The highest paid safety in history?
Based upon what he's capable of?
The exact same deal that Ed Reed has?
one of the above discounted for the multiple concussions that he has on his resume?
Or do you wait until next year because of d.), figuring that you'll have to do a.) anyway?
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.
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!
"Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
"They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
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
That was just a figure of speech on the blank check
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
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.
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.
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