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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY View Post
    You are 100% right...It is about if the Steelers plans are long term with Sanders. They need to ask themsleves, if Sanders has a70/1,100 6TDs year, Will they try and retain him? If the answer is yes..You consider matching. But here is my twist to the whole situation. Year 1 has to match the offer sheet. If they want him in the long term plans...You bring him in NOW and set him & his agent down. Before you match you talk about an extension this year. You know the Pats have done this based upon the 1 year offer sheet. You see where they are right now before the 2013 season for a long term extension. See where they draw the line now and you will have a better idea of the "If we can afford him" part. Maybe the Pats devalued him and if the staff has great confidence in him...The Steelers can do the long term and get him at a bargain. Might be worth the risk. The other side of the process would be you can see if the Pats inflated his value even before his 2013 season. In this case, even though you want Sanders long term...You may now know you won't be able to come to terms & you don't match. Take the pick.
    Problem is that if Sanders has a great year, the Steelers won't be able to afford him.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Interesting thing on Twitter. Bouchette posted something on Sulia that refered to Sanders as a "Lame Duck" if they match & not extend.

    http://sulia.com/channel/pittsburgh-...source=twitter

    Sanders Tweet:

    Emmanuel Sanders‏@E_Sanders8817hLame duck huh? lol ok... JUST DISRESPECTFUL �� RT @EdBouchette: reasons #Steelers should let #Patriots have Sanders :http://sulia.com/my_thoughts/63574b63-c7c8-4805-af23-0727fee0b191/?source=twitter …



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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY View Post
    If you are referring to me Jooser I never played fantasy football in my life. 'nuff said
    I didn't quote you and I'm not referring to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    I didn't quote you and I'm not referring to you.
    Quted a reponse to me...Thought you were. My Bad.



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    Clayton is reporting that there is a split in the FO re: Sanders:

    John Clayton@ClaytonESPN8m Steelers are 50-50 whether to match Emmanuel Sanders offer sheet. Some in org. want the 3rd round pick. Others want the player.
    I hope this comes down on the side of the pick.

    I would much rather have the pick and the extra cap space (to be used for, perhaps, Breaston and Bradshaw) than one year of a player who is likely to be disgruntled. Sanders will either play well and price himself out of the Steelers range or continue to perform at his current level (subpar #2, average #3) in which case, he is easily replaceable. If he isn't part of the long term plans, move on now and get something for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Clayton is reporting that there is a split in the FO re: Sanders:



    I hope this comes down on the side of the pick.

    I would much rather have the pick and the extra cap space (to be used for, perhaps, Breaston and Bradshaw) than one year of a player who is likely to be disgruntled. Sanders will either play well and price himself out of the Steelers range or continue to perform at his current level (subpar #2, average #3) in which case, he is easily replaceable. If he isn't part of the long term plans, move on now and get something for him.
    I'm also leaning on that side. At least you get something in return. I'm fine with Cotchery, I think he has reliable hands and would not be a huge dropoff. I'm not sold on Breaston or Bradshaw. I'll let the FO decide on that. I'm on the fence with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Problem is that if Sanders has a great year, the Steelers won't be able to afford him.
    Which is what I said.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY View Post
    Which is what I said.
    wait. Am I supposed to read your entire text AND understand your point?


    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    wait. Am I supposed to read your entire text AND understand your point?


    No...We should just agree on everything since we been here so long. Save us time & lots of typing & reading.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Clayton is reporting that there is a split in the FO re: Sanders:



    I hope this comes down on the side of the pick.

    I would much rather have the pick and the extra cap space (to be used for, perhaps, Breaston and Bradshaw) than one year of a player who is likely to be disgruntled. Sanders will either play well and price himself out of the Steelers range or continue to perform at his current level (subpar #2, average #3) in which case, he is easily replaceable. If he isn't part of the long term plans, move on now and get something for him.

    If the coaches want him, he's gone. If the front office wants him, then he'll stay. I think there's this unspoken FU to Tomlin and staff like there's been toward Ben for the last few years.

    Everyone seems to think Wally and Mendy were the disgruntled locker room cancers. But I'm starting to think there's a bigger cancer and it's between the owner, coaches, and Ben. This team chemistry thing is bigger than the players. And it might turn out ok with old man Rooney back his break in Ireland.

    I don't think it's just a coincidence that things starts busting apart at the seams when he left.

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