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Mattyk 07-24-2007 03:24 PM

ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
Something to take note of since Sean Taylor could be looking for a new deal soon enough.

[URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2946532"]ESPN - Polamalu is now best-paid Steeler in team history - NFL[/URL]

[URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=pit"][COLOR=#000000]Pittsburgh Steelers[/COLOR][/URL] star safety [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6352"][COLOR=#000000]Troy Polamalu[/COLOR][/URL] signed a four-year contract extension Monday worth $30.19 million that makes him the highest-paid player in team history and one of the NFL's top-paid defensive backs.

BigSKINBauer 07-24-2007 03:29 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
LOts and lots of money. Can't say that he doesn't deseve it. Good point on this being a important to taylor. Taylor is not as good as troy but can demand money in this range now. That is a lot. Atleast for the first time in many many years we don't have to hear about "cap hell". Next offseason is probably when ST will want a new contract and i hope to lock him up for 5-6 years.


Good move by the steelers and nice sign for troy.

12thMan 07-24-2007 03:33 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
I gotta feeling Taylor is going to be the highest paid safetly in the NFL by the time next season rolls around, if not before.

12thMan 07-24-2007 03:42 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
[quote=hesscl34;332460]One can only hope. Losing him would be a HUGE mistake. I can hardly wait to start watching him hit again.[/quote]

I don't think we're going to lose him, but everyday another big star safety get's signed, it drives the maket up in Taylor's favor.

Cowell 07-24-2007 04:01 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
Well seeing as Sean Taylor is my favorite Redskin I would hate to see him go. I do think though there is price that Sean Taylor is not worth.

Daseal 07-24-2007 04:53 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
While I see this Sean Taylor thing, I'm curious what Fanica (sp?) thinks of all this money being thrown at Troy. (Another point by NFL radio.)

Mattyk 07-24-2007 05:02 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
Pittsburgh obviously doesn't want to dump a ton of $$ on a 10 year OL.

You can't keep everyone happy, Polamalu was a higher priority I guess.

dmek25 07-24-2007 07:36 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
its funny how people around here bitch and moan about Taylor's play, then want him paid like a top 5 safety. I'm not sure why he would command that type of money

GTripp0012 07-24-2007 07:46 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
If you want to extend his contract, you're going to have to pay him like a top safety. Theres no other contract that a player is going to agree to. He's not going to want 2002 money.

When Taylor actually outplays his rookie deal, which admittedly wasn't that good, then I think the Skins should compensate him accordingly. But if he's going to be a safety who can't cover (Sean Taylor ranked 68th vs the pass among eligible safeties...Arch ranked 66th), he doesn't deserve to be paid like one.

Full disclosure: Sean Taylor was excellent vs the run in 2006, but this might have been part of the problem. To be able to average 6.0 yards per running play against as a safety, you have to be really, really agressive in attacking the LOS, and if ST was really aggressive at the LOS, its not surprising that he was terrible over the top.

wolfeskins 07-24-2007 08:38 PM

Re: ESPN: Steelers lock up Polamalu through 2011 season
 
[quote=GTripp0012;332529]If you want to extend his contract, you're going to have to pay him like a top safety. Theres no other contract that a player is going to agree to. He's not going to want 2002 money.

When Taylor actually outplays his rookie deal, which admittedly wasn't that good, then I think the Skins should compensate him accordingly. [B]But if he's going to be a safety who can't cover (Sean Taylor ranked 68th vs the pass among eligible safeties...Arch ranked 66th), he doesn't deserve to be paid like one.[/B]

Full disclosure: Sean Taylor was excellent vs the run in 2006, but this might have been part of the problem. To be able to average 6.0 yards per running play against as a safety, you have to be really, really agressive in attacking the LOS, and if ST was really aggressive at the LOS, its not surprising that he was terrible over the top.[/quote]




just wondering, do you know where he ranked before last season ?


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