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BigRob
03-08-2010, 08:11 PM
Randle El is a steeler per pft. :Boobs :Boobs :wft :Hater

costanza2k1
03-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Filed to ESPN: Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El is returning to Pittsburgh, agreeing to a three-year deal with the team tonight.

http://twitter.com/ADAM_SCHEFTER

NW Steeler
03-08-2010, 08:14 PM
What the hell is going on here? First Clark re-signs, now Randle El, and talk of Larry Foote? Is this April Fool's Day?

eniparadoxgma
03-08-2010, 08:18 PM
Wow. I'm happy with the signing if they didn't overpay.

ARE is a multi-talented athlete and could help us a lot.

Eddie Spaghetti
03-08-2010, 08:19 PM
have to wonder what ARE can bring to the table at this point.

high character guy, no doubt.

The Man of Steel
03-08-2010, 08:20 PM
What the hell is going on here? First Clark re-signs, now Randle El, and talk of Larry Foote? Is this April Fool's Day?
J Peezy will probably be next.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:23 PM
What the hell is going on here? First Clark re-signs, now Randle El, and talk of Larry Foote? Is this April Fool's Day?



no kidding, i had to pinch myself and then re-check the calendar just to be sure.

what were Tomlin & Co. smoking up there at their little retreat? i wanna get ahold of some of that stuff!

The Man of Steel
03-08-2010, 08:30 PM
Both Arnaz Battle and Randel El played QB in college so maybe we won't need to carry a third QB next season.

steelblood
03-08-2010, 08:38 PM
This isn't quite the same Randle El that we had 5 years ago. He's lost a step and his quickness was his best asset. That said, I'm happy to have him back as the 4th or 5th receiver. I guess sweed is out.

JTP53609
03-08-2010, 08:44 PM
i am shocked, get home from baseball practice and see clark resigns and we get randle el back....since we are getting into the whole reunion thing, what is faneca doing these days... :D

calmkiller
03-08-2010, 08:45 PM
Or maybe its a backup plan if Ben is suspended a couple games?

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:47 PM
This isn't quite the same Randle El that we had 5 years ago. He's lost a step and his quickness was his best asset. That said, I'm happy to have him back as the 4th or 5th receiver. I guess sweed is out.



i wonder if Sweed will now even make it to training camp or if he'll get released first?

feltdizz
03-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.

NW Steeler
03-08-2010, 08:54 PM
We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.



Great point.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.



do you think Randle-El has enough left in the tank to challenge for Stefan Logan's roster spot?

calmkiller
03-08-2010, 08:58 PM
I am happy to see el come home. Retire a Steeler. I hope they don't let him return though. I want him to be a WR only please. Let Logan do his thing.

Chadman
03-08-2010, 09:06 PM
What's the names of the part owners not named Rooney?

Is there a Snyder in there somewhere?

What the hell is going on here????

calmkiller
03-08-2010, 09:08 PM
The next crazy thing we will see is we traded Limas Sweed to Tennesse so he can play with Vince Young again. And we get a second rounder for him. I would sh!t myself. After today though it wouldn't surprise me.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 09:11 PM
The next crazy thing we will see is we traded Limas Sweed to Tennesse so he can play with Vince Young again. And we get a second rounder for him. I would sh!t myself. After today though it wouldn't surprise me.


at this point unfortunately, a 7th-round pick might be more realistic...

flippy
03-08-2010, 09:19 PM
huh? battle and are? wonder if we'll also take a WR @ #1?

is there something going on with ward or holmes that we don't know about? it looks like we now have too many #3 wrs on the roster.

and i was rooting for our #5 wr to be successful.

feltdizz
03-08-2010, 10:05 PM
huh? battle and are? wonder if we'll also take a WR @ #1?

is there something going on with ward or holmes that we don't know about? it looks like we now have too many #3 wrs on the roster.

and i was rooting for our #5 wr to be successful.

Ward is getting old and who knows how healthy that knee is... It's also pass pass and pass some more so I'm not mad. ARE is a PR too

calmkiller
03-08-2010, 10:24 PM
huh? battle and are? wonder if we'll also take a WR @ #1?

is there something going on with ward or holmes that we don't know about? it looks like we now have too many #3 wrs on the roster.

and i was rooting for our #5 wr to be successful.

