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hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:02 PM
this is great news, hope the report is accurate!


Steelers | Clark agrees to terms

Mon, 08 Mar 2010

Allen Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Steelers), according to a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

JAR
03-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:51:50 -0800

Allen Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Steelers), according to a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

:Cheers

NW Steeler
03-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Really?

costanza2k1
03-08-2010, 08:14 PM
JasonLaCanfora
Ryan Clark agrees to stay in Pittsburgh on a 4-year deal. Antwaan Randle-El planning to accept a 3-year deal.

http://twitter.com/jasonlacanfora

JAR
03-08-2010, 08:15 PM
El too ?!?

http://www.kffl.com/hotw.php/nfl

Eddie Spaghetti
03-08-2010, 08:21 PM
what the hell is going on?

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:28 PM
Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:51:50 -0800

Allen Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Steelers), according to a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

:Cheers



:Cheers

this is very good news, guess we can cross FS off the Round 1 list...

costanza2k1
03-08-2010, 08:31 PM
The best part about this news and the Allen signing is it puts the nail in Tyrone Carter's Steelers career.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 08:34 PM
The best part about this news and the Allen signing is it puts the nail in Tyrone Carter's Steelers career.



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That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
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The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
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Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

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I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

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Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
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And even though
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With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

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Oviedo
03-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:51:50 -0800

Allen Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Steelers), according to a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

:Cheers



:Cheers

this is very good news, guess we can cross FS off the Round 1 list...

Yep. Scratch Earl Thomas and Taylor Mays off your wish lists. Time to redo those mocks. Let me help you get started C-J---S-p-i-l-l-e-r. :wink:

SteelBucks
03-08-2010, 08:47 PM
this is great news, hope the report is accurate!


Steelers | Clark agrees to terms

Mon, 08 Mar 2010

Allen Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent FS Ryan Clark (Steelers), according to a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

I am shocked! I thought he was 100% Miami bound. Thank God!!!

:Boobs

feltdizz
03-08-2010, 08:56 PM
I love our FO. This is great news. I thought for sure Clark was a Dolphin.

calmkiller
03-08-2010, 09:00 PM
Glad to have Clark back. Does this mean we are targetting Haden in the first? CB or ILB or DL me thinks.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 09:06 PM
Glad to have Clark back. Does this mean we are targetting Haden in the first? CB or ILB or DL me thinks.



or Mike Iupati? :stirpot

Chadman
03-08-2010, 09:11 PM
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Well, put this down as the oddest start to FA in a long time in Steel Country.


Not a bad thing- stocking up the back-up talent, means the team can rotate in & out fresh players without much of a drop-off in talent.

It certainly looks like the FO is preparing for something come Draft Day....will Tomlin get the CB he wanted when he missed on Revis?

Lebsteel
03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Well, put this down as the oddest start to FA in a long time in Steel Country.


Not a bad thing- stocking up the back-up talent, means the team can rotate in & out fresh players without much of a drop-off in talent.

It certainly looks like the FO is preparing for something come Draft Day....will Tomlin get the CB he wanted when he missed on Revis?
That cornerback could still be Earl Thomas as you have in your mock. I just hope it is not Iupati or another OL. Spiller would be exciting, but I really think it has to be a playmaker on Defense. I hope.

Given that we now have resigned Clark, it would seem like our safeties are set; Troy and Clark as starters and Allen and Mundy as the backups. We still need one good CB, so maybe that will be Thomas, but I'm thinking CB could now be addressed in Rd. 2 with McCourty, Kareem Jackson or Kyle Wilson.

Shawn
03-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Yeah, had to re-do my mock. Even though Thomas is still a possibility I think he is unlikely.

I think they will either roll with Weatherspoon or Odrick...and either I would be very happy with.

Who knows they could be making a move to pick up Golden Tate. :shock: :lol:

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03-08-2010, 09:59 PM
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Mar 8, 2010 8:14 PM
STEELERS SIGN CLARK & RANDLE EL
Posted by mvuk
The Steelers have never been a big player in the free agent market are making big news tonight. Earlier today, they signed Arnaz Battle, Will Allen and Jon Scott, now, we're getting word they've signed 2 familair names.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the team is bringing back Ryan Clark and wide receiver Antwaan Randle-El. Clark visited Miami today but agreed to come back to the Steelers. Allen will take over Tyrone Carter's role as the backup safety.

Randle El, who played here from 2002 to 2005, was cut last week by the Washington Redskins. He'll battle with newly signed Battle for the Steelers #4 wide receiver spot.

