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Steelerlyn
02-10-2007, 03:14 PM
a.) the highest paid safety in history?
b.) based upon what he's capable of?
c.) the exact same deal that Ed Reed has?
d.) one of the above discounted for the multiple concussions that he
already has on his resume?
e.) or do you wait until next year because of d.), figuring that you'll
have to do a.) anyway?

Captcoolhand
02-10-2007, 03:20 PM
I will go with B
And a new leather bound Good Book:yesnod:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-10-2007, 03:22 PM
I don't think we can afford to wait on a player like Troy to play out the 2007 season. He'll be snatched up quicker than anything to the highest bidder as soon as FA starts. I think we have to be proactive with him and offer him a deal this year that is comparable to Ed Reed. I don't think it will take that much to sign him though, Troy is a fair and down to earth guy so he doesnt need to be the highest paid player but you also can't offer him too little that it becomes insulting to even try. When you sign players to extensions you take into account what they've done and also hope that they will continue that trend in the future. It's a risk either way.

augustashark
02-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Keys to the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steelerlyn
02-10-2007, 03:53 PM
I think we need to give him alot as I heard, and you prolly did too, that his wife misses her family in CA and wants to move back there. :nono: :nono:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Well they can move back there during the offseason and stay in Pittsburgh during the season. We've invested way too much into Troy to let him go IMO :lol:

Hburg
02-10-2007, 04:18 PM
Franchise him. Period.

BuFu

SteelersfaninPhilly
02-10-2007, 04:25 PM
Franchise him. Period.

BuFu


I do not see the Steelers franchising him. Plus final cap numbers are not in for 2007. So we still have to wait and see what the steelers have in open cap space. Due to the not likely to be earned incentive clause.

floodcitygirl
02-10-2007, 04:35 PM
Keys to the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bigthumb: I agree. Keys to ANY house and whatever else he wants! Don't want to lose Troy.

K Train
02-10-2007, 06:58 PM
ive always been afraid of him wanting to go to california, but i did read a nice article about pittsburgh growing on him....personally i think he is hands down the best safety in the nfl and should get paid for it, we need him, i would hate to see him playing for a so-cal team and having to wear something gay like powder blue.

im gonna look for the article

K Train
02-10-2007, 07:03 PM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_464176.html
check it out its a real good article

BR7
02-10-2007, 07:22 PM
I say A. Show me the money!

BlitzburghRockCity
02-10-2007, 07:24 PM
"I told my wife, actually around my second year, that there's no better place to be than Pittsburgh," Polamalu said. "That's one thing that Pittsburgh has over everybody else, this camaraderie of the team and the great coaching situation and how well coach (Bill) Cowher takes care of you, the training staff and the ownership.

"It's home now. It really is home to me now. It's nice to go out there (to California) -- it's rejuvenating -- but it's nice to be home."

Let's hope that is still his attitude when it's time sign an extension with us.

K Train
02-10-2007, 07:34 PM
im sure polamalu likes his situation with us....a defensive minded coach and lebeau staying, hes a nice guy and already won a superbowl, which is the hardest part of a players career...i think he does what it takes to stay...he'll get paid no doubt but i dont think he'd be an *** about it

Steelerlyn
02-10-2007, 10:24 PM
Let's hope Whiz and company well never mind

BlitzburghNation
02-10-2007, 10:38 PM
Hand him a blank check and let him fill in the blank's :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-10-2007, 10:40 PM
That's the exact reason we need to lock
Troy up for a good long time, Lyn, because of coaches like Whiz would love to see him enter into his final year unsigned so they can throw a ton of money at him.

DIESELMAN
02-10-2007, 11:54 PM
I think both sides once they sit down will come to a reasonable deal to keep Troy in the Black and Gold. We definitely need to resign him, I can't see him in any other colors.

SteelersfaninPhilly
02-11-2007, 12:11 AM
That's the exact reason we need to lock
Troy up for a good long time, Lyn, because of coaches like Whiz would love to see him enter into his final year unsigned so they can throw a ton of money at him.


TG,


The bidwells will not pay for troy trust me.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-11-2007, 12:13 AM
Well that's true, they are cheap as well...I guess mainly I was referring to somebody with alot of money to spend who gets the notion they want to try and steal Troy out from under us.

Steelerlyn
02-11-2007, 12:29 AM
Well that's true, they are cheap as well...I guess mainly I was referring to somebody with alot of money to spend who gets the notion they want to try and steal Troy out from under us.

like the owner of the reskins who seems to have more money than brains?

BlitzburghRockCity
02-11-2007, 12:33 AM
Exactly, Daniel Snyder would be just the type of individual who would throw out more money than anybody could ever match. I don't know that Troy would go for it though, because he doesnt really seem like that type of guy, but you never know with players these days.

BlackGold4vr
02-11-2007, 10:35 AM
Hand him a blank check and let him fill in the blank's :tt02:

Are you paying him for what he has already done or on the hopes that he can keep on doing it for 5 or 6 more years? Safeties are replaceable no matter how good they are! I love Troy playing in black and gold as much as anybody but I would not overpay for him. Offer him a 4 yr deal that puts him in the top 5 safety salaries over the next 4 years. No 6 year deals! 6 years is too long in football because when players skills start to diminish they go quickly. Don't want to be stuck paying huge dollars for a player who is beyond his best football years! Lets also keep in mind that although Troy is a terror up at the line of scrimmage against the run, he has not looked too good defending against the pass. I like to think all those pass plays that he was getting burned on were because he wasn't 100% but who knows? Ben is the guy who I would lock up long term! Having seen first hand what its like to not have a QB for almost 3 decades.......don't want to wait another 30 years for the next one! Last year is thrown out for Ben in my mind. He has the size, the arm strength, the intelligence, and the mobility to be great! Carnell Lake was a great safety as well........how many rings does he have? Rod Woodson was a better player than Troy is and how many championships did we win when he was a Steeler? Thats my point! We have had a lot of great players come through Pittsburgh that left without winning a championship because we never had the QB to get us past the other good teams in the playoffs! Now that we have one we shouldn't let him get anywhere near free agency!

