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Old 01-25-2013, 05:08 AM   #61
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Default Re: Keenan Lewis Worth 8 Million a Year?

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Has everyone gone retarded? Saying Lewis should get 8 million a season? The same guy who has spent a majority of his rookie contract on the bench? The same guy who wasnt guaranteed to make the roster prior to this season? The same guy who couldn't inseat William Gay? lol. A bad season brings about lots of delusionals. I'd consider 4 million.
Exactly. The guy has 1 career interception. I was going to sarcastically put up a Keenan Lewis career highlight film of his one interception but I couldn't find it online. He was an above-average corner for the Steelers last season and did a good job, however, he is not a game breaker and the pass defense suffered tremendously when Ike went down. I would like to see Lewis re-signed but let's be real- Mike Wallace should be the priority.

Ben's favourite target does not have a replacement on the roster. Cortez Allen has already shown he is a serviceable #2 corner who causes turnovers making Lewis replaceable.

Wallace and Lewis were both drafted in 2009. 32 career touchdowns vs 1 career interception and everyone has lost their minds and decided Lewis is the priority.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #62
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Leading the league in pass defenses is a pretty good place to start. To your argument that he couldn't 'unseat Gay', well, no young guys get to play on defense, remember? This is LeBeau's system and, until the players decide it's time to stop playing, they're going to keep playing. It's a ridiculous and harmful ideology, but it's the one that Dick has implemented over recent years and it's part of the reason why we're in cap hell right now.

They progress over their initial three years, start their fourth year and play very, very well and then get lucrative deals. So, we're always behind the eight-ball when it comes to players starting and insist that the older guys play, despite the fact that they're often unproductive. In Keisel's case, they're made defensive Captain.

So, yes, Lewis was probably developing and could have been this good two years ago if given the chance but due to some misguided and flat out stupid sense of loyalty, he didn't get to play. Maybe we need some new life in our defensive staff and not hire Butler who is going to implement the exact same system and ideology that Dick has right now.

Rants over.

So, this does tie into Lewis because frankly, he played like a 7 million / year CB last year and deserves to be paid accordingly. Now, he just needs to work on his hands.
7million dollar CBs intercept passes,Force fumbles and blanket receivers. He is a cover corner who is improving slowly
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7million dollar CBs intercept passes,Force fumbles and blanket receivers. He is a cover corner who is improving slowly
And $10 million linebackers sack the QB...
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7million dollar CBs intercept passes,Force fumbles and blanket receivers. He is a cover corner who is improving slowly
Ike Taylor makes 7 a year. He does none of those things. He's a zone corner who can tackle well in the run game.
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Ike Taylor makes 7 a year. He does none of those things. He's a zone corner who can tackle well in the run game.
And he is overpaid
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Ike Taylor usually shuts down the other teams #1 receivers. He's not overpaid.
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Ike Taylor usually shuts down the other teams #1 receivers. He's not overpaid.
The Steelers run a lot of zone coverage, not man to man. Ike routinely passes off the receiver when he leaves his zone. In man to man, he'd follow him around the field.
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Default Re: Keenan Lewis Worth 8 Million a Year?

Jason LaConfora's opinion on the top DB free agents - Lewis is not on his list


1. Sean Smith: Has the skills and body to be a shutdown guy, and at age 25 is just entering his prime.

2. Cary Williams: Stepped up big time when Lardarius Webb got hurt, and his playoff performances are only helping his cause.

3. Mike Jenkins: Yet to put it all together for the Cowboys but teams were exploring trade options for him last year. Will draw interest.

4. Aqib Talib: If not for his off-field troubles, would be much higher. Staying under the watchful eye of Bill Belichick might be his best move.

5. Tracy Porter: Seems like he has been around longer, but at age 26 well positioned for free agency.


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The Steelers run a lot of zone coverage, not man to man. Ike routinely passes off the receiver when he leaves his zone. In man to man, he'd follow him around the field.
I thought the Steelers did more pattern-matching (waiting for the recievers to break into their routes and then playing man to man) rather than a exact zone coverage. And I also remember reading that Lebeau's schemes have the CB's playing man to man most of the time (I could be remembering that one wrong).

Either way, when Taylor is covering the other teams #1, they don't have good games. He is such an important part of this team, and hopefully Lewis and Allen will be there the next 10 years holding down the position.
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If he wants more than 5 mil you let him walk, but we need to draft a decent corner R2/R3 and I'm sure coach Lake will turn him into a good/very good DB IMO
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