Good Friday Steelers’ Fans!
I’ve tried to defend Le’Veon Bell in the past as a young man still trying to find his maturity. It has become apparent that this maturity will likely never be reached. After earlier demanding $17 million per season, Bell must have seen the tide of fans turning against him. Yesterday he found his inner “Batman” and tweeted the following
it’s so hard to be a hero in a city that paints youu out to be the villain.. pic.twitter.com/TBFAHTQJcm
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 29, 2018
First of all, why the emphasis on the word “you?” Did Bell need that extra ‘u’ from some reason??? I digress… Nobody thinks Bell isn’t worth being the highest paid running back in the league. He already is by almost a 2 to 1 margin but this idea that he should be paid as a top running back and a #2 wide receiver is preposterous. So if I’m a teacher, I get paid for that but if I also handle the discipline that means I get paid like a vice-principal too right? Wrong!
This “$17 million” decree is in my opinion just another attempt at trying to get traded. Let me explain exactly what the Steelers’ approach is. They are not “shopping” him. Meaning, they aren’t actively making phone calls. What they ARE doing is taking every single phone call and email that inquires about him. The Steelers would like to get something more than a third round comp pick for him in 2019 so if someone is willing to back up the Brinks’ truck for him? You listen. As for Bell, quit acting like you aren’t appreciated and furthermore, grow up already.
Tweet of the Day #2… There’s only one way to reply to Bell’s tweet and Benstonium does it best.
It’s SO haRd TO bE a HerO iN a CiTy THaT pAinTs YoUU ouT tO bE tHe ViLlAiN.. pic.twitter.com/26IQrZMsUk
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) March 30, 2018
Next week on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh, we will be joined by NFL Draft hopeful Wendell Dunn. He’s a DE/OLB from Wake Forest who recently had dinner with teammate Jessie Bates III and Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert.
If you have youngsters, they might be interested in Ben Roethlisberger’s 10th Annual Youth Football Camp. Check it out right here.
I know the “leading with the crown” rule is getting a lot of attention and it should but it really should have been instituted a long time ago. When football was first played many years ago, tackling was done using the arms and the shoulders. The use of the head was not even a consideration. As equipment and more padding evolved so too did the use of the head. There will be ugly times ahead as the league tries to determine which hits are worthy of ejection and which aren’t. In the long run, I hope that it makes these types of hits a thing of the past. If not, the game itself is in question.
Check out Cnic’s latest Draft Profile on Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage.
Have a great Easter Weekend Steeler Nation!