Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
Last night someone finally said what needed to be said. ESPN NFL Analyst Anthony “Booger” McFarland called the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Offensive Line “Soft” and it’s about damn time. “Here’s the biggest problem in Pittsburgh. The guys on defense are hurt. But from an offensive standpoint, the offensive line has been playing terrible. They’re soft. S-O-F-T,” McFarland said. While I didn’t use the term ‘soft,’ I did pinpoint this unit as the source of the offense’s problems in piece I wrote yesterday. No one knows if an offensive line is soft quite like a defensive lineman which is what McFarland was during his playing days. It’s also fair to mention that McFarland was on the Tampa Bay roster the same time Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was a coach there in 2002. Perhaps Booger felt comfortable in saying what he did because he knows Tomlin. Or maybe he just said what was true.
Tweet of the Day… My friend, you are accurate.
Looking at those 2 offenses in the Browns and the Ravens… we're in deep ? we can't even score 21 pts….#Steelers
— Melvin Daniels Jr. (@melvind02) December 15, 2020
Our Binary World
We currently live in a society where everything seems to be binary. It’s one or the other, one extreme or the other, no room for middle ground. I suspect a lot of this is due to our current political climate which has seemingly no room for anyone to view things from two perspectives. JuJu Smith-Schuster finds himself in this position. Some fans saw his new pregame ritual Sunday Night of dancing on the opposition’s logo. Others saw him be the best offensive player the Steelers had during their loss. What emerged was many ripping him from his pregame behavior yet those same people were unable to acknowledge he performed well. The other side didn’t care how well he played though because they were still upset by his ‘disrespectful’ antics. Ya know???? You can have an opinion that says “I’d prefer he didn’t do that AND I recognize he was our best offensive player.” Too often we feel like we have to choose one side or the other and that’s just not how life is. I’m old school, I know this about myself… I don’t care for what he did pregame but I can still see his performance and praise him for that. I see way too many on social media and in the media in general who can’t see both sides, it’s one or the other. We need to stop viewing everything from the extremes.
How to Win the Division
Last night, the Baltimore Ravens went into Cleveland and beat the Browns 47-42. That win now means the Steelers need a win over Cincinnati on Monday night to clinch the AFC North. It’s that simple yet nothing is going to be easy for the Steelers moving forward. Furthermore, their chances of getting the one seed are now much more difficult as well. Currently, the Kansas City Chiefs have the top spot and if they win out it’s a moot point. The Steelers play all AFC opponents in their final three games while the Chiefs have just one in week 17. In other words, it’s too early to put the clamps who the one seed is just yet.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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