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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    This is similar to the way the Steelers have structured deals for Ladarius Green, Mike Mitchell and Morgan Burnett. The first year cap hit is a bit more friendly than the rest of the deal, and the bonus structures are done in a way that, if necessary, the Steelers can walk away from the deal after one year.
    As I read it, it appears to me that you are indicating that the front office is pretty smart and knows what they are doing. Be careful, some posters may be looking to slash your tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    This is similar to the way the Steelers have structured deals for Ladarius Green, Mike Mitchell and Morgan Burnett. The first year cap hit is a bit more friendly than the rest of the deal, and the bonus structures are done in a way that, if necessary, the Steelers can walk away from the deal after one year.
    Joe Haden as well. His cap hit was about $3.2M for his first year here, then a $11.9M cap hit in years 2 and 3.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    What Pittsburgh Steelers fans can expect from newly signed CB Steven Nelson

    The Pittsburgh Steelers newest free agent acquisition brings with him a new and unique skill set.

    By Jeff.Hartman
    Mar 15, 2019, 10:35am EDT

    The Pittsburgh Steelers needed help at cornerback. Since the Artie Burns project took a very steep drop last season, the team has been searching for an answer at the position across from Joe Haden.

    Last season both Cameron Sutton and Coty Sensabaugh tried their hands at the role, but neither fully solidified their spot. Sure, Sensabaugh played the second half of the season as a starter, but if he blew the coaching staff away he wouldn’t be sitting on the free agent market waiting for a team to sign him.

    Not about to sit back and wait on other teams to pick up the best free agents, the Steelers went on the move. They tried to acquire Bradley Roby, and failed. They didn’t miss twice, signing Steven Nelson to a new 3-year contract.

    Many fans, myself included, were not familiar with Nelson’s body of work with the Kansas City Chiefs, so I reached out to Arrowhead Pride’s editor, Pete Sweeney, to get a feel for what Nelson has done the past four years while in Kansas City.

    This is what Sweeney had to say, and to get a better grip on Nelson you can always head over to Arrowhead Pride for some tremendous coverage:

    The Chiefs drafted Steve Nelson in the third-round back in 2015 and over his four years as a Chief, he developed into a reliable second corner. Nelson was one of the few surviving John Dorsey defensive draft picks remaining on the Chiefs before he left for the Steelers on Tuesday evening.

    Nelson hardly played for the Chiefs as a rookie but became a starter at right cornerback for the Chiefs in 2016, first across from Marcus Peters in ‘16 and 2017 and then Kendall Fuller in 2018. Despite missing the first half of 2017 due to core muscle surgery, Nelson started seven games late in the season.

    Nelson played all 16 games in 2018 and was one of the pleasant surprises on an otherwise disappointing Chiefs defense. Though Nelson can be a little grabby at times, he has shown an ability to keep up with top-tier opponents. He is a passionate individual who is very self-confident. Whether it be due to his size (he’s 5’11”) or lack of credit/attention, Nelson carries a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. The Steelers got good value on a 26-year-old who will work and still has room to grow and improve.

    The key for me in the above statement from Sweeney is how Nelson has improved almost yearly since entering the NFL. If this trend continues, the Steelers would have picked up a cornerback who is just starting to blossom entering his second NFL contract. Not a bad scenario for a team who is under contract for three years, and could be without Joe Haden after 2019 when his contract expires.

    The written word is one thing, but the eye test doesn’t lie. I went through Twitter and found some clips of Nelson throughout his career. He is a physical player with a nose for the football. Is he perfect? Absolutely not, but he certainly is an upgrade over what the Steelers have/had at the CB2 position.

    Check out the clips:


    Picked off, Clownie QB, Mayfield, I love it. #HereWeGo #StevenNelson pic.twitter.com/ajI2fSHKV8
    — Steel Legends (@Steel_Legends) March 12, 2019


    Steven Nelson again with the INT. He had 4 in 2018. #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/TrocVuhJOz
    — Steel Legends (@Steel_Legends) March 12, 2019


    Steven Nelson! pic.twitter.com/2Ovnbbp7ND
    — WeAreDBnation (@WeAreDBNation1) December 14, 2018


    Steven Nelson is a Steeler. #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/FJ8j4S2pbv
    — Steel Legends (@Steel_Legends) March 12, 2019


    Steven Nelson with the stop #JUCOPRODUCT
    Powered by @__Scope pic.twitter.com/WRAipCa0zB
    — JUCO Football Frenzy (@JUCOFFrenzy) October 15, 2018

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    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    The Steelers signing of Steven Nelson is very solid, and very Steeler-like

    Steven Nelson may not have been one of the sexier names among the list of free agent cornerbacks available. But he is young, solid and still has potential to improve. Therefore, he’s just the kind of player you’d expect the Steelers to sign.

