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James Farrior is the next veteran Steeler to go

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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on Friday morning that the Steelers had cut roughly $37.4 million off their salary cap figure with all their restructuring and releases over the last few weeks.

On Friday morning, they lopped off even more money.

James Farrior’s agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted on Friday morning — in classic Cindrich style — that Farrior had been cut.

“JamesFarrior has been a rock for the #Steelers  but the #Turk takes no prisoners-he’s gone, A not so Good Morning from Cali,” Cindrich wrote.

Farrior joins Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, and guard Chris Kemoeatu as freshly minted ex-Steelers.

 

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  1. mikebe1 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:46 AM

    the steelers aint playin they r cleaning house lol

  2. mancave001 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:47 AM

    E-A-G-L-E-S.

  3. 1phd says: Mar 2, 2012 10:49 AM

    Warren called it when it comes to this team. ‘Old and slow.”

  4. djstat says: Mar 2, 2012 10:49 AM

    Damn. They are gonna get younger…

  5. Soulman45 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    Frist to say
    I wonder is this the end of the large contrasts?
    Will we have a 5mill tops so it will be enough to go around?

  6. whatnojets says: Mar 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    He should have never left the New York Jets!

    Oh well……thats business!

  7. eddiemeredith says: Mar 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    wow, the veteran corps has been dismantled

  8. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 2, 2012 10:53 AM

    If youre old and slow, YOU MUST GO!!!

  9. oklahomaseahawk says: Mar 2, 2012 10:54 AM

    Steelers = Celtics

  10. kilo0986 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:55 AM

    Man this has been a pretty hard week… I hope this is for the best

  11. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 2, 2012 10:55 AM

    BTW they dropped that 40 mill by cutting their #5 WR, a DE that hasnt played a snap in 2 years, a benchwarming OG and a 37 year old LB that rotated with younger players last year.

    Dont think for a second these cuts weaken the talent on the field.

  12. ravensfan4life52 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:05 AM

    That Steelers team is going to look strange with all of these names missing from the roster next year.

  13. Lonely Libertarian says: Mar 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    Now they need to cut….
    Foote
    Mendenhall
    Hampton

    that should allow them to match all but the most absurd offer for Wallace – and work on a multi-year long term deal with Brown…

  14. mitchitized says: Mar 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    I’ve watched James regress in coverage over the past few years, this was coming for a while now. Had he not been such a leader on the defense, they probably would have cut him several years ago.

    You could see many plays in the past two or three years where opposing tight ends would lose him with ease.

    He was still great at lining up the defense, and tough against the run. But teams are turning tight ends into large wideouts (they don’t block anymore) and the Steelers need to adjust to the game or pay for it.

    The Denver game illustrated how the wheels fall off a 3-4 defense when the linemen have no subs and are gassed, and you’re unable to stop the short passing game in the flat.

    James was awesome, and a favorite of mine. Like Aaron Smith, he was of the blue-collar, just-get-it-done mold.

    For all the Steelers that are getting visits from the Turk, I hope they take advantage of the time they now have with their families (as most of them have kids now).

  15. steeldoeboy says: Mar 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    Yup…Warren called it all right….Finished 12-4 and made the playoffs and still had a chance at the #1 seed for the AFC into the last week of the regular season…Some of these cuts and contract would of been done last year if not for a short off season….just a little bit of reloading!

  16. ottomanismydog says: Mar 2, 2012 11:08 AM

    I remember when the Jets let him go, said he was a bust. They had him as in outside in a 4-3. Yeah about that. James Farrior was one of the best Steelers linebackers in team history, and that’s an elite group #timetoreload

  17. dewker says: Mar 2, 2012 11:08 AM

    Dead weight has been jettisoned.

  18. jtm12180 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:14 AM

    James Farrior is probably the best free agent signing by the Steelers in their history. They don’t go outside to get help very often, but they sure hit the jackpot when they signed him 10 years ago!

    His leadership and presence in Pittsburgh will be missed!

  19. AlohaMrHand says: Mar 2, 2012 11:15 AM

    the Steelers are smart,they let these guys go before they become a liability.

  20. jtm12180 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    not to mention, the guy missed six games in 10 YEARS! that’s some darn good conditioning!

  21. walkinginthewasteland says: Mar 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    Lonely Libertarian says: Mar 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    Now they need to cut….
    Foote
    Mendenhall
    Hampton

    that should allow them to match all but the most absurd offer for Wallace – and work on a multi-year long term deal with Brown…

    _______________

    Not.

