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Deberg_1990
03-08-2005, 04:21 PM
Oh great, did we just waste our $$$$$$$?? Sounds like the dude has alot of potential, i just hope he can stay healthy!

http://news4.steelers.com/fanzone/mboard/news/27373

chiefsfolife
03-08-2005, 04:23 PM
man f#ck the steeler fans

irishjayhawk
03-08-2005, 04:24 PM
Perhaps they're just missing a good LB and want us to worry?

CosmicPal
03-08-2005, 04:25 PM
Maybe they have too much coal stuck up their azzes?

Stinger
03-08-2005, 04:25 PM
Well Priest was wahed up and no good according to many, and John Morton was a sure thing. It is specultive no one know what is going to happen

HolmeZz
03-08-2005, 04:25 PM
Every team badmouths their players once they leave. Patriot fans criticized Law to the nth degree, and I've already heard a few Raven fans call Hartwell 'overrated' and a product of being on a good defense. :p

suds79
03-08-2005, 04:26 PM
technically they're right.

The guy has been injured quite a bit for them.

I would of perfered Hartwell but Bell is now a Chief and I'm going to support him.

Just gotta hope he stays healthy.

If Kendrell Bell stays healhty, we've got a legitimate pro bowl quality MLB.

KevB
03-08-2005, 04:26 PM
Oh great, did we just waste our $$$$$$$?? Sounds like the dude has alot of potential, i just hope he can stay healthy!

http://news4.steelers.com/fanzone/mboard/news/27373

He has been injury prone, we can't deny that. He's not the first one in the league to struggle with injuries. We just have to hope that's behind him at this point.

Woodrow Call
03-08-2005, 04:27 PM
Ive said it before and I will say it again. Would you rather gamble on Bell's health or Mitchell becoming good? I would rather gamble on Bell at this point. :thumb:

KILLER_CLOWN
03-08-2005, 04:27 PM
Bill Maas on 610 now saying that Bell could be the best defensive player in the league if he stays healthy...Is Maas a good talent evaluator?

ENDelt260
03-08-2005, 04:27 PM
Steeler fans think there might be injury concerns about a guy who missed almost all of last season? No F*CKING WAY!

InChiefsHell
03-08-2005, 04:28 PM
Pissing on people who leave your team is pretty much standard...unless they leave the Chiefs. Then we basically kill ourselves with "why oh WHY" type stuff...

Deberg_1990
03-08-2005, 04:28 PM
He has been injury prone, we can't deny that. He's not the first one in the league to struggle with injuries. We just have to hope that's behind him at this point.

Agreed i cant complain much at this point. Im glad that Carl finally was able to cut a deal.

NaptownChief
03-08-2005, 04:28 PM
Bill Maas on 610 now saying that Bell could be the best defensive player in the league if he stays healthy...Is Maas a good talent evaluator?


I don't think that is much of a reach...He has been very dominate when he is on the field...What he stepped in and did as a rookie was amazing.

the Talking Can
03-08-2005, 04:30 PM
Browning used to be an injury machine...but the last 3-4 years he's been solid....who knows what will happen

keg in kc
03-08-2005, 04:30 PM
Pissing on people who leave your team is pretty much standard...unless they leave the Chiefs. Then we basically kill ourselves with "why oh WHY" type stuff...Bingo.

DaWolf
03-08-2005, 04:31 PM
Bell can be an impact player. You can say some of the injuries that he has had probably won't repeat themselves, but you never know. Fans usually point to a guy's negatives once he leaves in order to make them feel like they're not really losing much. That doesn't mean the guy doesn't have those negatives, he may indeed have them, but they're not gonna focus on the positives.

Case in point: Donnie Edwards...

the Talking Can
03-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Bell hasn't wrecked any of his joints...that's key...if he stays healthy he's a legit pro-bowl LB

DTLB58
03-08-2005, 04:35 PM
I posted this a few months ago when someothers on here were saying they didn't want Bell.

