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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.

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Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2010 7:51 am

Rooney's Rule

The reason Steelers is only getting 5th rounder is Holmes will be suspended for 4 games for drug substance.   Also, he will be free agent after this season.   So Jets bascially get Holmes for at least 12 games.    Holme
s have some history with law.    That's why Steelers got 5th rounder.

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2010 7:49 am

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When I saw this trade come across the wire I was shocked.  If every team got rid of trouble makers there would be no NFL.  What I am wondering is why do teams covet such low draft picks?  Finding a significant contributor in the 5th round of the NFL draft is not very likely.  In other words, the Jets got Santonio Holmes for nothing.

Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 7:48 am

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     Hey Prisco, I can't believe you have Santonio Holmes as our best receiver.  I would say Ward is our best with Miller coming in at a close second.  Holmes is way too inconsistent.  Personally, I like the fact that we are cleaning up our offense.  I think Mendenhall is more of an answer than Parker and Mike Wallace is going to fill Holmes' shoes really quickly.  All this tells me is that we will go for at least one receiver in the draft and hopefully trade up for Tebow.  Ok, well maybe that last one is a stretch.  The Rooney's, though, are proving that they demand the purest representation and I think Tebow can deliver that.  I want him.  He will find a way to win.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2010 7:37 am

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Hard to get value for a guy who is not considered elite and is a couple bong hits away from a much more serious suspension.  All the issues he had with the arrest when he admitted weed was in his car and he couldn't keep it straight.  It's absolutely amazing what people are willing to risk to get high........

Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2010 7:06 am

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The Steelers have a history of making the right moves when it comes to personnel.  It's hard to believe that they would puposely make an error of this magnitude (5th Round).  I don't think we have the whole story quite yet.  It wouldn't surprise me in the least if a few months from now, we look back on this trade as not a big deal.  Time will tell.

Since: Aug 2, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:40 am
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Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:46 am

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That's not a true statement in the slightest.  Holmes has shown repeated tendencies to get in trouble with the law, being arrested multiple times for such things as drug charges, disorderly conduct and assault.  On the other hand, pending what the DA in Georgia has to say tomorrow, Roethlisberger could still potentially be guilty of nothing more than bad judgement.  It makes absolutely no sense, at this point in time, for the Steelers to take drastic conduct-related action regarding Roethlisberger.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:37 am

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But surely the Rooney's just wanted to shift him onto to any other team (except maybe a division rival)?

So why did they not get more than a fifth rounder for him? A thousand yard receiver is worth a mid second rounder at least, given that only half the receivers picked in the second round will have anything like as much success. Limas Sweed anyone?

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2010 2:59 am

The Jets have a second receiver to go with who?

How about Jericho Cotchery?  He has been the Jets #1 guy for the past two seasons, and unlike Braylon Edwards, he catches the ball, keeps his mouth shut and stays out of trouble off the field.  I see Braylon Edwards as the third guy behind Holmes and Cotchery until he proves he can catch the football consistently.
Santonio Holmes is a great addition to the Jets, but seriously Prisco, do your research and give credit where credit's due.

Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 2:20 am

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Trade Big Ben to the Cardinals, we'll take him!!!  We'll give you some sand and a 7th round pick!!!!

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