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Steelers franchise Max Starks ...Again?? WTF!

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I know Max is the best tackle on thier line but you are telling me that they had to Franchise him AGAIN?

    Could they not come up with a way to deal with Max instead of tossing a $15M tag on a tackle that is not even in the top 10 best in the NFL??

    I am surprised such a well organized F.O. had to do this - Doesn't make sense IMO,especially considering Ben spent a good time on his back the last few years

    But then again less cap money for other AFC teams could help us out :)
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    Not quite 15M for one year but both sides must not be able to reach an agreement money/years or Steelers just feel they are better off with franchising him for one year.
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    The Starks move is surprising to me, but considering the Steelers' track record of handling the cap in the salary cap era, I'll withhold any judgement.
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    I've read that the front office and coaching staff had different opinions of Max last year. The front office wanted to keep him, but not so much with the coaches. That's why he wasn't a starter until we had injuries on the line. He did fairly well, considering how bad our line was in general last year.

    With us picking 32, maybe they didn't feel a good LT would drop in the draft. Plus with the large deal Gross received, it was a 'safe' tag for us. Starks replaced Marvel Smith, who has had chronic back problems and is also a free agent.

    It would have made more sense to sign him long term last year, but I'm guessing it had more to do with the differences of opinion on him.
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    Ok so their off line is almost complete, they only need to resign Colon to a 50 million/5 years deal and get Kwamie Harris from the Raiders for two 1st rounders :D(a lot of sarcasm) What a bad move!
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