...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.