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Old 01-24-2007, 06:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Rooneys priority cheapest in everything

Honestly, I just can't argue with their methods........The Steelers are one of the most succesful franchises in the country. 5 Lombardi trophies, and more likely in the near future tells me that they are doing something right because they certainly didn't "buy" a single one of them!!! They don't "buy" coaches and they don't "buy" players like other teams do. They have the uncanny ablity to find coaches and players that everybody else overlooks and turns them into some of the most sought-after people in the league. Willie Parker is prime example of that..... Bill Cowher anyone???? And how many of you didn't say "OMG, we're doomed!!" when an unknown, third string quarterback named Ben Roethlisberger stepped on the field the first time????

The Steelers may not be flashy.........but they don't need to be. I don't want them to be.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:29 PM   #12
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Another Rooney is cheap rant. 2.5 is the starting price. It's not as if this guy has a proven past as a HC.

As for Cowher, he's gone. Yes, we cried, we debated on throwing ourselves off the Clemente bridge, but he's gone (complete sarcasm).

It's now Tomlin.

If you want big spenders, I suggest calling up the Washington Redskins front office and asking for a season ticket package.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #13
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I definatly wouldn't say the Rooneys are cheap.

They fronted a lot of money to build Heinz Field...how much did the University of Pittsburgh put up for it?I am sure less than the Rooneys,and the school probally got thier money back through taxes.

Mike Tomlin is a new HC,and $2.5M is the going rate for a HC with no experience.They didn't lowball,the payed fair-market value.

Cowher didn't resign because of the money,he left because his heart wasn't in it.You could tell when he coached,he didn't have the same fire he had the year before.

If you want huge spenders,go root for the Redskins.Look where all the spending has gotten him,one trip to the playoffs (and it was one-and-done).
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Cowher didn't resign because of the money,he left because his heart wasn't in it.You could tell when he coached,he didn't have the same fire he had the year before.
it was all about the money. otherwise what happened to suddenly put out that fire, that didnt put it out in year 11, 12, 13, or 14. was it that he won a superbowl? no. every coach wants to do that and once they do, they want a taste of more. he knew he was a lame duck coach going into the 2nd to last year of his contract. the writing was on the wall following the negotiation breakdown last summer.

if his heart wasnt in it, or if he lacked fire for coaching, we wouldnt see him returning in a year or 2. but we will. he resigned, not retired.
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Ok the rooneys are quick to spend the money but they are quick to save the money anyway they can. I know that when certian players ask for a crazy amount of money for a salary Cough Cough* randle el Cough COUGH* they say it was great knowing you, have a nice life. They pay for what they get and they get talent that the coaching staff develops into some f the best players the world will ever know. But atleast we all can agree that they aren't hiring the criminal element like some teams who, will remain nameless and ringless.
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Jesus.

Grimm was all but the successor, but the Steelers decided to do what they did with Cowher, and bring in the dark horse outsider with the intentions of re-energizing the franchise, exactly as they did when they hired a relatively unknown Bill Cowher 15 years ago.

Money? 2.5 was just about what Bill was making. 2.5 mil ain't cheap. Grimm wouldn't have gotten a penny more, and I'm sure Ken Whisenhunt is making about the same in Arizona, you know, the franchise where coaching careers go to die.
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....I'm sure Ken Whisenhunt is making about the same in Arizona, you know, the franchise where coaching careers go to die.
I thought that was Oakland.
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I thought that was Oakland.
At this point, the only reasonable and sane person who should be considering caching the Raiders is the towel boy, and he should demand 18 million a year. Crazy old Al might actually pay it...
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Good points Suit...and people can bitch about the Rooney's all they want but it falls on deaf ears here. They are the owners of the team with the best record in the NFL during the last 15 years and are a year removed from a SB victory. I wouldn't call them cheap...I would call them smart.

Would we rather have Dan Snyder and his unlimited funds?

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Good points Suit...and people can bitch about the Rooney's all they want but it falls on deaf ears here....Would we rather have Dan Snyder and his unlimited funds?
In a word, NO!
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