Good Monday to you Steelers’ fans.
Free agency in 2020 is still not a week old. It officially started last Wednesday yet there are many already handing out grades. My question to that is how? How can anyone hand out a “grade” when free agency isn’t over? How can anyone give a grade when none of these newly acquired players have even played a snap with their new teams yet? If you go back to last year, you’ll recall how many people loved the Steelers’ signing of Mark Barron. We saw how that worked out as Barron isn’t even on the roster any longer. Did the Steelers address areas of need over the last week? Absolutely and that’s exactly what you have to do during free agency. Derek Watt, Eric Ebron, Stefen Wisniewski and the trade for Chris Wormley were all acquisitions that were needed. The problem is of course that we haven’t seen any of them in the Black and Gold yet and to me, giving them a grade doesn’t make sense. Just like I don’t grade a draft the day after I don’t grade free agency until I see them in action with the Steelers.
Tweet of the Day… Spot on here Cam.
I really just want to say thank you to all the first responders! From the nurses to the doctors to the grocery store workers. You guys are the LIFE LINE!
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) March 23, 2020
Take advantage of The Athletic’s free 90-day subscription and check out some great content like this interview Ed Bouchette conducted with Terry Bradshaw. He comments on Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow (and he knows a thing or two about elbows) and comments on Tom Brady’s decision to leave New England.
What Watt Brings
Coach Bobby does a terrific job of breaking down exactly what Derek Watt brings to the Steelers in this piece loaded with some great clips and analysis.
We will return tonight or tomorrow with the latest episode of the SCB Steelers Podcast. Our topics will obviously include comments on the Steelers’ free agent moves but we’ll also be discussing the potential comp picks for next year. With B.J. Finney, Javon Hargrave and Nick Vannett signing elsewhere the Steelers could get multiple comp picks for next year. That and much more!
Have a great day Steeler Nation and as always please take care of yourselves. please remember there are a lot of people out there who will struggle with this pandemic more than others. Whether financially or emotionally, we all handle things differently.
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