    Noone thinks Ziggy is ready to go, they will probably try and use Casey for one more year, and draft his replacement this year. Mendenhall will play this year, but probably not get C2 for the money he will want.

    Foote took more and more of Farriors playing time last year, and will be asked to make the D calls this year, while someone else is drafted, groomed for the role. Hightower maybe.

    By and large these cuts are for players that were not worth their salaries anymore.

  22. goawayeverybody says: Mar 2, 2012 11:18 AM

    Farrior is still very effective. Yikes!

  23. braven4evr says: Mar 2, 2012 11:20 AM

    @Steeley McBeam
    They’re getting rid of everybody this year! Who will they let go next year when they are faced with the same problem with more receivers?

  24. agc99 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:21 AM

    Sounds like Arizona will be restocking their roster. Did Whiz send a bus to pick these guys up?

  25. tharoostah says: Mar 2, 2012 11:22 AM

    This has just been confirmed by Schefter. and Yes Schefter is required to validate all news by a tweet. This holds true even if there is a tweet from a reliable source like a player or players agent who tweets it first. Its not official until Schefter makes it official. This way if a player, agent, or media persons twitter gets hacked we wont believe the news until Schefter confirms it, this prevents lots of confusion and misinformation. Schefter’s tweets can be taken as 100% accurate all of the time.

  26. mrgroovesd says: Mar 2, 2012 11:24 AM

    They are really cleaning house.

  27. pozone6031 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:25 AM

    Thanks to J Farrior. Now we need to cut Mendenhall and Hampton. keep Foote 1 more year. Leftwich and Dixon can go too. Well all these players were fine in their time but now we get younger and move on. After Farrior cut we are approx 13 million under the cap. I don’t see Wallace or Brown going anywhere. Here we Go Steelers here We Go!

  28. holeinone09 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:29 AM

    Best of luck to Hines, Aaron, James and likely the several more vets that won’t be with the team this year. All of them have been wonderful football players to have on my team, and unfortunately there comes a time when it is time to call it a day. That day has come, and it does not diminish in any way their contributions over the years.

    They are also cuting Chris Kemoeatu but he deserves it due to his poor play last year.

    The Steelers are taking care of business right now, as they should. They are dealing with the salary cap and likely trying to do everything they can to keep Wallace, and then Brown next year. They are a very well run organization that makes most of the right decisions most of the time in my opinion.

  29. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 2, 2012 11:33 AM

    and none of these cuts will hurt the steelers,, they will grab an LB like Duante Robinson, & he’ll turn out to be Ray Lewis II,, they will grab some DT built like John Henderson to fill the DE roll,,, no sweat when you draft players with heart and size..

    we should send Andy Reid to Pittsburgh to be a player personnel intern,, maybe he could learn a thing or two.

  30. Joe says: Mar 2, 2012 11:37 AM

    James Farrior deserved Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Hasn’t been great for a few years now but Steeler fans are very grateful for his contributions.

  31. Deb says: Mar 2, 2012 11:37 AM

    As Dorothy said to the Scarecrow, I think I’ll miss you most of all. Thanks, James, from the bottom of my heart for the great years, the great plays, the great memories. Steeler Nation will never forget.

  32. MrDraft2012 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:38 AM

    Who’s in charge of their cap? Colbert? They’ve been cutting people since January and still can’t afford to tag Wallace. That’s a joke!

  33. haileli says: Mar 2, 2012 11:39 AM

    So they should be around $12 million under the cap. Hampton is almost certain to go, with Foote on the bubble. That’ll put us, say, $15 million under the cap. Set aside 5 for draft picks, and that leaves about $10 million. They could potentially match an offer for Wallace or use some of the room to grab a halfway decent guard or ILB. The team has taken a depth hit, but most of these veterans were either backups or way past their prime. Colbert needs to hit a home run on this draft. They’ll need good, cheap contracts over the next couple of years to accommodate the restructurings. If he can do it, they’ll be in good shape.

  34. drumbug7 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:39 AM

    Man…the offseason of Pittspurge continues….

  35. gunpowderjones says: Mar 2, 2012 11:40 AM

    I’m with the guys who are saying “cut Mendenhall” in regards to his overratedless and inferiority to Redman, BUT remember that Mendenhall has a very small cap hit this year. Cutting him is probably not a good move.

