Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ Fans.
There was once a time when the last football game played of the season was actually the Pro Bowl. That nightmare of a game has since moved to the week prior to the Super Bowl so that’s it folks. Football for the 2018 season is over and that means we are now officially in for the long haul meaning we won’t see meaningful football about eight months give or take. It’s always a somewhat depressing time of year but in this particular case I find it a bit of a relief. The Antonio Brown stuff isn’t going away and there will be much more coming between the Combine, free agency, OTAs, the Draft and so on but right now I’m glad for the reprieve.
I’m not surprised that ratings for the Super Bowl were down. LA fans are not what the league believes them to be and I really think outside of the Northeast I find most people have Patriots fatigue. No argument from me about their success but many have grown bored with it. That game itself was pretty lousy too.
Tweet of the Day… Still time to get involved! Your kids won’t forget it!
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) February 5, 2019
We kicked off our draft coverage yesterday with a profile of Alabama LB Mack Wilson. He’s the first of many!!
The one guy I’m really paying attention to among the Steelers’ own free agents is Jesse James. If he leaves and has a comparable offer from the Steelers it will tell me just how bad things are in that locker room. He grew up a fan, went to Penn State and has carved out a respectable career. He was quite clear in his season ending remarks about the team’s situation however.
I trust very little what CBS’ Jason LaCanfora says regarding the Steelers. He’s a Ravens’ fan and has his podcast dedicated to them. Hardly what I’d call an independent-minded NFL reporter.
Football terminology point of the day. When someone is talking about “11” personnel they are referring to the personnel grouping of the offense. This means there is 1 running back, 1 tight end and three receivers. The first number is always the number of running backs and the second number is always the number of tight ends. So therefore “22” would be 2 RBs and 2 TEs.
I mention the above because I frequently see it used incorrectly.
Today I’m starting something new in Quick Hitters, the Antonio Brown Trade Meter. Each day I’ll give you where I believe the chances of him being traded are based on his or the Steelers’ recent behavior. This meter runs from 1 to 100. 1 means no chance of a trade whereas 100 means it is going to happen.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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