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Old 02-12-2008, 12:57 AM   #11
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The Steelers are already OVERPAYING for one Smith that plays DE so hopefully they won't go out make that mistake again.

I KNOW, I KNOW, Aaron Smith's responsibility is to "occupy blockers" in the 3-4 defense so therefore his numbers suffer.

I get such a warm feeling inside when I think of the sacrifices that the Steelers defensive lineman make in order to allow the LB's to make uncontested tackles.
I wish that they would sign a few more of these types of unselfish players.

Heck Steelers, I'm available! I can occupy a blocker and make an occasional tackle. Interested?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:24 AM   #12
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The Steelers are already OVERPAYING for one Smith that plays DE so hopefully they won't go out make that mistake again.
I may be making a bold statement here, but I would have no problem giving Aaron Smith the largest salary on the defense. After seeing our run defense after he went down, I think he's on the same tier as Troy and Casey.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:03 AM   #13
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I may be making a bold statement here, but I would have no problem giving Aaron Smith the largest salary on the defense. After seeing our run defense after he went down, I think he's on the same tier as Troy and Casey.

The largest salary for a Steelers defensive player? That is BOLD! Here are Aaron Smith's numbers for the last 3 seasons.


2007 Tot Solo Assist Sck Fumb
Aaron Smith 30 21 9 2 0 *Missed the final 3 games due to injury*

2006
Aaron Smith 61 44 17 4 1

2005
Aaron Smith 39 29 10 2 1


Looks like it would be a huge waste of money, but wait, I forgot about the phantom "occupy blockers" stat that for some reason isn't a statistical category worth recording.

But you're right about this, with Smith out of the lineup, Fred Taylor ran all over the Steelers. Should we attribute Taylor's big day solely to the absence of Smith? Well, I don't. I've seen Taylor have quite a few big games against BETTER Steelers defenses. Fred Taylor is the ALL-TIME leading rusher versus Steelers teams with only a portion of that occurring in week #15 of this past season.

In week #11, the New York Jets also had a mighty fine rushing day against the Steelers and would you believe that Aaron Smith WAS in the lineup that day.

I have my opinion of Smith and I don't expect everyone to agree with it. You have your opinion, and although I disagree, I respect it.

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:40 AM   #14
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I would welcome any upgrade this year no matter what team they play for.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:56 AM   #15
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actually smith was playing with his injured ripped biceps in that game in the jets. if u remember, he said it was hurting going into the week and near the beginning of the game it just tore..
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The Steelers are already OVERPAYING for one Smith that plays DE so hopefully they won't go out make that mistake again.

I KNOW, I KNOW, Aaron Smith's responsibility is to "occupy blockers" in the 3-4 defense so therefore his numbers suffer.

I get such a warm feeling inside when I think of the sacrifices that the Steelers defensive lineman make in order to allow the LB's to make uncontested tackles.
I wish that they would sign a few more of these types of unselfish players.

Heck Steelers, I'm available! I can occupy a blocker and make an occasional tackle. Interested?
I completely disagree with your first sentence. Aaron Smith would be paid that by any team in the NFL. When he was injured, it impacted the entire defense far greater than when any other starter was not out there.

Also, the Steelers D'lineman do far more than just occupy blockers...especially Aaron Smith. If it was that easy, Eason would have not been such a failure at the position.

Aaron Smith is our best defensive starter...bar none. The impact of his loss resulted in teams rushing all over us in a way not seen in quite some time. I would much rather lose any other starter on defense than him.
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The steelers are cheap they can't even pay their own players . year in year out we lose so many players this team will use the draft and pick up other teams retread players as always!!!!
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I would like to see both of them on our team, but were a no criminal team so they would have to relax and stay out of trouble for once in their entire careers!
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The steelers are cheap they can't even pay their own players . year in year out we lose so many players this team will use the draft and pick up other teams retread players as always!!!!
Dude...prepare to get hammered for a statement that is competely untrue.

I don't know how long you have been following the Steelers, but unless you have taken a 8 year hiatus from following them, you should know better than to think that.

11 Playoff Appearances in 16 Years is tremendous and disproves what you are saying about us only signing "retread players". If these guys were truly "retread players", the Steelers wouldn't have their track record for winning.
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Here are Aaron Smith's numbers for the last 3 seasons.

Looks like it would be a huge waste of money, but wait, I forgot about the phantom "occupy blockers" stat that for some reason isn't a statistical category worth recording.
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you're right, you have your opinion,but dude if you really don't understand the value of aaron smith you gotta study a little more football

stats are not everything, its about how you play and how to win
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