Good Friday to you Steelers Fans!
If you’ve been on this planet long enough then you know the Rooney Family does not overreact. They do not jump to conclusions and knee-jerk reactions are not their thing. As difficult as this is for many fans who need a quick fix to handle, its what they do. Yesterday Art Rooney II finally spoke. He sat down with usual Steelers’ mouthpiece Gerry Dulac to put a pretty direct shot across the bow of Antonio Brown. ARII said that cutting Brown was not an option but everything elsr is. Meaning a trade could very well happen. As I type this in January my gut tells me that Brown will still be a Steeler in 2019. I base that on the fact that other teams aren’t likely to offer what the Steelers would need in return and that Brown will see the light. He will realize that going to just about any other team means losing the quarterback that knows him as well as he knows himself. Personally? I’m done with him. The lack of maturity is one thing; the deliberate rudeness towards his coaches and owner is worse. I’m not naive, I know going back to a time when players were about the team first is not likely. Players are what they are today but that doesn’t mean I can’t wish for more guys who put themselves second and the team first.
Tweet of the Day… We definitely need more Heath’s in this locker room.
This is true. Heath is the bestest! https://t.co/19x93Fd5iE
— Trai Essex (@TraiDay79) January 10, 2019
One of the things we have to understand about Art Rooney II is that he isn’t his father Dan. He isn’t his grandfather Art either. When he started running the day to day operations several years back, we had a pretty good idea that things wouldn’t be status quo. That didn’t mean there would be drastic or wholesale changes but rather, the way ARII would deal with certain situations would probably be different. It’s no surprise that NFL writers like Peter King and Aditi Kinkhabwala have placed much of the blame for all of this recent drama on ARII. I say this because when they make these comments they always reference Dan Rooney. “He would have done this or he would have done that” is the usual refrain. The problem is that this is what we call revisionist history. Hindsight as they say is always 20/20. Let’s see how things play out before we start to make concrete conclusions about whose fault any of this is.
Good stuff on Jesse James from our Greg Forbes.
Cnic takes a look at the Steelers’ Free Agents that should stay and those that should move on.
A recent poll of anonymous NFL players said that the player they would least like to have as a teammate is Cam Newton. He was followed by Jameis Winston and Ben Roethlisberger. I am not in the locker room and I am not on the field in Pittsburgh and I know there are people who can rub us the wrong way but I think much of the hatred that Big Ben gets stems from 2010. People want to discuss how bad the situation was and often rip Roethlisberger to shreds. These are the same people who’ve never taken the time to actually read the reports from the authorities. Something tells me Roethlisberger doesn’t lose sleep over what others think anyway,
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation! Hopefully the drama dies down…
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