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Should the Steelers Re-Sign James Conner ??

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelers-MT, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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    If his ask isn't too high, absolutely.
     
  2. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    If it team friendly I have no problems with it. But, you can't over spend.

    It not just on James, his health history etc.

    But, I think the NFL just doesn't value the RB position that high, being that the longevity at the position, low cost of a Rookie to year 4 or year or year 5 guys.

    They hate to throw that big money 2nd contract unless your that Derrick Henry, Ezikel Elliot type back.

    Thats why you see elite running backs who hit year 3 or 4 and out perform their rookies deals they want to hold out, being the longevity at position isn't there.
     
  3. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the Steelers are planning on going with Snell and McFarland next year, with Samuels and perhaps a draft pick. If they can get Conner at a reasonable rate, fantastic, but I can't see giving him a big contract even if he does put up big numbers this season. He just can't be trusted to stay healthy.

    Some of that will depend on Snell getting over his fumbling problem and McFarland showing more of what he can do. I don't think Samuels should have a big role going forward. He has regressed.
     
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  4. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

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    There's no way we can afford Conner. He not only runs with the ball, he also blocks. And he catches some passes. That makes him a running back AND a tight end and will want to get paid double for playing 2 positions. Its not out of greed but he wants to reset the running back market pay for a RBs. And of course he also wants his jersey number changed to 26.
     
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  5. BURGH43STEL

    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

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    Conner is clearly the Steelers best all around back at this time. I think Conner stays if the Steelers can reach a reasonable deal with him. Kind of similar to how they dealt with Willie Parker.
     
  6. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are joking. If Henry could not reset the market JC wont be able to either. Carolina paid McCaffery and no doubt he might be worth it, yet his injury shows how vulnerable that position is.
     
  7. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

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    Its a play on the Leveon Bell fiasco.
     
  8. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Missed that..yes the market will be reset, lol...and let the Jets pay the price again.
     
  9. Quadrupleyoi

    Quadrupleyoi Well-Known Member

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    I would have to say yes, if the asking price is not top dollar. He is productive when healthy, and when he is not (which is unfortunately often), run Snell et al.
     
  10. SteelerNole

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    Just a question for the anti Tonkin folks. Who would you rather have that isn’t an HC for contender? Maybe we could get one of the 27 coaches Cleveland has had in the last 6 years. Maybe a Raider cast off. CMT isn’t my favorite Steeler coach of my lifetime (there been 3) but we could do a heck of a lot worse.
     
  11. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    Freaking Tonkin... fire Tonkin immediately!
     
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  12. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    A huge hometown discount will be necessary. That being said I think JC
    will go to the highest bidder for his services.
     
  13. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Very proud of our team only having 3 HC's in half a century and I want Tomlin to stay longer. As an a announcer said for a Tiger Woods putt, "better then most, better then most".

    Noll got bitched about (only in papers, no social media back then) Cowher got bitched about and Tomlin will get bitched about. I know Patriot fans who bitched about Billy boy. Remember he once was the Cleveland Browns Coach.
     
  14. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Let Conner walk, then when LeVeon is released by the Jets sign him to a vet minimum :hehehe:.
     
  15. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    Tonka is a joke. He's always playing with his trucks. Why we've kept him this long is ridiculous. Freaking Tonka.
     
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  16. Roonatic

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    LeVeon doesn't seem interested in playing the game just cashing in on his potential. :shrug:
    Conner suits up. :rawk:
     
  17. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but what about Tarpaulin?
     
  18. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Did you see Gase's press conference last night? He has given up. Their defense is shi**y about it.
     
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  19. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

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    There's no reason to resign a questionable RB when you can either draft his replacement or find one in free agency.
     
  20. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I don't blame Bell for not wanting to play for the Jets, they're terrible.
     
  21. SteelerNole

    SteelerNole Well-Known Member

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    TOMLIN. Wut wood wee doo without tha speeling pulice?
     
  22. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    EMFDYSI???
     
  23. Dagmire

    Dagmire Active Member

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    If he stays mostly heathly this year then I'd say it's a lock...
     
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  24. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Go Yinz Stiller’s n’ at

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    He has to take the offer with the highest guaranteed money. He knows he is waking a tight rope.
     
  25. Steelers-MT

    Steelers-MT Well-Known Member

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    I still say yes, resign James.
    JuJu's replacement can be had in the 3rd round.
     

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