Good Friday to you Steelers’ fans.
Every team needs a guy like Zach Banner. He’s the monstrous offensive tackle known as “eligible” since his role is often that of a third offensive tackle when he hits the field. He really is the genuine article when it comes to being a fun, passionate player. He will engage just about anyone on social media which these days is like walking a tightrope over a pit of vipers and someone is shaking the rope. Banner really should be commended for this because many of his peers take a much more ‘secure’ route or no route at all. Banner will comment on just about anything and he isn’t afraid to engage in matters of social or political issues either. While Banner’s star has risen on Twitter, the next step is on the field. He will find himself in a battle with Chuks Okorafor and perhaps Matt Feiler for the right starting spot. You know the situation with Feiler, if necessary, he’ll slide down to left guard but all arrows point to this being a three-way battle for the spot. For the casual fan, Banner is a guy they want around for the reasons I laid out above. For the football gurus out there, it’s an opportunity for a young guy to take over a key spot for many years to come. Banner has already done a helluva job re-making himself physically so can he complete the task? We shall see but he sure is fun to have around and every team needs a guy like this.
We recorded episode 176 of the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing this week. We discussed what Training Camp could look like between Heinz Field and the Southside facility, plus we went in depth on Cam Heyward and the D-Line. Give it a listen!
Tweet of the Day… Good example of his humor.
— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) June 10, 2020
A Harbaugh Statement I Agree With
I’m not a real big fan of the Harbaugh’s and I’m guessing you aren’t either. But Ravens’ Coach John Harbaugh said something that makes a lot of sense. “I’ve seen all the memos on that, and to be quite honest with you, it’s impossible what they’re asking us to do. Humanly impossible,” Harbaugh said Thursday on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, via Aaron Kasinitz of PennLive.com. “We’re going to do everything we can do. We’re going to space, we’re going to have masks. But, you know, it’s a communication sport. So if we want to get out there and have any idea what we’re going to be able to do, we have to communicate with each other in person. We have to practice.” (Quote courtesy profootballtalk.com) He’s absolutely right. To take it a step further, how on Earth do they expect players to ‘socially distance’ in the locker room and facility but continue that on the practice field? It just doesn’t make sense.
Blocking By Ben?
If you’re on Twitter then you likely know that Ben Roethlisberger has an account. He has nothing to do with it however as it is run by a completely independent entity. Earlier this week, it was announced that they would be ‘unblocking’ everyone they’ve ever blocked for whatever reason. For many Steelers’ fans this was welcome news because some of that had been blocked by the account. What I always find funny is how everyone screams “What did I do to get blocked?” Well, search their timeline and you’ll more than likely find the reason(s) why they were blocked. What you need to understand is that there will still be people getting blocked. Let’s be honest, some just have it coming. But perhaps there won’t be as many. Good thing there is that ‘mute’ function.
This Sunday is Father’s Day and I’d like to wish a very happy one to all of the Fathers out there. We all have or had different relationships with our fathers or maybe no relationship at all. I’m hopeful though, that someone played that role for you. Regardless, enjoy the day and I hope you don’t get a tie.
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!
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