    By Anthony Defeo
    Mar 15, 2019, 1:51pm EDT

    Upon hearing the news that the Steelers inked free agent cornerback Steven Nelson to a three-year contract on Wednesday (at least, officially—thanks to legal tampering, it was actually Tuesday), I initially had a reaction similar to the folks in those AT&T Wireless ‘OK’ commercials.
    “No worries, boss. I’m one of the conerbacks available in free agency.”

    “You mean one of the best cornerbacks in free agency.”

    “Something like that.”

    I especially had that feeling as I drove home in my car on Wednesday afternoon and listened to a Kansas City talking head, who was a guest on 93.7 The Fan, describe Nelson’s time with the Chiefs a year ago as “Just being there.”

    But after researching the list of cornerbacks available in free agency, I’m now comfortable in the idea that Nelson was a very good and solid acquisition for the Steelers.

    Is he Mel Blount? No. Is he even Bradley Roby? According to some of the things I’ve read about Roby, why, I sure hope not.

    This isn’t to say I wouldn’t have been excited about the signing of a Bradley Roby. Actually, I would have been thrilled with such news. However, my feelings would have strictly been based on name, meaning, one that I recognized.

    I did not recognize the name Steven Nelson before I learned he would be the newest Steeler, but that doesn’t mean he won’t help improve the team’s secondary in 2019.

    Four interceptions and 15 passes defensed would have been a nice stat-line for just about any Pittsburgh defensive back in 2018. Unfortunately, the entire defense could only muster a measly 15 takeaways—including just eight interceptions (and no member of the secondary had more than two). The person with two interceptions in 2018 was cornerback Joe Haden, who also added 12 passes defensed.

    You might say Nelson’s impressive stats were the product of being targeted a lot as a member of a Chiefs’ defense that finished 31st against the pass.

    Maybe. But would you say the same thing about Haden’s 2018 season? Hopefully not, because Haden was perhaps the team’s defensive MVP a year ago.

    Anyway, while I’m certainly no expert on cornerback play, I do recognize a Steelers-type signing when I see one.

    Nelson, 26 and a third-round pick out of Oregon State in 2015, came into his second contract the way you want a player to—with momentum. Otherwise, why would Pittsburgh offer him a deal worth $25.5 million over three years?

    There’s still room to grow. There’s still room to improve.

    This really reminds me of the Mike Mitchell deal in 2014 and the Ladarius Green deal in 2016. Did either player fully reach their potential with the Steelers? Mitchell did to an extent, while Green certainly did not. However, that doesn’t mean they weren’t really good signings aimed at improving specific areas of the football team.

    The Steelers entered free agency needing a solid starting cornerback, and not only did they sign one, they signed one who also possesses youth and potential to improve over time.

    I don’t have anything bad to say about Nelson, other than he’s not Mel Blount. But if he were Mel Blount, he wouldn’t have been available for the Steelers to sign.

    Good. Solid. Young. A position of need.

    You have to like the Steelers signing of Steven Nelson.

    https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2019/3/15/18264585/the-steelers-signing-of-steven-nelson-is-very-solid-and-very-steeler-like-nfl-free-agency-news
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    I just read that this past season Nelson allowed 14.1 yds per reception

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    I just read that this past season Nelson allowed 14.1 yds per reception
    Hopefully he only gave up 10 catches for 141 yards but one came off a 95 yard blown coverage he thought he had help overtop in week 1.
    That leaves 9 catches for 46 yards the rest of the season. Not too shabby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzStillers1989 View Post
    Richard Head is an even better one. I would absolutely insist to be called Dick. Haha
    This thread has me remembering all the childish, ridiculous and truth be told - hysterical name tags military pilots would wear on their flight suits when hitting the clubs. I won't say if I personally ever participated - but two of my favorites were:

    Harry Sphincter
    Heywood Jablome

    I actually served with a guy named Robin Hood. He had a son and named him Christopher Robin Hood. That's a bad move. Coolest name I ever heard was a friend whose hippie parents wanted to remember the day he was conceived - so they named him Wednesday October (I'll forgo the last name out of privacy respect). We just called him Wed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    As I read it, it appears to me that you are indicating that the front office is pretty smart and knows what they are doing. Be careful, some posters may be looking to slash your tires.
    I trust Colbert. I think he knocks the ball out the Park in this draft. He’s going to have this team stocked and ready and primed for our 2020 season.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    I trust Colbert. I think he knocks the ball out the Park in this draft. He’s going to have this team stocked and ready and primed for our 2020 season.
    I agree with that. This is a good year to have extra mid round picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    I agree with that. This is a good year to have extra mid round picks.
    It would appear that Maniac has posted something positive, but look slightly below the surface for the inevitable subtle dig. Note that he specified that Colbert is going to have this team stocked and ready and primed for our 2020 season, not the 2019 season. It would appear that he is already assuming that Tomlin is not going to get extended this August, is going to perform so poorly this season that he is going to be fired, and this "knock the ball out of the park" draft is only going to eventually bear fruit in 2020 under a new coach.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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