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costanza2k1
11-26-2008, 11:12 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Manufacturing drama
Leave it to the Boston media to try to manufacture something that isn't there.

In a story in last week's Indiana Gazette, Anthony Smith - yes that Anthony Smith - was asked if he still felt the same way about his guarantee of a victory over the New England Patriots last season.

Smith said he didn't feel any different about it - as he said after the game, what's he supposed to think, that his team is going to lose?

He then went on to say that IF the Steelers defense continues to play well and IF the offense plays well, the Steelers will win on Sunday.

That's kind of like saying that IF I met a supermodel and IF she liked me, I might have a chance.

Of course the idiots in Boston are taking that as a guarantee - from a guy who plays nothing but special teams.

Smith is the Steelers' fourth safety this season and has barely seen the field as a defensive player. He's been used mostly on special teams.

But hey, guys, whatever you think you need to do to generate a controversy.

In fact, Smith's quote was so innoculous, that it was the last paragraph of the story.

It's good talk-show fodder - and the Pittsburgh radio guys swamped Smith Wednesday - but there's no reason to talk to a backup safety and there was no reason for him to make any guarantee, which he didn't do anyway.

Willie Parker didn't practice Wednesday and is looking iffy to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Bryant McFadden practiced again and said he's waiting for clearance from team doctors to play this week.

Word has it, though, that McFadden's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has been in his client's ear about returning to quickly and getting hurt.

McFadden is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

On the plus side, Deshea Townsend did practice. I don't know if that means he'll play, but it certainly seems like a possibility, even though Mike Tomlin said he was doubtful on Tuesday.
Posted by Dale Lolley at 4:01 PM

stlrz d
11-26-2008, 11:17 PM
Rosenhaus is an evil man.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-26-2008, 11:19 PM
Rosenhaus is an evil man.

Goodell-Belichek-Rosenhaus = Axis of Evil

costanza2k1
11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
With the Drew messing with BMACs mind can we handle NE with Gay, Bryant, and Ike???

Chadman
11-26-2008, 11:35 PM
As a Steeler fan, Chadman wants McFadden back ASAP....

But as a guy making a living for himself, if Chadman was in Bmac's shoes, he'd want his agent to advise him the exact same thing.

What gaurentee is there that the Steelers are going to bring him back? If he hits the open market, he's set to make big money. If he's hurt, that reduces that chance.

Think about it- would you really do any different?

Drew R isn't evil...he's hard to deal with though because he gets the best deal for his client- not the best deal for the two parties (player & club).

RuthlessBurgher
11-28-2008, 03:51 PM
McFadden has a broken freakin' arm. If it's healed...it's healed. If it's not...it's not. End of story. It's not like he has a hamstring or groin issue that can linger if you try to come back too soon.

If McFadden and Rosenhaus are so concerned about his UFA contract this offseason, then coming in and helping to shut down Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and a passing game that has over 800 yards through the air in their past two games would help solidify his case for a big money offer this offseason. His price ain't rising by sittin'.

DkBlue
11-28-2008, 06:15 PM
McFadden has a broken freakin' arm. If it's healed...it's healed. If it's not...it's not. End of story. It's not like he has a hamstring or groin issue that can linger if you try to come back too soon.

If McFadden and Rosenhaus are so concerned about his UFA contract this offseason, then coming in and helping to shut down Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and a passing game that has over 800 yards through the air in their past two games would help solidify his case for a big money offer this offseason. His price ain't rising by sittin'.

Agreed that this is ind of a cut and dried injury. Hopefully he will sign here but with Rosenhaus that is doubtful.