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  1. T.A.S.T.... This Aint STEELERS Talk

    Kennywood is putting in (with a partnership with the team) a Steelers themed area, along with a coaster called "The Steel Curtain".
  2. Most overrated player on your team?

    I would say if at all he's become underrated. Here's my list of overrated Steelers after 2017 season: Vince Williams, Maurkice Pouncey, Eli Rogers, Mike Hilton, Xavier Grimble, Vance McDonal, BJ Finney.
  3. Bell contract 2018

    AAV means very little. Comes down to guarantees. Steelers offered $10mil 100% guaranteed, up to $35mil based on games played and performance. I heard that the games played wasn't a huge hurdle (12 each season) and the performance hurdles were low too (1,000 yards; 50 catches; 300 yards receiving; could have been any of the 3). So watch for the guaranteed money. It's that guaranteed money and the locking qualifiers for guaranteeing the money for the next year that Bell didn't like; and it's going to be what other teams look at and say "what do they know that we don't".
  4. Bell contract 2018

    Especially in a case like this, teams look at what the Steelers were throwing out there and will use it on a basis. And I 100% would be willing to bet that right now 31 NFL GM's are thinking to themselves "What do the Steelers know that makes them only guarantee $10million?"
  5. Bell contract 2018

    Which is why any agent that tells him to turn down 5/70 with 30 guaranteed as aRB should be fired.
  6. Bell contract 2018

    Little exercise here: count how many starting, high level, and dependable rotational backs were drafted in the 3rd round or later. Now put together that along with $15mil in cap savings And it’s a little disengenous here to blame the FO. They wanted to keep him and even made a slightly absurd offer and he still said no. That’s on him not the FO. And you aren’t getting a “haul” for a RB.
  7. Bell contract 2018

    Oakland won’t have the cap space. They gotta pay Mack, Cooper, Bryant. And I think sitting out would be stupid. What if he sits out til week 10 and Conner has like 750 yards rushing 5 TD; Samuels throws in there 300 yards receiving and 2 TDs? That’s just off Bells pace from last year.
  8. Bell contract 2018

    Heard a rumor that quite a few teams heard what the Steelers offered Bell and that he turned it down and their reaction was "good luck getting that again". Their assertion was that you got a team that knows his health and possible drug relation suspension better than anyone else in the NFL. So it's going to be hard for teams not having the history of assessing what's going on there to commit as much money. They also put out there that if he sits out games, and the running game still performs, then the other FO's are again putting another 'red flag' on big money to him because they will question how much of the ground game is from the OL.
  9. Bell contract 2018

    I put it elsewhere that this has me bummed. Mostly that he went from “I wanna retire a Steeler” to “Get me the **** outta here” that fast.
  10. Steeler forum fantasy football

    Random thing as I was trying to come up with a team name: When you google the Steelers Roster Ben's picture shows up over Mason Rudolphs name.
  11. Steeler forum fantasy football

    All for PPR, like keepers, dynasty leagues are fun if anyone likes those, as long as we don't do standard scoring I'll love it.
  12. 2018 Expansion Draft - Steelers

    Because all but Coty on that list are in the final year of their contract and the OP has that they can’t be a FA at the end of the season.
  13. 2018 Expansion Draft - Steelers

    Vance McDonald TE - He's oft hurt but not on IR. He's not a huge cap savings, but athletic TE's are becoming a dime a dozen. Javon Hargrave DT - He's just a scheme mismatch here with us. He would be better off in a 4-3 where he can be a penetrating DT rather than a run stuffing NT. Cameron Sutton CB - I see him struggling to pick up an outside CB slot, and Mike Hilton will be picking up the slot position for now. James Conner RB - I'm not really seeing him as a long term RB replacement, and we can always find a RB anywhere along the line. Roosevelt Nix FB - He's a good special teams player, and he can fill in well as an extra blocker. Really adding him because I'm tapped out in who I'm willing to offer.
  14. Players on your teams trade block?

    I would take that deal. In a heartbeat. Don't take much of a hit while opening up a ton of cap to make moves defensively.