Wow. Amazing take. What I saw was that the D began to play well about the time that Harrison rounded into form. The last quarter of the season, he was making plays. And a "vet min" player? You will soon see that NFL teams don't agree. Now, as to whether the Steelers should keep him, different story. We are in cap hell and face some tough decisions...and unless James is willing to play for a drastic pay reduction, I think we will (and should) cut him loose. We almost have to, in order to have any chance of building a competitive team going forward.
Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
what he said... Most of those guys get a restructure to save cap (Ben, Lamar, Troy and Harrison). They make their $ this year, and count less towards this year's cap. Yes, this was an 8-8 team... one that lost most games by 3 points or less.... while missing Ben, Troy, Harrison and a handful of offensive linemen... This is easily an 11-5 team and with the right additions (draft, FA) could be a 13-3 team.
Originally Posted by pfelix73
we neede to get rid of cowhers players as soon as possible and get tomlins on the field exclusively.
hoping that was sarcasm... Ben... Troy... Heath... not ready to lose any of the 3... and there are others...
Originally Posted by squidkid
i dont want them gone either but sure am ready to see how great of a coach tomlin is with his own players.
Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille
The defense played well as a unit. The improved CB play is what made the defense top flight. Harrison never came into form. Woodley took a year off. Hampton was barely average. The 3 must win games at the end of the year Harrison had 10 TT 1 FF 1 SK 0 PD 0 INT. That is not the Harrison I knew. I had to look for #92 watching the games. He didn't jump out.
Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser
He is a vet min player at 35 given the CBA. Whatever he gets is guranteed if he makes a week 1 roster. A 35 year old clearly in decline is a risk. He will get released and contender will give him a Signing Bonus and a 2-3 mil base.