Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
Music has the ability to heal. Music can make a person feel better or worse depending on what you want. Music can do many things to the human spirit but can it make the Pittsburgh Steelers a better football team? You can count wide receiver Chase Claypool as one who believes that music will do just that. He suggested yesterday that music playing at practice would do the trick. OK, I’m no curmudgeon. I know high school and college and even some NFL teams allow music to be played during certain times at practice. Therefore I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it’s a horrible idea. What I will tell you is that I’m much more concerned about why Claypool is worried about music at practice rather than being concerned about his own game. Wrong routes, dropped passes, dumb personal fouls… They were all a part of his game on Sunday. Instead, he should be working on route recognition and being the alpha dog receiver he was drafted to be. If the music turns him into a dominant force then that’s great. Something tells me it’s going to take way more than some Drake, Rihanna and AC/DC to get this team turned around.
Can It Get Any Worse?
I’m sure you know but it bears repeating. T.J. Watt was placed on the Covid-19/IR list yesterday. His status for Sunday is very doubtful which puts even more strain on an already beleaguered defense.
Tweet of the Day… See Below
First question to Tomlin today: “Coach, what songs will you be playing during practice tomorrow?” #Steelers
— Steel Dad (@SteelDad) November 30, 2021
In my own, twisted fantasy world the first question would be the above. The second question would be “Has Notre Dame contacted you regarding their coaching job?” Neither of those things will be asked simply because media credentials would be stripped faster than a T.J. Watt sack. Either way, Tomlin won’t give too many concrete answers because that’s what he and other coaches do. But there’s no doubt he has to asked some hard questions today and I hope some are willing to ask them.