Good Thursday to you Steelers fans.
One of the more intriguing “B level” debates on social media in recent months in Steelers Nation has been the future of Ryan Switzer. The diminutive slot receiver took to social media this week to declare himself ready for 2020.“I believe I will be one of the best slot receivers in the NFL. . . . I have no doubt I’ll be up there and I’ll be talked about like Edelman is, like Welker was, like Jamison Crowder, Cole Beasley,” Switzer said in an Instagram Live video, via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I love and respect the confidence that Switzer is showing in himself and I hope he reaches the heights he is shooting for but… I just don’t see it.
We discussed Switzer, the current state of the NFL in the pandemic and a whole lot more on the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing Inc last night. Check it out and stay for the end to find out who’s a huge wrestling fan!
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Great story today on TheAthletic.com about legendary Steelers’ scout Bill Nunn. He is widely recognized as the man who went into smaller and historically black schools to scout guys like John Stallworth, Mel Blount, Ernie Holmes and Donnie Shell. The fact that Nunn is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a shame but according to Ed Bouchette that may be changing. We at SCB certainly hope that is the case.
Major League Baseball begins its’ season today after a delay of over 100 days. There is no bubble for MLB as there is in hockey and basketball. Teams will travel under much more stringent rules than they’re used to but make no mistake, the NFL is closely watching MLB. We know the Steelers will not be in a bubble nor will the other 31 teams. They too will travel and come in contact with people in other communities so testing will be extensive and incredibly important. What we cannot answer right now is what things will look like if a team has multiple players test positive. I really wish I didn’t have to write about this crap but this is the reality I’m in.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about the mental health of rapper Kanye West. I think the same can be said for former Steeler Antonio Brown too. He took to social media earlier this week announcing he was retiring (again). Then last night he rescinded that and pleaded with the NFL to end their investigation into his behavior so he can play again. I do agree with Brown that this is taking a long time to make a decision on and if I were him I’d be frustrated too. But I have to wonder if AB has gotten any help for his struggles. I’m still upset with the way things ended and he won’t ever sit well with me but I still have concerns about him moving forward.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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