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Ladarius Green was paid a four year twenty million dollar contract.
That's five million a year. Plus, he got a nice $4.8 million dollar signing bonus.
So for the 2016 season he was paid $9.8 million.
Can we just call it $10 MILLION BIG ONES?
Here's what the Steelers got for their money.
In 2016 he played in six games. That means he was paid $1.6 MILLION per game!
Or if you like he had eighteen catches . That means he was paid $560,000. per catch!
Money well spent! Note: Sarcasim.
Come Sunday as the eyes of the world and Steelers Nation focus on the Steelers vs. the "Tuna-Fish of Miami";
one Steeler will not, once again, be in a uniform. Green.
Green who made his season debut in a black and gold uniform on November 16th
as the Steelers lost to the Cowaboys 35-30.
Where had all 6'6 280lbs of Mr. Green been prior to that? We don't know.
We could not get a straight answer from anyone.
Green had surgery to repair his ankle in January of 2016.
He missed all of Spring training and all of training camp in Latrobe.
Some suggested he spent July through November with his right ankle in an ice bucket. Some suggested he continued to suffer from concussions he sustained in 2014 and 2015 while still with the San Diego Chargers.
Green came here with the reputation as a game changer. Heck he had 37 catches and 429 yards rec in 2015.
(Note:) Remember that for later use "Cupcake"! No wonder we went after him.
He got a big bag of money; then we heard crickets. We got a quick look at him for six games
and eighteen catches. Then "BOOM"!
"Hello, is this 'The Concssion Protocol Clinic'? Yeah, Green again.
The kids got a rotten soft coco-nut for a head. We will need a bucket of cold water and a dark room again, please. How long? Who the hell knows!"
Look, in a modern era when we have players committing suicide, notably Junior Seau-God rest his soul, because of brain trama due to head injuries. If Ladarius has a rung bell again and can't go Sunday against the "Miami Tuna-Fish" ; I trust the doctors know what they're doing. The man's life is more important than football.
But what's got my goat is not the wasted $10 MILLION BIG ONES.
It's the fact that for every damn week since training camp all I kept hearing from Steelers beat reporters were questions to Coach Tomlin of the same damn nature.
"When's Green gonna play? OMG, OMG he's the second comming of Mike Ditka and Jerry Rice.
OMG, when he's healthy he's gonna be the missing link to our Super Bowl dreams.
OMG, I'm just simply gonna pee myself in anticipation."
All this said with all the giddyness of a sixteen year old girl on way to prom.
Then Steelers fans ,trusting that the "MEDIA" really knew anything about "FOOTBALL", bought into the hype around Green.
In the mean time, "The Outlaw" Jesse James, 6'7 281lbs out of Penn State, was going to work every day.
To date he has 39 catches for 338 yards rec.
Remeber we spent $10 MILLION BIG ONES on Green because he had 37 catches and 429 yards rec. in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember? Good you get a cookie! Get the point?
All the while ,"The Outlaw" was learning from the very best the game has to offer in his tight end
Coach James Daniel.
You don't know Coach Daniel? You should egg-head. He's been on the Steelers staff for 13 years!
He made Heath Miller into "HEEEEEEATH!".
Oh, and on occasion "The Outlaw" learned a few things from perhaps the gretest offensive lineman to ever play the game and now Steelers O-Line Coach, Mike Munchak.
Did you actually watch Ladarius Green when he played his six games? I did with great intent.
I wanted to know what "GOD" looks like.
Could you hear the teen age prom queens gushing?
"2,4,6,8 Ladarius is GREAT! I just adrore him!", I over heard the prom queens scream after his first catch!
I watched too.
Let me say this. My eighty seven year old Father can block better than Green.
Hell, call up Conrad Dobler and his sixty two year old runied knees; he can block better than Green!
So listen up "Cupcake"! Get your chin up and buckle up that chin strap.
Because the Steelers will have their best tight end on the field come game time, "The Outlaw" !
Oh, one last thing. $577,228. That's Jesse Jame's salary for 2016. Money well spent!