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Old 01-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #21
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Default Re: Kovacevic: Steelers disciplined? Please, Mr Rooney

I agree with EVERYTHING about this article. We've been a downright fucking laughing stock to our own standards the past several years. Must fix it pronto.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #22
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Default Re: Kovacevic: Steelers disciplined? Please, Mr Rooney

If it weren't for a handful of veteran players on this team, they'd be no more classier than the Detroit Lions.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #23
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James Harrison got convicted after hitting his wife, that was swept under the rug rather quickly.
Honestly, I would agree with you in regards to Ta'amu verses Rainey, but I think Silverback's situation was a little different.

He and his girlfriend had a dispute, no doubt, which ended in him slapping her across the face. It was wrong. Harrison knew it was and that is why he had already been attending counseling and anger management long before he even stepped foot in the courtroom for it.

In short-- he effed up, but was taking responsibility and being proactive about it without needing to be prodded or goaded into it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #24
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If we decline to draft any player that has had an issue in the past, we might as well forfeit all draft picks. Come on, we should pass on any kid coming out of college who drinks? Has gambled? You're SUPPOSED to do dumb shit when you're a kid. That's why when people do these things, everyone calls them a "Dumb kid". Rainey was a violent criminal, not a college kid who partied too hard. There's a major difference there. Dumb kids grow up, violent minds typically don't. I thought most Steeler fans had their ties to Pittsburgh, not Lancaster.
Keep in mind, as evidenced in both of these cases, they've remained dumb and that IS a problem. Somebody in the FO needs to invest in a Myers-Briggs profiling system...

Seriously, I was no saint back in the day either, but by the grace of God, I've made it to 60 years of age. Did I have a deep seated compromised character issue back then?? I'm not so sure. I don't now , not with drugs anyway, but it sure does show up from time to time in other areas, and again, by the grace of God's protection, I've managed to avoid the temptations.

Really, these kids need to know when they sign that contract, play time is over. This is especially true with Rainey as he has no family, other than the Pouncey's, and I'll bet, not real job prospects either.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #25
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James Harrison got convicted after hitting his wife, that was swept under the rug rather quickly.
James Harrison was only arrested once, to my knowledge. He hasn't been arrested since either. That indicates an ability to learn from his mistakes, which is exactly why Santonio Holmes and Chris Rainey are no longer Steelers.
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Honestly, I would agree with you in regards to Ta'amu verses Rainey, but I think Silverback's situation was a little different.

He and his girlfriend had a dispute, no doubt, which ended in him slapping her across the face. It was wrong. Harrison knew it was and that is why he had already been attending counseling and anger management long before he even stepped foot in the courtroom for it.

In short-- he effed up, but was taking responsibility and being proactive about it without needing to be prodded or goaded into it.
Chris Rainey was cut from the team within 24 hours of being arrested was that enough time for him to attend counselling sessions?

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James Harrison was only arrested once, to my knowledge. He hasn't been arrested since either. That indicates an ability to learn from his mistakes, which is exactly why Santonio Holmes and Chris Rainey are no longer Steelers.
Why is Alameda Ta'amu with the team? This was his second DUI he also had one in 2009. That shows no ability to learn from his mistakes. You could kill someone drinking and driving. Ta'amu got drunk and got in a police chase. The good news is he must be a fantastic player or he would have been cut.
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They can always find another Rainey type RB in the draft....

Ta'amu has a chance to start for this team for years to come(if he stays out of trouble) not like Rainey who will only be a ST player that maybe gets to play on offense 4-5 times a game.

Maybe we will give him another shot in the future when things settle down.
I'm fine with looking at Ta'amu's potential best case scenario, but you could do the same for Rainey--a year with 2 or 3 kickoff return TDs could turn a borderline team into a playoff team.
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Is it just me, or is Kovacevic to the Trib what Cook is to the Post-Gazette?
EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING!!!

Sadly, they are both poor mans versions of Skip Bayless. None of the 3 is really worthy of being called a journalist. Seen more insightful stuff on TMZ.
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