The Steelers wide receiver depth chart is pretty much set with Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Randle-El and Battle.

The Steelers made a much bigger statement today by addressing their special teams problems. Randle El will most likely take over as the Steelers top punt returner. Allen and Battle have made a mark in the league by shining as special team's stars.

Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette is reporting that Allen signed a 3-year, $4.4 million deal. ESPN is reporting that Randle-El signed a 3-year deal. Battle reportedly signed a 3-year $4 million deal while Clark reportedly signed for 4-years and $16-$17 million.

StarSpangledSteeler
03-08-2010, 10:02 PM
Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette is reporting that Allen signed a 3-year, $4.4 million deal. ESPN is reporting that Randle-El signed a 3-year deal. Battle reportedly signed a 3-year $4 million deal while Clark reportedly signed for 4-years and $16-$17 million.

i guess the big question is how much of that is guaranteed? I would bet not much.

stlrz d
03-08-2010, 10:03 PM
So much for taking a week off and not doing anything in FA, huh?

papillon
03-08-2010, 11:05 PM
Two safeties, two WRs, a lineman and I hope it's all for depth and they don't pass on a playmaker on defense at 1.18. None of those signings really make me say, "that's a great signing" and as a matter of fact I have to assume that Sweed won't even be invited into camp this year.

Pappy

Oviedo
03-08-2010, 11:09 PM
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Well, put this down as the oddest start to FA in a long time in Steel Country.


Not a bad thing- stocking up the back-up talent, means the team can rotate in & out fresh players without much of a drop-off in talent.

It certainly looks like the FO is preparing for something come Draft Day....will Tomlin get the CB he wanted when he missed on Revis?
That cornerback could still be Earl Thomas as you have in your mock. I just hope it is not Iupati or another OL. Spiller would be exciting, but I really think it has to be a playmaker on Defense. I hope.

Given that we now have resigned Clark, it would seem like our safeties are set; Troy and Clark as starters and Allen and Mundy as the backups. We still need one good CB, so maybe that will be Thomas, but I'm thinking CB could now be addressed in Rd. 2 with McCourty, Kareem Jackson or Kyle Wilson.


You assume Burnett and Lewis aren't ready to take a step in Year 2. I don't know much about Lewis, but don't sell Burnett short.

papillon
03-08-2010, 11:31 PM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy

SteelCzar76
03-09-2010, 12:14 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy


In theory you are very correct Pap,...but it is beginning to look a lot like it's Odrick or whichever overrated "fat boy" (O-lineman) falls (Iupati/Trent Williams) for us this April. Followed by Gerhart in the 2nd round.

Tomlin (and Colbert) will justify not taking a CB because they drafted two last year, will not want to look like idiots,..and Tomlin "Loooves him some Big play Willie Gay !".

This desire to save face even despite a player's ACTUAL onfield performance (or lack thereof) is also why the pick will not be IMO,... a blue chip backer capable of supplanting Timmons. (Potsie's getting up there, but yet remains a far superior LB and football player than Timmons)

And after saying that,..do i really need to explain why they won't select Taylor or Thomas in light of Tomlin getting his "just a guy" Journeyman safety and the team bringing back Clark ?

But the funny part to me is,...after being so exposed in the secondary last season (at least to non Steeler fans),...i believe teams will continue to go after Clark and our corners even with Troy returning. As hey,..they still fear him (Troy) but the odds of him not being able to be everywhere at once and them being able to beat the rest of the group,..go a longer way towards them being successful against us than being frozen in fear of Troy.

Lebsteel
03-09-2010, 12:28 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Lebsteel
03-09-2010, 12:32 AM
Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette is reporting that Allen signed a 3-year, $4.4 million deal. ESPN is reporting that Randle-El signed a 3-year deal. Battle reportedly signed a 3-year $4 million deal while Clark reportedly signed for 4-years and $16-$17 million.

i guess the big question is how much of that is guaranteed? I would bet not much.
ESPN reports $14 million over 4 years
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4976203

SteelCzar76
03-09-2010, 12:47 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Well, put this down as the oddest start to FA in a long time in Steel Country.


Not a bad thing- stocking up the back-up talent, means the team can rotate in & out fresh players without much of a drop-off in talent.

