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Should AB be quiet about Bell missing OTAs and camp?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Diamond, May 25, 2018.

  1. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    How do you know? Has he had the chance to test the open market or has he been held hostage for 2 years straight?
     
  2. jeh1856

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    Neither
     
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  3. SteelerGlenn

    SteelerGlenn

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    12 & 14 million is being held hostage?
     
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  4. Boomer

    Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Held hostage...that’s funny stuff right there!
     
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  5. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    So who are you tell someone what enough money is for them based on the lifestyle they want to live?
     
  6. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't been in position to test the market to see what he could elsewhere because Pitt keeps franchise tagging him. What do you call that?
     
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  7. SteelerGlenn

    SteelerGlenn

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    I'm not telling Bell anything. I'm telling you.
     
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  8. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    Following the rules he agreed to when he signed his contract.
     
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  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    A torn ACL for one, last week two NFL players tore their ACL in OTAs
     
  10. SteelerGlenn

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    Every player runs that risk. Plenty of players across the league in the last year of their contract or on one year deals.
    If Bell signs The tag and shows up he gets paid no matter what.

    If he holds out till the first Game of the season then gets hurt in that game what difference does it make?
     
  11. robert1965

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    GO AB.... I think AB has the right attitude. Listen, Bell is just being crazy and greedy. I don't care if he thinks he is the second best receiver on the team. He is a running back, and he should be paid like one. With the franchise tag, he will be the best paid running back in the league. What if the Steelers sign him long term, and he has an decline in running yards and catches. Then we are stuck with a 17 million dollar bone-head. Personally, I think the Steelers should rescind his franchise tag, sign either Demarco Murry, Jamaal Charles or Adrian Peterson along with Mychal Kendricks, and still have plenty of money left over to sign someone mid-season if there is an injury. Defense is what killed the Steelers last year and even with the addition of the rookies, they still need help. Peterson showed signs last year at Arizona and will sign cheap to play with a contender.
     
  12. jeh1856

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    At least 3 now.
     
  13. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    Now AB blew off OTA today.
     
  14. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    So what, it's voluntary :shrug:
     
  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Duh, he has a chance until July 15 to try and sign a long term deal. If he came to OTA's and got seriously injured guess what he's not getting a big contract extension.
     
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  16. SteelerGlenn

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    Ok. So when July 15 comes and goes with no deal what excuse are we going to make for him not being in training camp/
     
  17. steelersrule6

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    The same excuse as last season :shrug:
     
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  18. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    So, why is he lecturing Bell to be there then?
     
  19. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he had a family situation to attend to :shrug:, fans always making a big deal if a player shows up to a voluntary workout.
     
  20. Roonatic

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    Hopefully AB skipped to go slap some sense into LB.
     
  21. thorn058

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    There is a huge difference between skipping all organized team activities and trainingcamp/preseason and being a veteran who misses a session allowing younger guys to get valuable reps and teaching.

    Also even though this is a sport it's still a job and both Ben and AB are family guys who might need to miss for end of school events. My 4 yr old just had her pre-K graduation that I missed an hour of work for last weekk
     
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  22. FootballAnalyst98

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    You're telling me about what he should do with his life...
     
  23. FootballAnalyst98

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    He's no longer under contract.. and the steelers keep franchise tagging him handicapping him from being able to test the market
     
  24. jeh1856

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    Bell most certainly is bound by a contract. When he signed his first contract he legally and contractually bound himself to the contract between the NFLPA and the Owners. He did this of sound mind and body and of his own free will.

    The Steelers are following their side of the contract with honesty and class. Bell is not. He is showing a total lack of integrity.

    Bell is not the only player under these conditions now or in the past. He is the one acting like a jackass though. Max Starks was tagged twice and showed how a class act reacts.
     
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  25. SteelerGlenn

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    Exactly. And it's really meaningless.
     

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