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Rooney's Rule

Posted on: April 12, 2010 12:21 am
Edited on: April 13, 2010 11:19 am
 
Don't cross the Rooneys in Pittsburgh.

That's the message sent loud and clear by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night when they traded receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick.

Holmes has had his share of troubles with the Steelers, the latest a club incident in which he is accused of throwing a glass at a woman's face. He is also facing a four-game suspension by the league, according to a report by Pro Football Talk.

The Steelers hate that kind of behavior, which is why Holmes was probably traded. Let's face it -- he's their best receiver. So give the Rooney family, which owns the Steelers, credit for sticking with their ideals that character matters.

But does it matter when the quarterback is the guy in trouble? We shall see. Even though reports say Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged for the recent Georgia incident involving a woman and a potential assault charge, he is guilty of stupidity for putting himself in that position. How do the Rooneys handle that one?

As for this trade, the Jets now have a second receiver to go with Braylon Edwards and they got him at a cheap price. Holmes isn't a major problem, so this could be a good deal for the Jets.

The Steelers are left with Hines Ward and Mike Wallace as starters and veterans Arnaz Battle and Antwaan Randle El as backups. Losing Holmes hurts, which is why this seems like a Rooney-mandated deal.


Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2010 7:55 am
 

Rooney's Rule

True Steelers fans are NOT wondering.  He was traded because he has been in non-stop trouble since being drafted!!!  This is the team that stands for something.  If Ben has another issue HE will be gone.  This is one of the reasons I love the Steelers, troubled players leave town.  I would rather lose with class acts then win with jack asses!!!  Ben is next if he doesnt get it together .....  we WONT be the Bengals




Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:25 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

"Again, how much are you willing to trade for 12 games of Holmes?  That's all you get, since he's suspended for the first four and a free agent after the season.  KFCT, since you're a cowboys fan, would you be okay with Jerry Jones trading a #3 pick for 12 games of Santonio?  I sure wouldn't want my team to do that. Even if their WRs came from a high school JV team"I don't necessariy thin the Cowboys need help at receiver, but if they did and were intending to draft one then i like 12 games of holmes more than my options in the 3rd round this year.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2010 11:32 am
 

Rooney's Rule

The WR with the most yards is generally considered to be your #1 receiver. Maybe Holmes hadn't truly seized that title in Pittsburgh yet but he had the numbers and he performed on the big stage. Hines Ward is a great player and I don't have a problem if you want to call him the #1 guy on the Steelers last year but I don't agree that he demands a double team and he certainly is not a deep threat. Even if he is still a true #1, and I think most impartial observers would say he is not, he is getting pretty old. Also, Wallace was very impressive last year but he is now going to be the guy who is double teamed so he might find it a little harder getting open on those deep routes.

The Steelers should be fine this year with Ward, Wallace, and Randle El (though certainly less explosive) but, at this point, Steelers fans have to be worried about the future of their receiving corps. Perhaps we are going to see a return of the old Cowher-style Steelers offense (assuming Mendenhall can hold up).




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:07 am
 

Rooney's Rule

Let's be honest here, Holmes has been inconsistent his entire career, has been a problem off the field, and will want premium money next year while not being a top tier WR. He shows flashes of brilliance at best.

As for who is the best WR on the team...Hines Ward proved again last year he is clutch, is a great charachter guy, and still will sell his soul to make a block for a teammate. Potential and reality are two seperate things, having highlight catches doesn't mean much if you drop routine balls consistently or run piss poor routes.

You doeth your homework, Jedi. Congrats for knowing another team as good as your own. Check out Hines' stats compared to his 'deep threat' replacement for the past 10 years. ... truth



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:44 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

If there is anything Rex puts 1st it is his team. he expects that from all his players, along with accountability. Accountability for their play or their behavior... the team always comes 1st. Kerry Rhodes learned this the hard way. If Holms continues his shenanigans, he will be looking for his 3rd team, and only for the cost of a 5th round pick. We don't only get him for 12 regular season games, but also any potential playoff games. He can play a Max of 16 games for the Jets. If he keeps his nose clean, and out performs Braylon, he will get a contract at the end of the year.



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 8:40 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

Broncos 7,

You don't know what you're talking about... the Steelers shopped Holmes around the league and nobody wanted him - except NY... So, it was either release him or take the 5th rounder...  he wasn't going to be resigned because he's a dumba$$... he smokes pot and GETS CAUGHT!!!

Big problem in the NFL...  get caught smoking pot... you get suspended...  he's been in trouble since being drafted...  low key stuff... like smoking weed and throwing glasses at women... hahahaha

... send him to NY... I couldn't care less about losing him...



Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

    Yes, I am going to sit here and "pretend" that Hines Ward had 95 receptions and Heath Miller came in with a close third of 76.  Now, I know you are going to retort with "Santonio is a deep threat!" but Miller, Ward, and Wallace all had six TD's each while Holmes only had 5.  Sure he's quick and I will agree his entire salary was worth that one catch in the Super Bowl, but we would have lost him the first four games anyway.  Plus, you just gotta know when it's time to let someone move on.  We got our money's worth.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:24 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

That's a ridicuously low price for santonio holmes. I mean the best receiver in this draft is dez bryant and he probaby won't be as good as holmes. He's a first round pick.

You'd think they'd have got a 3rd at least.
Again, how much are you willing to trade for 12 games of Holmes?  That's all you get, since he's suspended for the first four and a free agent after the season.  KFCT, since you're a cowboys fan, would you be okay with Jerry Jones trading a #3 pick for 12 games of Santonio?  I sure wouldn't want my team to do that. Even if their WRs came from a high school JV team.



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:50 pm
 

A fifth round pick?!?

That's a ridicuously low price for santonio holmes. I mean the best receiver in this draft is dez bryant and he probaby won't be as good as holmes. He's a first round pick.

You'd think they'd have got a 3rd at least.




Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:06 pm
 

Rooney's Rule

heres the problem with Big Ben he basically is being called out 2 times for the same thing if the Rooney's dont respond are they playing favorites.Thats a where I have a problem if you call 1 guy out then you better call them all out if our going to carry the mantle as the team that doesnt tolerate fooloishness. What message are  you sending out if Ben walks with no punishment



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