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Tuitt Retires

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SteelersfaninPhilly, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. SteelersfaninPhilly

    SteelersfaninPhilly Well-Known Member

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  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Just a thought

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    That’s a $9MM piece of information that would have been useful at the start of free agency
     
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  3. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Akiem Hicks is still there... He's solid!
     
  4. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised.

    Thankful for his time here, and good luck to him in his future endeavors!
     
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  5. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, just looked...TB just signed him Damn!
     
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  6. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I know Tuitt has been through a lot. This doesn't help us out at all. Will have to really hope that Loudermilk blossoms year 2 and we avoid injuries.

    Thinking his knee must have some serious issues and he doesn't want to risk further.
     
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  7. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

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    Im trying not to be bitter....but I guess we at least have an answer now.
     
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  8. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

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    It's a tough and bitter pill to swallow.
    I think I am like many here, thought this would be the outcome.
    He's gone through some issues, and I applaud him for sticking with his dreams.
    I do kind of wish it had come sooner though. So be it.
     
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  9. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    I personally honor and respect his decision. Never easy losing a family member; losing one after recovering from an injury no less. I would like to thank him for his performance and service to the community of Pittsburgh. Going to miss him for certain.


    Thank you for everything you have done Mr. Tuitt!!! Best wishes and continue to live a happy, healthy life!! :steelflag::steelflag:
     
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  10. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

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    That's a tough one...... I had huge hopes for him after his breakout season... Tuitt and Heyward had the makings of the best bookends in the league, but clearly, his heart wasn't in it after his brother's tragic (and still unsolved) death..... I wish him well and hope he finds peace
     
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  11. biggbunch68

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    Least he got that 8million to fall back on
     
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  12. thorn058

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    I'm really glad that people can once again get on with their lives and stop worrying about some else's employment and the money they don't pay for that person's employment. It is a real comfort having that worry removed from us.

    Best of luck to you Stephon, nothing but good wishes for you and your family. Thank you for all you did.
     
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  13. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    Not really. He was going to be a post June 1 cut/retirement regardless. Post-June 1 it's 4.9mm dead money this season.
     
  14. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    We (the fans) are the least important people that needed to have an answer in this situation.
     
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  15. Steelrules

    Steelrules Well-Known Member

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    I think we will be alright. Heyward, Alualu, Loudermilk, Wormley, Davis and Adams is a pretty solid crew
     
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  16. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    And Leal
     
  17. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    You could see this coming. I hope Leal is the player I think he can be.

    Good luck to you, Tuitt. As a ND fan I was ecstatic when the Steelers drafted you and you didn’t disappoint.

    I hope you find peace.
     
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  18. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Wishing him the best, but the timing sucks! Hicks has been linked to the Steelers and on 93.7 the Fan... They had a strong feeling that Hicks would have signed here...If this was announced, even just a few days ago...

    * Use Tuitts money to help towards a Minkah contract?
     
  19. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    As soon as NFL teams figure out a way to pay grieving defensive ends 9 million dollars without any revenue from fans, you let me know.

    This notion that Tuitt's situation is none of our business because we are just lowly fans, doesn't hold any weight. You could say that about any situation regarding a player.
     
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  20. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Also trying not to be bitter. I will wish Tuitt nothing but the best in his retirement. But I have to admit the way this all played out irks me a bit
     
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  21. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking Steelers knew about Tuitt's decision for awhile, and they decided they are good with Wormley and drafting Leal.
     
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  22. Animus

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    Best of luck to Tuitt in his retirement. Thank you for the solid years .
     
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  23. Vox Ferrum

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    That is what I was thinking. If he had submitted his retirement papers in March could he have even been counted a June 1st cut/retiremen? Have no idea if this discussion came up in discussions with him, but officially retiring on the day helps the team.
     
  24. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    About time should have done it a year ago
     
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  25. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are right. If he told the team this was coming before the draft, but waited until now to make it official, he did it the right way. He has every right to decide to retire if he doesn't want to play any more.

    That said, if he he waited until it was too late for the team to address the situation in free agency after the team was kind enough to pay him to do nothing last season, that was a thoroughly ****ty way for him to handle things.

    Unfortunately, I doubt we will ever know what really happened.
     

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