Ward is getting old and who knows how healthy that knee is... It's also pass pass and pass some more so I'm not mad. ARE is a PR too

I don't want ARE touching a single PR or KR. Let him play WR and thats it. Non of that East West Bullsh!t again.

BATMAN
03-08-2010, 10:46 PM
I must have ESP because three days ago I was thinking to myself, I have a feeling we are going or Randle El is going to be interested in returning to the Steelers. No Joke.

Best news today and also just learned on this post that Clark has resigned. Wee Hoo !

Now we can have Randle El telling the guys, he should have remained a Steeler and the money didn't make him as happy as being a Steeler. If you love your job you'll never work a day.

Maybe he will be another special teams TD maker ?

SteelCzar76
03-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.



do you think Randle-El has enough left in the tank to challenge for Stefan Logan's roster spot?

I'd say yes,..seeing as how Logan is taking up roster space simply as a return specialist and basically gives us nothing in terms of playing receiver or RB. But i must admit that like you i'm a little weary of just how much ARE has left. (Though i'm probably happier about his (Twan's) resigning than i have been since we brought Bussey aboard)

Mick'sTeam
03-08-2010, 11:07 PM
I'm not sure I understand this signing. I know ARE is a good community guy & good dude in the locker room, but in terms of on-field production, I don't quite see what this signing does for us. I was a fan when he was here, but that was years ago, he's not getting any younger, & his performance in Washington wasn't anything to get excited about. I was going to say he's just an old Mike Wallace, but Wallace is a better WR than El ever was.

Oviedo
03-08-2010, 11:12 PM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.



do you think Randle-El has enough left in the tank to challenge for Stefan Logan's roster spot?

From what I saw last year Logan was better. But it will be moot when we draft CJ Spiller.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 11:18 PM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.



do you think Randle-El has enough left in the tank to challenge for Stefan Logan's roster spot?

From what I saw last year Logan was better. But it will be moot when we draft CJ Spiller.



Good point! :D

Steel Life
03-09-2010, 12:06 AM
I must have ESP because three days ago I was thinking to myself, I have a feeling we are going or Randle El is going to be interested in returning to the Steelers. No Joke.
How do you feel about LaDell Betts then? :wink:

Doogie36
03-09-2010, 06:28 AM
I for one am PUMPED for the ARE signing. You guys who say what can he do for us???? REALLY???? Do we not remember 2005??? I know that was many years ago BUT......Do we not remember him passing to Hines Ward in the Cleveland Game??, The Bengals Playoff trick play and then again in the Super Bowl???? Forget the returns from that year those wont matter or wont be needed this year. But lets think here as I always do with our offense. What is Arians famous for???? What do we all remember him from???? The Tommy Maddox playoff come from behind win against the Browns??? The game where Arians spread out 4 WR's and was beating the crap out of us with the passing game of who again???? Who were those WR's and QB???? I dont even remember........but wasn't it ARIANS who did that???? Again maybe i'm wrong and it doesnt matter............But picture this if you will........HOLMES, WARD, ARE, and WALLACE with MENDENHALL in the backfield..............EL in MOTION FOR A REVERSE, SAFETY COMES UP TO PLAY THE REVERSE, Mendenhall and EL play the fake reverse to perfection and who is all alone down the field for a bomb??? WALLACE......if he's covered you dont think WARD or Holmes are open underneath???? What does ARE do for us???? He just changed how EVERY defense will have to prepare for our team now...........the BOLDIN signing doesnt even do that for the Ravens....Boldin is no big threat like that or have that option to his game, we double him and end of story to Boldin BIG DEAL....but........ARE as our number 4???? I'm in HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!! Decoy!!!! DECOY!!! and DECOY!!!!!!! that's what Randel El can do to our game!!!!!!! This gives our HORRIBLE OFFENSE according to many of you so many more options and packages!!!!!!!! I would not want to face this offense now.....No damn way............Randel El was never going to be a 1-2 guy but a number 4???? OH YEAH...OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

steelblood
03-09-2010, 09:09 AM
Randle El is a great possession WR underneath... He will cause problems for nickel backs but more importantly he was a great locker room presence and he did a lot of off field community work.