  36. yogikenobi says: Mar 2, 2012 11:40 AM

    I remember when Farrior joined the team, what a pleasant surprise. At first you would think he is too small for ILB but all he did was play at a Pro Bowl level for many years.

    He may not have got the recognition, but that’s just a numbers game…if Ed Reed hadn’t switched to free safety he and Polamalu would both have less PB appearanaces. Same deal with Farrior. There were just not enough spots available at the position, especially when you are competing against Ray Lewis for one of them.

  37. tribesofneurot says: Mar 2, 2012 11:41 AM

    whatnojets says: Mar 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    He should have never left the New York Jets!
    ______________________________________

    Hahahaha!!!
    Seeing how he has played in 3 Super Bowls and won 2.
    Nice try.

  38. steeelfann says: Mar 2, 2012 11:42 AM

    People, be realistic. The Steelers defense was once again number 1. Media making a big deal over “name cuts” but these players did not play much or had little impact. Way overblown (cue good lockerroom guys and leadership comments)

    Facts are in:

    Farrior – alternated with Foote a lot, was out on bench much of the crucial times;

    Smith – played only 4 games all year, hurt 4 of last 5 years

    Ward – Was 5th receiver, did not play much

    Keaumatu – did not start

    McFadden – Special teams only

    The only older players really playing are Hampton, who does not really have to move that much, and Kiesel, who is still playing well.

    Now Harrison and Polamaula are heading that way, but not there yet.

    Woodley – Young
    Hood – Young
    Heyward – Young
    Timmons – Young

    Taylor – Medium
    Gay – Fairly young

    Clark – Medium

    Harrison -getting older
    Troy – getting older

    Kiesel – few more year
    Hampton – one more year max

    Brown DB-real young
    Allen DB – real young

    This team is doing fine on defense and will continue that.

    Offense:
    Ben – only turning 30 young/med for QB
    Pouncey – young
    Colon – medium
    Gilbert-Young
    Lagursky-young/med
    Foster-Young
    Wallace-young
    Sanders-young
    Brown-Young
    Miller-Medium
    Redman/Mendenhall/Barron Batch-young

    Bottom Line is they are getting younger and are not going any place.

  39. steeelfann says: Mar 2, 2012 11:46 AM

    The other fact:

    That number 1 defense had only 5 games with Woodley and Harrison playing together (rumor had it Goodell wanted to suspend Harrison 4 more games for saying mean things).

  40. 561bengal says: Mar 2, 2012 11:47 AM

    Wow! I guess the Steelers are planning on an accident free 2012-2013 because theyre backups are apparently going to be nothing but unproven and undrafted free agents.

  41. ravenator says: Mar 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    man this team is old. swept by the ravens and tebowd out of the playoffs

  42. broncosfan29 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:51 AM

    walkinginthewasteland says:
    Mar 2, 2012 11:17 AM
    Lonely Libertarian says: Mar 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    Now they need to cut….
    Foote
    Mendenhall
    Hampton

    that should allow them to match all but the most absurd offer for Wallace – and work on a multi-year long term deal with Brown…

    _______________

    Not.

    Noone thinks Ziggy is ready to go, they will probably try and use Casey for one more year, and draft his replacement this year. Mendenhall will play this year, but probably not get C2 for the money he will want.

    Foote took more and more of Farriors playing time last year, and will be asked to make the D calls this year, while someone else is drafted, groomed for the role. Hightower maybe.

    By and large these cuts are for players that were not worth their salaries anymore.

    _____________________________

    isn’t Mendenhall out for the year?????????

  43. rushmatic says: Mar 2, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how the Steeler fans are all ok with these cuts. “This was a long time coming.” “That guys sucked anyway.”

    Please. Cutting veterans who know the system and provide that presence is necessary. Just look at my Patriots of 2009 in a rock-solid system. I hope their plan is careful.

  44. mialto says: Mar 2, 2012 12:07 PM

    I’m a Bears fan but like the Steelers as well. Nice to see some serious business getting done!

  45. ravenfan820 says: Mar 2, 2012 12:10 PM

    8-8 at best for this rebuilding team…..

  46. kravenm3 says: Mar 2, 2012 12:25 PM

    Most of us Steelers fans have seen this coming for a few years now. Farrior used to be one of the premier ILB’s in the league but father time sure was breathin’ down his neck. It’s gotta end some time. Looks like I gotta retire my #51 jersey and pick up a #56!

  47. haileli says: Mar 2, 2012 12:30 PM

    rushmatic says: Mar 2, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how the Steeler fans are all ok with these cuts. “This was a long time coming.” “That guys sucked anyway.”

