Good Wednesday to you Steelers’ Fans.
With both Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell gone there has been a lot of speculation about who picks up the slack. I’m of the opinion that there’s too much focus on which player makes us forget one of those two or both. Instead, what we should be more concerned with is who does the things that help the Steelers win. The Steelers don’t need one guy to replace Brown and they don’t need one guy to replace Bell (one could argue James Conner has already replaced him). They need guys who make plays and they need guys who do the things that help win football games. We as fans must recognize that several good players can be every bit as effective as one or two “great” players especially when it comes to the locker room. In other words, let’s worry about what guys do to win and not what they can do to replace stats.
Tweet of the Day… We’ve all been here before haven’t we?
Boss brings new coworkers around to introduce to all. Stop at my desk & I politely smile and welcome them. One of the them opens her mouth & says “Ew. You’re a Steelers fan” w/the nastiest look on her face.
Bitch, there’s about to be some major discord up in here. Let’s go 💯
— Stevi Lynne (@slrg777) July 16, 2019
I’ll be sharing some thoughts in a separate piece on Bud Dupree. There are some unique situations that potentially exist regardless of the type of year he has. I’ll leave it up to you a to whether those are positive or not.
The Cowboys have to decide if they are backing up the Brinks truck for Dak Prescott but there was a comment this week about Zeke Elliott that made me think. An NFL analyst suggested they’ll follow a similar pattern as what the Steelers did with Le’Veon Bell. I believe the phrase was “ride him into the ground and then draft another running back.” Football is a cruel game but do running backs take the same type of pounding today they did 20 or 30 years ago? Also, contracts were different and first round running backs who excel are basically the property of the team for up to seven years if you think about it (four years plus the fifth year option and then potentially two years of franchise tags). This is exactly why the Players Association will make the tag and the fifth year option an issue in negotiations.
Is the season here yet???
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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