:beer3:

AZ_Steeler
02-11-2007, 11:06 AM
I'm sure this has been talked about but I don't see the Rooney's braking the bank for one player even with a new coach. Troy isn't a greedy guy and he's happy to be playing in the league... I guess I should say blessed instead of happy. I'm sure he wants more and what he's offered will be fair and he'll more than likely accpet it and continue playing for the Steelers!

DIESELMAN
02-11-2007, 11:10 AM
Are you paying him for what he has already done or on the hopes that he can keep on doing it for 5 or 6 more years? Safeties are replaceable no matter how good they are! I love Troy playing in black and gold as much as anybody but I would not overpay for him. Offer him a 4 yr deal that puts him in the top 5 safety salaries over the next 4 years. No 6 year deals! 6 years is too long in football because when players skills start to diminish they go quickly. Don't want to be stuck paying huge dollars for a player who is beyond his best football years! Lets also keep in mind that although Troy is a terror up at the line of scrimmage against the run, he has not looked too good defending against the pass. I like to think all those pass plays that he was getting burned on were because he wasn't 100% but who knows? Ben is the guy who I would lock up long term! Having seen first hand what its like to not have a QB for almost 3 decades.......don't want to wait another 30 years for the next one! Last year is thrown out for Ben in my mind. He has the size, the arm strength, the intelligence, and the mobility to be great! Carnell Lake was a great safety as well........how many rings does he have? Rod Woodson was a better player than Troy is and how many championships did we win when he was a Steeler? Thats my point! We have had a lot of great players come through Pittsburgh that left without winning a championship because we never had the QB to get us past the other good teams in the playoffs! Now that we have one we shouldn't let him get anywhere near free agency!

:beer3:

Good point on Ben, we definitely need to lock him up and more so then Troy. Your right about players abilities diminishing, one day they got it and the next day where did it go? The position he plays and the way he plays Troy might give us another 3 years (:crossfingers:) so yeah sign him and like you said don't over pay and don't give him 5-6 years. The franchise tag for a safety is going to be roughly $4.49 million this year, its been a long time since we franchised anyone and now with a new coach we'll see how Tomlin and the Rooneys interact as far as negotiations and how hard we hit FA. Don't know how much input Tomlin will have with all that, if he'll get the Rooneys to run with him or if he goes the way the Rooneys want to do it. More questions to be answered.

K Train
02-11-2007, 09:09 PM
see i think safety is a position that gets better with age, and i think troy is one of the best safeties and would hate to see him go anywhere else. Troy is a MAJOR part of our defense and does much more than play safety he lines up in all positions and makes QBs fear him and he stuffs the run, he hits like a truck, has blazing speed and he can cover despite what you say, sometimes yes he does stray, but thats his job. We drafted him to take away guys like gates and heap, and he does a good job....not to mention he is an all around game changer, our defense needs him like the offense needs ben imo

BlitzburghNation
02-11-2007, 09:17 PM
:iagree: That was just a figure of speech on the blank check :lol:
I do think we'll get it done on him and big ben, That's our core players and the rooney's will not let them move on,espcially when there both so young
and have so much upside :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-11-2007, 09:48 PM
Troy has only been in the league a few years now, we sign him to a long term 6 yr deal and if he plays it the whole way out he's hardly going to be over the hill or be in a state diminishing skills by the end of the contract. Plus you give him a big bonus and stretch it out over the life of the deal. Most vets will re up their contract or change up the terms to help a team anyways. We are just touching the tip of the ice berg with Troy and he's got many many good years ahead of him.

I say sign him to a 5 or 6 yr deal, give him a big bonus and work the contract out so we don't get burnt in the end if he suddenly gets injury prone. Troy is a beast at covering the pass and defending the run. He was hurt last year and the whole secondary stunk so you have to take that into effect here too. When you sign a player to a new deal you are paying him based on his potential as well as what he's done already.

Troy is worth every penny the Rooney's are willing to throw at him. You can't just take a couple safeties and throw them together and expect them to play. It takes time for the 2 positions to work and gel. We have something special with Anthony Smith and Troy so I hope we keep it together.

TampaSteelGirl
02-12-2007, 12:34 PM
We need to get the moldy money out and pay the man!! But i think it will be a question of if he likes coach Tomlin or not. He's use to Cowher and his family atmosphere, if he and Tomlin hit it off, he'll stay a Steeler, i read an article that he wants to retire a Steeler but now that Cowher is gone that may change some I think. If he doesn't respect Tomlin, we are gonna lose him.

K Train
02-14-2007, 01:17 PM
We need to get the moldy money out and pay the man!! But i think it will be a question of if he likes coach Tomlin or not. He's use to Cowher and his family atmosphere, if he and Tomlin hit it off, he'll stay a Steeler, i read an article that he wants to retire a Steeler but now that Cowher is gone that may change some I think. If he doesn't respect Tomlin, we are gonna lose him.

from what ive seen, just about everyone likes to tomlin and what he brings to the table

Steelerlyn
02-14-2007, 01:20 PM
from what ive seen, just about everyone likes to tomlin and what he brings to the table

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