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Old 04-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next year"

No long term deal in place

Ben's cap hit goes up 4.4m next year
Woodley's goes up 4.5m
Timmons' goes up 6m
Brown's goes up 5.4m

I hope you guys are ready for the final dying breaths of a team that refuses to reload.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next ye

As i thought, walks away for nothing next year, this Sanders move is a very poor move by the FO in my opinion.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next ye

This offseason is hurting my brain. I kind of want to stick it in a blender at this point.

Again, I'm holding out hope because every time I'm pissed of during the offseason, we tear the field up during the following season. But this offseason has me scratching my head more than any other recent season that I can remember.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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As i thought, walks away for nothing next year, this Sanders move is a very poor move by the FO in my opinion.
But it is not as if a #3 pick was any guarantee of a starter - problem is more with a string of mediocre drafts that have not provided top flight starters rather than losing existing starters - if Colbert & Tomlin had been on a roll in the last several drafts IMO they would be more likely to have told Sanders see ya

Steelers cannot decide whether to blow the team up or keep it together for yet another year, so it is the worst of both worlds where they make halfway offers (Harrison/Sanders) rather than either just say goodbye or make a full out push to get a new contract done

Bringing Sanders back for one year with no indication it will be for more than that is a symptom of that indecision
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Default Re: Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next ye

What else would an agent say? This indicates nothing about an extension before the season.
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But it is not as if a #3 pick was any guarantee of a starter - problem is more with a string of mediocre drafts that have not provided top flight starters rather than losing existing starters - if Colbert & Tomlin had been on a roll in the last several drafts IMO they would be more likely to have told Sanders see ya

Steelers cannot decide whether to blow the team up or keep it together for yet another year, so it is the worst of both worlds where they make halfway offers (Harrison/Sanders) rather than either just say goodbye or make a full out push to get a new contract done

Bringing Sanders back for one year with no indication it will be for more than that is a symptom of that indecision

When have the Steelers ever blown up the team?
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Default Re: Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next ye

"When have the Steelers ever blown up the team? "

Coach Buddy Parker once fired the whole team. That was long ago.
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Agent: Sanders may opt to play out year with Steelers then sign elsewhere

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By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New England Patriots weren't the only ones to offer Emmanuel Sanders a contract in free agency, and the Steelers might not be able to keep the wide receiver beyond the 2013 season.

"We had several teams make offers in free agency so we know there are teams who really like Emmanuel," Jordan Woy, Sanders' agent, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today.

Sanders signed a one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet as a restricted free agent from the Patriots that the Steelers matched on Sunday. Had they not matched, they would have received New England's third-round draft choice in return.

Unless the Steelers sign Sanders to a long-term contract, he will become an unrestricted free agent next March, free to sign elsewhere with no compensation going back to the Steelers.

While Woy said "we are open to discussing" a multi-year contract, he added that, "We are also open to him playing the year out.

"It would have to be a very good deal for us to sign a multi-year agreement," Woy said.

Last year, Mike Wallace turned down every Steelers offer as a restricted free agent, played out the season and then signed a five-year, $60 million contract last month as an unrestricted free agent with Miami. When it became obvious the Steelers could not sign him, they turned to fellow receiver Antonio Brown and signed him to a six-year, $43 million contract in the early days of training camp in August.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...#ixzz2QYAqZOFi
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Default Re: Sanders' agent: "It will take lucrative offer to keep him off open market next ye

I think us fans are reading too much into this move.

I think the FO matched this offer because they simply felt that this year's team would be hurt too much by Sanders absence and $2.5 mil (actually ~$1.7 mil after subtracting the cost of the player that would be needed to replace him) was not too high a cost. That's it. No need to sink millions of cap dollars in the future just to justify keeping Sanders. We just need him this year and if he's playing for a contract - well all the better.

Personally, I would have taken the draft pick but I trust this FO
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Eventually blind trust has to wear off after a while.
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