2001 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 83 70.0 13 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2002 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 50 37.0 13 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 99 80.0 19 5 1 61 61.0 42 0 3
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 8 6.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
TOTAL 47 240 193.0 47 18 1 61 61.0 42 0 6

3 out of his first 4 years he played in 44 of 48 games and was named defensive rookie of the year. Last year he had the groin injury (I think) but I still don't think he should be considered injury prone just bad timing, if he had played 3,12,16 and then another 16 games to finish his first 4 years they would have kept him.

I preferred Hartwell like many others, but at least we signed SOMEBODY, FINALLY!!!!!!

|Zach|
03-08-2005, 04:37 PM
Damned if you dont sign anyone damned if you do in Debergs eyes

chiefsfolife
03-08-2005, 04:38 PM
i like bell...hes very underrated and i would like to see us get hartwell too. Mainly because bell is more a strong side back, hartwell could cover the middle and break anyone who comes his way

Deberg_1990
03-08-2005, 04:40 PM
Damned if you dont sign anyone damned if you do in Debergs eyes

Dont get me wrong, i mentioned in an earlier post that im damn glad Carl was finally able to make a move. Its a risk, but the potential rewards far outweight the risk.

DaWolf
03-08-2005, 04:41 PM
I posted this a few months ago when someothers on here were saying they didn't want Bell.

2001 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 83 70.0 13 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2002 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 50 37.0 13 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 99 80.0 19 5 1 61 61.0 42 0 3
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 8 6.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
TOTAL 47 240 193.0 47 18 1 61 61.0 42 0 6

3 out of his first 4 years he played in 44 of 48 games and was named defensive rookie of the year. Last year he had the groin injury (I think) but I still don't think he should be considered injury prone just bad timing, if he had played 3,12,16 and then another 16 games to finish his first 4 years they would have kept him.

I preferred Hartwell like many others, but at least we signed SOMEBODY, FINALLY!!!!!!

Hopefully he is like a Trent Green who was viewed as "a walking injury" when he got here due to all the knee surgeries but who hasn't missed a game since...

Bob Dole
03-08-2005, 04:42 PM
Maybe they have too much coal stuck up their azzes?

You won't be laughing quite so hard when they shit diamonds, Mr. Smarty Mouth.

tk13
03-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Dont get me wrong, i mentioned in an earlier post that im damn glad Carl was finally able to make a move. Its a risk, but the potential rewards far outweight the risk.
That's free agency... anybody you sign is at risk to get injured. Bell's problem last year was just a groin pull was it not? That's not a degenerative condition like if your knees or joints are going out all the time...

keg in kc
03-08-2005, 04:46 PM
That's free agency... anybody you sign is at risk to get injured. Bell's problem last year was just a groin pull was it not? That's not a degenerative condition like if your knees or joints are going out all the time..."Sports hernia" he got doing (IIRC) squats in the weight room. Too much weight.

Nzoner
03-08-2005, 04:49 PM
FWIW,heard a replay earlier on 610 by a Pittsburg reporter that said the injury prone was blown out of proportion since the Steelers had rushed him back a couple of years ago after a pre-season ankle sprain and Bell hurt it again.The reporter said this was the very reason Bell opted to stay out longer last year,because knowing he was going to be a free agent he was going to get healed.

Gravedigger
03-08-2005, 04:50 PM
Still seven years seems a bit much dont ya think but hey im just glad that we've gotten defensive help if we can get hartwell and law/smoot/surtain/knight then ill be happy. Just please chiefs go defense in the draft please?????? If our first pick is offense then i'll be ticked unless it is a damn good reciever

Baby Lee
03-08-2005, 04:51 PM
If his hernia was repaired with Marlex mesh, he now has a stronger groin than God gave him.
One of the rare conditions where surgical repair leaves you better than new.

Nightfyre
03-08-2005, 04:51 PM
Bill Maas on 610 now saying that Bell could be the best defensive player in the league if he stays healthy...Is Maas a good talent evaluator?
Maas played OLine, if im not mistaken. He knows what a good quality LBer can do.

keg in kc
03-08-2005, 04:52 PM
Maas played OLine, if im not mistaken. He knows what a good quality LBer can do.D-line.

Ari Chi3fs
03-08-2005, 04:53 PM
That fuggin Derrick Blaylock sucked ass... he aint shit. Im glad he is gone.

