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« on: Mar 25, 2008 at 12:55 »

Steelers | Team meets with McFarland
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:33:52 -0700

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with free-agent DL Anthony McFarland (Colts) Tuesday, March 25.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2008 at 13:25 »

Noted in the FA thread.  

Booger failed his physical in Feb. (?), after starting zero games for Indy.  Maybe Booger got better.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2008 at 13:27 »

Interesting.  You'd think he could probably be had on the relative cheap considering his recent health troubles.  Why the hell not?
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2008 at 13:43 »

Well, here's why not: not if he can't play.  He's how far removed from a flunked physical?  I know Tomlin knows him from his Bucs days, but that shit didn't work out so well with Mahan...  What would Booger be doing here?  Running the 40 sets with Kirschke?  Backing up one of the ends?  

Guess he'd be cheap.  
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2008 at 23:25 »

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08086/867942-66.stm

lets hope so guys, cuz booger signed...i have mixed feelings on this, wanted to go with some young guys, but if he has ANYTHING left in the tank and was signed CHEAP, i am all for it, cuz he definitely will be an upgrade over eason/kirschke.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2008 at 23:28 »

Would this signing seem to suggest that we are gradually going to continue switching to the 4-3?
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 07:21 »

Four FAs?  We've gone mad!
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 07:41 »

IF he's signed cheap, I really have no problem with the signing.  It's not like he's coming in to save our d-line.  Unlike Mahan, Booger has been signed for depth and spot duty, which should help him out when it comes to his injury situation.

I'm not seeing this as a sky is falling situation.  Bring him in, see what he can do.
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 07:50 »

It'll be interesting to see what the terms were, but you have to assume he didn't command a whole lot of money (mostly because the Steelers don't have a whole lot of cap room left).  I like the depth he'll bring, and him probably seeing nothing more than spot duty early should atleast keep him healthy all year.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 08:04 »

DL depth, I agree this is a good SINGING. If he is expected to start, or be on the field a lot, it is risky. 4-3 coming?
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 08:11 »

I'm not saying the sky is falling, and one would assume he was signed to close to
vet min for a short termer.  OK fine.  However:
  • Is the knee OK?  Agent says he'll be ready by camp; missed a season plus flunked a February physical, which triggered his release.  All of this is academic unless he can actually play.
  • How does he fit in the 3-4?  Could be lining up in the middle for 40 sets when Hamp comes off for passing downs, could push Keisel at end.  Or he could be a duck out of water.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 08:35 »

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It'll be interesting to see what the terms were, but you have to assume he didn't command a whole lot of money (mostly because the Steelers don't have a whole lot of cap room left).
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 08:44 »

At 6'0, I see him playing NT in the 3-4.  Spelling Hampton from time to time, which could ultimately lengthen his career, because those guys take a beating.

Like others have said, if he comes on the cheap, which I expect he did, I like the move a lot.
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 10:22 »

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I was thinkin' the same thing.  One more, & we'll match our total from the last three seasons combined.
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 10:39 »

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburgh...s/s_559113.html



Ummm, maybe not? I hate when writers and reporters jump the gun...
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 10:46 »

Post-Gaz still hasn't retracted its story.  Ah, the intrigue.
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 13:15 »

I have to believe that Booger will spell Hampton and double w/him when we use some 4-3 type sets.  Just hope he's healthy, he was a force for the Colts in 06.

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 14:37 »

If McFarland is part of this DL group next season what does that mean for a guy like Chris Hoke? If I remember right we signed him to decent money couple years back....His job in jeopardy?

How would this signing effect the draft? Right now we have Aaron Smith, Keisel, Casey, Travis, McBean, and Hoke at the 3 DL spots..If McFarland signs does the need for DL this yr go away?
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 14:42 »

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If McFarland is part of this DL group next season what does that mean for a guy like Chris Hoke? If I remember right we signed him to decent money couple years back....His job in jeopardy?

How would this signing effect the draft? Right now we have Aaron Smith, Keisel, Casey, Travis, McBean, and Hoke at the 3 DL spots..If McFarland signs does the need for DL this yr go away?
I don'n't think it affects Hoke.  Kirschke, maybe we pull that deal.  Maybe.

Check the median age of our DL group.  Aside from McBean, these guys are all getting up there.  The need still exists, it's just that Booger gives us some depth and some time to develop a guy.
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 18:42 »

I'd love bringing in McFarland for depth and as a high character guy in the locker room. Hoke fills that role now and we'd be getting the same thing from The Boog except he's a more naturally talented fella. Therein lies the upside to me.

Is he healthy? Well the tests will bear that information out. Obviously it is tough for a 300-pounder to recover from injuries to the legs. Especially joints (patella tendon). It's a risk worth exploring. Who's to say Indy didn't send in a doc who happened to be familiar with the team's salary cap crunch to perform that physical? Im sure it happens all the time.

If we risk him being healthy and add an effective big-name DL (in a reduced role, obviously) I'd be thrilled. Teams were throwing draft picks around for DLineman with less impressive resumes than McFarland this offseason.



 
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 19:18 »

So, will Booger be wearing the "Who Farted" shirt to camp?

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 26, 2008 at 20:59 »

Fwiw, Sports Beat (Peter King) announced that the Steelers have signed Booger.

So the Steelers now have one player named after something that comes out of your ass and another player named after something that comes out of your nose.

I'm not exactly sure what to think about that.
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 27, 2008 at 09:54 »

And a couple of outlets are saying the Steelers withdrew the offer Wednesday based on the physical.  We'll see.
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 27, 2008 at 14:00 »

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So the Steelers now have one player named after something that comes out of your ass

McBean?

Or "After that meal I have to go take a Davenport."

There's also a Steeler named after something that, in anger, can go up your ass...































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« Reply #24 on: Mar 27, 2008 at 14:16 »

Don't forget about that dude that likes to tickle that Tranny's Colon.
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« Reply #25 on: Mar 27, 2008 at 21:43 »

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On Tuesday night, it appeared that the Steelers were ready to sign the free-agent defensive lineman. But after working him out Wednesday morning, they apparently withdrew their offer.


http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2008/0...96633703532.txt
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 05, 2008 at 16:50 »

Still a shot at him?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburgh...s/s_560744.html
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