We need guys like this because our leadership was terrible last year. Hopefully he rubs off on se of the younger guys.

Great pick up IMO.



do you think Randle-El has enough left in the tank to challenge for Stefan Logan's roster spot?

From what I saw last year Logan was better. But it will be moot when we draft CJ Spiller.

ARE doesn't really return KOs either. Logan will likely stay unless we draft a KR or find someone else to do it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but CJ Spiller is beginning to look like a real possibility. I still think OL, ILB, and CB are the priorities. But, Spiller might be BPA and could be used immediately as a KR and change of pace back. I'm also thinking Brandon Graham is a possibility. That would help keep our pass rushers fresh and Harrison could play more special teams.

ANPSTEEL
03-09-2010, 12:31 PM
One thing is certain...

Gadget plays are back.

El to Wallace.

ikestops85
03-09-2010, 12:37 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

BigRob
03-09-2010, 12:54 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

What grass are you smoking? Are you telling me that ARE is not the 4th best receiver on this team already? He has three seasons in a row with 50 plus catches a season.

He is better than Sweed (Obviously), Battle, etc..

ikestops85
03-09-2010, 01:08 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

What grass are you smoking? Are you telling me that ARE is not the 4th best receiver on this team already? He has three seasons in a row with 50 plus catches a season.

He is better than Sweed (Obviously), Battle, etc..

No grass smoking here. Battle will provide more value because of his special teams play. If Sweed shows anything in camp they will keep their 2nd round pick over ARE. Logan is much better than ARE as a returner and will keep his spot on the roster. We will problably draft a receiver in the later rounds this year and we still have Grisham on the roster.

Like I said ... I don't see Antwaan fitting in unless we get hit with injuries.

Dee Dub
03-09-2010, 02:35 PM
I'm not sure I understand this signing. I know ARE is a good community guy & good dude in the locker room, but in terms of on-field production, I don't quite see what this signing does for us. I was a fan when he was here, but that was years ago, he's not getting any younger, & his performance in Washington wasn't anything to get excited about. I was going to say he's just an old Mike Wallace, but Wallace is a better WR than El ever was.

Are you kidding me?? He's had three straight 50 plus reception seasons. How is that not tremendous production for a #3 or #4 WR? When have the Steelers had that? I see this as making the Steelers better. Period. They now have 4 maybe even 5 legit WR's that all can contribute. That alone makes the offense better.

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2010, 03:32 PM
[quote="Mick'sTeam":1qltckqe]I'm not sure I understand this signing. I know ARE is a good community guy & good dude in the locker room, but in terms of on-field production, I don't quite see what this signing does for us. I was a fan when he was here, but that was years ago, he's not getting any younger, & his performance in Washington wasn't anything to get excited about. I was going to say he's just an old Mike Wallace, but Wallace is a better WR than El ever was.

Are you kidding me?? He's had three straight 50 plus reception seasons. How is that not tremendous production for a #3 or #4 WR? When have the Steelers had that? I see this as making the Steelers better. Period. They now have 4 maybe even 5 legit WR's that all can contribute. That alone makes the offense better.[/quote:1qltckqe]

In Randle El's 4 years in Washington (32-351-3, 51-728-1, 53-593-4, 50-530-0), we haven't exactly had slouches at the #3 WR with Nate Washington from 06-08 (35-624-4, 29-450-5, 40-631-3) and Mike Wallace last season (39-756-6). Over those 4 seasons, ARE has had 43 more catches than our #3 WR's, but our guys had 259 more receiving yards and 10 more TD's.

eniparadoxgma
03-09-2010, 03:35 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

I'm willing to bet against that.

hawaiiansteel
03-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

What grass are you smoking? Are you telling me that ARE is not the 4th best receiver on this team already? He has three seasons in a row with 50 plus catches a season.

He is better than Sweed (Obviously), Battle, etc..

No grass smoking here. Battle will provide more value because of his special teams play. If Sweed shows anything in camp they will keep their 2nd round pick over ARE. Logan is much better than ARE as a returner and will keep his spot on the roster. We will problably draft a receiver in the later rounds this year and we still have Grisham on the roster.

