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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:49 am 
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Unless someone starts another Cowher To The Chiefs thread & wants to feature Stormy, can we please not include the main characters featured all the time on CNN & Fox.


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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:47 pm 
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I think Evans might be there for the steelers, But i think if their guys are off the board they can go WR or OLB.I wont also be shocked to see Jones from USC in BLK and Gld


Do you put together a “big board” for draft night? I host a draft party at my house and use a large dry erase board that I update as people are selected.

Would be great if you shared who you think the Steelers will take at 28 and ill incorporate those picks into mine as well.

Barry i get back to you but it was to be asked


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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:48 am 
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I think there is a better chance that the Steelers select Harrison Phillips at 1.28 than a WR

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:29 am 
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jebrick wrote:
I think there is a better chance that the Steelers select Harrison Phillips at 1.28 than a WR

I was going to say Tim Settle, but yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:44 pm 
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It's to watch the reaction. Which is stupid and deplorable.


But every year, at least 1-2 prospects fall in the draft and no one knows why. I wonder if a few DO have strong, negative reactions to the "bullshit" questions.

And it's an easy question to ask to weed out people you want to weed out. If you ask a guy if he's gay and he flies off the handle....I'd tend to think that's a HUGE red flag (actually multiple red flags).

Now, if you ask a guy if his mom is a whore I'm not sure what the appropriate response or reaction is. I think getting punched in the face would be perfectly acceptable.


And what if an opposing player asked if your mamma is a whore during the game?

Ok to have a meltdown on the field and punch the offender in the face?

If a player isn’t smart enough at this stage of their life to be able to successfully navigate an interview such as this I wouldn’t want them on my team either.

Is the kid going to climb into the stands and beat a fan down if they call his mamma a hoe?


This. All the PC bullshit bedwetting is pathetic. Apparently some people need to go to their safe place and recover or just stick a tampon in to stop the bleeding.

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
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I just have this feeling that the qb intrest is all a smoke screen for the steelers to trade down and get more Draft picks.


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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
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I just have this feeling that the qb intrest is all a smoke screen for the steelers to trade down and get more Draft picks.


I would think that also but if a team is going to trade UP for a QB whouldn't they try to trade infront of the Steelers?

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:05 pm 
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steelmann58 wrote:
I just have this feeling that the qb intrest is all a smoke screen for the steelers to trade down and get more Draft picks.


I’m intrest to see if that happens. If the Steelers trade back I’d be intrest in seeing who they would early 2nd.target

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
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BarryFoster wrote:
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I just have this feeling that the qb intrest is all a smoke screen for the steelers to trade down and get more Draft picks.


I’m intrest to see if that happens. If the Steelers trade back I’d be intrest in seeing who they would early 2nd.target


I would like see co.puterjumpstar's big draft baord. I think he worked in a Chinese bank.

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 Post subject: Re: Guice case
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Newest on the Bell experiment...

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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have until July 16 to negotiate with the franchise-tagged Le’Veon Bell, and neither side appears in a rush. But the perceived lack of momentum entering those crucial summer conversations paints a murky picture between the team and the game’s best running back.

All options appear to be on the table, from a one-year rental and eventual breakup to a mega-deal that satisfies both sides.

A few mini-developments have surfaced over the past few weeks: The Steelers' prioritization of the draft and free agency before re-opening Bell talks; Bell's admission that he feels a villain in an NFL city that usually tilts positive toward its players; and the NFL Network's on-air report that mentioned Bell wants to be paid like Antonio Brown, who makes around $17 million annually.


Le'Veon Bell is seeking to be paid like the best running back in the league as he and the Steelers continue to negotiate a long-term deal. Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire
After talking with Bell multiple times since January, along with keeping a pulse on the negotiations, this is my attempt to separate fact from fiction on the Bell front:

That Bell wants $17 million a year: Here's what I know -- when I asked Bell what his per-year magic number was, he said he wouldn't take anything less than $14.5 million annually (his franchise number) over the course of a long-term deal. That's not a direct number but can be a guide here. He very well might want $17 million, but he probably wouldn't have said that if $15 million wouldn't get it done.

That Bell and the Steelers remain far apart: While they aren’t particularly close, they aren’t that far off, either. The Steelers have increased their offer from last year, which Bell said fell at an average of $13.3 million annually. But Bell asked for more before the March 6 deadline, forcing the Steelers to reassess.

The Steelers have to decide if they want to enter that $15 million stratosphere. But it’s not like the sides are operating with a $5 million gap. They are already fairly close to Bell’s sweet spot.

That there's tension on both sides: Not sure if tension is the right word, but both parties would acknowledge this hasn’t gone as planned, which creates unrest. The Steelers would prefer players not divulge negotiations through the media. They also understand Bell can say what he wants; he’s not under contract. The fact they haven’t leaked any negative press about him over the past few months can be perceived as a good sign.

Bell’s conviction about setting new precedent for running backs is real. He has shown that by essentially turning down two deals since last year. He’s willing to be patient. The Steelers took a swing at a new deal before the first franchise deadline, and now this will inevitably drag into July.

Conversely, the Steelers are concerned about league-wide precedent for a positional market that's well below $10 million per year for top backs. They recognize Bell’s two-way value as a receiver and running back but don’t want to spend wildly, even if any deal they cut is escapable in two years with minimal cap blowback.

If a summer offer doesn’t stick, the unrest might mushroom into something more deep-rooted. The Steelers will undoubtedly be salty about Bell missing a second straight training camp.

That Bell is a villain: Maybe he is a villain to a faction of the Steelers' fan base. He shouldn’t be. It’s his right to maximize his earning power at a time when his skill set will never be more valuable.

The fervor of cap-savvy Steelers fans who would rather use Bell’s money for defensive help is hard to ignore. Many loyalists to the black and gold simply don’t agree with Bell’s assessment that running backs deserve more.

But the Steelers have seen business from all sides, and they know the deal here. This could very well serve as a two-year, $27 million contract that began in 2017, the first year of two franchise tags. They are good either way, and the draft will signal the Steelers' true intentions (more on that later).

That it’s all about the guarantees: Not exactly. Bell acknowledges the Steelers only do contracts a certain way, with the signing bonus the one true guarantee. In return, they typically don’t cut their good players, assuming the play stays respectable. So, the guarantees are crucial in that the signing bonus must be hefty, but Bell knows the chances of him playing three or more years under a deal are pretty good, so per-year average is just as crucial.

That this negotiation is straight from the Kirk Cousins handbook: While Washington never truly wanted a long-term marriage with Cousins, who played on two franchise tags before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, this feels different. If Bell plays out another franchise tag, the decision will be business-driven, not due to a lack of faith in Bell.

“We acknowledge that we have an interest on doing long-term business with him,” coach Mike Tomlin said late last month at the NFL owners meetings.

That the Steelers are looking for Bell’s replacement in the draft: This is more significant than some other speculation and is at least partly true.

The Steelers are prepared to protect themselves, since Bell negotiations have proved difficult. The team’s interest in LSU’s Derrius Guice, for example, is genuine. His interview with the team at the combine was described to me as all hands on deck.

If the team nabs a running back during the first two days of the draft, they are officially ready for anything. http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/blog/nflna ... e-steelers


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