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Old 12-07-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Free Agents 2011: What do you think?

As far as I am concerned, after watching the past 3 weeks of football, this team needs top notch CB help and we need it now! Not in the future teachinig these young DBs as they come along, NOW!!!

Champ Bailey, DEN – Though several other corners have leapfrogged Bailey over the last couple years, he still remains one of the better consistent corners even at his age. He allowed no touchdowns in 2009 and while he’s set to earn $13 million this season, there have been no talks of a contract extension as far as we know. The Broncos may be waiting to see how Bailey performs this season before deciding what type of contract to offer him. Being that he doesn't have a ring, he may be easily persuaded to join at a cheaper tag!

Johnathan Joseph, CIN – The Bengals’ corners awakened last year to help lead a defense that played much better than expected. Joseph is physical and aggressive and is well on his way to developing into one of the league’s better corners. The team was expected to have extended either, or both, of their tandem this offseason, but nothing has yet materialized. So, why would he want to stay on a disfunctional loser?

Eric Wright, CLE – Wright, who will be 25 later this year, has already shown numerous signs that he will develop into a fine cornerback. He’s been a starter for the Browns since he was a rookie and has steadily progressed with each season. The organization is very high on Wright and will make him a priority next year after seeing how large a leap he takes this year. (See above even though they are progressing this season)
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The Steelers are notorious for NOT going after free agents!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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Offensive line is also a need!

Ryan Kalil, CAR – The Panthers will surely attempt to re-sign Kalil next offseason, but don’t expect the team to use the franchise tag on him. Offensive linemen are grouped together for the tag values, which mean Kalil would likely be making an average of the top 5 left tackles, the highest paid position on the line. Still, it shouldn’t be too difficult for the two sides to reach a deal.

Carl Nicks, NO – The Saints made Jahri Evans the league’s highest paid guard just recently, so it’ll be interesting to see what price tag Carl Nicks commands. Nicks is a good notch below Evans, though still one of the league’s best guards. If Nicks continues his annual improvement, can the Saints really afford to have two of the highest paid guards in the game and afford to re-sign one of their two left tackles?

Jared Gaither, BAL – Rumors out of Baltimore suggest that Gaither is very much on the block if the right offer comes around this offseason. With the Ravens looking to move Oher to the left and Gaither out for the right price, there’s a good possibility that Gaither moves on in free agency next year if he survives the season with Baltimore.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:41 AM   #4
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I know this, but stuff happens!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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Not only does stuff happen but the Steelers have been known to go after the "right guy" type free agents. Ie..Farrior, Kevin Greene (old school) and Melwelde Moore. We would definitely go after someone at the right price.
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Eric Wright is terrible. He makes William Gay look good.
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The Steelers are notorious for NOT going after free agents!
true, but it is fun to think about

I'd love to see this in black and gold instead of orange and navy blue

of course we beat the broncos the very next week
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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Champ Bailey is a name only. Stupid to sign old guys who
are getting paid on rep, not play. No way does Pgh sign anyone
like this, period.
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heres what i think-

1) l. woodley
2) i. taylor
3) w. colon
4) m. spaeth
5) d. sepulveda

sure we can sign champ bailey and carl nicks at the expense of these 5 but how does that really help the team? replace ike with a much higher paid CB?

i say we look for bargains. we coulda had faneca for less than 2 million with the jets footing the rest of the bill (sort of a bargain move like flozell adams was). does anyone think we would be any worse with faneca back as opposed to the rotation of stapelton/urbick/essex/foster we have used the past 2 seasons?
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That is only because their front line doesn't get pressure on the QB!
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