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Old 08-31-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Kimo a Steeler again?

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Credit Jim Wexell for first noting that the Steelers could end up filling their need for a sixth defensive linemen with an old friend. Kimo Von Oelhoffen is in danger of being cut by the Jets after losing his starting job. While his salary may no longer fit into the Jets plans, the idea of bringing back the longtime Steeler seems a perfect fit for Pittsburgh

The Steelers have three very good starting defensive linemen and two quality backups (Travis Kirschke and Chris Hoke). But when it comes to picking a sixth defensive lineman, the reality is that neither Nick Eason or Ryan McBean is a guy the Steelers want logging significant snaps this year. And right now one of those two is one sprained ankle away from playing 15-20 snaps.

McBean has clearly established he's not ready--he's hoping to just record a single tackle before the preseason ends, although his athletic potential should earn him a redshirt season to gain weight and hopefully come back as a contributor in 2008. Eason is adequate at best. Unfortunately when he's not at his best he gets blown off the line.

Von Oelhoffen doesn't have that problem as he's still a strong, if slow and aging, defensive end. He's not someone the Steelers would want starting on a weekly basis these days, but he's a perfect fit as a "break glass in case of Aaron Smith injury" guy. He seemed to leave for New York still holding the Steelers in high regard. So hopefully if he is waived we'll see him in black and gold before long....



He might be ok to have around in case of emergency or give somebody a breather, if he wants to sign for cheap. No sense in having another over paid sweat model though.
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Too old, too much money.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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If he came for really cheap theres no reason we shouldn't... But if he want's anywhere remotley close to starting money it should be a no right away.
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Yep, for the right price I'd like to see him as a back up.
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Default Re: Kimo a Steeler again?

Here's a question - how good a player is Kirschke?

I think im pretty familiar with the Steelers line up, but this guy sounds like another Chukky Okobi who people think must be good because the starter ahead of him is such a good player.

Chris Hoke im familiar with and he is a quality back-up.
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Here's a question - how good a player is Kirschke?

I think im pretty familiar with the Steelers line up, but this guy sounds like another Chukky Okobi who people think must be good because the starter ahead of him is such a good player.

Chris Hoke im familiar with and he is a quality back-up.
That's a really good question LITP, one I've often pondered myself.

I think Hoke would be a starter on any other team if he wasn't log-jammed by Casey Hampton. The guy is flat out, tough-as-nails.

I'd bring back Kimo, at a much reduced salary, and role....and to have him end Carson Palmer's season one more time!
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Here's a question - how good a player is Kirschke?

I think im pretty familiar with the Steelers line up, but this guy sounds like another Chukky Okobi who people think must be good because the starter ahead of him is such a good player.

Chris Hoke im familiar with and he is a quality back-up.
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I"m all in favor of bringing back Kimo for a reduced salary as a backup. He's a teamer and I think he would welcome the opportunity to return to a team he clearly loved in spite of defecting to the Jets for the almighty dollar. He's a few years older and a few years slower, but I think there's still some octane left in that tank.
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I'd bring him back just to:

A) Watch the ignorant fans at PBS boo the hell out him
B) See the look of terror in Cornhole's eyes if Kimo broke through protection and was in his face.
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