It certainly looks like the FO is preparing for something come Draft Day....will Tomlin get the CB he wanted when he missed on Revis?
That cornerback could still be Earl Thomas as you have in your mock. I just hope it is not Iupati or another OL. Spiller would be exciting, but I really think it has to be a playmaker on Defense. I hope.

Given that we now have resigned Clark, it would seem like our safeties are set; Troy and Clark as starters and Allen and Mundy as the backups. We still need one good CB, so maybe that will be Thomas, but I'm thinking CB could now be addressed in Rd. 2 with McCourty, Kareem Jackson or Kyle Wilson.


You assume Burnett and Lewis aren't ready to take a step in Year 2. I don't know much about Lewis, but don't sell Burnett short.


Your boy Burnett may in fact pan out to be a more impressive player than Gay,...i'll give you that much. But just as i've seen him play in college,...i've also seen Lewis,...and he,... is,..... ridiculous. (And not in the Devin Hester sense)

Think Ike Taylor,...without the speed and athleticism.

SS Laser
03-09-2010, 01:22 AM
I wonder if the Dolphins wanted to pay clark less or just a touch more? Like the jets did with Kemo so he stayed home? Or Porter call him and said stay in the burgh LOL

hawaiiansteel
03-09-2010, 02:25 AM
I wonder if the Dolphins wanted to pay clark less or just a touch more? Like the jets did with Kemo so he stayed home? Or Porter call him and said stay in the burgh LOL



Steelers agree to 4-year deal with Clark, to terms with Randle El

By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, March 9, 2010


A flurry of activity at the Steelers' South Side practice facility Monday ended with the team agreeing to a four-year, $14 million contract with free safety Ryan Clark, the only starter that had hit the open market at the start of free agency.

The Steelers also agreed to terms with wide receiver Antwaan Randle El on a three-year deal that will bring the versatile pass catcher/return specialist back to Pittsburgh. Randle El had been with Washington before the Redskins released him last week.

Clark, who has been a starter at free safety since 2006, visited the Miami Dolphins yesterday and received an offer from them. But he told his agent, Joel Turner, that he wanted to stay with the Steelers.

Clark, who tied for the Steelers' lead in interceptions with three last season and was second with 89 tackles, is expected to officially re-sign with the team when he returns to Pittsburgh.

Clark's decision to stay with the Steelers all but assures that the team will lock up with multi-year contracts the three players on the roster it had targeted prior to the start of free agency.

The Steelers signed nose tackle Casey Hampton to a three-year, $21.3 million contract on Feb. 25. The Steelers used the franchise tag on Jeff Reed with the idea that the designation buys the two sides more time to work toward a long-term deal.

Clark and the Steelers appeared to be far apart on contract figures when they couldn't get a deal done prior to the start of free agency last Friday.

But they were able to bridge the gap enough to get a deal done, even though the Dolphins also made Clark an offer while other teams showed interest as well.

"He probably left money on the table, but it wasn't about the money," Turner said. "I think he just decided Pittsburgh was more home to him."

Randle El will make a homecoming of sorts when he officially signs with the Steelers.

Randle El, a second-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2002, made his mark here as a jack-of-all-trades player who excelled as a return man and slot receiver.

His versatility was such that Randle El threw the Steelers' only touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL -- a 43-yard strike to Hines Ward that accounted for the last score in a 21-10 victory over Seattle that delivered a long-awaited fifth Super Bowl title to the Steelers.

Randle El, 30, signed a seven-year, $31 million deal with the Redskins in 2006 but never lived up to expectations as a wide receiver or return specialist.

The additions of Randle El and Battle give the Steelers depth at wide receiver behind Ward, Santonio Holmes and Mike Wallace.

papillon
03-09-2010, 02:35 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Hmmm...thanks Leb, is there another Allen that is a safety nearing 30? Regardless, as we've both mentioned, they're building depth at safety and I'm hoping Thomas is there and they take him. From what I've read he can play SS, FS and CB, if that's the case, then the value is too good to pass up and the versatility is something that Tomlin looks for in a player.

Pappy

hawaiiansteel
03-09-2010, 02:41 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Hmmm...thanks Leb, is there another Allen that is a safety nearing 30? Regardless, as we've both mentioned, they're building depth at safety and I'm hoping Thomas is there and they take him. From what I've read he can play SS, FS and CB, if that's the case, then the value is too good to pass up and the versatility is something that Tomlin looks for in a player.

Pappy


yes, coincidentally enough there is another Will Allen who currently plays DB for the Miami Dolphins.

there are a lot of good CBs that can be had in Rounds 2 and 3, I would rather fill another need in Round 1.

