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steelerkeylargo
02-18-2011, 01:11 PM
no surprise there but still big news.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-18-2011, 01:24 PM
If we could sign him, with him and Troy both being injured half the time, we might have a stud SS on the field at all times.

steelerkeylargo
02-18-2011, 01:40 PM
If we could sign him, with him and Troy both being injured half the time, we might have a stud SS on the field at all times.
:Agree :Cheers :tt1

aggiebones
02-18-2011, 02:02 PM
chop them up and rebuild 1 super player with 4 good limbs.

RuthlessBurgher
02-18-2011, 02:40 PM
chop them up and rebuild 1 super player with 4 good limbs.

Nah...just take the beard that Keisel is cutting off for charity, and put it on Troy. That hair plus that beard equals unparallelled awesomeness.

Oviedo
02-18-2011, 02:41 PM
Don't need anymore damaged goods. We have enough of our own.

Ozey74
02-18-2011, 09:03 PM
Sign him for an incentive laden contract & I'd be cool with it.


:tt2

Captain Lemming
02-19-2011, 12:53 AM
chop them up and rebuild 1 super player with 4 good limbs.

Nah...just take the beard that Keisel is cutting off for charity, and put it on Troy. That hair plus that beard equals unparallelled awesomeness.

That is some SCARY safety


http://www.talkshoe.com/custom/images/icons/TC-30301-MainIcon.jpg

Well......Scary until of course you hear him talk in his Michael Jackson voice

RuthlessBurgher
02-19-2011, 05:53 PM
chop them up and rebuild 1 super player with 4 good limbs.

Nah...just take the beard that Keisel is cutting off for charity, and put it on Troy. That hair plus that beard equals unparallelled awesomeness.

That is some SCARY safety


http://www.talkshoe.com/custom/images/icons/TC-30301-MainIcon.jpg

Well......Scary until of course you hear him talk in his Michael Jackson voice

Hey! It's a Mike Tyson voice. Get it right. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
02-21-2011, 02:00 AM
Bob Sanders Cut: Five Potential Landing Spots for the Indianapolis Colts Safety

By Erik Frenz (Featured Columnist) on February 18, 2011

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Pittsburgh Steelers:

Troy Polamalu has been less injury prone than Sanders, but has missed at least two games in four of the past five seasons. He missed 11 games in 2009 and five games in 2007.

When healthy, Sanders has been a versatile safety capable of doing many of the same things Polamalu does, albeit not as effective. He plays both the run and the pass well, though, and can blitz well.

Sanders would be a great option for the Steelers coming off the bench in case of injury.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/6132 ... ety/page/4 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/613275-bob-sanders-cut-five-potential-landing-spots-for-the-indianapolis-colts-safety/page/4)

Crash
02-21-2011, 02:09 AM
I see some team giving him a shot with a big money deal based on rep alone.

hawaiiansteel
02-21-2011, 02:57 AM
I see some team giving him a shot with a big money deal based on rep alone.


:Agree


Why Bob Sanders can still provide value

The National Football Post
Feb 18, 3:37 pm EST

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A couple of notes on the Colts’ release of safety Bob Sanders on Friday …

• Sanders has played only nine games over the past three seasons. That eventually will get you cut. But, playing in the box as a strong safety (especially in the eight-man fronts of the Tampa 2 playbook) is hell on your body. Take on pulling guards, kick out blocks from the fullback and spend a lot of time absorbing hits. That adds up—just as it did for safety Mike Brown(notes) in Chicago in the exact same defensive scheme. That is the No. 1 concern with Sanders moving forward.

• His current value? I think we are going to see some strong interest in Sanders once we get a new CBA signed and start talking free agency. The question is where do you play him? The talk will center on Cover 2 teams (Chicago, Minnesota) taking a look at Sanders. But even in those systems, he looks best suited as a free safety. Yes, you can roll him down to the weak side and play some Under 10 (weak side Cover 1), but he can have an impact in the middle of the field. We always talk about range with free safeties and Sanders can get outside the numbers and over the top of the deep vertical route schemes. Plug in another safety to play in the box and let Sanders line up at FS in your Cover 2 and Cover 1 schemes.

