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Gronkowski Rumor & More

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersfan35, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. steelersfan35

    steelersfan35 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2016

    Just imagine having Brown, Bell, and Gronk all on the same team. But, our salary cap situation doesn't fit his needs.

    Also, we would have to give up something "big" (Bell?) in a trade and I doubt that we would do something like that. Furthermore, he won't get released because the Patriots would want something in return. We need to keep our draft picks as well.

    On an extra note, this always happens to us and we never act on it because of money problems. We also have a lack of interest in "good" players who are rumored to be released or traded. (Suh, Talib, Beckham, Jimmy Graham, etc.) Now we know why the Steelers have issues winning another Super Bowl. But, is too much star power on a team helpful or hurtful? I honestly see nothing wrong if we decided to trade for someone who could be a difference maker, but right now, I think that we should keep our draft picks for this year.

    Even though that we may not need some of those players, our roster would look nicer if we signed some of them:


    Suh - Heyward - Tuitt - Depree - DE/DT
    Talib - Haden - Burns - CB
    Gronk or Graham - James - McDonald - TE
    Brown - Beckham - Bryant - JuJu - WR
  2. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Rumors are fun. :lolol::roflmao:
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  3. steel1031

    steel1031 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Ask yourself this. Why are teams parting with these great players? Suh, overrrated and not worth half the money he gets. Graham? Saints got all they ciuld iut of him and he hasnt been close tot he same. Gronk? Has he played a full yesr at all? Teams let these guys go for a reason. The first wave of free agency is fools gold 90% of the time
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  4. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    You don't trade within your division and you certainly don't trade to your biggest rival.

    No chance.
  5. Boomer

    Boomer Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    There’s no way I could root for him. No way in hell.
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  6. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Until he scored?
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    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012

    Did they raise the salary cap to 300M?????
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  8. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    We got Haden last year so there goes that theory.
  9. Boomer

    Boomer Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Nope not even then. I have that image of him pointing and laughing at our guy when he scored that touchdown. I’ll be rooting for him get lit up.
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  10. santeesteel


    Oct 17, 2011
    It's worked so well for the Redskins, so far!
  11. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012

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  12. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Sadly, I cannot agree with this either.

    There is no telling what theatrics he and Bell could conjure together. Having one issue is bad enough. Two? No thank you.
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  13. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2017
    We wouldn’t act on this for several reasons.Offense isn’t the problem!Gronk is a great player but is a head case.Could you imagine here with basically free reigns to do what he wants to as Belichick can hardly keep him under control!Lastly,we don’t sign big names because that’s not the Steeler way and limited cap space.
  14. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Dawgone, we should have given them Mitchell straight up.:cool:
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  15. Blitz

    Blitz Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2016
    I don't like him as an individual but Gronk at TE for us would be unreal, just saying.
  16. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    Sports Boston:

    In the two weeks since the Super Bowl, we’ve learned Gronk’s gotten advice from Sly Stallone and The Rock about how much dough he can make in action movies and that folks in the WWE would offer Gronk a deal similar to Ronda Rousey’s.

    Is this an orchestrated attempt to create some urgency with the Patriots so they give Gronk a bump that makes it more worth his while (he’s on the books for salaries of $8 million and $9 million the next two seasons)?

    Is this an effort to dip a toe in the entertainment pool while his NFL marketability remains near its apex? A Brady-esque effort to set up a post-football career while still continuing in the main vocation?

    Or is it simply what it is – a 28-year-old whose body’s been through the wringer since college using common sense to realize that his position and style of play are going to exact a physical cost on him for the rest of his life?

    Yes. Yes. And yes. It’s all of the above.
  17. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Graham has been a pro bowler and he will do numbers this year with Aaron. Suh has been a disappointment hes had moments but for the most part been bad. Gronkowski no explanation needed...
  18. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Yeah let's be like the 2011 Eagles and sign a dream team and win nothing :facepalm:
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    THREE RIVER SHIVER Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    Screw Gronk..this guy is permenatly attached to Bradys belt loop..No way id want this clown on our team.He would catch some touchdowns if he could stay healthy,but he acts like a complete idiot!
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  20. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    He would miss many games; as you get older, you don't have less injuries, you have more. And wit Gronk, it's not bad luck, it's physics. Too much mass moving that fast, going down to the ground hard. And he has a bad back; they don't get better with age when it comes to sports, EVER. No way would I even consider signing him, even if he didn't cost a fortune, period.
  21. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    I could see Gronk having a secret deal with Belicheat to retire once the trade was completed just to screw his new team and getting the pats extra draft picks for nothing. In return he gets to sleep with Brady's wife 3 nights. I wouldn't trust the pats with ANY trade.
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  22. steelersfan35

    steelersfan35 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2016
    Well, Gronk might have too much fun living in New York, Texas, Florida, and even California if he got traded to any of those teams. Bring him to Pittsburgh and who knows what he'll get into? He'll probably party at the strip district or go to the Southside? At least he's not like Manziel...
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  23. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Will be out of football in 2-3 years, body can't hold up. How many games does he miss per year now?
  24. coldrolled

    coldrolled Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2014
    Where was Harrison playing Cinci - Pats..
    Witten yes Gronk no.
  25. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    Not sure what you're talking about?
    My point was the OP said we NEVER make move to acquire good payers that are being released because of money problems. Well we got Haden last year so he would be wrong.

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