Good Thursday to you Steelers fans.
The behavior of George Pickens on Sunday is newsworthy. In this day and age you cannot behave like that and not expect someone catch it. The CBS cameras caught it which meant everyone caught it and now here we are. Mike Tomlin has already addressed it and it should have died there. Pickens however didn’t do himself any favors by stepping in front of cameras and doing very little to quell the situation. Let’s be very clear on this point; the Steelers knew exactly who George Pickens was when they drafted him. He had a history of doing things that got him into trouble so none of this should be a surprise. I do not think however, that it should be getting the front page treatment that the locals fish wraps are giving it. The only reason it’s still news at all is because certain sports personalities need a trouble-maker. They need someone to feed their narratives which the ultimate goal of course is to get more listens and more clicks. Pickens didn’t exactly throw furniture from a balcony or strip of his pads and quit mid-game but some would have you believe that’s what he did. Would I prefer to not see this behavior? Yes. Do I understand he is a young man still maturing in many ways? Yes. Do I like his competitive fire? Yes. At the end of the day he’s been picked apart and now it’s up to him to take the story in a new direction.
Episode 297 of the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing Inc will air tonight. You can catch it live on YouTube at 10:05pm ET or catch the replay or audio later on! Plenty to talk about as always!
Tweet of the Day… LoL. So true.
When I was a kid, the ratio of guys in the NBA who were actually ready to fight your ass to guys who just talked a bunch of shit was a hell of a lot closer to 1:1. pic.twitter.com/xfgxlTuqEo
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) December 7, 2022
RB Najee Harris (Oblique) – DNP
LB Malik Reed (Back) – DNP
OL Chukwuma Okorafor (Shoulder) – DNP
OL Larry Ogunjobi (Toe) – DNP
LB T.J. Watt (Ribs) – LP
WR Diontae Johnson (Hip) – LP
DE Calais Campbell (NIR – Rest) – DNP
C/G Trystan Colon (NIR – Personal) – DNP
WR Devin Duvernay (NIR – Rest) – DNP
OLB Justin Houston (NIR – Rest) – DNP
T Morgan Moses (NIR – Rest) – DNP
QB Lamar Jackson (Knee) – DNP
OL Patrick Mekari (Toe) – DNP
CB Marcus Peters (NIR – Rest) – DNP
CB Daryl Worley (Hamstring) – DNP
G Kevin Zeitler (Knee) – DNP
OLB Del’Shawn Phillips (Quad) – LP
LB Patrick Queen (Thigh) – LP
LB Kristian Welch (Concussion) – LP
T Ronnie Stanley (Ankle) – FP
Injury Thoughts: Too early in the week to make any major declarations… Clearly Jackson is out and Tyler Huntley will start at QB… My guess in the case of most of these players, rest is the major thing here. This late in the season it is to be expected.
For Your Consideration
Let’s say Kenny Pickett plays really well over these final five games. If he does, it means Matt Canada is back as the offensive coordinator. If he plays really poorly, it means that Canada is gone. If you choose the latter then also remember that Pickett not playing well would only increase those saying Pickett wasn’t the right pick. I honestly think this is where we are headed. Art Rooney II does not like to pay people who don’t work for him. If they move on from Canada, he would still be owed around $700,000. It’s fair to consider that Pickett could play well and Canada is still let go, but right now? My money is on Canada coming back.
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