Posted on: July 21, 2011 1:10 pm

Steelers Cap Issue

The Steelers have been reported to be about $10.51 Million over the new $120 million salary cap.  Now as a long time Steeler fan I have all confidence in their front office.  Here is some of the considerations that I feel would benefit.

Starting point = $130.51

1.  LaMarr Woodley - As of this moment Woodley is holding the franchise tag.  That puts him at $10 million next year.  Get a long term deal done.  Get this year down to around $2 million this year with the rest back loaded and guaranty. 

Now = $122.51

2.  Flozell Adams - Scheduled to make $5 million next year.  Reconstruct his deal down to around $2 million.  If he doesn't want that then cut him.

Now = $120.51

3.  Bryant McFadden - 2011 salary = $2.6 milion.  He was unable to contribute to the horrible DBs.  Free up the space to allow the 2 drafted CB.

Now = $118.0

4. Limas Sweed - about $1 million.  I was a fan when we drafted him, but hasn't done anything but drop balls and sit on the bench.  CUT

Now = $117

5.  Aaron Smith - $6.6 million.  Reconstruct contract.  Somewhere around $5 million.  He loves playing for the Steelers and is a team player.  He would take this deal.

Now = $115.4

6.  Antwaan Randle El -  $2.3 million.  Release him.  Ward, Wallace, Sanders, Brown. Grisham should be the 5 left.  Any more then 5 is unnessary.

Now = $113.1

7.  Arnaz Battle - $1.3 million.  Release for the same reason as Randle El.

Now = $111.8

This opens $8.2 million to spend on free agent and the rookies.  This still isn't enough room.  The rookies will take up about half of this.  Leaving $4.1 million for this year to sign some free agents.  They also seem to have a $3 million over draft this year too.  Add that to the $4.1 and you have $7.1 Million.

Free Agents still need to sign

Ike Talyor - Let him go.

Willie Colon - around $3 million (if Adams is released which opens another $2 million)

Now = $6.1 left

Trai Essex = just under $1million

Now = $5.1 Left

Nick Eason = about $1 million

Now = $4.1 million

Sign Free Agents

Chris Carr = $2 Million with 3 year deal back loaded

Richard Marshall = $1.5 million with a 4 year deal back loaded.

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Tags: Steelers
Posted on: June 17, 2010 12:48 pm

what cranks my chain

This is my first "What cranks my chain" and i am going to start with the off season of the NFL.

Now with all the signings and OTA's going on there is alot to talk about with the new players and team changes.  Yeah Right.  the topic that seems to be popping up everywhere is the crimes.  Now not all the crimes are US illegal but still are unexceptable. 

I will start with the Big case that has everyone panties in a bunch and that is Big Ben.  Even though he did nothing legally wrong, that is not how someone that told on the role of a role model should act.  Big Ben was able to do pretty much what ever he wanted to to in Pittsburgh.  That doesn't mean that you do whatever you want.  stay out of trouble and play football.  Doesn't sound to hard.

Vince Young.  I'm not much of a Titians fan nor am I a fan of Vince Young, but anybody can see that this guy has problems.  Go get the help that you need and follo the guild lines.  Once you do that get with the team and start playing like the QB that the Titians thought you were.

Now the troubles don't have to be actions.  As we see with Chris Johnson.  Yes you had a great year last year.  I'm not going to take any of that away (not that I could).  You signed a contract and that is what you agreed that you were worth.  If you think you got screwed then tell the GM NOT THE WORLD. 

I want to see a NFL or any sport at that, to get the employees straight and have them play there sport.  This is your job, if you don't like it then quit.  Last I check there are only two things that you have to do and that is pay taxes and die.

That is my first "what cranks my chain"  write in and tell me what I may have missed.

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