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Old 03-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Booger McFarland a Steeler?

Steelers host 3 draft prospects, free agent


By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Steelers are meeting with free-agent defensive tackle Anthony "Booger" McFarland as well as three college prospects today at their South Side facility.
In addition to McFarland, linebackers Shawn Crable of Michigan and Jerod Mayo of Tennessee and running back Ryan Torain of Arizona State are visiting with the team.
The Steelers met individually with cornerback Aqib Talib of Kansas and defensive linemen Dre Moore of Maryland and Keilen Dykes of West Virginia last week.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is familiar with McFarland, 30, from their time together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The 6-0, 300-pounder played for the Buccaneers from 1999-2006. Traded to the Colts during the 2006 season, McFarland missed all of last season after suffering serious knee injury in August.
The Colts released him at the end of last month after McFarland failed a physical.
In other Steelers new, the team officially announced the signing of center Justin Hartwig to a two-year contract. The 6-4, 312-pound Hartwig's deal is worth as much as $3.725 million.

Scott Brown can be reached at sbrown@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Booger McFarland a Steeler?

On Rotoworld.com, it says that he would not be available for the start of the season. I guess if he is healthy, he could be good for giving Hampton a rest here and there, but we already have Hoke for that role.

I'd rather get younger than bring him in. He's just a one year guy at best.
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he's 30!

shouldn't they be searching for younger guys? casey's 30, hoke's 32, we need young DTs unless mcbean steps up
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On Rotoworld.com, it says that he would not be available for the start of the season. I guess if he is healthy, he could be good for giving Hampton a rest here and there, but we already have Hoke for that role.
or use him with hoke in a 4-3 sub-package.
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Default Re: Booger McFarland a Steeler?

I'm guessing he's available for next to nothing. Tomlin knows him well so maybe he can fit in for a few years.

Can't say I'm too excited about the precedent of signing anyone named Booger..lol
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Can't say I'm too excited about the precedent of signing anyone named Booger..lol
if were dumping dookie, might as well pick a booger.

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or use him with hoke in a 4-3 sub-package.

I think you may be on to something there. I am sure at some point we will start seeing Tomlins 4-3 packages. I love Lebeau, but he is prolly looking to retire at some point in the near future. And Tomlin has already said that he would like to create pressure with-out all the blitzing.
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he had a major knee injury! hes thirty and probably not gonna be worth much let alone be the same type of player he once was i dont think he is worth signing
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Sign him, bring him to camp and see if he can beat out Kirschke, Hoke or replace Nick Eason. McFarland is a character guy with a couple super bowl rings worth of experience........and is flat out hilarious!!!

I you were to ask me if Booger McFarland is better than Kirschke, Hoke or Eason......the answer to all 3 is yes.
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