Good Thursday to you Steelers’ Fans!
I tried my best to understand what Antonio Brown was getting at when he addressed the media last week during mini-camp. Being one of the more recognized players in the NFL has its perks and has its drawbacks but what is obvious is that Brown hasn’t changed a thing. He complained about his lack of “freedom” and that he can’t go anywhere to train without fans showing up. Well, when you put your life on social media for all to see you pretty much throw that out the window. AB has not changed anything in this regard. I wake up each day to see his Instagram posts of his cars, his kids and the fans hanging around where he trains. I’m sorry that AB feels the way he does but maybe he needs to disrupt the status quo. I don’t see it happening and so far neither does he.
Pretty incredible where Ben Roethlisberger ranks among the great QBs. As 2018 looms here’s a look at how far he can climb.
Several reports on social media last night suggested that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expecting Jameis Winston to be suspended for the first three games of the season. If this holds true, he would miss the game against our Steelers in Week Three. The suspension is reportedly related to an incident in an Uber.
Tweet of the Day… Steelers on Jeopardy!
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 20, 2018
JuJu Smith-Schuster shared pictures of his dislocated pink finger on social media yesterday. Ya, that’s pretty gross and he’ll be fine. To be honest, that happens to receivers a lot more than you might think.
From Uncle Gerry’s Chat at post-gazette.com.
Rob Rogers: Any tips for attending training camp? Good places for lunch/dinner in that area? Any can’t-miss roadside attractions?
Gerry Dulac: Sharkys. Dinos. Right up the highway
Actually, head over to our newest sponsor’s place Taps N’At! Great bar food, plenty of cold beer and an awesome atmosphere!
One of the more consistent misunderstandings regarding Le’Veon Bell is drug testing. Despite the fact he is not under contract he is still eligible for drug testing. We addressed this on the Steel City Blitz Podcast last week.
I really hope the NFL is watching how FIFA is using the VAR or ‘video assistant referee.’ While the games themselves could not be more different, the lesson is simple. If you’re going to replay, do it immediately, go with what you see and move on. The NFL spends way too much time looking at a gazillion different angles rather than just trusting what they see. That’s how replay should work.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!