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    Re: Bringing back Hampton is Steelers' top priority...

    Regardless of Casey's contractual status, we need to continue drafting along the D-Line - do not get complacent, that's how the team got into the O-Line situation its in now. You cannot automatically assume that because a couple of guys at the same position have had long careers that Casey will as well.

    Best Scenario...franchise him, draft or sign his eventual replacement & let him play out the string. The longer Casey stays, the longer we put off the evolution of the defense.
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    Re: Bringing back Hampton is Steelers' top priority...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Life
    Regardless of Casey's contractual status, we need to continue drafting along the D-Line - do not get complacent, that's how the team got into the O-Line situation its in now. You cannot automatically assume that because a couple of guys at the same position have had long careers that Casey will as well.

    Best Scenario...franchise him, draft or sign his eventual replacement & let him play out the string. The longer Casey stays, the longer we put off the evolution of the defense.
    Regarding the D-line or O-line, it is a difficult situation. There were never in a position to draft any top Olinemen. That is because they have been winning and they probably had one or to players they hoped to develop. I don't think they got into the situation with the Oline because they were complacent. They drafted more Olinemen then any other position since 2005. iIf there is one compliant, they may have missed out on a few solid Olinemen. Teams can't have it all at every position. Money is also a factor. Should the Steelers draft Olinemen just because or should they take a player think think will help the team? This is the situation they often find themselves questioning at almost every position.

    If you are able to resign Hampton for 3 years, would you draft a NT in the first round this season? I think you would look to address another area of the team early in the draft. Maybe take a shot at a NT later in the draft. This is one predicament they have been in over the years. They were times they were able to draft for the future and times they were not able to. That is life in the NFL. Every team faces the same challenges. Steelers have done better then most.

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    Resigning Hampton does not preclude a move to a 4-3 front at all...it does provide the Steelers with more options on defense...losing Hampton without an additional legit 3-4 NT on the roster (Hoke is 100% legit IMO) almost forces a move in that direction...
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    I like Casey coming into, and during a contract year so he doesn't let himself go. He is always at his decent weight and playing hard when a contract looms. If we franchise him, although he may not be happy, that big contract is still the next offseason so he better show up in shape and ready to go and do good things on film.

    Although he will whine, unless he gives them a very fair deal, if I am the Steelers, I franchise him. Keep the carrot (big contract) dangling on the string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh

    Although he will whine, unless he gives them a very fair deal, if I am the Steelers, I franchise him. Keep the carrot (big contract) dangling on the string.
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    Gotta sign Casey!!!!

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    I am not going to be all 'the sky is falling' if we could land a future replacement in the top end of the draft and have said rookie get some snaps backing up Hoke. Hoke has shown he can play and has even shown, at times, he can play as well as or better than Hampton. Not sure he could handle a solid 16 game schedule manning the middle by himself, but if you can get a behemoth rookie he could spell Hoke.

    Basically what I am saying is I wouldn't let Big Snack hold the franchise hostage for a huge contract. Not sure I like that Rooney 2 is coming out and saying Hampton is the #1 priority in the media, thus giving Hampton the sense he can (pun intended) throw his weight around, making unrealistic demands.
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    Re: Bringing back Hampton is Steelers' top priority...

    The Steelers have shown they are pretty smart cookies when it comes to signing, re-signing & letting go of players.

    They RARELY overpay. That's not to say that they never overpay, but compared to the 'good' deals, it's pretty rare.

    If the Steelers have plans to bring Casey back, chances are they already have a sum in mind, and if Casey's demands exceed that, well, you only need to look at how much room the Steelers 'gave up' to Alan Faneca to realise that the Steelers call the shots in contract negotiations.

    Losing Casey Hampton SIGNIFICANTLY effects the route the Steelers go in FA & the draft. Given that the Steelers tend to try & solve all the 'needs' before the draft, if Casey isn't signed, expect a FA to be brought in. Unlike a few of you, Chadman has little confidence in Hoke being pushed into a starting role. We were all up in arms when the pass defense fell away this season- how will we react if the Steelers run defense is significantly effected by losing a Pro Bowl NT next season? Will Mr LeBeau be allowed to live?
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    Re: Bringing back Hampton is Steelers' top priority...

    I would feel better if there was a guy Hamptons size already on the team if we let Casey go. I think we could have a Mahan type drop off on D if we let Casey go. I think he is worth decent money.

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    Re: Bringing back Hampton is Steelers' top priority...

    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz
    I would feel better if there was a guy Hamptons size already on the team if we let Casey go. I think we could have a Mahan type drop off on D if we let Casey go. I think he is worth decent money.
    Chadman's thoughts exactly.

    When your defense is built on stopping the run, when the key cog in a 3-4 defnse is your NT, when your back-up is OLDER than your starter, when your starting NT not only is maintaining his level of play, but also playing at a Pro Bowl level....

    You re-sign him, and go from there.
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