Good Monday to you Steelers’ Fans.
Before I get to the Steelers I want to wish everyone a good Memorial Day. If you have the opportunity to be off work or school today please take time to remember those who have the ultimate in service to our country.
There were two different ‘reality checks’ if you will, this past week during Phase Three of the Steelers’ OTAs. Neither is new if you’ve followed football long enough but both bear discussion. James Washington reports that he’s down about 10-15 pounds from last year and claims to be in better shape. Pretty incredible for a guy who was always in “great shape” to begin with right? This illustrates just how demanding the position is and often how subjective the phrase “in shape” really is. Then there’s rookie running back Benny Snell, Jr who played his college ball in the country’s most competitive conference, the SEC. He admitted last week that the “NFL was really fast.” Its something we often hear from rookies to be honest but I think it’s good when they are willing to admit just how different the transition is. Here’s hoping both of these guys have important contributions in 2019.
Tweet of the Day… No words necessary.
That’s my Quarterback… pic.twitter.com/wr0Nn14H25
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) May 25, 2019
I started to write a full length article on Joey Porter’s comments but then thought “why bother?” The NFL Network is the TMZ of sports constantly looking for anyone they can to further their agenda against Ben Roethlisberger. But frankly, who in the hell is Joey Porter to discuss leadership? Leaders don’t get kicked out of games before they start. Leaders don’t shove bouncers at bars the same weekend they should be worried about a postseason game. I could really go on and on here… Ben Roethlisberger will never be what everyone wants him to be as a leader but to get criticism from Porter? Give me a damn break.
RIP to Packers’ legend Bart Starr who passed away this weekend. A legendary QB and gentleman.
The Steelers will resume Phase Three of OTAs tomorrow. I’m curious to see which media member and which player start tweeting at each other over a bunch of nonsense.
Enjoy the day Steeler Nation and please remember what it’s about!
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