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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:23 am 
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KC wrote:
Can't wait for the James Conner era to begin!




Hopefully they draft a #1 rb but ya i could see Tomlin going with Conner for a year or 2 or 3 til he figures out he aint the guy


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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:25 am 
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Acceptance people.

The Steelers will be lucky to get a 2nd round pick for Bell

Injury history
Drug issues
Off field distractions
Low valued position
Steelers have little leverage

Pray the Lions or Raiders offer a 1st...Very little chance it happens

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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 am 
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Kodiak wrote:
You can't trade a guy who hasn't signed his franchise tender


That's a BIG step one, which tbh is why I hesitated to post this to begin with.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:50 am 
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TB wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
You can't trade a guy who hasn't signed his franchise tender


That's a BIG step one, which tbh is why I hesitated to post this to begin with.

But if they can agree to a deal with another franchise (that includes a long term offer for Bell), then I'm sure he would sign.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Jesus Christ did we waste this season. Fuck you Tomlin.


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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Non-exclusive franchise tag could net the Steelers 2 first round draft picks. Or possibly a high draft pick and coveted player.


This would be in Steelers best interest. Let the market set Bell's worth. If someone is that high on him and willing to pay him the coin, say goodbye. BUT..., if the market tells him no one is willing to pay more than 9 mill. for his services, he will be hit with a huge reality check and the Steelers should only offer that amount or let him walk. It could be possible that a team banks on that and will pick him up for more once he's released, but knowing his ego and the coin he is demanding, I don't see him playing in the league next year unless he comes to grips with his value!


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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Orangesteel wrote:
Jesus Christ did we waste this season. Fuck you Tomlin.




one of a laundry list of reasons he DESERVES to be fired


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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:43 pm 
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So tag him. if he's tagged and refuses to sign, what are his options? Does he get paid anything? Does he count against the cap?


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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Non-exclusive franchise tag could net the Steelers 2 first round draft picks.


Unfortunately, I don't believe they can go backwards on the type of tag. They screwed that up - nobody was [or is] parting with 2 #1's to sign Bell.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming around to the idea of the tag and trade for Bell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Orangesteel wrote:
Jesus Christ did we waste this season. Fuck you Tomlin.

Hahahahahahaha exactly! Really 2 years. Every time I think about this team I feel this way.


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