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SMASHMOUTHFOOTBALL
01-18-2010, 03:39 PM
When looking at FA for this year i saw Jerious Norwood and have always liked him. I believe he could come cheap and be a great addition to RM for a 1-2 punch. LETS GET BACK TO THE RUN!
Any other FA you would like to see the Steelers draft please list here.....

Shoe
01-18-2010, 03:58 PM
At the right price, I wouldn't hate that. Though, what's _WP's (no more F in his name... the F was dropped in '07) situation? I really would doubt whether any team (though I guess stupidity knows no bounds) would give him big money at this point in his career. I would probably say Norwood has more miles in the tank than _WP, but if we could keep Willie on the cheap, I'd probably lean that way.

He is (still) a serviceable backup IMO.

Shawn
01-18-2010, 04:55 PM
Just say no to Parker. The guy has lost his top end speed. Yeah, he is still fast but he still lacks vision, power, hands etc.

I don't see a big advantage of picking up Norwood. We have Moore. If we want an upgrade we will need to do it through the draft.

Iron Shiek
01-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Norwood is always hurt...not sure we could trust him to be healthy. And when I say healthy, I understand he is a running back and likely will miss a game here or there...but he misses chunks of time or is constantly playing hurt.

flippy
01-18-2010, 07:48 PM
I think Jerome Harrison of the Browns could be a FA. I've liked him since his college days.

devilsdancefloor
01-18-2010, 08:45 PM
Barrett Ruud & Antoine Bethea

RuthlessBurgher
01-18-2010, 09:04 PM
I think Jerome Harrison of the Browns could be a FA. I've liked him since his college days.

After rushing for 286, 148, and 127 yards with 5 TD's in the final 3 games of the season (even if it was against K.C., Oakland, and Jacksonville), Harrison saw his value go up tenfold.

JTP53609
01-18-2010, 09:24 PM
mcclain from baltimore is a UFA i believe...he would be great for short ydg situations....

RuthlessBurgher
01-18-2010, 09:32 PM
mcclain from baltimore is a UFA i believe...he would be great for short ydg situations....

Nah...he's only been in the league 3 years. If he is a free agent this offseason, he'd be a restricted free agent. He needs at least 4 years of service under his belt to reach unrestricted free agency (if there is a CBA) or 6 years of service under his belt to reach unrestricted free agency (if there is no CBA).

feltdizz
01-18-2010, 09:48 PM
mcclain from baltimore is a UFA i believe...he would be great for short ydg situations....

Nah...he's only been in the league 3 years. If he is a free agent this offseason, he'd be a restricted free agent. He needs at least 4 years of service under his belt to reach unrestricted free agency (if there is a CBA) or 6 years of service under his belt to reach unrestricted free agency (if there is no CBA).
No way Baltimore let's us have a crack at McClain anyway... I think we try to get fWP on the cheap. I use the lower case f because he showed some pop in limited action. He is still a guy who can get to the second level if you block for him.

steelblood
01-18-2010, 10:05 PM
if there is no new CBA, Norwood, Harrison, and McClain will all be RFAs and easily retained by their clubs. The only FAs will be older players with 6+ years of service. This will not be a good year at all for FAs

Steel Life
01-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Mike Bell or Leonard Weaver seem like Steeler FA signings to me & they are both tough between the tackles.

stlrz d
01-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Parker is a fine compliment to Mendy.

frankthetank1
01-18-2010, 11:44 PM
if jerome harrison is available i would sign him. i would love to get a big rb who is good in short yardage but harrison is too impressive to pass on. he had some monster games on the worst offense in the nfl

phillyesq
01-19-2010, 11:28 AM
if jerome harrison is available i would sign him. i would love to get a big rb who is good in short yardage but harrison is too impressive to pass on. he had some monster games on the worst offense in the nfl

If the Browns let him go (they'd be foolish to do so, IMO), then I think he'll command big money based on the way he ended the season -- perhaps more than he is worth.

I've always liked Norwood -- he has been on of my fantasy sleepers for about 3 years now -- but he seems to be hurt almost every year.

If Moore, who is going into the last year of his deal, is going to stick around as the veteran of the group, I'd like to see the Steelers snag somebody young later in the draft.

Oviedo
01-19-2010, 11:33 AM
if there is no new CBA, Norwood, Harrison, and McClain will all be RFAs and easily retained by their clubs. The only FAs will be older players with 6+ years of service. This will not be a good year at all for FAs

Also unlikely the Steelers pay FA $$$$ for a RB when there will be a ton available in the draft who will come with a much cheaper price tag. RB is one of the easiest position to replenish through the draft and don't forget we have Issac "Pre Season Superstar" Redman on the practcie squad. Why would we possibly need another RB?