    Ward was a #5 receiver, Kemoeatu was a backup guard, Farrior was rapidly losing snaps to Foote, McFadden couldn’t even keep his starting job from William Gay, and Smith played less than 20 games in 3 years. So yes, we’re okay with the cuts. As for veterans, there are still Keisel, Harrison, Polamalu, Clark, Taylor, Roethlisberger, Colon, Miller, etc…

  48. holeinone09 says: Mar 2, 2012 12:30 PM

    Hope the Ravens are enjoying the success they had against the Steelers last year. Again, when they beat the Steelers, it is their Super Bowl. It won’t happen again, not in a million years. Ravens starting to look like the old team now, led by old man Lewis. They have the biggest whiner of a coach in the NFL, along with a QB with an inferiority complex who will never win a Super Bowl.

  49. haileli says: Mar 2, 2012 12:31 PM

    ravenator says: Mar 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    man this team is old. swept by the ravens and tebowd out of the playoffs

    You’ve got a really creepy obsession with the Steelers, dude.

  50. patriotinvasion says: Mar 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    Clearing house of old Super Bowl tested veterans….Ward, Farrior, Smith, Kemoeatu….Hampton (34, ACL tear), Keisel (turning 34, groin tear), Clark (turning 33), Harrison (turning 34), Taylor (turning 32), and Polamalu (turning 31) are pushing the back nine and may be gone soon as well. Reminds me of the Patriots defense circa-2008, when age, injury, free agency and retirements led to a 4 season struggle on defense after years of strong play. We’ll see if the Steelers can rebuild on the fly like the Patriots have….

  51. dayumyou says: Mar 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    MrDraft2012 says:
    Mar 2, 2012 11:38 AM
    Who’s in charge of their cap? Colbert? They’ve been cutting people since January and still can’t afford to tag Wallace. That’s a joke!
    ___________________________

    who says that we even want to tag Wallace????

  52. johntonioholmes says: Mar 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    Defensive captain on the #1 defense in the league 4 times in his career.

    Not many guys can say that, including that HOFer in Baltimore.

    He was always overshadowed by Ray, somewhat understandably, but he had a VERY good career in Pitt.

    Would have made more pro-bowls if it weren’t for Lewis, but what can you say?

    He had a good run.

  53. johntonioholmes says: Mar 2, 2012 12:46 PM

    ravenator

    Enjoy those 2 wins. The Ravens were PRAYING for Denver to win because, even with Pittsburgh missing 60% of their defense, the Ravens probably would have choked.

    I hope you enjoyed watching Flacco have trouble moving the ball against the 31st ranked secondary in the NFL in Foxborough.

  54. dolphindad says: Mar 2, 2012 12:47 PM

    Hope the Steeler fans have enjoyed the success past decade cause its over. Tomlin is over his head, he’s only won with a great roster already built for him. He got out coached by Fox and Tebow in the playoffs. this year he gets exposed. 6-10 for Steelers. Bengals are 60 million under the cap and have two 1st round draft picks. they are the future of the division. you had a nice impressive run though.

  55. dickroy says: Mar 2, 2012 12:55 PM

    James was a big part of our great defense over the years. I will miss watching him.
    I would love to see the Steelers get Hightower.
    I hope he is somewhere over the rainbow!!

  56. tribesofneurot says: Mar 2, 2012 12:55 PM

    haileli says: Mar 2, 2012 12:31 PM

    ravenator says: Mar 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    man this team is old. swept by the ravens and tebowd out of the playoffs

    You’ve got a really creepy obsession with the Steelers, dude.
    ___________________________________

    They do because the Ravens can’t beat the Steelers when it matters the most…….In the playoffs.
    So their fans have to take their shots when they can, the whole “We swept them in the regular season”. So what,beat them when it really matters and then you can beat your chest all you want.

  57. ironheadjr says: Mar 2, 2012 12:56 PM

    Should’ve never left the Jets? Tell that to Farrior’s 2 Super Bowl rings.

  58. fsf7 says: Mar 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    rushmatic says: Mar 2, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how the Steeler fans are all ok with these cuts. “This was a long time coming.” “That guys sucked anyway.”

    Please. Cutting veterans who know the system and provide that presence is necessary. Just look at my Patriots of 2009 in a rock-solid system. I hope their plan is careful.

    ——-

    Truly the mark of ignorance — not a surprise as it comes from a Patriots fan.

