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Old 05-10-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

Anybody have any insight or thought on us using the franchise tag on Willie Parker next year? How much would that be?

I hope we keep him. I would have hate to have memorized this song for nothing

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Old 05-10-2009, 03:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

I don't think there is ANY chance of that happening.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:38 AM   #3
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was that even a serious question?

there is a 0% chance of parker being franchise tagged.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

Really? Just no? Thanks for the insight. I mean we did franchise Starks twice. How many pro bowls has he been to? Its Not like Willie set any Superbowl records, won team MVP, been to mutiple pro bowls or anything.
Yea, you guys are right no way we want to keep this guy. Thanks for the input. I could get 2000 post too if I went into every thread and just replied NO!!!!
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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Default Re: The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

Saying there is a zero percent chance of anything happening is just ignorant.

There should have been a zero percent chance that the bumbling fool who's name is not-to-be-mentioned (code name: dubya), was going to be reelected, esp. when the majority voted otherwise.

Willie parker is closer to the top five RB's than Max Starks will ever be to the top 5 LT's. Not saying that is any indication at all, but I would give it no less than a 5% chance.

actually, 4%.
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Default Re: The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

Im not saying we should. I just asked a question. I know typically we dont use our tag. I know we typically dont negotiate with players while their under contract or sign players over 30. But we have done all three this past offseason.
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Default Re: The Odds We Franchise Fast Willie?

I know people keep harping on the fact that we have tagged Starks but Starks saved us this year at LT. Had they not franchised him he would have left and Essex would have been the LT. I am not sure how that would have worked out but at least Starks played really well for 11 games plus playoffs. I do not remember any blind side sacks at least.
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I know people keep harping on the fact that we have tagged Starks but Starks saved us this year at LT. Had they not franchised him he would have left and Essex would have been the LT. I am not sure how that would have worked out but at least Starks played really well for 11 games plus playoffs. I do not remember any blind side sacks at least.
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I think that the Steelers have drafted Mendenhall and the Tank with the answer to your question in mind. I personnally believe that the Steelers intentions are to let Willie go after next season. I just don't view Willie Parker as a complete back, he doesn't block well, he doesn't catch extremely well, and he's not powerful enough to get the tough yard or two in short yardage situations.

They brought in Moore to handle the 3rd down RB duties such as pass protection and catching passes out of the backfield, they drafted Mendenhall in hopes that he would handle the short yardage carries, and now they draft "The Tank". In my opinion that shows that the Steelers have no future plans for "FAST" Willie Parker.
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I think that the Steelers have drafted Mendenhall and the Tank with the answer to your question in mind. I personnally believe that the Steelers intentions are to let Willie go after next season. I just don't view Willie Parker as a complete back, he doesn't block well, he doesn't catch extremely well, and he's not powerful enough to get the tough yard or two in short yardage situations.

They brought in Moore to handle the 3rd down RB duties such as pass protection and catching passes out of the backfield, they drafted Mendenhall in hopes that he would handle the short yardage carries, and now they draft "The Tank". In my opinion that shows that the Steelers have no future plans for "FAST" Willie Parker.
Well said that is the way I see it also. Our backfield is full and I see Parker on his way out next year. yea his services was good but not great. We will see Mendenhall Moore and the tank for the next few years.
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