Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
I’m at a complete loss. I just don’t understand the thinking of the NFL anymore. Actually, I do, it’s all about money and TV. The thought that “player safety” is even an issue any longer is a massive mistake on my or anyone else’s part. With the game moving to Wednesday night, that means the Steelers will ￼have Thursday, Friday and Saturday to prepare for the Washington Football Team. At this point, I suggest Commissioner Roger Goodell just go ahead have us play a doubleheader on Sunday. Move the Ravens’ game all the way to Sunday right? I mean he’s already moved it six days what’s another four? And since player safety doesn’t mean Jack squat go ahead and have the Steelers play back to back. At least this way Pittsburgh will again have a “normal” week to prepare for their week 14 opponent. Nah, I’m not serious, but my God, would it surprise you if the NFL actually suggested that now? It wouldn’t me.
[Update]: The Steelers and Ravens will play at 340pm Eastern on Wednesday. Pittsburgh’s game against the Washington Football Team has been moved to Monday at 5pm Eastern.
Tweet of the Day… This is why we love having Ellie as part of SCB. She gets it. Time to focus!
— Ellie Finnerty (@elliefinnerty) November 30, 2020
The Steelers Aren’t Perfect
Steelers Nation seems to think that our players have done everything right during this pandemic and for the most part they have. But there have been missteps. Several players did not adhere to the team’s request to make sure family and friends do not come into town for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some of the players who’ve been on the list recently and some who haven’t are the perpetrators. Did they mess up as badly as the Ravens? Heck no but we need to acknowledge our guys make poor choices too.
I think we can all agree that bias in the media exists. It doesn’t matter what side of the political spectrum we may reside, it’s there and hard to avoid. The same can be said when it comes to the Steelers and more specifically, Ben Roethlisberger. Since 2010, he’s largely been a person that many in the media have rooted against. This comes out in analysis and commentary from many different talking heads in the sports world. It’s something I accepted and moved past a long time ago. That doesn’t mean I don’t laugh when I see analysts trip over themselves to praise some for what Big Ben does every week. Or, quite often the reverse. Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson etc are terrific QBs but when they make poor choices they rarely get taken to task the way Roethlisberger does. Trust me, Big Ben is over it and so am I. That doesn’t mean I can’t acknowledge it from time to time.
I’m calling this right now. I think T.J. Watt will have a monster game on Wednesday. Multiple sacks, at least one turnover created and more than one tackle for loss. Why do I feel this way? I think Watt is having a good year but I don’t think it’s been as productive as he would have liked. With six games to go, this is the start of of his opportunity to get it rolling.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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