Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Simmons Resigned For 4 Years!

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    SA's #1 Pirates Fan Tetris Champion Black@Gold Forever32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Michigan City, IN
    Posts
    12,977
    My Mood
    Mad

    Simmons Resigned For 4 Years!

    Steelers' Simmons signs 4-year contract
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Guard Kendall Simmons signed a contract extension with the Steelers today that will keep him on the team through the 2011 season.

    Mr. Simmons' four-year extension is worth $24 million, $8.5 million of which is guaranteed.

    Mr. Simmons, the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2002 from Auburn, has been the their starting right guard since his rookie season.

    His missed the 2004 season with a knee injury.

    Mr. Simmons' signing likely means that there will be no new contract for Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca. Both guards were in the last year of their contracts.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07245/814233-100.stm

  2. #2
    Starter Ibleedblk&gld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Heinz Field
    Posts
    1,803
    My Mood
    Addicted
    no...no...NO NO NO...dammit...simmons is ****...should have given a deal like that to alan faneca and sign a new RG

  3. #3
    SA's #1 Pirates Fan Tetris Champion Black@Gold Forever32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Michigan City, IN
    Posts
    12,977
    My Mood
    Mad
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibleedblk&gld View Post
    no...no...NO NO NO...dammit...simmons is shiat...should have given a deal like that to alan faneca and sign a new RG
    kind of hard to strike a deal with Faneca when him and his agent don't want to come down on their asking price... The Steelers were in a rock and a hard place really with their current Oline....Noway they could let three Olineman just leave next year.....So Simmons seemed to be the logical choice.....

    Since Faneca wants to much money and really does anybody want to see Starks resigned...lol

  4. #4
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    18,970
    get over it, faneca is a bitch and cant pass block, he wants way to much money, at least simmons is good depth after we let faneca walk

  5. #5
    SA's #1 Pirates Fan Tetris Champion Black@Gold Forever32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Michigan City, IN
    Posts
    12,977
    My Mood
    Mad
    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    get over it, faneca is a bitch and cant pass block, he wants way to much money, at least simmons is good depth after we let faneca walk
    Exactly Simmons is solid depth for the Oline....Plus his healthy probably factored in his overall average play the last few years...From a torn ACL in 2004 to battling diabetes....

    Now Simmons seems fully healthy and his play should improve..... I still think it was a bit much to resign him but the market for players is out of hand anyway so it might be a bargain down the road...lol

  6. #6
    Prosdo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    7,185
    My Mood
    Addicted
    Good move. I have to agree about Faneca. His agent wants big time money and doesn't seem to want to budge. Maybe if Faneca kept his mouth shut the Steelers would be more inclined to do business with him. This is a good move by the FO.


  7. #7
    Gold Standard
    BlackGold4vr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    China Lake, Ca
    Posts
    5,170
    I am going to trust the FO and the coaches on this one. I don't believe they would lock in a guy for 4 more years if he hasn't shown them some really good things so far. You don't see them re-signing Max Starks do you? I believe Faneca is as good as gone. O-line will be next years draft priority!
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_082009/home.parcoltop11.35513.ImageFile.jpg

  8. #8
    Stairwayto7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Born in Uniontwon P.A. ready to get back to the Pittsburgh area by 2017
    Posts
    6,544
    My Mood
    Horny
    I really think Faneca wants out. I think he knows free agency is where the money is at. And thats all that matters after all this time.

    Write it down, Faneca will end up in New Orleans


    **** Formerly Clevestinks!****
    i como enormes senos

  9. #9
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    18,970
    he will definitely continue his love affair with grimm in AZ, NO was an intersting choice though

  10. #10
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold4vr View Post
    I am going to trust the FO and the coaches on this one. I don't believe they would lock in a guy for 4 more years if he hasn't shown them some really good things so far. You don't see them re-signing Max Starks do you? I believe Faneca is as good as gone. O-line will be next years draft priority!
    I honestly didn't figure he'd be getting any significant offer to stay with us after the career he's had so far injury wise. He was a 1st round draft choice after all but between the knee injury and the setback from Diabetes I didn't know if he'd ever live up to his potential. The coaches must know something we don't; I'd bet it's got a lot to do with how well he worked this offseason and the good camp he's had so far.

    He's depth for a long time to come and they key with him, like James Harrison is staying healthy long enough to be good week in and week out.

    If Faneca would have signed for that much money we'd have done it already but he wants about 10-15 more million than that.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Steigerwald Q&A: 50 years of sports -- and changes
    By SteelersWoman in forum Pirates Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 10:04 PM
  2. Simmons preparing at C
    By Stlrs4Life in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-16-2007, 05:36 PM
  3. Four Downs: NFC South
    By Deb in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-24-2007, 01:06 PM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-22-2006, 03:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •