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Old 03-24-2010, 09:11 AM   #11
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you DO know he's coming back, right?

even the rams let him leave w/o a contract.

he will be like el and foote, except cheaper and w/o the hiatus.
I hope your right Tony about him coming back for the minimum, but I doubt it. You folks need to remember what he did for us as Steelers fans and the organization. I love Willie and I hope he comes back.. besides.. he cant be much worst than Randel El'
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:28 AM   #12
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you DO know he's coming back, right?

even the rams let him leave w/o a contract.

he will be like el and foote, except cheaper and w/o the hiatus.
I'm hoping that things like that will tell us that hey, if no one else in the league wants him, maybe they're on to something, and we don't need to hurry up and make him an offer.

If history is any indicator, though, we're not that smart. For some reason, we just LOVE shooting ourselves in the foot with this guy, so we'll probably re-sign him "just because." At this point, I really agree with you; he'll be back because we've trained ourselves to be in the mindset where it happens by default. Every time I think we've finally gotten rid of him, he'll just keep coming back over and over and over. I can honestly see this dragging on for years. If someone killed Parker and dismembered his corpse and set it on fire and buried it in separate parts of the country, he'd still be back as a zombie within days, and we'd sign him to a 3-year contract.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:17 AM   #14
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LOL, if the steelers draft the kid from Boise St. Gay will likely be gone.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #15
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Gay is definitely not the long term solution....he wasn't the solution last year and won't be the solution going forward....hopefully.
William was a band-aid at best last year and the Steelers need to upgrade this position or we'll see more of the same mediocre play from that position.

The fact that he received a performance bonus begs the question FOR WHAT? His performance was horrible week in week out. He consistently got beat and looked lost out there in many instances and can't tackle to save his life.

I miss Bryant McFadden.
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The fact that he received a performance bonus begs the question FOR WHAT? His performance was horrible week in week out. He consistently got beat and looked lost out there in many instances and can't tackle to save his life.
I think the NFL-mandated performance bonuses are based on playing time only, not whether you played well. They probably have some formula where if you're a fifth-round draft pick, you're expected to be starting xx% of the time, or playing xx% of the snaps, and if you're playing significantly more than that, they give you a boost.

I guess that's because when you sign your rookie contract as a late-round draft pick, you're signing it with the assumption that you'll be a role player at best, and your pay is in line with that. So if guys are playing a lot more, they get compensated for the extra risk -- it would suck to be putting your career on the line by going out there five times more often than you thought you would, and you're still getting paid peanuts, so in the event of an injury, all the risk is on the player.

If it was performance-based, Gay would be paying US money.
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We got to SB40 in spite of Parker (look at his game logs from the playoffs), and then he had one lucky run that helped cover up what was, overall, an abysmal postseason. He cannot run the ball against good teams. Even if he was in peak form -- and I use that term loosely -- from 3 years ago and he offered to play for free, I would not want him back. When he's an injury-prone back whose skills have obviously declined, double no thanks. Not at any price, and not if every other running back on the roster was injured.
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McFadden made William Gay look like a shutdown corner last year. Really, he did.
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Thank you!

Gay didn't do a perfect job last year, but at least he wasn't getting burned all over the place like BMac. Different system? sure, but it's not like he was ever that good in pittsburgh anyway

Seems kinda smart for the cards to only sign him to a 2 year contract....
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Wow....BMac must have really sucked in Arizona last year.

I'll admit, I didn't pay much attention to BMacs performance in Arizona, but when he was here in the burg', he was definitely a more physical presence than Gay and a better tackler by far....IMO of course.

I'm pulling for Gay, as it doesn't appear the Steelers are looking to supplant him, but he has to step his game up a notch or three.
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