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    Kimo Could Come Back to Pittsburgh

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    Posted Aug 29th 2007 5:44PM by JJ Cooper

    Credit Jim Wexell for first noting that the Steelers could end up filling their need for a sixth defensive linemen with an old friend. Kimo Von Oelhoffen is in danger of being cut by the Jets after losing his starting job. While his salary may no longer fit into the Jets plans, the idea of bringing back the longtime Steeler seems a perfect fit for Pittsburgh

    The Steelers have three very good starting defensive linemen and two quality backups (Travis Kirschke and Chris Hoke). But when it comes to picking a sixth defensive lineman, the reality is that neither Nick Eason or Ryan McBean is a guy the Steelers want logging significant snaps this year. And right now one of those two is one sprained ankle away from playing 15-20 snaps.

    McBean has clearly established he's not ready--he's hoping to just record a single tackle before the preseason ends, although his athletic potential should earn him a redshirt season to gain weight and hopefully come back as a contributor in 2008. Eason is adequate at best. Unfortunately when he's not at his best he gets blown off the line.

    Von Oelhoffen doesn't have that problem as he's still a strong, if slow and aging, defensive end. He's not someone the Steelers would want starting on a weekly basis these days, but he's a perfect fit as a "break glass in case of Aaron Smith injury" guy. He seemed to leave for New York still holding the Steelers in high regard. So hopefully if he is waived we'll see him in black and gold before long....

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    I hope we do see him back where he belongs




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    I like Kimo...I hope he does come back..I got his autograph the year before he was gone!!!


    Thanks for the sig Flea

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    I liked him too--it just didn't seem the same without him here. And have you ever seen him in the Jets uniform?? It does NOT look as good as the Steelers uniform!

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    It would be great to see Kimo come back.


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    he's not coming back.Call it what you want but That would just cause so much disruption it's not funny.

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    Why do you think it would be a disruption? He's played long enough in our system and with most of our regulars, that I'd think it would be a "comfort" factor for Kimo AND our guys.

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    If he does come back hopefully it's only to retire as a Steeler or to take a backup role.

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    It would definately make the Steeler game here in Cincy that much more of an interesting event! lol

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    I wouldn't mind having Kimo back either. He's definitely better than either of the 2 DL's we have on the bubble right now.

    Kimo was a monster for us and as reliable as they come. If he'd be willing to come back at the right price I'd be happy !

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