The "I want a free agent too" love fest is beginning early this year.

flippy
01-19-2010, 05:06 PM
We didn't even start talking about guys like Nick Collins yet.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2010, 10:28 AM
Knowing how the Steelers feel about rookies and their current situation...There could be 2 FAs brought in. Possibly a DT if they lose Hampton for depth. They other I think will be done regardless what happens and he might be a starter. If there is an uncapped year the pool is close to empty...But there is one guy out there that could help and be in the Steelers price tag. They need to bring in Leigh Bodden for some competition and to buy some time to bring along the young guys. Bodden will start opposite Taylor and be an upgrade over Gay. He will be 29 after the season starts but he should have some years left. There would be better options if this wasn't going to be an uncapped year but I think the secondary play forced their hand on this one. I would be surprised if they head into camp with only Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Williams, and a drafted rookie to battle it out for the other spot. They will have to pay someone.

Oviedo
01-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Knowing how the Steelers feel about rookies and their current situation...There could be 2 FAs brought in. Possibly a DT if they lose Hampton for depth. They other I think will be done regardless what happens and he might be a starter. If there is an uncapped year the pool is close to empty...But there is one guy out there that could help and be in the Steelers price tag. They need to bring in Leigh Bodden for some competition and to buy some time to bring along the young guys. Bodden will start opposite Taylor and be an upgrade over Gay. He will be 29 after the season starts but he should have some years left. There would be better options if this wasn't going to be an uncapped year but I think the secondary play forced their hand on this one. I would be surprised if they head into camp with only Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Williams, and a drafted rookie to battle it out for the other spot. They will have to pay someone.

I wanted Leigh Bodden last year and I'd bring him in this year to for experience and competition at at CB. We have become so focused on Gay that we forget "what would we do if Ike Taylor got hurt and did a Troy P on us for a season?" Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire :shock:

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2010, 11:16 AM
Knowing how the Steelers feel about rookies and their current situation...There could be 2 FAs brought in. Possibly a DT if they lose Hampton for depth. They other I think will be done regardless what happens and he might be a starter. If there is an uncapped year the pool is close to empty...But there is one guy out there that could help and be in the Steelers price tag. They need to bring in Leigh Bodden for some competition and to buy some time to bring along the young guys. Bodden will start opposite Taylor and be an upgrade over Gay. He will be 29 after the season starts but he should have some years left. There would be better options if this wasn't going to be an uncapped year but I think the secondary play forced their hand on this one. I would be surprised if they head into camp with only Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Williams, and a drafted rookie to battle it out for the other spot. They will have to pay someone.

I wanted Leigh Bodden last year and I'd bring him in this year to for experience and competition at at CB. We have become so focused on Gay that we forget "what would we do if Ike Taylor got hurt and did a Troy P on us for a season?" Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire :shock:

I was for it too. We pretty much are forced to do something now. Gay, Burnett, Lewis "may" become Pro Bowl players sometime in the future...But we don't have a crystal ball. What we do know based upon 2009....We need a capable starter brought in as insurance.

Oviedo
01-20-2010, 11:29 AM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":52i3sh2i]Knowing how the Steelers feel about rookies and their current situation...There could be 2 FAs brought in. Possibly a DT if they lose Hampton for depth. They other I think will be done regardless what happens and he might be a starter. If there is an uncapped year the pool is close to empty...But there is one guy out there that could help and be in the Steelers price tag. They need to bring in Leigh Bodden for some competition and to buy some time to bring along the young guys. Bodden will start opposite Taylor and be an upgrade over Gay. He will be 29 after the season starts but he should have some years left. There would be better options if this wasn't going to be an uncapped year but I think the secondary play forced their hand on this one. I would be surprised if they head into camp with only Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Williams, and a drafted rookie to battle it out for the other spot. They will have to pay someone.

I wanted Leigh Bodden last year and I'd bring him in this year to for experience and competition at at CB. We have become so focused on Gay that we forget "what would we do if Ike Taylor got hurt and did a Troy P on us for a season?" Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire :shock:

I was for it too. We pretty much are forced to do something now. Gay, Burnett, Lewis "may" become Pro Bowl players sometime in the future...But we don't have a crystal ball. What we do know based upon 2009....We need a capable starter brought in as insurance.[/quote:52i3sh2i]

I will still contend that Burnett will turn out to be very good. I saw too much of him to think any problems last year were anything more than a rookie adjusting to the NFL and probably an overly complicated defense. I always wasn't sure about Lewis and haven't seen anything to change my mind. He may, as some have suggested, be a better Safety down the road.

Last season, I think Gay was just like a boxer who got his bell rung early in a round and never got himself composed after that before getting knocked out. I blame that somewhat on the coaches who should have pulled him or made adjustments schematically before things snowballed and helped rebuild his confidence. Hopefully, he can recover.