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Old 09-07-2011, 03:43 PM   #11
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I think Troy will play for another 4 years after this season.
But he's 30...I'm pretty sure that means he's retiring after this season, based on the logic of this board.
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But he's 30...I'm pretty sure that means he's retiring after this season, based on the logic of this board.
I've noticed there is very extreme-minded people on this board. It's either the Steelers are the best organization to ever play with the best players and the best coaches who never make mistakes or doom and gloom. Not much in between.
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I've noticed there is very extreme-minded people on this board. It's either the Steelers are the best organization to ever play with the best players and the best coaches who never make mistakes or doom and gloom. Not much in between.
theres also a major divide amongst who think they are so much smarter than the coaching staff and front office and those who think the coaching staff and front office are right, more often than not.

go figure....

6 sb wins and 1:3.3 [or so] of every afcc game appearance > everybody else.
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theres also a major divide amongst who think they are so much smarter than the coaching staff and front office and those who think the coaching staff and front office are right, more often than not.

go figure....

6 sb wins and 1:3.3 [or so] of every afcc game appearance > everybody else.
The 6 SBs argument is about the least original thing you could write on here. That's great. I was only alive for 4 SBs. Two of them we lost. I'm not going to go around parading that I watched reruns with my dad of us winning 4 in the 70s. Last I heard, the Packers won the SB last season. That makes them better than us. I could really care less that they won 12 championships, most of them coming before my parents were even alive.

No one here said they were smarter than the Steelers FO. I love a lot of the stuff the they do. They have acquired great players on their team and most of it is do to good scouting and good development from within. I wouldn't trade Roethlisberger, Troy, Timmons or Harrison for any of their respective counterparts in the league.

But where we differ is I don't think the Steelers FO/coaching staff is right 100 percent of the time. You apparently think they make no mistakes. Bringing back Randle El, not addressing a need with the 2nd round pick last year (Jason Worilds), TRADING DOWN and drafting Kraig Urbik, drafting fatass Frank Summers (god I hated them so much), keeping Arnaz Battle over Crezdon Butler, etc were all blunders. Most of these things are small things.

So stop whining that people on this board often criticize the team. You go into a defense mode and start attacking people If we all agreed, this board would be very boring.
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I'm actually not sure about giving Troy a long-term deal. Obviously, it depends on the money, but he's hurt virtually every season, and his style of play isn't likely to lend itself to a gentle aging process.

I think if he demands anything beyond three years or so, the franchise tag may be the best option--it's a pretty low bar for safeties, anyway.

But we don't want to be on the hook for two seasons of $10M/yr. after Polamalu's body is destroyed. I'm guessing length rather than magnitude could determine this one.

The complicating factor is that if we don't go long-term we absolutely have to franchise, as without Polamalu our defense isn't much better than average. We have zero depth at safety.
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