• The entire league should take a look. Sanders has the talent to play in a pressure scheme. Defenses that will walk the safety down over a slot in man situations, bring edge pressure and play some Cover 0 (man-to-man with no safety help). Don’t view him strictly as a Cover 2 safety. Those players don’t exist anymore. You have to be able to play man (and blitz-man) coverage to get on the field as a safety in the NFL today.

• The contract will be key (as will the physicals) and Sanders will find himself playing for far less money than he was due in Indy for the 2011 season. But, if he is healthy, there is no reason not to check him out. This isn’t 2007, when Sanders won the NFL Defensive Player of Year award, but if you have a need at the position, take a look into what he can provide. There is intrigue here.

• He is a football player. When Sanders is on the field, he can be discussed with some of the top safeties in the game. Teams need to do their homework on Sanders and see if he can provide an upgrade to their roster. The safety class coming out in this year’s draft is average—something to think about.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... vide_value (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AikQAaCLmfv8O7ev4vgBckFDubYF?slug=nfp-20110218_why_bob_sanders_can_still_provide_value)

aggiebones
02-21-2011, 01:54 PM
I agree someone will overpay.

And we could only trust him as a backup. Could he really learn our system and be of value coming off the bench. If Troy gets hurt, could Sanders really step in and do well being new to the system and an immediate injury risk every time he steps on the field.
We'd just have 2 injured safeties instead of 1.

ScoreKeeper
02-21-2011, 06:19 PM
I see some team giving him a shot with a big money deal based on rep alone.
A team like the Bills will pick him up so he can keep "Lights Out" company on the bench and in the training room.

hawaiiansteel
02-22-2011, 11:17 PM
Dungy thinks Bob Sanders could return to the Colts

Posted by Mike Florio on February 22, 2011


When the Colts cut safety Bob Sanders last week, most assumed that the 2007 defensive player of the year had played his last down as a member of the Colts.

There’s a chance that he’ll be back.

Former Colts coach Tony Dungy believes that the team is trying to negotiate a new deal with Sanders, and that the goal is to come up with an agreement for something less than what Sanders was due to make.

“Now they’re going to let Bob test the market and see what the market will pay,” Dungy said.

Thus, to the extent that other teams are offering contracts to Sanders, there’s a chance those offers will be shopped back to the Colts, with the Colts getting a chance to match whatever offer Sanders is able to finagle, given his injury.

To date, Sanders has visited the Jaguars and the Bills. He’s free to sign with any team through March 3. As of March 4, his status hinges on the labor agreement. If there’s a lockout, he can do nothing. If there’s a new deal, he’ll be a free agent. If the current deal is extended by a couple of weeks as negotiations continue, he’ll still be a free agent.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/ca ... umor-mill/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/)

Slapstick
02-23-2011, 12:04 AM
I would definitely consider bringing Bob Sanders back to Western PA...

He is obviously not an every down player (not even an every game player at this point!!)
but imagine adding Bob Sanders to the Steelers' Dime defense...take Farrior off the field and put Sanders in his place...

The Steelers rarely use a dime defense, but the option becomes MUCH more attractive with a guy like Sanders...he can play the run extremely well and cover the pass better than a James Farrior...if the Steelers used the dime as much as they did the nickel defense, you would give him enough snaps to get your money's worth while not throwing him on the field for so many snaps that he breaks down physically...

So, a revised dime defense would look like this:

DL - Ziggy and Keisel
LB - Woodley, Timmons and Harrison
DB - Taylor, McFadden (?), Gay (?), Clark, Troy and Sanders

With a DB like him available, I would run the dime more than the nickel...

Just a thought...

hawaiiansteel
03-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Chargers swoop in to sign SS Bob Sanders

Today - 8:35 PM ET

Chargers signed SS Bob Sanders to a one-year contract.

A bolt from the blue. Sanders had made visits to the Jets, Jags, and Bills, but the Chargers were never mentioned as an interested party. We're guessing the Chargers will still make it a priority to re-sign Eric Weddle at free safety, with Steve Gregory moving back to a nickel role. San Diego is a potential contender with a leadership vacuum on defense, so Sanders is worth the one-year gamble on what is likely an incentive-laden deal. Said Norv Turner, "He's healthy and he's excited about the opportunity."

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/41897 ... layer_news (http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/41897105/sports/player_news)

phillyesq
03-04-2011, 07:42 AM
Good signing for the Chargers. Seemingly low risk, but very high reward if he is ever healthy again.