Good Wednesday to you Steelers’ Fans.
Late last night word came from the NFL Players’ Association that they were going to move the issue to a full membership vote. Typically, when it gets to the full membership it gets passed. First, it only takes a simple majority and secondly, players do not like the thought of being locked out and losing pay checks. The NFL Owners hold tremendous power over the Players’ Union and always have. Many believe that it would have to take a large group of veterans to really spearhead any type of real change and I’m not sure this is the group. Part of the problem is that not every player has the same needs and wants. Some may want marijuana use allowed while others would prefer, let’s say, fewer days in pads. There is still a lot of tumult coming out this morning about just how divided the Union Leadership is over the proposal. My guess is that it gets done.
The NFL Combine is well underway and tomorrow we get our first look at quarterbacks, tight ends and wide receivers. To this point we know that the Steelers have spoken individually with TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor. As I always do here and will continue to do is caution you that the Steelers will meet with HUNDREDS of players. Not every one of them is a target or potential pick. They sometimes use one player to gain information on a former teammate they may be more interested in. Something to keep in mind.
Tweet of the Day… It speaks for itself.
This is so good.
Troy describing how it took time to warm to Pittsburgh.
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) February 26, 2020
Colbert at the Combine
Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert made his annual address at the NFL Combine yesterday touching on a number of topics. I wrote up this piece on some takeaways I had from the presser.
NFL Network stooge Adam Schein yesterday again proved that he pays very little attention to the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. Schein said Big Ben is “way out of shape and the team needs a better plan for the quarterback position.” Some may agree with the latter part of that but this “Ben is overweight and out of shape stuff” is out of control. Remember when Ben was at the Combine and was considered “skinny” back in 2004? He weighed 240 pounds at that time. He’s a guy that carries his weight well and most analysts know this. Combined with a loose-fitting hoodie and his massively large beard, idiots like Schein have to get in their hot takes. I’m not concerned about this at all.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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