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Old 01-22-2008, 12:48 AM   #51
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News from headquarters is that they are making every effort to keep Alan a Steeler until he retires....
Right. I'll believe it when I see it.

Plus, Preacher is right - why WOULD they want to keep him? He's going to be 32 years old, for crying out loud - NOT a good age to be paying $6m-$7m a year for a lineman. What exactly in his play last season warrants them even thinking about keeping him? He all but called the Rooneys a bunch of cheapskates last spring on top of that. I know I wouldn't want him around after that.

I say let him walk, then rebuild the line. It isn't the end of the world if the guy leaves for greener pastures.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:44 AM   #52
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My guess is that he will be asking for as much as 9 mil a year, and he's going to want some ridiculously long contract, like 6 years or something, of which he may be able to play 3. When I hear that the Steelers are making their best offers, it's probably more like 6 mil for 3.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:44 AM   #53
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Can anyone show or tell me WHY we would want to keep him?

OBVIOUSLY faneca is not what he once was but imo he is still in the top tier for left tackles for ONE MORE YEAR. i am not talking about long term. thats all we need. left tackles are paid a lot. But they have to think on their feet in a play just as much as a quarterback, and they have to be able to read defenses just as much as a running back. they are some of the highest paid athletes in the nfl. just a really scary chance to take imo to have a rookie protecting ben's blind spot because he "might be great" in his 1st year.
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WHo wants to franchise a guy that basically stood around in the AFC WIld Card game. He isn't the same player that he was a year ago. This year he played not to get hurt. He was part of the reason for 47+ sacks this year on our franchise qb. Faneca will be the newest member of the Arizona Cardinals come March. It would not be a wise decision for us to franchise a guy is is definitely on the down side of his career. $8-$9 million is just way to much for a guard who contributed to the 47+ sacks given up by our o-line. HE'S GONE & GOOD-BYE ALAN!!!!!!
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Sounds like they will try to make efforts to keep him and I would like to see him stay a steeler but I think his mind is made up and we can't afford him so I would say he is good as gone.
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OBVIOUSLY faneca is not what he once was but imo he is still in the top tier for left tackles for ONE MORE YEAR. i am not talking about long term. thats all we need. left tackles are paid a lot. But they have to think on their feet in a play just as much as a quarterback, and they have to be able to read defenses just as much as a running back. they are some of the highest paid athletes in the nfl. just a really scary chance to take imo to have a rookie protecting ben's blind spot because he "might be great" in his 1st year.
I am not sure if I agree with your thoughts about Faneca, but thanks for the well reasoned response.

If he would sign for two years at a decent amount, I would be fine with it. It would give us a little more breathing room for fixing the line. However, I do think he has slipped to being an average to a just above average player. Maybe I am a little too harsh, but right now, average is the best we have on our line as well.
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I am not sure if I agree with your thoughts about Faneca, but thanks for the well reasoned response.

If he would sign for two years at a decent amount, I would be fine with it. It would give us a little more breathing room for fixing the line. However, I do think he has slipped to being an average to a just above average player. Maybe I am a little too harsh, but right now, average is the best we have on our line as well.
You're not being too harsh, either his play slipped this year, or his focus was way off. That's for sure. He didn't help his cause in FA with his play this season. Guess he's hoping the endless pro-bowl selections earns him Huge money on the free market.
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