Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Steelers ink Mike Adams

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #11
    Waterboy
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    18
    sweet... DeCastro next... and soon

  2. #12
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    These kids coming out of college rely on those signing bonuses to get them through the early part of their contracts until the game checks start kicking in. I imagine he did enough previously to make them comfortable in allowing him to have some or all of his bonus.

  3. #13
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    From our FRIEND Chuck Finder at CBS.

    May 09, 2012 8:39 p.m. - by Chuck Finder Second-round OT Mike Adams reached a four-year deal with the Steelers worth a little more than $3.5 million, with slightly more than $1 million in a signing bonus, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Initially, broadcast reports said Adams agreed to give up a signing bonus as part of his penance for lying to team officials about his marijuana use, but those were inaccurate.

    - From BRC's Droid Bionic of Coolness

  4. #14
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,378
    The kid needs to eat (hopefully the right kinda brownies)... Pay him!
    "Happy Happy Happy"

  5. #15
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    More info on Adams' signing bonus, from ESPN:

    When Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams signed his contract Wednesday, the second-round pick received a $1.01 million signing bonus.

    There had been speculation that Adams would defer a signing bonus to show he could remain drug-free. Adams reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in February.

    The reason why the Steelers put Adams back on their draft board wasn't an offer to defer a bonus. The team considered him again after he showed how much he wanted to wear the Black and Gold.

    By now, everyone knows the story of how Adams requested a face-to-face, pre-draft meeting with general manager Kevin Colbert, Art Rooney II and coach Mike Tomlin to explain himself. He then had to meet certain stipulations which included counseling.

    Adams grew up in Farrell, Pa., about 70 miles north of Heinz Field. How much of a Steelers fan was Adams growing up? According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he had Steelers sheets on his bed and a Jerome Bettis clock on the wall of his bedroom.

    It's now up to Adams to make sure there is a happy ending to his childhood dreams coming true. He has a chance to become the team's starting left tackle this season, but that's not his priority at this point.

    “I think step one is proving myself off the field because that’s where my issues have been,” Adams told the Tribune-Review at rookie minicamp. “I haven’t had any issues on the field. To prove myself to the people in this organization, the people in this city, that’s what I’m here for.”

  6. #16
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    18,405
    like ive said since day one adams wanted to be a steeler in the worst way

  7. #17
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,378
    Bring it Mike! I like this kid!!
    "Happy Happy Happy"

  8. #18
    Chuck's Place ChucktownSteeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    3,582
    My Mood
    Addicted
    Let's go Mike

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mike Adams- Breakdown and analysis
    By K Train in forum Steelers War Room
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-01-2012, 12:27 PM
  2. Mike Adams conference call transcript
    By strummerfan in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-30-2012, 01:36 PM
  3. Steelers 2nd Round Pick - 2012 - Mike Adams - OT - Ohio State
    By BlitzburghRockCity in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 04-28-2012, 11:30 AM
  4. Is Mike Adams avalible?
    By connecticutsteel in forum Steelers War Room
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 12:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •