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I called my inside source and we was talking about the falcons.... I said man we have to improve our Lines and on both sides of the ball... so he was like yall will when you guys will improve yall DT position in the draft with no problem but its your O-line that i would be worried about ... Then he said something that i liked and also makes alot of sense..... He siad

If you guys new GM had the balls to get Max Starks.. he would be smart but he will also have to spend some money and a 3rd round pick..... I said they are not trading him for a third round pick.... then he sent me this

Transitional Free Agents (TFA)

A transition player designation gives the club a first refusal right to match an offer sheet given to the player by another club. To designate a transition player, the club must offer a minimum of the average of the top 10 salaries of the previous year at the player's position, or a 20 percent salary increase, whichever is greater. If the player does not get an offer, then he must play for the transition offer. If the player gets an offer, then his previous team has seven days to match the offer or lose the player. If they do not match the offer, the previous team gets no compensation.

He said that his Steelers source said that they are dangleing Max Starks out there for for a 3rd round pick or a possible trade up piece

Then he said the steelers are not big on starks but they transition tagged him because of there lack of depth..... they have no intention on resigning him after this year

The Problem

He said will Max Starks be the falcons Starting LT (?) because Starks will demand a 7 year $42 million contract(6 mil a year) ...you will also have to think about he had to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus

my peoples said a Max Starks trade to another team may go down on draft day...

So is 6'8 337lbs Max Starks worth a 3rd round pick and that big of a contract?

Max Starks interview on 790(this interview was in February)

http://www.790thezone.com/vdDynamic/AudioB...udioBit4423.mp3

i also read an article 2 days ago that featured max starks and he said he does not feel like he is in the steelers future (when i find it again ill post it)

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no thanks,its more about trading the 3rd pick for me.  The Falcons aren't gonna be serious Super bowl contenders with or without Starks.  Plus he is not getting LT $$$ from us.  He is a good RT at best.  Build through the draft.

 I wouldn't put too much faith in Weiner or his ability to stay healthy. 

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1989fan (4/9/2008)
PITs line is in shambles as well. They desperately need a OG and OT. So if the dont want Starks for either spot, neither should we.

Starks is huge, but thats all he is.

Exactly. This man lost his job for a reason. He reminds me too much of Leonard Davis. Big and stong, but doesn't have the athleticism to block against ends. DE's had him running in circles last year. I wouldn't mind him at RG, but that's still too much of a risk to take with the money and picks that will be involved.

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bossFALCON (4/9/2008)
1989fan (4/9/2008)
PITs line is in shambles as well. They desperately need a OG and OT. So if the dont want Starks for either spot, neither should we.

Starks is huge, but thats all he is.

did you guys know PIT allowed just as many sacks as us last year?

WOW. I knew they were bad, but not that bad.

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dyoshot (4/9/2008)
bossFALCON (4/9/2008)
1989fan (4/9/2008)
PITs line is in shambles as well. They desperately need a OG and OT. So if the dont want Starks for either spot, neither should we.

Starks is huge, but thats all he is.

did you guys know PIT allowed just as many sacks as us last year?

WOW. I knew they were bad, but not that bad.

47 sacks. link

the cheifs, 49ers, eagles, lions, jets and rams all gave up more than us.

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bossFALCON (4/9/2008)
1989fan (4/9/2008)
PITs line is in shambles as well. They desperately need a OG and OT. So if the dont want Starks for either spot, neither should we.

Starks is huge, but thats all he is.

did you guys know PIT allowed just as many sacks as us last year?

yup. Ben was running for his life. That total would have probably been 60 had it not been Ben behind center either moving away from or out muscling defenders. I have seen more than one sack that they just couldnt bring him down, and he got away or got the ball off.

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