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Old 03-14-2006, 06:59 PM   #31
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Clark is a speedy and versatile player who excels in coverage on defense and is not afraid to come up and make a tackle on a running back.

Clark often helps the secondary get in position before the snap.

Said Marcus Washington of the 5-11, 200-pound Clark: "Ryan thinks he's a linebacker out there. He thinks he's a lot bigger than he is. He's probably one of the hardest workers on the team. A lot of times, he stays late after practice, putting more film work in. He's definitely a leader out there."


"He has the mentality of the whole team," safeties coach Steve Jackson said. "He does whatever he's asked to do, he never complains about anything. He just goes out there and performs to the best of his ability. He's what you call a football player. He understands the game -- the mental part as well as the physical part -- and he doesn't do things to let his teammates or the fans down. He doesn't showboat. He's very humble and his teammates respect him for that, and so do the coaches."
If he brings thes atttributes it sounds like he should be wearing Black n Gold !!
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:07 PM   #32
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Default Re: Steelers Sign FS Ryan Clark

I asked this question at the end of my post on Brett Keisel being re-signed, but since this is the Clark thread I will re-ask it here.

Is anyone else concerned that the Redskins overpaid yesterday for a safety with coverage problems (Aucheletta) when they obviously could have kept Clark for far less $$$.

Someone on the Redskins' coaching staff must have had some concerns with Clark's skills.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:14 PM   #33
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I asked this question at the end of my post on Brett Keisel being re-signed, but since this is the Clark thread I will re-ask it here.

Is anyone else concerned that the Redskins overpaid yesterday for a safety with coverage problems (Aucheletta) when they obviously could have kept Clark for far less $$$.

Someone on the Redskins' coaching staff must have had some concerns with Clark's skills.
Snyder is more worried about big name shock value.

And please don't tell me you are holding Snyder as a better evaulation of talent than Colbert and Cowher? Think about this for moment?

I love what I hear about Clark. He is textbook Steeler secondary guy.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:27 PM   #34
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Default Re: Steelers Sign FS Ryan Clark

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I asked this question at the end of my post on Brett Keisel being re-signed, but since this is the Clark thread I will re-ask it here.

Is anyone else concerned that the Redskins overpaid yesterday for a safety with coverage problems (Aucheletta) when they obviously could have kept Clark for far less $$$.

Someone on the Redskins' coaching staff must have had some concerns with Clark's skills.
Legit question. I'm sure the Steelers have watched the film and know the strengths/weaknesses of this guy. Considering how badly we were repeatedly exposed in our secondary just a few years ago, there's little chance that the Steelers would leave themselves open to making the same mistakes again. And, by all accounts, this kid is a film buff, so he's probably highly coachable...
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Snyder is more worried about big name shock value.

And please don't tell me you are holding Snyder as a better evaulation of talent than Colbert and Cowher? Think about this for moment?

I love what I hear about Clark. He is textbook Steeler secondary guy.
Mike Wilbon, who still does have a day job as a sports columnist for The Washington Post and is no Snyder lackey, is convinced the difference is Snyder is still signing the checks and still overpaying for who is brought in but no longer calling the shots on player selection. The game may have passed Gibbs by but I believe Gregg Williams is a pretty good defensive coach.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...031301923.html

In addition, Len Pasquerelli of espn.com did not have Clark listed among the top 50 FAs.

In a lot of ways I believe this reflects not so much on Clark's value as it does on somebody in the Steelers organization not believing Chris Hope has a skill set that will be real difficult (or expensive) to replace - we shall see.

The Steelers never really made an effort to keep ARE or Hope, which is fine with me if they are banking $$$ for the Troy and Ben negotiations in the next several offseasons.
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Default Re: Steelers Sign FS Ryan Clark

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Mike Wilbon, who still does have a day job as a sports columnist for The Washington Post and is no Snyder lackey, is convinced the difference is Snyder is still signing the checks and still overpaying for who is brought in but no longer calling the shots on player selection. The game may have passed Gibbs by but I believe Gregg Williams is a pretty good defensive coach.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...031301923.html

In addition, Len Pasquerelli of espn.com did not have Clark listed among the top 50 FAs.

In a lot of ways I believe this reflects not so much on Clark's value as it does on somebody in the Steelers organization not believing Chris Hope has a skill set that will be real difficult (or expensive) to replace - we shall see.

The Steelers never really made an effort to keep ARE or Hope, which is fine with me if they are banking $$$ for the Troy and Ben negotiations in the next several offseasons.
But Pasquerelli IS ESPN when it comes to these things, and he's been wrong before. Most recently by overvaluling ARE.

This is the way Parcells did things, which he taught to Belichick, which the Steelers have picked up on. Lose big money FA's and replace them with talented players who fit the system and have the right attitude. Hell, have we even lost Chris Hope yet? The Steelers are getting good at this.

A great example is James Farrior.
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This is a good pick for us - I'm pretty sure Clark had an interception when they played Philly last season that gave Washington the game - he will look good in Black and Gold!!
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Default Re: Steelers Sign FS Ryan Clark

Personally, I thought Hope was a solid FS at best. The guy never stood out and as I already stated his tackling ability concerned me. While I wanted to see us sign him since I did not have much faith in Carter stepping in and taking Hope's place, I'm content with this signing. He's young and he played solid in a pretty good Skin defense.

Worst case scenario.........Clark equals Hope. Best case scenario, he picks off more balls and tackles better than Hope. Eitherway we win since I would have to believe the cost of Clark is less if not equal to Hope. While my opinions remain to be seen, I'm happy with this transaction and I believe it was a smart move on the Steelers front.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #39
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Default Re: Steelers Sign FS Ryan Clark

I think Hope is getting screwed by his agent...

I bet the Steelers offerred Hope the same deal they just got Clark for...and his agent convinced him he could get more...I dont think he can....

His agent probably convinced him he could take the rooneys for more $$...BUZZ...wrong

I thought that Hope was a must sign...but I do trust the Steelers decisions...and I like what Im reading about Clark
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:59 PM   #40
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i might be wrong....but isnt this the guy that spit in pittmans face from the bucs.....even if it is i watched this guy alot and he play fast smart and physical...just like a steeler...but the spitting wasnt to smart...
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