Good Thursday to you Steelers’ fans!
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired their Vice-President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin yesterday. This came following a report from the NFL Players’ Association that listed a significant number of grievances against the Jags. In fact, over 25% of all NFLPA grievances were filed against Jacksonville. Coughlin once led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories over the Patriots but he has also been known to be the last of a dying breed. Coughlin was a task master and stern disciplinarian who would not tolerate even the slightest of players misdeeds. The problem that Coughlin ran into was that he never learned how to adjust to today’s players. Some will see that as “sad” and as another failure in our society but that’s how culture works. It changes, it evolves and becomes something it wasn’t and tends to come around again. Coughlin didn’t change with the times and it has cost him his job and likely has put an end to his NFL career. Times are changing and there’s not much he or anyone else can do about it right now.
Ben and I recorded the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast 159 – Back to Earth last night and it’s here for your listening pleasure. We discussed the loss to the Bills, talked plenty of Duck and a whole lot more. Oh, and you get to hear Ben eating pretzels in the first thirty seconds!! The podcast is presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh.
Tweet of the Day… Zach is at it again.
You don’t even have to know him!
You don’t even have to meet him!
Just ask yourself, what THE HELL he went thru to get from this first pic, to the 2nd pic… pic.twitter.com/KTuIu6id1i
— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) December 18, 2019
From the Training Room
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Knee) – Limited
CB Artie Burns (Illness) – DNP
LB Mark Barron (NIR) – DNP
C Maurkice Pouncey (NIR) – DNP
OG David Decastro (NIR) – DNP
OT Alejandro Villanueva (NIR) – DNP
TE Vance McDonald (Concussion) – Full
LB T.J. Watt (NIR) – DNP
OL Tom Compton (Calf) – DNP
WR Demaryius Thomas (Hamstring/Knee) – DNP
S Jamal Adams (Ankle) – Limited
DL Henry Anderson (Shoulder) – Limited
OT Kelvin Beachum (Ankle) – Limited
LB B.J Bello (Illness) – Limited
S Bennett Jackson (Illness) – Limited
CB Arthur Maulet (Calf) – Limited
DL Steve Mclendon (Knee) – Limited
CB Brian Poole (Concussion) – Limited
RB Bilal Powell (Ankle) – Limited
DL Quinnen Williams (Kneck) – Limited
CB Maurice Canady (Shoulder) – Full
QB Sam Darnold (Knee/ Left Thumb) – Full
QB David Fales (Right Elbow) – Full
DL Kyle Phillips (Hip) – Full
OL Brent Qvale (Knee) – Full
DL Nate Shepherd (Rib/Ankle) – Full
NOTES: The Jets are indeed banged up especially on defense but they will still be formidable against our very average offense… McDonald had a full practice but is still not out of concussion protocol… I have no idea what the status of JuJu is to be honest. He’s literally day-to-day like all of us.
May the Force Be With Me
I’ve got my tickets to see Episode IX of Star Wars. I’m going after the Steelers’ game on Sunday so I’d really appreciate a win. Otherwise it may negatively affect my feelings towards the movie I waited some forty years for. No pressure Steelers!
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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