whether he wants to retire at the end of the season, regardless of a SB ring.

Right now, with the current state of the Oline, NOBODY would be effective running the ball. While I am not sold on Willie Parker, the Oline needs to be fixed before anything else happens. And while the Steelers are doing that, it would not hurt to mix up the playcalling as well. Offensively, the team has been OFFENSIVE the last two games and wasn't too great before that after the Cincy game.

Besides, with the current UFAs that are coming up on this team at the end of the year, there won't be much money to look at outside FAs.
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Well since this is the first year WP has started, he lost a bunch of weight with more work. I think next year after he puts a little more weight on he will be much better. I think Bettis will retire (although I would like to see him stay with the organization) and it will be a mid rounder to develop, WP and Staley for our backfield.
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