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Old 03-15-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Colbert says signing one of team's own is a big free agent signing

Steeler report: Colbert says signing one of own, is a big free agent signing for Steelers
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PITTSBURGH - The Steelers are now 0-2 when it comes for signing the free agents they have brought to town in hopes of replacing the two that left.

Chris Carr accepted a two year $5 million deal with the Ravens, while Joey Galloway has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots.

Should that be a concern? The answer is no and here is why. When asked recently about the type of player the Steelers are looking for, Director of football operations Kevin Colbert had this to say.


"You have to feel that a certain player will be a good fit," Colbert said recently. "If you’re bringing in a player from the outside in either free agency or the draft, you have to feel that they can fit into your current group of players. You know the personality of your team and you’re looking for a personality that may be able to add to that."

By not offering either a deal prior to them leaving means Colbert and co. saw something that needed some thought. Maybe it was the personality, maybe it was the fact they were not a good fit.

So unlike the New England Patriots, or tossing dollars around like a stimulus package such as Dan Snyder has done in Washington, the Steelers have continued to do what has made them successful since the days of Chuck Noll. There is no pushing of the panic button, instead it's taking care of their own first, then finding someone to plug a hole.

If a player such as Carr or Galloway want to sign elsewhere for money, then the Steelers made the right decision. While money is a big part of the game today, the Steelers would rather use it on their home groomed guys instead of a player from another system.

Thus far that is exactly what the Steelers have done. They made Max Starks their franchise player for $8.5 million for one year, signed restricted right tackle Willie Colon to a $2.2 million tender., and also signed Chris Kemoeatu to a five-year, $20 million contract with a bonus of nearly $4 million.

"For us, when we sign back one of our players, that is a big free agent signing," Colbert said. " We like to reinvest in our own. For the most part, if you sign your own, you don’t have a lot of salary cap left to work with so then you have to do a good job and maybe get a Keyaron Fox who comes in and does his role on special teams. You kind of know what you’re looking for and then just try to find that right guy to fit.”
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Typical Steelers. Colbert does a good job of making signing thier own guys sound like a good thing. Speaking of signing their own what's the status of contract negotiations with Silverback?
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Typical Steelers. Colbert does a good job of making signing thier own guys sound like a good thing.
It's not?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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nice article.....

i agree something must of not been right if they left without a offer on the table.. but oh well.. i bet we could find another MEMO out there in the FA pool
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Colbert said he would rather spend the money on his own HOME GROWN players huh ?....you mean like Chad Brown,,,Jason Gilding,,,Joey Porter,,,Nate Washington,,,Mcfadden ?



Can somebody define the word Hypocrite to me ? Cause I already know the definition of the word cheapscape!
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Colbert said he would rather spend the money on his own HOME GROWN players huh ?....you mean like Chad Brown,,,Jason Gilding,,,Joey Porter,,,Nate Washington,,,Mcfadden ?



Can somebody define the word Hypocrite to me ? Cause I already know the definition of the word cheapscape!
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Colbert said he would rather spend the money on his own HOME GROWN players huh ?....you mean like Chad Brown,,,Jason Gilding,,,Joey Porter,,,Nate Washington,,,Mcfadden ?



Can somebody define the word Hypocrite to me ? Cause I already know the definition of the word cheapscape!
um we are not under the cap by much and you are calling them cheap? ok chad jason what the hell did thye do after he left? ? would you rather have porter over silverback? Everyone threw fits about washingtons drops id bet you where one of them. Bmac couldnyt beat out a old man at CB until last year & then was hurt! So we found out that Gay is a hell of a CB IMHO.So if you want to be part of a team that throws tons of money away on FA why not become a redskins fan?
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Colbert said he would rather spend the money on his own HOME GROWN players huh ?....you mean like Chad Brown,,,Jason Gilding,,,Joey Porter,,,Nate Washington,,,Mcfadden ?



Can somebody define the word Hypocrite to me ? Cause I already know the definition of the word cheapscape!
...or Brian St. Pierre.... Clark Haggans... Ricardo Colcough... Randle El.... Kendrell Bell... and JOHN KUHN!?!?!

Why did we let them all go? I DON'T UNDERSTAND! I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!
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Your argument on is Porter better than Harrison is stupid. All it proves is that it's more the SYSTEM than it is the player. BTW, one could easily argue that Porter could have been the DPOY this past season, and they would have a case too. As for Cgad Brown, I remember him going to at least 3 Pro Bowls, and had something like 50 + sacks for Seattle. And the bottom line to my point is that when we don't sign a decent free agent, Colbert and the steeler front office spin is that,," We prefer to resign our own HOME GROWN " players ????



