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BlackGold4vr
01-30-2007, 10:09 PM
The new coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers has a busy schedule, studying the teamís current roster, readying for the draft and settling itself in Pittsburgh.

With that in mind, weíve decided to help them out a little by breaking down the teamís free agents and whether they fit into the teamís future plans or should be allowed to look for work elsewhere.

First up on our list is safety Tyrone Carter, an unrestricted free agent.

At 5-8, 195 pounds, Carter lacks the ideal size youíd like to have in an NFL safety. But the 29-year-old Carter has shown that he doesnít shy away from throwing his body around.

He also doesnít have great speed and isnít a big playmaker, as his three career interceptions would attest.

But should the Steelers give the little guy a new contract or should they let him walk?

With veteran Mike Logan expected to retire, Carterís departure would leave the Steelers with just three experienced safeties on their roster. And with 34 career starts under his belt - including three in 2006 Ė Carter is just the kind of player this team needs. Heís unselfish and accepts his role with this team as a backup, which will allow Anthony Smith and Ryan Clark to battle for the starting free safety position in training camp.

Carter is also smart enough that he not only knows the free safetyís responsibilities, but those of the strong safety as well. Heís also experienced playing the cover-2 that new head coach Mike Tomlin will eventually shift the team to, having played for Herm Edwards with the Jets before joining the Steelers.

Thus, keeping Carter around should be one of the teamís offseason priorities, though they shouldnít overpay for his services. Itís unlikely heíll land a starting job somewhere else, but heís just the kind of backup that good teams need on the bench waiting in the wings if a starter goes down.

Verdict: A Keeper.

I agree we should keep him! We need depth at the position or we would be 1 injury away from not having a backup. Unless a more attractive free agent becomes available.

BlitzburghNation
01-30-2007, 10:13 PM
:iagree:
I've seen him bring the wood,when he hits someone & he gives it his all when he's out there !
Plus good insurance incase of injury :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-30-2007, 10:15 PM
Absolutely we keep Tyrone on the roster. He came up huge for us during our SB run late in 2005 and in playoffs. He may not be the fastest or biggest but he's got alot of heart and comes to play every chance he gets; and with Logan getting older Tyrone fits this niche perfectly for us.

DIESELMAN
01-30-2007, 10:21 PM
definitely keep him for experience and attitude. Heres a list of FA S's.

Deon Grant, UFA, Jacksonville Jaguars
Michael Lewis, UFA, Philadelphia Eagles
Donnie Nickey, UFA, Tennessee Titans
Tony Parrish, UFA, Dallas Cowboys
Ernest Shazor, ERFA, Arizona Cardinals
B.J. Ward, RFA, Baltimore Ravens
Gibril Wilson, RFA, New York Giants
Michael Lewis, UFA, Philadelphia Eagles

Koopa
01-30-2007, 10:22 PM
i remember at the end of the saints game when he knocked the hell out of the dude and damn near killed himself lol, he laying on the ground for awhile, but good thing he got back up and shook it cause he had just sealed the game for us

i'd keep him for depth and to keep clark and smith honest and make them work that much harder to be first and second stringers

BlitzburghRockCity
01-30-2007, 10:42 PM
That's probably all he'll be with us assuming we keep him around, a good backup and guy who can play in the dime but he's a good backup to have around in case of injury since he knows our defense.

Hburg
01-31-2007, 02:57 AM
i remember at the end of the saints game when he knocked the hell out of the dude and damn near killed himself lol, he laying on the ground for awhile, but good thing he got back up and shook it cause he had just sealed the game for us

i'd keep him for depth and to keep clark and smith honest and make them work that much harder to be first and second stringers

He actually knocked himself unconscious for a few seconds with that hit but that is just more of an example of how much the guy likes to play. He will definately be a good back-up if anything and also someone to teach newer players how to play with that same heart.

BuFu

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-31-2007, 11:07 AM
Keep him for depth purposes.

AZ_Steeler
01-31-2007, 11:14 AM
Based on how many injuries the Steelers had last year keeping Tyrone isn't a bad move at all plus he knows the system now and has an advantage over bringing in someone else to try and learn it.

Stairwayto7
01-31-2007, 05:10 PM
I say keep! He brings a descent game, and a great in your face attitude he is like a little Joey Porter

TEEMONT
01-31-2007, 05:17 PM
keep this man.....he is a true Steeler IMO!

BBG7
01-31-2007, 05:26 PM
I agree with most everyone....keep the guy!!! He's got that attitude we need on the defensive side. We need depth in the position, and why not him to add that!

K Train
01-31-2007, 07:08 PM
Tyrone Carter+Ryan Clark=the best backup safeties in the NFL

Ambridge
01-31-2007, 08:45 PM
Tyrone Carter isn't no spring chicken at 31.

K Train
01-31-2007, 08:54 PM
we dont need a backup spring chicken though :dunno:

TEEMONT
01-31-2007, 09:01 PM
I think keeping him makes Mike Logan expendable.

K Train
01-31-2007, 09:03 PM
Logan and Carter are both good special teamers

BlitzburghRockCity
01-31-2007, 10:08 PM
I like Logan alot, he's a good guy and dedicated team player. He's a scrapper and good vet to have around in the locker room, and he comes pretty cheap against the cap too.

SteelerSal
02-01-2007, 08:31 PM
I like Logan alot, he's a good guy and dedicated team player. He's a scrapper and good vet to have around in the locker room, and he comes pretty cheap against the cap too.

Logan has done sqaut for us the last few seasons. He is a wasted roster spot.
I agree on keeping Carter, atleast he see's the field and performs well.

Defensive Stats
Year G Total Tkl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 37 33.0 4 2 2 2 1.0 2 0 5
2002 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 40 30.0 10 0.5 1 46 46.0 46 0 7
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 93 70.0 23 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 7
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 7 5.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 24 16.0 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 13 11.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
TOTAL 116 318 253.0 65 4.5 5 62 12.4 46 0 30