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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98 View Post
    Its possible that I'm being naive when I say this but I don't believe other qb's in the lg are going to drive up Ben's price. I see him taking a very friendly but respectable against his peers kind of contract to 1. Help the team field the best team possible. 2. Retire a Steeler. He's not going to be a diva when it comes to his contract....Joe flacco for example. The ravens suffered because he had to be paid like the big boy he isn't....
    Exactly... and Ben already got his Kapernick contract. Its rare for a QB to get two 100+mill contracts from the sakme team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    Exactly... and Ben already got his Kapernick contract. Its rare for a QB to get two 100+mill contracts from the sakme team.
    I agree. It'll be time for Ben to take his Troy or Ike type of pay cut, if he truly wants to retire a steeler.

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    If Pouncey is going to "play not to get hurt", he'd better develop the ability to swivel his head 360 degrees. Both of his injuries came from behind, so to speak.

    Also, playing not to get hurt could damage his market value. Other teams would notice.

    I would think he has a more competitive nature than that. So I'm saying "horsefeathers" to that theory.

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    And that is one of the first good points I have read.
    Even a blind squirrel...

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    You all are crazy if you think that Ben is taking a pay cut just to retire a Steeler. Much lesser quarterbacks are getting paid and so will Ben, I wouldn't take a penny less than the market would give me for the next 4-5 years if I were him. The Steelers will be ponying up another 75-80 million for 5 years or Ben will be playing elsewhere and the Steelers get to see if Landry Jones was a good draft pick or not.

    One of the 5 best quarterbacks in the game isn't taking a discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    You all are crazy if you think that Ben is taking a pay cut just to retire a Steeler. Much lesser quarterbacks are getting paid and so will Ben, I wouldn't take a penny less than the market would give me for the next 4-5 years if I were him. The Steelers will be ponying up another 75-80 million for 5 years or Ben will be playing elsewhere and the Steelers get to see if Landry Jones was a good draft pick or not.

    One of the 5 best quarterbacks in the game isn't taking a discount.

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    Brady did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    You all are crazy if you think that Ben is taking a pay cut just to retire a Steeler. Much lesser quarterbacks are getting paid and so will Ben, I wouldn't take a penny less than the market would give me for the next 4-5 years if I were him. The Steelers will be ponying up another 75-80 million for 5 years or Ben will be playing elsewhere and the Steelers get to see if Landry Jones was a good draft pick or not.

    One of the 5 best quarterbacks in the game isn't taking a discount.

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    He may not Pap.. if you are talking 4-5 years of the same type of money, The FO may have a hard time paying him that..given he will be 36-37 towards the end of the deal.. I see your point about him not settling for less than market value. I'm not sure if Ben is the type who would settle for less. Aren't too many "Tom Brady's" out there...who would settle for less money, so that the FO could build a solid team, which would give the PATS the best chance to be contenders year in and year out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Brady did...
    Good call! I was thinking the exact same thing. (See above post)

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    But Brady isn't a top 5 QB anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCrazy View Post
    But Brady isn't a top 5 QB anymore...
    Really? Please name 5 QB's ahead of him.

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