Good Thursday to you Steelers’ fans.
I knew it was coming. Deep down you probably did as well. To be clear, it doesn’t mean anything yet but it’s not a good sign. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director is the National Institute of Health said this morning that he doesn’t see football being played. “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall. If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.” (Quote courtesy cnn.com) OK I know many of you believe Fauci is full of crap and that may well be true, but he’s still the top voice on this pandemic so when he makes a comment like this it’s going to get attention. Not long after this statement, Denver safety Kareem Jackson was declared “positive” for COVID-19. He joins players from Dallas and Houston already dealing with it. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes players will test positive during the season but they are working to have protocols in place for those instances. What this looks like I have no clue but to say I’d be disappointed to have no football is an understatement.
Tweet of the Day… Our very wonderful friend from across the pond is going to freak people out. They see her as a Steelers’ fan but when that accent hits them watch out!
some of you are about to cringe at the way I say certain words in my accent when these voice tweets drop ?
— Ellie Finnerty (@elliefinnerty) June 18, 2020
As a former Patriot and Steeler-killer, I hate Rob Gronkowski. Ya, hate is a strong word but you know what I mean. As a person however I find him amusing. He’s turned being an athletic blockhead into something pretty big so good for him. I’ll still have a strong dislike for him as a player however.
Last week, we dove into the discussion about Cam Heyward and a pending extension for him. Today we shift to Bud Dupree who is currently going to play under the Franchise Tag. Any time a teams tags a player it is almost always done so with the intention of signing the player to a long-term deal. As we said on the podcast in regards to Heyward, there is currently no rush to get this done. The Steelers have often waited right up until hours before the regular season kicked off to get these things done so there’s a long way to go. There’s one caveat however. T.J. Watt is going to demand a truckload of money. The Steelers are already paying big for Heyward and Stephon Tuitt so to get Dupree some would mean a whole lot of money for that defensive front.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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