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Author Topic: Feneca says he would like to stay in Pitt.  (Read 1215 times)
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« on: Nov 13, 2007 at 19:46 »

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=pit
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:13 »

I would not be averse to having him back. If he comes back, perhaps there will be another major personnel change that he initially isn't happy with that he complain vehemently about and then the Steelers can have yet another kick-ass season.  
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:26 »

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perhaps there will be another major personnel change that he initially isn't happy with that he complain vehemently about and then the Steelers can have yet another kick-ass season.

lol...how could I forget about the anti-Ben comments (probably blown out of proportion) from 2004?

I would like to have Faneca back, but at a much lower price than he expects.

He seems like the kind of guy who spouts off at the mouth, thinks better of it after some time and kind of retracts what he originally said.  Also seems to have a problem dealing with change, initially at least.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:31 »

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 It's a little suspicious that at the beginning of the year after a bad season, he didn't want to be a Steeler any more. Now that the Steelers are playing well, and Tomlin has shown at least a little bit that he's actually legit and there was a reason for bypassing the two incumbents for him, Faneca wants to remain a Steeler.

I say put up or shut up...sign a team friendly contract that reflects where your game is right now (and will be for the next 3-5 years) so that the team can make another run at the SB (that would show that he actually wants to be a Steeler) or don't let the door hit you on the way out. We'll make it work with or without him.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:36 »

Interesting look he had going for that interview.

That's a great jacket...

if the casket is closed.

 
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:50 »

It's a pretty minor portion of the interview...."I'd like to remain a Steeler"

He also says "I still feel that way (that he won't be a Steeler in 2008) but the door is never closed (returning to Pittsburgh)"

I don't think he's drastically changed his opinion on where he'll be in 2008.  He talks about what he would like but also talks about how he thinks things will realistically play out; i.e., he won't be in Pittsburgh in 2008.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 20:57 »

He'll command a high-end salary that I doubt the Steelers will match.   There were a couple of guards recently who got 7 yrs 49 mil with about 10-15 of that guaranteed.  Faneca will get at least that.

And I have no problems with any of his comments, the man was speaking what he felt; works for me.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 22:52 »

Man, Kurt Cobain sure packed on the pounds didnt he?  The afterlife must be an all you can eat paradise.  
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2007 at 23:25 »

Alan, I've got 2 words for you:  Joey Porter.
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 14, 2007 at 10:03 »

Are we talking about the same Alan Faneca that skipped OTAs and various voluntary workouts prior to the season starting?

The same guy that essentially segregated himself from the rest of the team and refused to take on the role of team captain as elected by his peers?

The player that said that "this would be his last year as a Pittsburgh Steeler" and claimed that management wasn't "fair" to him as he entered the final year of his contract that when he signed it, had him among the top 10, probably top 5 paid linemen?

The dude that has said on more than one occasion that he wanted to be traded and intimated that he wouldn't be able to remain focused during the '07 season?

The guy that has looked very average and been beaten numerous times in several games?

That clown?

Personally, I wouldn't even do him the honor of making another offer only to have him rip it apart again.  I'd say, "thanks, but no thanks.  We're going in a different direction.  Enjoy the desert.  Don't forget your SPF 45."  And, I'd make a play for one of the many FA OGs that have been mentioned here before.  Floyd Womack, even an aging -- and currently injured -- Reuben Brown (depending on his rehabilitation, discounted price?), and any of the Colt OGs (Scott, Lilja or DeMulling) would be better options.

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 14, 2007 at 11:16 »

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"Enjoy the desert.  Don't forget your SPF 45."
We're talking about "Big Red".  More than an hour in the sun with anything less than SPF 130 prolly turns him the color of a boiled lobster.

If I were Steelers management, I'd at least gauge from his agent what he thinks he's worth.  Then, depending on the numbers, I'd multiply the years by (at most) .66, and the salary by .75, and offer that.  
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 14, 2007 at 16:29 »

Now I'm no Reddy apologist, but one of the game recaps from Sunday mentioned that it was Faneca who challenged the team to win it, in the huddle on the last TD drive. Going to be tough to replace that, but not impossible. But its nice to hear that he still somewhat cares. Also, FWIW, Faneca always picks BR up first after a TD toss, and Ben seems to look for him first as well..
 
His actual play however doesn't warrant that huge contract he seems destined for in the desert. I personally wouldn't mind seeing him stick around for a few more years. He is the best OL guy the team has, and would probably be so for the next 2-3 years without a huge, I mean huge, FA signing or top 15 draft pick. Neither of which seems likely at this point. Of course, Faneca himself would be that huge, huge FA signing so unless he gives up the hometown discount he ain't staying. And its been sounding like he knows it for a while now. Of course he is going to say he would like to stay in the middle of a somewhat successful season. He just knows that the Steelers aren't going to pony up what some other teams would for him, and if they did, certainly not for the years he's looking for, and he's going for his last payday in the league. Don't blame him at all for it. I just hope that Tombert has a plan to revive the OL next year>
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 2007 at 16:48 »

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...His actual play however doesn't warrant that huge contract he seems destined for in the desert. I personally wouldn't mind seeing him stick around for a few more years. He is the best OL guy the team has, and would probably be so for the next 2-3 years without a huge, I mean huge, FA signing or top 15 draft pick. Neither of which seems likely at this point. Of course, Faneca himself would be that huge, huge FA signing so unless he gives up the hometown discount he ain't staying. And its been sounding like he knows it for a while now. Of course he is going to say he would like to stay in the middle of a somewhat successful season. He just knows that the Steelers aren't going to pony up what some other teams would for him, and if they did, certainly not for the years he's looking for, and he's going for his last payday in the league. Don't blame him at all for it. I just hope that Tombert has a plan to revive the OL next year>
I was thinking along the same lines.  I don't think that Faneca's mouth will get him escorted out of the 'Burgh, but his future paycheck will be the determining factor.
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 14, 2007 at 17:24 »

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Also, FWIW, Faneca always picks BR up first after a TD toss


Of course, the only reason he needs to be picked up in the first place is because some stunting linebacker flew by Big Red on his way to the quarterback.

 
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