Pittsburgh Steelers: Is It Time to Part Ways With James Farrior?

August 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I know it sounds crazy.  I know it is not what people want to hear.  I know it is a reality that Steelers fans are going to have to start thinking about.
Is it time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to part ways with James Farrior?
James Farrior was selected with the eighth pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. It was believed that he was going to be the cornerstone of the Jets defense. Things didn't work out quite so well for Farrior in New York, and he was ready to be out of New York by the conclusion of his fifth season.
The Jets were very similar in their feelings towards Farrior, and did not make a serious push to bring him back when his contract was up. In his five years with the Jets, Farrior broke the 100 tackle mark one time.  That was 142 in 2001.
While the Jets allowed Farrior to leave, the Steelers were more than happy to make him one of their VERY few free agent signings.
After a slow start in Pittsburgh, Farrior became the...

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