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    Tyrone Carter: Keep or Let Go?

    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.
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    KEEPER


    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

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    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.

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    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


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    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
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    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.

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    Keep him for depth purposes.


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    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.

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    I say keep! He brings a descent game, and a great in your face attitude he is like a little Joey Porter


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