Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ Fans! Still ticked about Sunday? Me too.
There are few voices in Pittsburgh Steelers’ lore as respected as those from Rocky Bleier. While he isn’t a Hall of Famer like many of his teammates he’s a Vietnam Vet who battled his way back on to the football field despite his war wounds. Between that history and his visibility in Pittsburgh, his voice is one that matters. Yesterday he took to social media to say that it’s time to move on from Mike Tomlin. Bear in mind that Art Rooney II isn’t sitting there thinking “If Rocky says it’s time then it must be!” That doesn’t mean Bleier’s comments don’t matter though either. This is a proud franchise that is struggling to live up to its standards right now.
We’ll discuss Rock’s comments and much more on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh. We’ll record tonight and I guarantee you’ll want to hear our takes!
There was a report yesterday that I haven’t been able to confirm… The Steelers will apparently bring in a couple of kickers today. Stay tuned.
Tweet of the Day… Here’s the video of Rocky’s comments.
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) December 10, 2018
I could be really wrong with this but here goes… Does it seem like we could literally be playing anyone this week? Usually when we play the Patriots that’s all we talk about but this week feels different. The three game losing streak has taken a massive toll on Steeler Nation. It’s not that we haven’t lost three in a row before but all three of these games should have been wins. Now, with a pissed off Patriots’ team coming in, it just feels really different. I guess how this team responds will be very interesting and perhaps quite telling of the future.
I wrote on Facebook last night that I’m going wait until this season is over before I make any decisions or declarations on Mike Tomlin. I’m already on record as saying Keith Butler should be let go but I want to see how this team responds with its’ back against the wall. After that? I’ll give you my opinion.
The NFL is going to have to take a look at the field goal block employed not only by Denver, but now by Seattle as well. Last night it was blatantly obvious that Bobby Wagner benefited from using his hands to gain leverage to get over the offensive line. It it is also apparent that the defensive linemen in front of him were directed to push down on the backs of the offensive players. Something is going to have to be addressed there.
OK, it’s Patriots’ week! Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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