What BS is that ? Ah, our defensive Captain,,Farrior,,was he Home grown ? I saw Howie Long at the end of the season when he and Fox were giving out their awards for the season, and when it came to the most intiminating, Hard-hitting S award,,,Ryan Clark got it,,,Ah, exactly what round did we select him in ? As for the recent past, what about Kimo Von Oelhoffen, maybe the BIGGEST reason why we even got to the 04 Super Bowl, was he Home Grown ? What about DB's Mike LOgan, and Dewayne Washington, both of whom were HUGE for us for 6 + years, were they Home Grown ? And as for the Importance of resigning our own " Home Grown " players, i fully understand you can't sign em all.
But what about the ones who are considered the very definition of your team, ones like Rod Woodson. Can you NAME a bigger influence on our defense ? And he was let go at what ?...31 years old ? And went on to play in several more Pro Bowls, win a Super bowl, and grab another 30 Picks. So don't spit up in the air on my head and call it a sweet, gentle Pittsburgh rain :-)


When Max " Do nothing " starkes is given the one year tenure at 6 million last year, and then is given the one year " Franchise tag " that will make him MORE money than Ben Roethlisberger will amke this season, and Starkes has never even made an Honorable mention to a Pro Bowl,,,Ah, i wouldn't call that very sound management by Colbert! And please, don't show your Ignorance by going to the " Oh, we won two of the last 4 Super Bowl cards "
Cause that's a load of Crap! We won those games DESPITE of them,,not BECAUSE of them!


Bottom line is, we have two very REAL needs on this team that IS Super Bowl ready with alot of Vets in the way of a 3rd WR, and a DB. Cause our one starter is a little 33 year old DB who has broken down before in the past. And our ONLY two WR's are one who is nothing more than a " Practice field " Dummy. And a 2nd round selection last year who had easily 10 + drops when wide, wide, wide open!


And if we don't Improve on that, and defenses know they don't have to cover anyone with extra DB's, and can just key off on ben, ben WILL be crushed eventually, and Ben WILL suffer a season ending, if not Career ending Injury! Cause if you're looking for this current O-Line group to do the job both in pass protection, and run pushing,,well Hell! I could sub both " Angelina Jollie, and Uma Thurman on the O-line,,,and THEY could get a better push on the opposing D-Line than our current scrubs!!



But hey, it's okay, cayse we don't sign free agents right ? " ROTFLMMFAO "
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Your argument on is Porter better than Harrison is stupid. All it proves is that it's more the SYSTEM than it is the player. BTW, one could easily argue that Porter could have been the DPOY this past season, and they would have a case too. As for Cgad Brown, I remember him going to at least 3 Pro Bowls, and had something like 50 + sacks for Seattle. And the bottom line to my point is that when we don't sign a decent free agent, Colbert and the steeler front office spin is that,," We prefer to resign our own HOME GROWN " players ????



What BS is that ? Ah, our defensive Captain,,Farrior,,was he Home grown ? I saw Howie Long at the end of the season when he and Fox were giving out their awards for the season, and when it came to the most intiminating, Hard-hitting S award,,,Ryan Clark got it,,,Ah, exactly what round did we select him in ? As for the recent past, what about Kimo Von Oelhoffen, maybe the BIGGEST reason why we even got to the 04 Super Bowl, was he Home Grown ? What about DB's Mike LOgan, and Dewayne Washington, both of whom were HUGE for us for 6 + years, were they Home Grown ? And as for the Importance of resigning our own " Home Grown " players, i fully understand you can't sign em all.
But what about the ones who are considered the very definition of your team, ones like Rod Woodson. Can you NAME a bigger influence on our defense ? And he was let go at what ?...31 years old ? And went on to play in several more Pro Bowls, win a Super bowl, and grab another 30 Picks. So don't spit up in the air on my head and call it a sweet, gentle Pittsburgh rain :-)


When Max " Do nothing " starkes is given the one year tenure at 6 million last year, and then is given the one year " Franchise tag " that will make him MORE money than Ben Roethlisberger will amke this season, and Starkes has never even made an Honorable mention to a Pro Bowl,,,Ah, i wouldn't call that very sound management by Colbert! And please, don't show your Ignorance by going to the " Oh, we won two of the last 4 Super Bowl cards "
Cause that's a load of Crap! We won those games DESPITE of them,,not BECAUSE of them!


Bottom line is, we have two very REAL needs on this team that IS Super Bowl ready with alot of Vets in the way of a 3rd WR, and a DB. Cause our one starter is a little 33 year old DB who has broken down before in the past. And our ONLY two WR's are one who is nothing more than a " Practice field " Dummy. And a 2nd round selection last year who had easily 10 + drops when wide, wide, wide open!


And if we don't Improve on that, and defenses know they don't have to cover anyone with extra DB's, and can just key off on ben, ben WILL be crushed eventually, and Ben WILL suffer a season ending, if not Career ending Injury! Cause if you're looking for this current O-Line group to do the job both in pass protection, and run pushing,,well Hell! I could sub both " Angelina Jollie, and Uma Thurman on the O-line,,,and THEY could get a better push on the opposing D-Line than our current scrubs!!



But hey, it's okay, cayse we don't sign free agents right ? " ROTFLMMFAO "
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