Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
I really do appreciate the work that many talking heads across the platforms of ESPN, NFLN, etc but sometimes there is a comment made that makes no sense. Sometimes in fact it is such a bad, uninformed take that I just laugh and move on. This time however, I cannot. Yesterday on ESPN, former Dolphins and Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum stated that our Ben Roethlisberger was the “fourth best quarterback in the AFC North.” Before I could react I had to take a minute and “do the math” if you will. I thought, “OK, Lamar Jackson is the reigning MVP. I see that. In Cleveland, there’s Baker Mayfield and he… ISN’T THAT GOOD! And then in Cincy is Joe Burrow who hasn’t even taken an NFL snap!! What in the hell is this guy thinking?!?!” If you go back earlier in this segment you’ll note the word ‘former’ in front Mike Tannenbaum’s name. That’s the perfect word for him because his track record isn’t that great in either Miami or New York. Even if I tried my hardest to consider Big Ben missed most of a season I still can’t get my head wrapped around this guy’s comments. Tannenbaum isn’t the first to say something this plain stupid but my goodness how can anyone at ESPN take this guy seriously?
Tweet of the Day… One guy who didn’t was on the same show!
Hard no https://t.co/plhL8DrUph
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 24, 2020
Latest Injury News
David DeCastro was in full pass on Monday. The was the first time since the media was allowed to watch practice… Rookie Kevin Dotson continues to nurse a knee injury but was not wearing a brace… Chris Wormley is dealing with a shoulder injury… Terrell Edmunds misses his second straight practice… Ben Roethlisberger was on the field in shorts, shirt and a ball cap as he was given a “veteran’s day off.”
Steelers’ All-Pro Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was a bit irritated when asked about the offense finding ‘some’ success against his unit. While true, Fitzpatrick was in no mood to admit it and he clearly believes this defense can be better than it was a season ago. “One thing I wanted to bring into this camp was competitive nature. I wanted to make it a really competitive environment where you can’t get away with going half speed or not giving it your all. It’s an iron sharpen iron type of environment. It’s beneficial for everybody. Everybody is flying around out there giving it 110. It’s a competitive environment and we are getting better because of it.” (quote courtesy steelers.com) My take is this; when you have a guy who accomplished what he did last year still pressing harder and for more then you’ve got yourself one hell of a competitior.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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