Oviedo, what do you think we should do in Round 1? :D

papillon
03-09-2010, 02:46 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Hmmm...thanks Leb, is there another Allen that is a safety nearing 30? Regardless, as we've both mentioned, they're building depth at safety and I'm hoping Thomas is there and they take him. From what I've read he can play SS, FS and CB, if that's the case, then the value is too good to pass up and the versatility is something that Tomlin looks for in a player.

Pappy


yes, coincidentally enough there is another Will Allen who currently plays DB for the Miami Dolphins.

there are a lot of good CBs that can be had in Rounds 2 and 3, I would rather fill another need in Round 1.

Oviedo, what do you think we should do in Round 1? :D

Thomas can play all three positions in the defensive backfield, value and versatility, a Mike Tomlin trade mark. Spiller would be great value at 1.18, but not as versatile. :P

Pappy

Oviedo
03-09-2010, 08:36 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Hmmm...thanks Leb, is there another Allen that is a safety nearing 30? Regardless, as we've both mentioned, they're building depth at safety and I'm hoping Thomas is there and they take him. From what I've read he can play SS, FS and CB, if that's the case, then the value is too good to pass up and the versatility is something that Tomlin looks for in a player.

Pappy

The "other" Will Allen is a CB who plays for the Miami Dolphins. Just got popped for a DUI.

Oviedo
03-09-2010, 09:46 AM
Clark needs Troy to be successful, Allen is approaching or already is 30 (Clark also) and Mundy isn't the answer. The Steelers are simply creating depth at the position, they still need a safety for the future that can actually make plays on the ball. I still like Thomas in the first, actually, after these signings I like him more, because, Lebeau won't feel obligated to insert him into the lineup immediately.

This is how the Steelers operate, they create depth at positions with veterans and then draft their replacements to watch for a year or two and then step in.

Pappy
Pappy, Will Allen is "only" 27, so he still has several prime years left, but as you say they are creating depth.

Hmmm...thanks Leb, is there another Allen that is a safety nearing 30? Regardless, as we've both mentioned, they're building depth at safety and I'm hoping Thomas is there and they take him. From what I've read he can play SS, FS and CB, if that's the case, then the value is too good to pass up and the versatility is something that Tomlin looks for in a player.

Pappy


yes, coincidentally enough there is another Will Allen who currently plays DB for the Miami Dolphins.

there are a lot of good CBs that can be had in Rounds 2 and 3, I would rather fill another need in Round 1.

Oviedo, what do you think we should do in Round 1? :D

I would look seriously at the following group of players: Sean Weatherspoon, Ro McClain, Jared Odrick, Dan Williams and Brandon Graham.

The only player I would consider on the offensive side of the ball is Spiller because IMO he will be very special. If Spiller is still on the board at #18, I wouldn't hesitate or regret picking him.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-09-2010, 09:50 AM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.

hawaiiansteel
03-09-2010, 03:52 PM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

Oviedo
03-09-2010, 05:15 PM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

Didn't Legursky start for Kemo when he was hurt? Or was that just Foster?

RuthlessBurgher
03-10-2010, 11:31 AM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

Didn't Legursky start for Kemo when he was hurt? Or was that just Foster?

Legursky is listed as having 8 appearances last season, with no starts.

Foster is listed as having 14 appearances last season, with 4 starts.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-10-2010, 11:49 AM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

I don't see where that says they are high on him. Like my last sentence said...Maybe he is on the roster "Legursky". With Hartwig's play it is hard to imagine that the #2 was not better. Legursky made the 53 last year because of Stapleton's injury. They didn't want the rookie Shipley backing him up and Legursky can play G which comes in handy on game day active players. I'm not sure how they feel. They were trying to get a C last year and wanted to trade up for Unger in the 2nd.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-10-2010, 11:51 AM
The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

Didn't Legursky start for Kemo when he was hurt? Or was that just Foster?
He got the start in the pre-season O...Wasn't it?

Oviedo
03-10-2010, 11:56 AM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":311eu7w1]The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.

I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.



the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments



Justin Hartwig

Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.

Contract Status: Signed through 2012

2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.

2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.



Doug Legursky


Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed

Contract Status: Signed through 2010

2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.

2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.

Didn't Legursky start for Kemo when he was hurt? Or was that just Foster?
He got the start in the pre-season O...Wasn't it?[/quote:311eu7w1]

I think you are correct