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June 25, 2001 by Steel Hammer


$5.6 MILLION FOR A PUNTER! Miller�s leg can make the old pig skin fly, but I thought I�d actually see a pig sprout wings before any Steeler�s kicker got a $1.1 million signing bonus. What is this world coming to? I mean this is the same team that told Bradshaw he wasn�t getting $300,000. The Chief must be spinning in his grave.


Sure Miller is one of the best punters in the league, but he hasn�t made a pro bowl yet and is a long way from making the hall of fame. He was due to become a free agent at the end of the season, but is the market value for a former Canadian Football Player really this high or has Colbert simply overpaid for one of Cowher�s favorite players?


Keep in mind this signing isn�t just about Miller�s value, it�s now about his cost. No, I�m not just talking dollars, I�m talking space �cap space. Colbert has been talking about extending player�s contracts all off season, but rather than extending Earl Holmes or Dewayne Washington, he extends the PUNTER. Who is harder to replace a staring LB, starting CB, or a punter? I guess Detroit�s punter must not be a free agent for the next 5 years. So next summer when you see Holmes and Washington holding up a jersey that is some shade other then black & gold, remember to take comfort in the fact that we�ve got our multi-million dollar punter.


Somebody lock Colbert in a room with Hampton�s agent. Tell him he can�t come out until Hampton is signed, and please, PLEASE don�t let Colbert talk to Mike Schneck�s agent or we might just end up with a multi-million dollar long snapper � I mean he does snap the ball as fast as any other player in the league � PAY THE MAN.

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