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    Steelers look for Porter's replacement

    Steelers look for Porter's replacement
    Monday, March 05, 2007

    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The Steelers take their first steps to try to replace Joey Porter when they have a look at the guy who was displaced in New England by Adalius Thomas.

    Tully Banta-Cain, a 26-year-old outside linebacker with the Patriots, will visit the Steelers on Wednesday. He played four years with New England and had 5.5 sacks for them last season, his first as a starter.

    The Patriots signed Thomas, considered the top free agent outside linebacker after his contract expired with Baltimore, over the weekend.

    The Steelers today entertained their first player in free agency when former Pitt punter Andy Lee paid a visit to their facility on the South Side. Lee is a restricted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. If the Steelers signed him, the 49ers would have the right to match the contract; if they declined to match, the Steelers would have to give them a sixth-round draft choice in return.

    The Steelers released Porter, who had seven sacks last season, last Thursday before a $1 million roster bonus was due him.
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    f'k that punter, just draft the dude from baylor in the sixth
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    This guy from the Patriots sounds interesting. I like the fact the team is starting to look at FA's sooner rather than later.

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    This guy is a downgrade from Porter!

    Quote Originally Posted by Friday133 View Post
    This guy from the Patriots sounds interesting. I like the fact the team is starting to look at FA's sooner rather than later.
    We let Porter go because his performance had slid from what we were used to in previous seasons. Based on what he did this past season it was not worth bumping his salary up to retain him. Look up Tully Banta-Cain's stats and Porters beat his across the board! We can do better in the draft or with players we already have (James Harrison). If Porters stats from this past year warranted a pink slip it would be hard to convince fans that hiring someone else with inferior stats would be an improvement in our defense!
    We want a better player for less money. Upgrade in performance and downgrade in cost. Cain's performance from last year does not make him an option in my mind!

    INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
    PLAYER TCKL SOLO ASST SCK FUM REC FF
    Joey Porter 55 40 15 7.0 0 0
    Tully Banta-Cain 34 24 10 5.5 0 1

    Gotta ask yourself don't you think a rookie OLB could play better than Cain? I would rather take my chances with Anthony Spencer or Jarvis Moss or James Harrison. All three would be better than Banta!!!!
    Last edited by BlackGold4vr; 03-05-2007 at 04:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold4vr View Post
    We let Porter go because his performance had slid from what we were used to in previous seasons. Based on what he did this past season it was not worth bumping his salary up to retain him. Look up Tully Banta-Cain's stats and Porters beat his across the board! We can do better in the draft or with players we already have (James Harrison). If Porters stats from this past year warranted a pink slip it would be hard to convince fans that hiring someone else with inferior stats would be an improvement in our defense!
    We want a better player for less money. Upgrade in performance and downgrade in cost. Cain's performance from last year does not make him an option in my mind!

    INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
    PLAYER TCKL SOLO ASST SCK FUM REC FF
    Joey Porter 55 40 15 7.0 0 0
    Tully Banta-Cain 34 24 10 5.5 0 1

    Comparing what they did last year isnt fair....Banta-Cain has some potential, but it is kind fo weird for us to be picking up NE cast-offs.

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    I'll say it again, I don't want TBC. According to Pats fans he's a pass rush specialist who practically can't do anything else, and isn't good enough to be a consistant starter.
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    i think we should make willie parker eat lots and lots of cake so we have a power running game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    f'k that punter, just draft the dude from baylor in the sixth



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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerFan87 View Post
    According to Pats fans
    PLEASE find other reasons than that!.....this could be very true....but come on lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    PLEASE find other reasons than that!.....this could be very true....but come on lol
    Well I've always had the opinon that he wasn't particularly great. This just confirms it. I mean, who would know more about a Pats player than Pats fans?

    (The exception, of course, being ESPN, who have seen a side of Tom Brady that most (straight) fans really don't want to see.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i think we should make willie parker eat lots and lots of cake so we have a power running game

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    Let me see....nope still doesn't add up!

    New England parts with Banta-Cain because they get a serious upgrade in Adalius Thomas (Pro-bowler) = team improved

    Steelers pick up New England trash that isn't nearly as good as what we just discarded with Porter = team downgrade

    What are there about 8 teams interested in Porter? The only teams looking at Banta-Cain are the dollar store shoppers!

    When we let Joey go I thought it was because we were looking for an upgrade in player ability. You know how teams try to improve upon what they did last year by upgrading players at certain positions perceived to be weaknesses? Porter to Banta-Cain is not an upgrade. While there might be substantial savings to be had in making that swap.......remember the phrase "You get what you pay for"!
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