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Old 03-14-2006   #1
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Texans | Team will meet with Hope
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 15:17:42 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Houston Texans will meet with free agent S Chris Hope (Steelers) Tuesday, March 14.
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Well as one of the guys that was trumpeting this guy earlier, I now dont want him to come to our team. He wants top 5 safety money and bottomline he has not played up to that kind of asking price.

Personally I lowball him and he can go somewere else or we get him at a premium. He is talented and tough, but for the price he is asking he is not worth it.
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Well as one of the guys that was trumpeting this guy earlier, I now dont want him to come to our team. He wants top 5 safety money and bottomline he has not played up to that kind of asking price.

Personally I lowball him and he can go somewere else or we get him at a premium. He is talented and tough, but for the price he is asking he is not worth it.
agreed. he is an above average player, but only brian dawkins, lawyer milloy, and Jesus can ask for that kind of money.
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from profootballtalk.com
As one league source explained, "Hope has no one interested in him because all the teams get the films of all the games. He is slow, can't tackle, and he is dumb, all of the qualities that go into a big contract."

sounds like we're getting a safety. wonder how much we'll pay him... where's charley?
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For what it's worth CBS Sportline has him as it's 6th best FA on the market at any position. Not that they are the gospel, but you have to take profootball talk with a large grain of salt. From what I have personally seen of him (and watching safety play on tv is hard) I would equate his level of play as a safety as I did Givens as a WR - good, but not elite or great. But, he would be a huge upgrade over any safety on the roster. Again, like Givens, if he wants good money, let's talk. If he wants crazy money, see ya later. Glad they have him in though, and let's see what happens from here.

Here is CBS sportsline:
6. Chris Hope, S, Steelers: He had more tackles and more interceptions than Troy Polamalu did last year. He's a rangy player who can also play the run when needed.

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6. Chris Hope, S, Steelers: He had more tackles and more interceptions than Troy Polamalu did last year. He's a rangy player who can also play the run when needed.

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Thats because teams tend to keep away from Polamalu...
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"Steelers | Clark expected to start
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 15:47:24 -0800

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Ryan Clark is expected to start at free safety in 2006. The team does not expect free agent S Chris Hope to return in 2006."

why don't the super bowl champion steelers want to keep their starting FS?
if it's a money issue i can understand, but if theres more to it i'm not sure it's worth taking any chances on.
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Worth good money but not crazy money. Sometimes the best free agent signings are the ones you don't make.
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Ok, I've seen ppl saying he's asking for crazy money. What is his asking price? If not Hope what is another viable solution. I hear ppl getting tired of the FO not doing anything, but as soon as something is done there's alot of complaining.
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kffl.comwhy don't the super bowl champion steelers want to keep their starting FS? if it's a money issue i can understand, but if theres more to it i'm not sure it's worth taking any chances on.
Probably has a lot to do with the fact that Pittsburgh is much more adept at developing talent than others. They consistently recruit and sign young players that thrive in a system.

I think this is a case of the Steeleres believing in their depth and that it is financially irrespobsible to sign someone to large money when they build their organization on developing younger talent.
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As one league source explained, "Hope has no one interested in him because all the teams get the films of all the games. He is slow, can't tackle, and he is dumb, all of the qualities that go into a big contract."

sounds like we're getting a safety. wonder how much we'll pay him... where's charley?
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With Marcus Coleman gone, I guess its smart to go after a good young FS. And he is obviously the best one on the market.
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I don't see us signing him. He will probably want a huge contract, but there's nothing wrong with having hope.
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Unless it's a sweet deal (for us) financially I "hope" we stay from him. Havn't heard to many glowing reviews over the last week.

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I don't see us signing him. He will probably want a huge contract, but there's nothing wrong with having hope.
Nothing wrong with having hope??? as in hope we sign him or having C. Hope?? And if its no the latter of the two...hope in what??
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Nothing wrong with having hope??? as in hope we sign him or having C. Hope?? And if its no the latter of the two...hope in what??
It was kind of a joke. I think he meant we have hope that we can sign him for a decent amount of money. He also meant C hope would be a good addition to the team.
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It was kind of a joke. I think he meant we have hope that we can sign him for a decent amount of money. He also meant C hope would be a good addition to the team.
You hit it right on. I think C hope would be a great addition to the team.
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I'm not a fan of signing Hope. I think everyone in the Steelers secondary, other than Polamalu of course, is overrated since their front 7 (front 8 with Polamalu) gets so much pressure on opposing QB's.

And we can find a free safety in the draft, perhaps even round 2. Simpson, Whitner? It depends on who falls to round 2.

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I'm not a fan of signing Hope. I think everyone in the Steelers secondary, other than Polamalu of course, is overrated since their front 7 gets so much pressure on opposing QB's.

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I'm not a fan of signing Hope. I think everyone in the Steelers secondary, other than Polamalu of course, is overrated since their front 7 (front 8 with Polamalu) gets so much pressure on opposing QB's.

And we can find a free safety in the draft, perhaps even round 2. Simpson, Whitner? It depends on who falls to round 2.
You have to realize it works both ways though. Polamalu playing by the line of scrimage all the time meant he was leaving the CBs and Hope to fend for themselves.
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