Good Friday to you Steelers’ Fans.
Social media can be an ugly, awful place where bullying and nastiness are pervasive. It can also be a tremendously positive place where people come together to discuss common causes or ideas. When celebrities or in this case athletes take part on social media they have to realize they will face a mix of the bad and the good. I saw a conversation on Twitter yesterday about Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph. One person cited Dobbs’ dismal performance in relief of Ben Roethlisberger in Oakland last season where he went 4 of 9 for 24 yards and an interception. Keep in mind the person did not use Dobbs’ twitter handle in the tweet. Nevertheless the user found that Dobbs had blocked them. I like Josh Dobbs. He’s a good guy, works hard and does great things outside of football. Unfortunately I’m not as big of a fan of his game. That said, it’s apparent that Dobbs either searched Twitter for his name or he has a social media manager that did. If Dobbs is going to be successful in football then I suggest he not be so soft. The author of the tweet commented on his performance. He did not disparage him personally or anything remotely close to that. I don’t like social media for the most part but I’ve accepted that it is what it is. If you’re going to participate then you can’t be that soft. Not everyone is going to say glowing or positive things about you. It’s a fact of life. I realize there’s a lot of pressure on Dobbs this season. Everyone, including myself believes Rudolph will be the primary backup and that probably isn’t sitting well with Dobbs. If we are on social media just for the accolades then we have it wrong. Even the greatest performances are criticized. I hope Dobbs considers this moving forward.
We had a darn good time on the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh. We discussed the defensive side of the ball as Camp nears and had some laughs along the way.
Tweet of the Day… We could not agree more Steve.
Sept can’t get here fast enough
— Steve Nelson (@Nelson_Island) July 18, 2019
We all do realize that if something happens to Sean Davis that this defense doesn’t really have any other true free safeties right? For all of the talk about the lack of depth at tight end, the fact that the Steelers have not signed some insurance (Tre Boston would be an option) here is troubling.
I knocked out this piece last night on the “Seven Things You Should Pay Attention to at Training Camp.”
One question I get from time to time from fans is “Why don’t you guys put out more content?” Let me explain. First, I don’t believe in having a quota. Some sites expect their writers to pump out one piece per day or per week and that’s fine. I’m of the opinion that a lot of times, the content of those articles is not very good. If you want to read about ESPN’s Power Rankings, the top players from 1968 or whether the Steelers should ask Rod Woodson to come out of retirement then by all means please do. My feeling is simple. We are going to put out content we feel is well-thought, well-researched and that would be something a bit different than the norm.
Next week at this time we’ll be talking about actual football!!!!!
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!
QH is presented by