Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
We tried our hardest to let Steelers’ fans know that J.J. Watt was not coming to the Steel City but it took an actual decision from Watt to finally convince them. Watt announced yesterday that he will be signing a two-year $31 million deal to play for the Arizona Cardinals. The funny part is that so many fans said, “He’s made enough money. He just wants to play with his brothers” that many were actually believing it. The truth of the matter is that I’m sure he would have very much loved to have played with Derek and T.J. but other things needed to fall into place. Other things you ask… first of all the Steelers would have needed to desire his services. This is not the same guy that won multiple defensive player of the year awards either in terms of his health or his overall play. The other thing is where do you put him? He’s not an EDGE rusher and he’s not a nose tackle. You could rotate him with Stephon Tuitt and Cam Heyward but you aren’t paying him that much to be rotational. At the end of the day, this was never as close to happening as some believe it was.
Happy Birthday Big Ben!
The Two-Time Super Bowl Champion and future Hall of Famer turns 39 years old today. Seems like just yesterday I was sitting in end zone seats in Ford Field watching his very first action as a Steeler in the preseason opener in 2004.
Tweet of the Day… This is an excellent question.
Fleets are gone… does that mean I get my sports scoreboard back??
— Mel (@Mel629_) March 2, 2021
The OL-RB Debate
If you want to start an argument on social media then bring up whether the Steelers should go offensive line or running back with their first round selection. You’re going to get fire from both sides. I am of the belief that you build inside first and work your way to the skill positions. If there isn’t a tackle or center you live there do you take a running back? I’m open to it but I honestly would rather get a better talent at a different spot and roll the dice in the second and third rounds. That’s just me and I accept their are other opinions.
What Wouldn’t Surprise Me Vol. 3
For all the talk about the needs on the offensive line and at running back, one could certainly argue we are badly in need of a tight end. Yes, Eric Ebron is still under contract but I’ll never view him as an actual “tight end.” He’s 90% receiver and 10% blocker in my view. That’s not a knock on him, that’s just who he is. With literally no experience and little talent behind him, it would not surprise me to see the Steelers go with a tight end in the second or third round. Am I predicting this? No, but I can for sure see it happening.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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