[/ end steeler fan rant]

the Talking Can
03-08-2005, 04:53 PM
when you put it together, he injured himself in the weight room...one other year he had a high ankle sprain...he actually doesn't have a history of injuring himself on the field and he has no major injuries like a knee...

I'm starting to feel pretty good about this signing.

tk13
03-08-2005, 04:53 PM
Yeah, see, it's not like we're dealing with spine or knee injuries here, just gotta be smarter about training/treatment....

Pants
03-08-2005, 05:14 PM
How good is Bell? I'm not too familiar with him.

keg in kc
03-08-2005, 05:15 PM
How good is Bell? I'm not too familiar with him.2001 defensive rookie of the year, 2003 pro bowler.

Bob Dole
03-08-2005, 08:49 PM
Still seven years seems a bit much dont ya think ...

The length of an NFL contract is fairly meaningless except as it applies to the proration of the signing bonus...

craneref
03-08-2005, 08:58 PM
I am pleased that we signed Bell, he was the LB I wnated all along. I think he may be the sleeper of FA. I am hoping this will be our Defensive version of the Priest. I wouldn't mind adding Hartwell or Law, however Law would be more futuristic that right now, but that may make him cheaper and hungier, wanting to prove that people whould have taken a chance with him. NOt sure about the trade for Surtain, a 2nd round pick is higher than I want to pay. Bell I think was a wise start, I wanted Rolle, but he was risky with not only the spine issue but the domestic abuse. We already have one CB sitting some during the season becasue of off the field incident, we don't need a lockerroom full. I am going to wait and see a bit until after the draft before I rate this years FA signings and Draft Picks, I think they needed to be evaluated as a package. GO CHIEFS.

HipHopper4Life
03-08-2005, 08:59 PM
Perhaps they're just missing a good LB and want us to worry?


The Steelers replace LB's like we replace old socks. Even when Bell got healthy at the end of the year, Larry Foote kept his spot on the field next to Farrior. Cower has out and out questioned Bell's toughness.

I'm hoping for the best but I would have been alot more comfortable throwing money at getting Hartwell on board before we turned our attention to Bell.

Woodrow Call
03-08-2005, 09:01 PM
The Steelers replace LB's like we replace old socks. Even when Bell got healthy at the end of the year, Larry Foote kept his spot on the field next to Farrior. Cower has out and out questioned Bell's toughness.

I'm hoping for the best but I would have been alot more comfortable throwing money at getting Hartwell on board before we turned our attention to Bell.

Sounds like a player with something to prove. :thumb:

Fat Elvis
03-08-2005, 09:13 PM
Sounds like a player with something to prove. :thumb:
Or Carlton Gray 2.0.....

Woodrow Call
03-08-2005, 09:15 PM
Or Carlton Gray 2.0.....

:deevee: damn you

Chiefnj
03-08-2005, 09:29 PM
When he's healthy he's an impact player and better than Hartwell. Pittsburgh proclaimed him the heir apparent to Lawrence Taylor his rookie year. When he is playing you don't have to worry about him.

Wallcrawler
03-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Well, no matter how you slice it, we have improved the MLB position at the very least.

Kendrell Bell is worlds better than Kawika Mitchell is. Also, his learning curve and ability to adapt well is good, considering what he did as a rookie, earning def rookie of the year and going to the Pro Bowl his first time out.

He comes from an aggressive scheme in Pittsburgh, and should fit in very well with Gunther's plans.


The ankle injury he had, he openly said that he went back on the field too early, trying to play through it, and made the injury worse.

The sports hernia, he was just foolish there, trying to squat too much weight.

If he keeps himself within his limits, I think he should be able to stay on the field and be a productive player.

The one thing that worries me is the report from the Giants saying that he had arthritis in his shoulders, and failed their physical. If your shoulders are arthritic, its going to be very tough to be an NFL middle linebacker where youre having to hit and wrap up opposing running backs play after play.

The guy can play football, theres no question. If he stays healthy, this was a great signing for the Chiefs. Not as good as signing Ed Hartwell mind you, but still an upgrade to one of our positions on the field.