    All of the Steelers recent cuts have been players who have been seeing reducing playing time and declining on the field. They were great players for their time, but their run has reached it’s end. Steelers fans have known this day was coming for years — that is why we are okay with it. They went as far as they could go.

    As far as the rock solid Patriots since 2009 go, the Steelers still have more young talent and have drafted better. The Steelers were the AFC Champions in 2010 and 12-4 relying mostly on players who have been ascending into the roles that are being vacated by the recent cuts.

    If not for the injuries to Ben, Mendenhall, and Pouncey – you can bet a healthy Steelers team would have sent the Patriots home packing in the playoffs, after all, it took a miracle for them win the only game vs. a team with a winning record all last year.

  59. fsf7 says: Mar 2, 2012 1:08 PM

    dolphindad says: Mar 2, 2012 12:47 PM

    Hope the Steeler fans have enjoyed the success past decade cause its over. Tomlin is over his head, he’s only won with a great roster already built for him. He got out coached by Fox and Tebow in the playoffs. this year he gets exposed. 6-10 for Steelers. Bengals are 60 million under the cap and have two 1st round draft picks. they are the future of the division. you had a nice impressive run though.

    —–

    So, one upset loss in the playoffs and it’s all over.

    Same way it was for the Saints last year.
    Perhaps the Packers run is finished too?

    Ironic – the Bengals are the future of the division? Chad Johnson had similar comments to that in 2005, referring to the Bengals as color TV while the Steelers are black and white….it was going to be the Bengals for a while too.

    How did that work out?

    Ignorant people who think it is all Tomlin and have no clue that there is an entire organization with a great GM and ownership behind building a team, one that has found a way to win more games than any team in the NFL since 1992 — more games than any team since the merger….

    But its all over now because an ignorant fan says so.

  60. cornersportsnet says: Mar 2, 2012 1:12 PM

    Farrior was a good player for a long time,anxious to see what they pay Mike Wallace long term and Andre brown

  61. gottawoodley says: Mar 2, 2012 1:19 PM

    ravenfan820 says:
    Mar 2, 2012 12:10 PM
    8-8 at best for this rebuilding team…..

    —————————————

    The Steelers don’t rebuild…they reload…

    You really think Kevin Colbert doesn’t know what he’s doing? Of course you would’nt know what that’s like b/c your GM thinks Flacco can actually win a super bowl… poor ratbirds fans…

  62. Deb says: Mar 2, 2012 1:21 PM

    MrDraft2012 says:

    Who’s in charge of their cap? Colbert? They’ve been cutting people since January and still can’t afford to tag Wallace. That’s a joke!

    ———————————————–
    You should understand there’s a difference between “can’t afford to tag Wallace” and don’t want to tag Wallace. The Steelers have a longstanding policy of not paying through the nose for players–read: wideouts–who only touch the ball a few times each game. Reportedly, the Steelers have made their strategic decision not to use the franchise tag on Wallace, but instead to go with the first-round restricted free-agent tender.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/steelers-wont-use-franchise-tag-on-mike-wallace/

    I want to keep Wallace, as does Colbert–but Antonio Brown proved more productive toward season’s end, and his contract is up for renewal next year. This is a business that requires making hard decisions. It’s possible we’ll be able to keep both, but if not, the team has demonstrated more than once it can survive the loss of its top receiver. The Steelers have better than a 64 percent winning percentage during Colbert’s tenure, and only New England has appeared in more Super Bowls during that period. The man knows what he’s doing.

  63. pens5829 says: Mar 2, 2012 1:35 PM

    ravenator says: Mar 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    man this team is old. swept by the ravens and tebowd out of the playoffs

    ******************************

    Old and Slow lost 4 games to teams who’s records were 13-3, 12-4, and 10-6. Your Cravens 4 losses came against teams that were 5-11, 7-9, 8-8, and 9-7.

    Not impressed. We may have been Tebowd (minus our starting SS) in Denver, but I’ll take that over losing to Pretty-Boy Tom in the AFC Championship Game any year.

    Still stings? Doesn’t it???

    Ha Ha Ha Ha
    Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Keep hatin!

  64. dickroy says: Mar 2, 2012 1:48 PM

    I hope we can keep Wallace. I’m sure Antonio will draw more double coverage next year without him. I have confidence in the organization that they will do whats best, to not hurt us down the road.
    I do beleive if we can only keep one for the long run that Brown is the best choice.

