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SN Quick Inside Slant: Joe Schobert

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slashsteel

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I read today they are taking on the 7 mil the total amount which would mean they would need to tweak his contact.
 

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Tibs

United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Nice work, Cope!

Great blurb by Labriola on the job Colbert's done in prying away players from first-year HC's around the league. Pretty amazing set of circumstances, if you think about it. Works out well for a team like the Steelers, who otherwise aren't big players in FA.

So many times, these kinds of too-good-to-be-true offers involve a player with a fatal flaw. Either he's too old, or discontented with his contract, or unhappy with his role-to-be, or a locker room lawyer, or coming off a significant injury, or he's a jerk. Schobert is none of those things, but another thing he is not is he wasn't hand-picked by new coach Urban Meyer, and history shows that first-year, first-time NFL coaches prefer to surround themselves with coaches and players who fall under the category of "their guys."

This phenomenon that's attached to first-year and/or rookie head coaches is a sufficiently common occurrence throughout the NFL, and the Steelers instruct their young scouts to keep an eye on those teams in that situation because bargains often become available.

Just in recent Steelers history, as examples, Minkah Fitzpatrick became available in Brian Flores first year as the coach of the Miami Dolphins; Dwayne Haskins became available in Ron Rivera's first year as the coach of the Washington Football Team; and Joe Haden became available at the start of Hue Jackson's second season as coach of the Cleveland Browns, but after a 1-15 record in his rookie season on the job, Jackson likely was feeling the heat.
 
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KStilley

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Well I can't say I was ecstatic when they traded up to get him, I scratched my head and just figured there must be something they really liked about him. So far so good.
 

Drink IRON City

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Colbert has been aggressive in recent years after falling into a period of status quo. Especially on defensive side of ball.


I totally agree and also say it's about time.!!

Colbert has changed in the last few years from non-aggressive to pretty agressive. I like this side of him much better and it helps The team / coaches / fans as well.





Salute the nation
 

Cope

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Nice work, Cope!

Great blurb by Labriola on the job Colbert's done in prying away players from first-year HC's around the league. Pretty amazing set of circumstances, if you think about it. Works out well for a team like the Steelers, who otherwise aren't big players in FA.
Great points Tibs.

Interesting that Colbert got these players in different ways:

Minkah was a blue chip trade for a 1st and packaged picks still on his rookie deal
Joebert is coming off his first big contract, is a team leader, and we only gave up a 6th, AND they ate half of his salary!
Haden was a highly sought after cap cut before the season started, and he wanted to be in Pit to stick it to the brownies twice a year! Steelers still had to pay him a big salary, but for being a top player at that position of need, it was worth it!
Haskins was also a release, 2 years into his rookie deal as a first rounder, but the whole league passed on him. Steelers got him for league minimum!

So many ways for Colbert to fuck this league!!!
 

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