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Old 02-14-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default chad brown watching the superbowl

what do you think he was thinking? he was cut by the seahawks and turned down a steelers offer to go play for the repeat champions. he didnt have that much of an impact with them except maybe getting bruschi on the field that much quicker. im betting hes having regrets. i bet willie williams has callled him and told him that was an easy job to earn a ring with the team who drafted him.

i must say i am happy for williams to earn a ring. before there was bens tackle, there was willies tackle (against l. warren) oddly enough, both against the colts. congrats willie. i think he deserves to wear that ring proudly.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: chad brown watching the superbowl

I've always liked Chad...but he did "take the money and run", so...
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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I've always liked Chad...but he did "take the money and run", so...
yep. i really wanted chad to return, even if it was in a limited role. in some instances i thought he (and biesel) was even portrayed as a scapegoat for some of the patriots defensive shortcomings, and not being able to replace bruschi.
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Default Re: chad brown watching the superbowl

Chad Brown was for me the worst FA loss of the mid-1990s due to how it happened. Steelers had to decide after the 1995 season to re-sign Greg Lloyd or Chad Brown, knowing they could not afford to sign both. Lloyd was at his peak and Brown was entering his prime. Steelers made the defensible choice to re-sign Lloyd, who blew out his knee the first game of the 1996 season against Jax and was effectively done with his career.

Given their financial circumstances at the time, Steelers had no $$ left to re-sign Brown after 1996 for remotely close to what he was worth. Brown left, but it is not as if the Steelers made a competitive offer.

Brown had a similar choice to make this season; he bet on the team at its peak and guessed wrong.
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Default Re: chad brown watching the superbowl

thats a great comparrison of the decision the steelers and chad brown were faced with.

i hated to see lloyd go out like that, especially after b. sanders shook r. woodson out of his ligaments a year earlier.
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Replace (gasp!) Bruschi?!?

Only Jesus can replace Bruschi...
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Replace (gasp!) Bruschi?!?

Only Jesus can replace Bruschi...
glad you caught that!
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Default Re: chad brown watching the superbowl

As for the "take the money and run" thing, Chad was one of the few who were classy afterwards and didn't bash the Steelers after he left...but the fact remains, he clearly stated he would have preferred to stay on the contending team, but the Steelers couldn't pay him $5 million a year or whatever it was he left for, so he took a big payday to play on largely mediocre squak teams. If he wanted to stay he could have, just like ARE can this year.
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I hated seeing Brown leave, but he was from the West Coast, and wanted to go back that way. I didn`t want him back anyway. Check out the Bling Chad
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Default Re: chad brown watching the superbowl

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but did'nt he leave because he would not be able to play outside LB...I know $$$ had some to do with it, but he really wanted to play on the outside and not inside next to Kirkland!
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