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Old 02-29-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Why is it year in and year out the Steelers are always toeing the line. We are cheap when it comes to signing players including our own. We sign our own to big contracts but they never produce. Every team this year has more cap space than us. What are we doing wrong? Right now we can't even look at a free agent let alone sign a draft pick or Ben. What needs to be done?
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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We actually have plenty of cap room...so don't let anyone fool you...
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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Why is it year in and year out the Steelers are always toeing the line. We are cheap when it comes to signing players including our own. We sign our own to big contracts but they never produce. Every team this year has more cap space than us. What are we doing wrong? Right now we can't even look at a free agent let alone sign a draft pick or Ben. What needs to be done?
and the myths continue.


i dont know where all this misinformation is coming from.

what can be done? we can let guys like polamalu walk so we can sign hot free agents such as madieu williams. maybe cut ward, to go after moss.

we signed ward and faneca to huge contracts. has alan even missed a pro bowl? ward was sb mvp. willie parker produced and i happen to think ike taylor is a fine CB. aaron smith produced.

i guess people will complain when we decide to extend heath miller and pass on somebody like FA a. crumpler.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
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I think we are doing pretty well, i understand what you mean by us not having much cash becuase is seems that the pats can sign a random player to a $600 billion contract at any time and still have space yet signing 4 restricted free agents cost us half of our cap. i understand but our $21 million in space isnt pocket change, that is 1/5 of our total space, that is a huge amount. We are careful with our money and build through the draft and we have 5 superbowls and we are the winningest(is that a word?) team over the last 30 years, we have around 800 wins and the next team has around 650. i think our way is best....
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #5
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i dont know where all this misinformation is coming from.

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The misinformation is from the media. Last night NFL network said we had 2million over the cap.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #6
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http://www.steelersalarycap.com/default.aspx

this is the most comprehensive site ive seen on the matter. it isnt always 100% correct down to the penny, but neither are all the media reports. this dude does his homework, and i would say much more reliable than random opinions thrown up on a board.
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see its always the mediias fault..lol
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The NFL Network is very often wrong on many accounts. The Steelers are under the cap and by a solid amount. Nothing like the Bucs being $40 million under but they are fine and they have enough room to sign a couple of guys to fill in holes.

Alot relates to what happens with Max.
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The NFL Network is very often wrong on many accounts. The Steelers are under the cap and by a solid amount. Nothing like the Bucs being $40 million under but they are fine and they have enough room to sign a couple of guys to fill in holes.

Alot relates to what happens with Max.
That 2million over was a mistype on my part. I ment to type 2 million under. I guess my typing skills are misinformed too.
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Why is it year in and year out the Steelers are always toeing the line. We are cheap when it comes to signing players including our own. We sign our own to big contracts but they never produce. Every team this year has more cap space than us. What are we doing wrong? Right now we can't even look at a free agent let alone sign a draft pick or Ben. What needs to be done?
In the past 16 years, we have 11 playoff appearances, 1 Super Bowl, 2 Super Bowl appearances, and 6 AFC Championship Games.

Nearly every team that goes crazy at FA doesn't win anything significant.

Right now, the Steelers need to prepare and have a solid draft, unlike some of the recent one's that have not produced many decent players in day 2.
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