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Posts posted by Godsbrother

  1. 17 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

    Well the Steelers were $15MM over the projected cap and just saved that much in cap space based on this deal.

    There will be more reworking of contracts and potential cap casualties to clear space for whatever they want to do.    They weren't going to make a big splash in free agency anyway, it will all about keeping the defense together as much as possible and hopefully lock up TJ and Minkah to long term deals

  2. 39 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

    Ben officially restructures deal and is back for 2021.  Terms not disclosed yet. 

    From what I heard he reduced his salary from $19 million to $14 million ($5 million straight cash payout) and agreed to spread salary from 2021 to 2022.  It will clear about $15 million in cap space for this year.

    I am not 100% certain on this part but I think his cap hit for 2022 will be about $25 million



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  3. 12 hours ago, knowledge dropper said:

    What kind of shenanigans did the Democrats pull during the 2020 election?

    Oh geez, so you believe the election was stolen and that Trump actually won?  

    Talk about buying into propaganda vs using common sense...

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  4. 7 minutes ago, Stoneworker said:

    Lmao. Please explain why this economy that is "on fire" needs stimulus.

    10% GDP growth? The U.S. economy is on fire, and is about to get stoked even more.

    The U.S. economy has roared back to life in 2021, with first-quarter growth set to defy even the rosiest expectations as another fresh influx of cash looms.


    It is great that the economy is recovering but it is far from "on fire".   The reason for the nearly double digit growth is because of the decimation caused by Covid.   Unemployment is still way too high and many industries and small businesses are still hurting big time.   



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  5. 8 hours ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

    I think people need to remember this is primarily an economic stimulus bill.

    This is the answer.   It is not strictly a Covid relief bill, it is intended to stimulate the economy.   Now you can argue whether or not it will do that effectively but people saying "just cut out the stuff that doesn't provide Covid relief" are missing the point of the bill.

  6. Just now, John123 said:

    I'm not convinced on this.  There is now an independent investigation being conducted by the AG of NY state.  If they find improper conduct I think he'll have to resign.  Whether he would do so absent that I don't know.

    I hope you are right and he does resign.  This has become such a distraction that he needs to go just for that reason alone.   Being a creep/sexual predator and the Covid nursing home fiasco should have been more than enough to hang your head in shame and hide.

    It is too bad that our "leaders" feel they are above the law and common decency but again if they don't resign we rarely remove them from office.   This is why we get the untrustworthy leaders, we simply don't care unless it is someone from the opposing party. 

  7. 12 hours ago, Shula-holic said:

    This is part of the issue.  You're trusting the taxpayer to establish this.  I'm sure their tax attorneys and CPA's will find a way to try and defend an insanely low number.  Many assets have very difficult values to determine.  As a former auditor myself, I don't know how you'd train IRS agents in the field to try and fairly value many assets.  Not everything is as simple as looking at the closing price of a stock on 12/31,

    Yep.  There is a reason many insanely rich people pay little or no taxes.  

  8. He should resign but looks like he won't no matter how bad things become.  It is sad.

    Leaders in government should at the very least be held to the same standards as most of us have to uphold at our jobs.  We should demand that but too many of us put party above decency so it is our own fault.

  9. 9 hours ago, steelers1080 said:

    Ben and Art Rooney II met today. According to Ben's agent it went well and he'll be back next season under a readjusted contract (whether that means a cut or extension with voided years remains to be seen). This is definitely not a guarantee that he'll be back, especially since it was Ben's side that released it, but it does make it seem more likely. 

    We'll see what happens, I just hope that this doesn't mean that we pass on a QB just because Ben is back. This isn't the same situation as GB and Aaron Rodgers. Ben is not still in his prime and MVP caliber (at least he hasn't looked that way in years). 

    I don't think we will pass on a QB if one drops but I do think it is unlikely we'll move up to get one if Ben is returning.  I am fine with that -- I think we need to address the offensive line, RB, defensive line and/or OLB.   

    If you get lucky and a top QB drops fine but otherwise let's hold onto the picks we have and sure up some holes.   We can address QB in 2022.

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  10. 1 minute ago, Mile High said:

    I do recall Trump taking credit when gas prices dropped. Don't really remember him taking credit when they went back up. 

    Same as the stock market.  He frequently took credit when the stock market rose but when it was crashing early last year he stopped talking about it. 

    He did hold a press conference when it rebounded and went over 30k though.  I believe that press conference took about 90 seconds and when done he walked out without taking questions.   Good times indeed.

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  11. 45 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

    Exactly, anything bad that happens during the Biden era has little to do with POTUS. Everything bad during Trump was completely his fault....we get it. 

    I don't recall Trump getting blamed around here for gas prices when they were rising under his watch.  Most of us realize the White House doesn't have much control over it.  If you think Biden's one month in office is responsible for the rise in gas prices there isn't anything I can say that will change your mind.

    Also there was a thread here that gave Trump credit for some of the good that was done while he was in president.  It will be interesting to see if any Republicans here start one for Biden.

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  12. On 2/15/2021 at 9:42 PM, tonydead said:

    Thanks. That made the national news and I was going to find a link. Now I dont have to. 

    75% of Republicans want Trump involved in 2022. Many Trump Republicans fighting incumbents for house seats.  




    Just shows you how whacked out the Republicans party is.   

    Aside from all of the crap he has pulled (lying about a stolen election, trying to coerce election officials to "find votes", downplaying covid, playing up conspiracy theories, stirring up the attack on the nation's capitol... ) he lost the GOP majorities in the senate and the house and lost the 2020 presidency.

    And THIS is the guy they want leading the party?  :loco:      Bizarre.

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  13. 3 hours ago, belljr said:

    As much a I think its time for ben to move on - i really dont like rudolph

    He has shown of few glimpses of being an adequate backup but I don't think anyone believes he is a franchise QB.  If Ben hangs it up the Steelers could be tempted to move up in the draft if Mac Jones drops but more likely they would go with Rudolph or Haskins and hope for the best.

    If they suck then you likely have a high draft pick to get your guy in 2022. 

    The problem is if either plays really well they will be UFAs in 2022 and you probably aren't going to franchise them

  14. 42 minutes ago, zamboni said:

    Some of us geezers that grew up in the 1970s remember the big attempted push to the metric system back then. But our country was too simple-minded and ignorant to follow through with it.


    Yep.  It was taught in school and there were public service announcements all of the time telling US citizens to get ready but it never really happened except for some liquids containers (soda bottles, booze, etc) and illegal drugs.

  15. 15 hours ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

    I think Ben wants to come back, but if the team is going to be significantly different (and HIS guys are gone) he may just hang them up.  With Pouncey already retired, I wonder if him staying hinges on whether there is enough cap space created through restructuring his deal to keep Juju and Villanueva? 

    I am sure both of those guys are gone.   Any money saved with Ben restructuring/retiring and reworking contracts with DeCastro/Haden/Williams, etc. needs to go to re-signing Hilton and/or Sutton, and working out long term deals for Minkah and TJ.

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