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Also loss of Nelson and jennings for a major amount of games contributed more to their struggles than anything
what would keenen lewis cost? mendenhall? Cus thats some cash dealt in one shot.
I think you quite underestimate what players think of coaches they have never played for, and how reputation travels through word of mouth. In Philbins case everyone knows how great the offense he helped create in Greenbay was, and he has the ring to prove it. That reputation alone is enough to attract players.
Pro bowl guys are taken on name far more often then on field work because the majority of fans recognize the big names.
These "package deals" rarely, if ever, actually come to fruition. Remember last year when we were gonna get Peyton Manning AND Reggie Wayne? Cause, you know, they were "total BFFs forever!" ...
This is something I will only believe when i see it. Besides, I'm not sure even I want ALL those players on our team anyway. Does anyone really want to be "Steelers South" any more than they want to be "Dallas East"? We need to focus on the key players out there that can make this free agency a huge success: Wallace, Winston, Cook... If we land those 3 players I will be content until draft day. Any other good signings are just icing on the cake.
Never mind them being good friends.. We need a starting corner and Lewis could very well be that guy. Would love that sign. Not so much the other 2 because of price tags.
would absolutely love the signing of all 3