Good Friday to you Steelers’ Fans.
We learned yesterday that Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert is none too happy with Antonio Brown’s recent interviews and he let his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, know it. What Brown apparently does not understand is that every time he opens his mouth he reduces his trade value. This led us here at SCB to discuss what we’ve dubbed “the nuclear option” as it pertains to AB. There is a scenario that Brown is well aware of where he doesn’t get traded at all. He is currently under contract you may recall. While none of us can predict what this would look like, it is fair to assume that Brown would likely want no part of the OTAs, mini-camp or Training Camp. Should he not report to mandatory events the Steelers could recoup some money back. Honestly this is not what I or you should want to happen. You know as well as I do AB would take this to social media where it would be nothing short of total chaos.
Here’s my profile of Georgia TE Isaac Nauta. Difficult guy to project as he wasn’t used a lot in the Bulldogs’ offense.
Tweet of the Day… Here’s your combine schedule in case you didn’t have it.
On-field combine workouts begin today with running backs, offensive linemen and specialists.
The weekend schedule: pic.twitter.com/EA2WSoUjTK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2019
Don’t have to worry about Jason Witten in the ESPN MNF booth for 2019. He’s decided to return to the Cowboys for a 16th season. He’s reportedly signed a one-year deal worth $5 million. This bears watching because Jesse James is out there as a free agent tight end and he’s no doubt paying close attention to what Dallas has paid a 37-year old guy who has been away from the game for a year.
Kyler Murray likely guaranteed himself going in the first round of the Draft yesterday and all he had to do was stand there. The Heisman Trophy winner measured in at just a shade over 5’10” tall and weighed 207 lbs. Had he come in lower than that then the questions would have really begun. At this point, I don’t see him slipping past Miami at 13.
L.J. Fort will likely be re-signed by the Steelers and that’s fine. I think he adds excellent special teams’ value and is a solid reserve linebacker. I think fans see the hustle and effort Fort plays with and translate that to being a ‘starting-level’ linebacker. I don’t believe he is. I see too many issues in coverage and while I agree he busts his ass every play that can’t make up for limitations in other areas. The Steelers must have linebackers that can cover in man to man situations with consistency.
Have a terrific weekend Steeler Nation!
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