  65. originalsteelcurtain says: Mar 2, 2012 2:00 PM

    The problem for each team is that ~ 10 players make up over half of the cap.

    The key for the GM is to pay the right players. The Steelers are simply adjusting to this Cap reality and want to pay their ascending stars top 10 money.

    Steelers FO is going through the necessary purging of declining top-10 contract vets (Hines , Smith, Farrior, Kemo) who no longer perform to their contract.

    Economic reality has hit the Steelers head-on.

    Thanks James, Aaron, and HOF Hines for the awesome memories!

  66. ernie ernie says: Mar 2, 2012 2:21 PM

    They recognised house cleaning was in order and they are getting rid of the sick and wounded and those slow of feet. Good for them.

    The Pack have a few of the above and I’ve heard little about movements on their part. Hope they recognize who the players are and aren’t and start cutting: Driver, Clifton, Soto. Time to enjoy retirement.

  67. steeltuff says: Mar 2, 2012 2:23 PM

    I gotta laugh at some of these comments, most from fans of losing teams and wannabes. When your team drops a chance to go to the SB in the end zone, and then shanks a 20-yard FG, you get frustrated, especially when the team you’re chasing has a 2-time SB QB instead of Joey Flacco. Don’t get your hopes up too high boys . . . after all, you had your chance in a “down” year . . . and didn’t get the job done.

  68. flaccounibrow says: Mar 2, 2012 2:34 PM

    ravenator says: man this team is old. swept by the ravens and tebowd out of the playoffs

    You might be right. A young healthy Steelers team would never be swept by the lesser ravens. BTW how does it feel to always be the bride’s maid? With unibrow at the helm, you will never see a Lombardi!

  69. steeelfann says: Mar 2, 2012 2:56 PM

    It is called “re-loading”

    The Steelers are always in contention. The Bengals are rarely in contention.

    Dec 2012: Pitt 35 Cinci 7

    You are used to it. You will stay used to it.

  70. mswravens says: Mar 2, 2012 3:03 PM

    We Ravens fans were freaked to see Heap, Gregg, Mason, McClain & McGahee go last year and it all worked out well. when you get old & game has declined & injuries set in (ala Farrior, Kemeaotu, Ward & Smith), cutting deadwood is a step forward, not back. I’m waiting to see them drop Hampton & lose Wallace…those would be meaningful (and that’s why they probably won;t happen). But these cuts so far are all “fat”…not cutting muscle and bone yet.

  71. critterkiller33 says: Mar 2, 2012 7:18 PM

    They will cut Hampton. If they dont thats silly. If they loose Wallace.. so be it. Ya he has speed and he opens the field for others, but he lacks determination & grit!!! They will be a better team in 2012 and go further into the playoffs… count on it!!!

  72. broncosfan29 says: Mar 2, 2012 8:50 PM

    holeinone09 says:
    Mar 2, 2012 12:30 PM
    Hope the Ravens are enjoying the success they had against the Steelers last year. Again, when they beat the Steelers, it is their Super Bowl. It won’t happen again, not in a million years. Ravens starting to look like the old team now, led by old man Lewis. They have the biggest whiner of a coach in the NFL, along with a QB with an inferiority complex who will never win a Super Bowl.

    _______

    PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS??

    WILLING TO PLACE A BET THAT IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN??

    IF NOT, THEN SHUT UP!!!!

  73. pens5829 says: Mar 3, 2012 12:16 AM

    broncosfan29 says: Mar 2, 2012 8:50 PM

    holeinone09 says:
    Mar 2, 2012 12:30 PM
    Hope the Ravens are enjoying the success they had against the Steelers last year. Again, when they beat the Steelers, it is their Super Bowl. It won’t happen again, not in a million years. Ravens starting to look like the old team now, led by old man Lewis. They have the biggest whiner of a coach in the NFL, along with a QB with an inferiority complex who will never win a Super Bowl.

    _______

    PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS??

    WILLING TO PLACE A BET THAT IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN??

    IF NOT, THEN SHUT UP!!!!

    ********************

    Tough guy? 2 wins in one year makin you feel like Mike Tyson? Or was that just Happy Hour talk? Reminds me of some of the idiots I met while trying to scalp a ticket outside of M&T Bank. All talk.

    Keep looking up to the Black & Gold.

  74. quittsburghstoolers says: Mar 3, 2012 3:53 AM

    Cutting all these overpaid bums is what they
    should have been doing right along.

    Could have saved them a lot of headaches later on…

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