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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    He wanted to play for Mike Tomlin and the Terrible Towel:



    The three-time First Team All-Pro seems to be full steam ahead to end his career. He chose Pittsburgh over several teams, including the in-division rival Bengals. It says a lot about Mike Tomlin and the effect he can have on guys. Peterson leads active players in interceptions with 35. He’s a Pro Football Hall Of Fame All 2010’s Team member. Making the Pro Bowl every year from 2011 to 2018, he’s hoping to add a couple more appearances.
    Is that why he never mentioned them 2 days ago?

    https://www.si.com/nfl/cowboys/news/...ency-wish-list

    The Pro Bowler mentioned in an ESPN podcast teaming up with play-making Trevon Diggs at one corner. … while mentioning Dallas, Cincinnati and Philadelphia as the three places that make sense for him.
    https://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/artic...17017_38572854

    Asked if there are any teams he'd like to play for, Peterson named the Bengals, Cowboys and Eagles. "I really like what the Bengals have. They have a quarterback, they have a great establishment on the offensive side of the ball. I know Eli Apple is going to be an impending free agent coming up. I feel like I can come in there and help those guys," said Peterson. "You're going to need some quality cover guys that can kind of keep those guys in check."
    He continued...
    "I like the Cowboys, I like what they have going on. I love (Treyvon) Diggs. I love what he brings to the table. I think he can use some guidance and some help along the way," he said. "Philly, I know they're going to have a couple guys that they may be letting go in a little bit. There's a couple teams out there that strike my interest."
    Last edited by crushedspirit; 03-15-2023 at 07:27 AM.

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    Actions speak louder than words. He’s here.
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    We got an upgrade at corner and we get to pay less. Seems like a winning formula.

    I think we should go after more great players at the tail end of their career.

    Even if he’s lost a step, I don’t see teams going after him just because of who he is.

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    Lol, he says part of the reason he picked the Steelers is because of Tomlin's skill at word-smithing. Maybe this is what makes him a HOF coach.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2023/03/mi...st-fit-for-me/

    When you see his coaching style, how much his players talk about him, his sayings, you know, you just want to be part of something like that
    Maybe when Juju talked about how much he learned from Reid on offense in such a short time in comparison to years in Pittsburgh, the reporter should have followed up with, "Yeah, but who has cooler cliches?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushedspirit View Post
    I'm sure that he's not upset about playing for Tomlin.

    And it may have been a small factor once his prime locations didn't want him.

    But I always assume that money is #1 on the priority list for players. And whatever is #2 is very far down the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    I'm sure that he's not upset about playing for Tomlin.

    And it may have been a small factor once his prime locations didn't want him.

    But I always assume that money is #1 on the priority list for players. And whatever is #2 is very far down the list.
    He said himself the offer his agent presented came from left field. He came here because nobody offered him that much at 33, including Cincinnati and the other teams he named publicly. It's as simple as that. Steelers were not on his radar, and as the FA period has shown, the belief from some of the forum members that players are lining up to play for Tomlin, even at a discount, is wishful and misguided thinking.

    $$$ talks first, then others might value a chance at a ring and/or playing time after that

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    Steelers Sign Patrick Peterson
    Reported deal: Two years/$14 million with $5.85 million guaranteed

    Last season, Peterson had a bit of a bounce back season at the age of 32. Peterson was fourth among outside corners in adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap and finished tied for sixth with 15 passes defensed.

    For all the flaws of the Minnesota passing defense last season, one thing it did well was help the corners and not ask too much of them on their own. Peterson excelled in zone coverage on 78.4% of his coverage snaps. That was the 10th-highest rate among 118 defensive backs with at least 400 coverage snaps in 2022.

    The Steelers, however, played the fifth-highest rate of man coverage in the league last season. That could be asking a lot of Peterson, who had as many DPIs and passes defensed in man coverage last season (two each).

    Pittsburgh clearly is paying the soon-to-be 33-year-old to be a top shutdown man corner, yet it’s hard to play a watered-down role in man coverage. Peterson still has some juice left, but how he fits into the Steelers’ defense can determine how much upside comes on this cheap deal.

    Grade: C+

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Steelers Sign Patrick Peterson
    Reported deal: Two years/$14 million with $5.85 million guaranteed

    Last season, Peterson had a bit of a bounce back season at the age of 32. Peterson was fourth among outside corners in adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap and finished tied for sixth with 15 passes defensed.

    For all the flaws of the Minnesota passing defense last season, one thing it did well was help the corners and not ask too much of them on their own. Peterson excelled in zone coverage on 78.4% of his coverage snaps. That was the 10th-highest rate among 118 defensive backs with at least 400 coverage snaps in 2022.

    The Steelers, however, played the fifth-highest rate of man coverage in the league last season. That could be asking a lot of Peterson, who had as many DPIs and passes defensed in man coverage last season (two each).

    Pittsburgh clearly is paying the soon-to-be 33-year-old to be a top shutdown man corner, yet it’s hard to play a watered-down role in man coverage. Peterson still has some juice left, but how he fits into the Steelers’ defense can determine how much upside comes on this cheap deal.

    Grade: C+
    Hopefully Tomlin will live up to one of the "sayings" PP is so fond of - if you have red paint, you paint the barn red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushedspirit View Post
    He said himself the offer his agent presented came from left field. He came here because nobody offered him that much at 33, including Cincinnati and the other teams he named publicly. It's as simple as that. Steelers were not on his radar, and as the FA period has shown, the belief from some of the forum members that players are lining up to play for Tomlin, even at a discount, is wishful and misguided thinking.

    $$$ talks first, then others might value a chance at a ring and/or playing time after that
    I think this is true. Particularly when we're probably seen as a mid-tier team.

    Players rarely play for a discount. Some may prefer one structure to another, but there aren't many Tom Bradys consistently playing for less than they could earn on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCitySteel View Post
    Hopefully Tomlin will live up to one of the "sayings" PP is so fond of - if you have red paint, you paint the barn red.
    I think the nickel secondary is the key to success, with PP getting help from a safety. A sneaky draft pick like Branch at #32 would be ideal. He has versatility as a safety or nickel CB in the slot. Some sites are comparing him to Fitz. Imagine two of them trolling the secondary .

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