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  1. You are more optimistic then I am. He's closer to a Rich Man's Sean Davis. Joking aside, I think he will be deployed a lot as an "ILB" from time to time. That Hybrid SS is where the NFL seems to be going and Edmunds appears to fit that mold though probably not in spectacular fashion.
  2. Bell contract 2018

    I think your'e creating a dispute that isn't there. I don't want to speak for @wwhickok but I'm betting he wouldn't want to sign Sammy to $16 Million a year either. Just because 1 team is dumb enough to sign him for that doesn't mean the Steelers should base their offer on what another player at another position signed for with another team. Is Bell more valuable then Watkins? No doubt in my mind but neither deserves $16 Million a year (Imo). Ideally they would have extended him in the first couple of years of his Rookie deal but I think the suspension and injuries (tho I think the injuries are overblown) prevented that. He kept performing at an elite level and basically played himself out of Pittsburgh. He's confident he can get $15 Million a year (so am I) so he isn't gonna sign for less. It's disappointing but I understand both sides.
  3. Bell contract 2018

    I'm probably in the minority but if they're relying on Connor to carry the load it's not gonna be pretty. They will need to be a Passing Offense instead of a Balanced one. He's a better story then a player imo. I do agree they shouldn't pay his demands but what is the purpose of using Bell sparingly? Is it out of spite hoping his lack of playing time will reduce his demand/money? If so, that's petty. Use him as much as it takes to win a Super Bowl. Imo anyways.
  4. Bell contract 2018

    While I haven't read every post, I haven't seen anyone really complaining about not paying what he was asking. Unless by "some" you meant others outside of here. I think most everybody here agrees they can't spend that much on him.
  5. Bell contract 2018

    I agree with that. I'm merely stating that he will get $15 million per. With that said, it wouldn't surprise me if the contract didn't last 5 years especially considering his age.
  6. Bell contract 2018

    He will make AT LEAST $15 million per. Some team will be dumb enough to do it. That number is about to change significantly with Gurley, Zeke and DJ coming due. Bell will make at least $15 million per. Some team will be dumb enough to do it. History tells me so.
  7. Bell contract 2018

    Can you name me a player regardless of position that was the top 1, 2 or 3 at his position that didn't get an giant contract in FA? I can't. And yes, teams are that naive.
  8. Bell contract 2018

    I think we're overthinking it. Bell is a top 3 RB (if not #1). There is always a team that overpays a superstar. He will get over paid by ONE team next year.
  9. Bell contract 2018

    I'll just put this here... https://draftwire.usatoday.com/2018/07/16/leveon-bell-steelers-contract-2019-nfl-draft/5/ *I know it's a lazy comparison but LJ Scott looks like Bell 2.0 at times to me but a tad slower.
  10. Bell contract 2018

    Bell will make at least $15 Million a year next year. I don't think there is any doubt about that. I'm just glad the Steelers didn't overpay. With Ben AB and that OL, I don't think it's a stretch to think a Rookie RB can come in next year and pick up the slack. It's the easiest positional transition from College.
  11. Bell contract 2018

    Disappointed but not surprised. "Juice" wanted to reestablish the market. Steelers said "No, you're a RB and this is what RBs get paid". I'm guessing he halfasses it this season.
  12. Bell contract 2018

    Is this any better then the one he turned down last year? Maybe it's the guaranteed amount that's different? If your figures are accurate, that seems reasonable and better then I expected. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/le-veon-bell-turned-five-year-deal-baffling-steelers-article-1.3423908
  13. That's gonna be a good one. Not as good as some years back when it was a real slobberknocker but Ravens VS Steelers is always intense. FWIW: I think the Ravens are underrated this year.
  14. Help Coming..?

    While I don't mind the idea of trading picks for a stud ILB, I wouldn't trade much for a player that is one concussion away from being a vegetable.
  15. Help Coming..?

    These are depressingly accurate statements.