I don't think it is about "wanting him gone" as much as it is about not wanting to give him another big contract.
It looks like the first post disagrees.
But I don't assume that most feel it's that simple.
Still, if you trade every guy who wants a big contract, just 'cause he wants a big contract, you're not going to have much of a team.
If I was confident he would come in and play his ass off for his final year I would not be looking to trade him. The fact is, nothing he has done, or doing, shows me that he will do that.
How much can he have done by now? He's missed two voluntary mini camps? Looking across the kffl.com board, it looks like quite a few guys from other teams have missed voluntary activities this off-season.
Nothing that has occurred says to me that Faneca won't come in and play his ass off, or at least as well as a 30+ LG can.
In my opinion there are only two options here, give him the big contract or move him.
There is a third option...he plays in 2007 and leaves.
It's not unheard of in Steeler land.
Burress did just that. Chris Hope did just that.
With Troy ready to break the bank, the steelers can't throw top money at an aging guard who's level of play is on the decline.
I agree that the Steelers shouldn't extend Faneca. But I don't believe the issue is boxed into two choices.