Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
We’ve had more than 24 hours to process what happened on Sunday night and I must say, the more I watch and recall the sicker I get. There were so many things, on both sides of the ball, that just weren’t right. I’ll get to those in a second but how are you dealing with this today? Have you accepted it? Are you in denial? Are you still ready to puke at the sight of the color brown? I have no idea how Kevin Dotson doesn’t play a single snap. It’s beyond me why this team never seems prepared for a playoff game. I’d love to know why this defense still hasn’t been able to find a way to keep a linebacker off of a wide receiver. Where in the wide world of sports were T.J. Watt, Cam Heyward and Minkah Fitzpatrick?
The Pederson Effect
The Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Doug Pederson yesterday. Not surprisingly angry Steelers’ fans wondered why they can fire a Super Bowl winning coach while Mike Tomlin seemingly gets pass after pass. It’s a fair point to be honest but to my knowledge Tomlin hasn’t had rough relations with so many in his organization. He hasn’t had seasons like Pederson has had either. Still, I get the point.
Tweet of the Day… Frank Caliendo is funny. That is all.
if Madden & Summerall had called the game on Nickelodeon.
(R-Rated… LANGUAGE) pic.twitter.com/ONLINLwHGF
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) January 11, 2021
While we all saw the scene that unfolded after the game Sunday night, the reality is that the Steelers face a difficult decision with Ben Roethlisberger. We’ll have a more detailed explanation of the financial aspects this week but this isn’t as simple as “give him an extension” or “ask him to take a pay cut.” Reports of Maurkice Pouncey retiring are gaining more traction than anything around Big Ben and I took a look at that here.
I know many of you are chomping at the bit to hear news from the south side about coaches and players but I’m told this may take a few days. The team always conducts exit interviews and those will take a few days especially with the news that there may be Covid-19 issues at the facility. Trust me. Change is coming. We’re just going to have to wait.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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