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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKTOWN BEAST View Post
    But you can't blame him because if he was on any other team he would easily get this money but since he's on the Steelers they don't like handing out giant paychecks.

    That statement is completely false. The Steelers just recently made Troy Polumalu the highest paid safety in the league. At seasons end last year the Steelers were one of the teams closest to the salary cap. How can a team with some of the least amount of wiggle room under the cap still garner comments about being cheap? The Steelers spread their wealth out more than some other teams, that is true. Cheap they are not! Perhaps if Faneca had gone about his business and quietly negotiated he might be closer to a deal than he is. Or perhaps the Steelers don't feel a guard is worth that kind of capital regardless of how good he is. You gotta remember that ALL teams must let good players go, not just the Steelers. Teams must juggle their star players contracts to stay competitive yet still allow room for the growth of their new players developement. Can't keep em all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manofsteel View Post
    Everyone knows the Rooneys dont shell out big cash. But Alan needed to be a little more fair about the deal. He has said hes open to an extention as well. You never know the Rooneys might sign him on for another year with a second year option.
    you act like we have unlimited cash to hand out to everyone, just because rooney isnt dan snyder doesnt make him cheap. We would rather keep most of our players happy, rather than just one, giving faneca the money he wants would put us in big trouble for years to come because hes not that great of an investment at this point, hes a guard, not a franchise LT, we made him the highest paid guard at one point, it might be asking a little much to do that again, hes just not worth it. Sure hes still considered one of the best, but hes making the probowl based on rep at this point, it wont be long til his play starts to decline and itssad to say but its true, he is getting old....we will draft the top guard available next year and you all will forget about faneca, i wish we wouldve traded the bastard before the draft anyway

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    We got 10 great seasons out of Faneca, there's no way in hell I'd hand out Top 3 money to him at this juncture of his career ..... not for a lineman, no way.

    If they do anything smart, they'll make a push to add incentives for next year and extend 1 year beyond that.

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    Faneca is an anchor to the O-Line, but that is not the attitude we need in the locker room...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold4vr View Post
    That statement is completely false. The Steelers just recently made Troy Polumalu the highest paid safety in the league. At seasons end last year the Steelers were one of the teams closest to the salary cap. How can a team with some of the least amount of wiggle room under the cap still garner comments about being cheap? The Steelers spread their wealth out more than some other teams, that is true. Cheap they are not! Perhaps if Faneca had gone about his business and quietly negotiated he might be closer to a deal than he is. Or perhaps the Steelers don't feel a guard is worth that kind of capital regardless of how good he is. You gotta remember that ALL teams must let good players go, not just the Steelers. Teams must juggle their star players contracts to stay competitive yet still allow room for the growth of their new players developement. Can't keep em all!


    That's a hard thing to get over as Steeler fans sometimes...before we never used to hand out big paychecks because we never had the money being at TRS and being more of a small market team so everybody called us cheap. Since we built Heinz Field and since and started having more success in the last decade then we did during the 80's. Now that we have more money, more success, we can spend more money and lure more high FA's and keep more of our own but unfortunately it never makes it easy to deal with losing such a successful and until this year a very popular player.

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