Like I said ... I don't see Antwaan fitting in unless we get hit with injuries.


Sweed may not make it to training camp, there are rumors that the Steelers may give him his outright release soon. either way, Sweed's days with the Steelers seem numbered.

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Sorry folks but ARE will never break camp on the roster unless we have a rash of injuries at the WR position. Don't get me wrong, I love ARE as an effort type player and class act but his better football days are behind him.

His days as a starting WR are behind him (an argument could be made that he never should have been a starter in the first place, but who can blame him for taking the king's ransom that Danny Boy Snyder was willing to pay him...giving a career #3 WR a #1 WR's salary). He's still a quality #3 WR in this league, since he is a natural in the slot, and having him as a #4 option is borderline unfair for opponents.

I don't think I will be complaining as much about the empty backfield this year, since we'll be able to trot out Hines, Holmes, Wallace, El, and Heath (unless, of course, they do it on 3rd and short again). How does an opposing defense cover those 5 guys?

feltdizz
03-09-2010, 09:21 PM
I had a feeling Sweed's days were numbered.. all the upside meant nothing since he couldn't catch easy TD's..

If we were 11-5 he may have had a shot but Wallace emerging and missing the playoffs by one game magnified his drop in the Bengal game.

ARE isn't going to stretch the field but like Wes Welker, he will cause problems for nickels and LB's.. and he is a decent PR when he isn't dancing.

Chadman
03-09-2010, 10:03 PM
All Chadman will say about Sweed is this- this is what happens when coaches listen to a key player's desires, instead of putting together their own plans.

The Steelers WERE ALWAYS going to grab a BIG WR after Ben said he 'needed' one.

It didn't matter who the BIG WR was, just so long as he was BIG & Ben could throw to him in double coverage, off the back foot, eyes closed & with a coed hanging off one arm.

At the time Chadman & a few others said this was fraught with danger- that it was allowing Ben to play recklessly, and it would retard his development.

Well, the BIG WR hasn't helped Ben one bit. in fact, the 6'00" WR did a much better job of helping Ben out.

Oh, also the guy that Chadman said was a much better 6'5" + target- Heath Miller.

hawaiiansteel
03-09-2010, 10:15 PM
All Chadman will say about Sweed is this- this is what happens when coaches listen to a key player's desires, instead of putting together their own plans.

The Steelers WERE ALWAYS going to grab a BIG WR after Ben said he 'needed' one.

It didn't matter who the BIG WR was, just so long as he was BIG & Ben could throw to him in double coverage, off the back foot, eyes closed & with a coed hanging off one arm.




:lol: :lol:

NorthCoast
03-11-2010, 10:59 PM
[quote="Mick'sTeam":2wpf3y0t]I'm not sure I understand this signing. I know ARE is a good community guy & good dude in the locker room, but in terms of on-field production, I don't quite see what this signing does for us. I was a fan when he was here, but that was years ago, he's not getting any younger, & his performance in Washington wasn't anything to get excited about. I was going to say he's just an old Mike Wallace, but Wallace is a better WR than El ever was.

Are you kidding me?? He's had three straight 50 plus reception seasons. How is that not tremendous production for a #3 or #4 WR? When have the Steelers had that? I see this as making the Steelers better. Period. They now have 4 maybe even 5 legit WR's that all can contribute. That alone makes the offense better.

In Randle El's 4 years in Washington (32-351-3, 51-728-1, 53-593-4, 50-530-0), we haven't exactly had slouches at the #3 WR with Nate Washington from 06-08 (35-624-4, 29-450-5, 40-631-3) and Mike Wallace last season (39-756-6). Over those 4 seasons, ARE has had 43 more catches than our #3 WR's, but our guys had 259 more receiving yards and 10 more TD's.[/quote:2wpf3y0t]

Yes, but look who was throwing to El in Deadskin town....not exactly Dan Marino....we've certainly had worse than an aging Randle El on our WR roster.

flippy
03-12-2010, 08:47 AM
Anyone got a clip of ARE leveling Pat Williams to spring Ben for a TD?

Was one of my favorite all time blocks. ARE is less than half his size and just drills him with no regard for his body. Hines Ward had to bow down on that block.