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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm 
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I'd really like to know what kind of shape he's in. Unlike last year, I don't believe he's posted any workout videos.


Hefting cottage cheesy stripper ass has to be some kind of exercise.


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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
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I'm seriously wondering if Bell had planned to report on Labor Day, but failed a (private) drug test and needs a few weeks to detox. That would conveniently explain a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I'm seriously wondering if Bell had planned to report on Labor Day, but failed a (private) drug test and needs a few weeks to detox. That would conveniently explain a lot.

I wondered that as well, but he looks half baked in that video. I honestly don't think he is thinking one bit about football. I don't think he'll be even close to playing when he reports week 10.


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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:28 pm 
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I think the Steelers front office needs to convey the following message to Bell's representatives:

"Your client has the clear right under the current CBA to not sign his franchise tag tender and to either not show at all this season or to show up week 10 and possibly even not be prepared to play at that time.

However, we'd like to remind you that the team also has the clear right to slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on his ass for 2019, greatly reducing the number of teams in his potential market and requiring them to give compensation. And, if he chooses to exercise his rights in a way that is detrimental to our football team, we will not hesitate to exercise our rights to protect our franchise."

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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
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Are we 100% sure that moving on with Conner isn't the best way to protect the franchise?


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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:48 pm 
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I'm seriously wondering if Bell had planned to report on Labor Day, but failed a (private) drug test and needs a few weeks to detox. That would conveniently explain a lot.


My understanding is the window for pot testing is 30 days in April/May. Bell, unsigned or not, is still an active player participating in FA and as such would have been subject to testing.

I think otherwise every active player is subject to one random test during the season. But it's not like signing his tender suddenly triggers a drug test.

I believe Bell is in the program so it may be a little different. But I'm pretty sure not signing his tender doesn't keep him from being tested. The league knows he was going to be tagged and knows he's an active player, so I'm sure they did not remove him from the testing rollcount.

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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 pm 
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I think the Steelers front office needs to convey the following message to Bell's representatives:

"Your client has the clear right under the current CBA to not sign his franchise tag tender and to either not show at all this season or to show up week 10 and possibly even not be prepared to play at that time.

However, we'd like to remind you that the team also has the clear right to slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on his ass for 2019, greatly reducing the number of teams in his potential market and requiring them to give compensation. And, if he chooses to exercise his rights in a way that is detrimental to our football team, we will not hesitate to exercise our rights to protect our franchise."


I agree, but they have used the non-exclusive tag on him this year. Let the market show his worth! But I agree. I think the Steelers FO should be fucking pricks to him and relay the message that he will undergo an extremely grueling conditioning test, drug test, and physical before he plays. That way, the Steelers can ruin his reputation concerning his conditioning and desire to even play ball. But I know, that some team would still spend money on his POS as!


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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I'm seriously wondering if Bell had planned to report on Labor Day, but failed a (private) drug test and needs a few weeks to detox. That would conveniently explain a lot.


Yup.

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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I think the Steelers front office needs to convey the following message to Bell's representatives:

"Your client has the clear right under the current CBA to not sign his franchise tag tender and to either not show at all this season or to show up week 10 and possibly even not be prepared to play at that time.

However, we'd like to remind you that the team also has the clear right to slap the non-exclusive franchise tag on his ass for 2019, greatly reducing the number of teams in his potential market and requiring them to give compensation. And, if he chooses to exercise his rights in a way that is detrimental to our football team, we will not hesitate to exercise our rights to protect our franchise."


And Yup. As a matter of fact I'd do this one in the press. I think they'd get a lot of support in the media for that at this point.

But that's not really the Steeler way. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Lev Taken Off Depth Chart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:49 pm 
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So if he sits out until week 10 and we are something like 7-1-1 with Conner tearing it up, do you rescind the tag in week 9 and let him sign with someone else or pay him just to keep him from helping a rival?

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