I have been reading a lot about the optimism surrounding this season. Some centers around the return of Martavis, and the new draft picks. So I need some help on this.
There has also been a ton of optimism around the defense. This is the part I don't get. What do you base the optimism on? Heyward is coming back. Got it. What makes you optimistic about the D this year as I don't see a ton of changes coming? Usually you don't see a defensive back drafter lower than round 2 making any meaningful contributions? I may be wrong about that. So tell me where the optimism comes from that our D is going to be vastly improved? Thanks
when I was a kid, I couldn't wait for summer. 3 months off of school, warm weather, hanging by the pool with my friends, etc...
Now it's just 3 long, hot, boring months until football season starts!
And living in NC doesn't help much either. Hot and extremely humid temps suck! Getting older reduces my tolerance to such heat!
Ok, b**ch session over! Come on September! Get here already!
Who you got the Steelers taking? Not necessarily who you want, but who you think it's going to be...
Honestly, I think there's been a lot of Peppers hype. I don't think the diluted sample is going to hurt him too bad. My money is on Peppers. Not my first choice but I get it.
Bell probably gets franchised, Timmons gets a 2-3 year $5-6m/per, Harrison gets a 1 year.
Do they make Jarvis Jones, Markus Wheaton, and Shamarko Thomas offers?
Bruce Gradkowski QB 33
Lawrence Timmons ILB 30 $9,559,150
Jarvis Jones OLB 27 $2,176,376
DeAngelo Williams RB 33 $2,000,000
James Harrison OLB 38 $1,375,000
Cody Wallace C 32 $1,160,000
Greg Warren LS 35 $1,065,000
Le'Veon Bell RB 24 $1,030,150
David Johnson TE 29 $760,000...
I absolutely believe we can win this game, but I don't think we will. Road Ben scares me, and the Pats in Foxborough always scare me, regardless of whether or not this Pats team is as dangerous as previous years.
But hey, I picked the chiefs to blow us out last week, so what do I know?
Just to start it off with Tomlin in his press conference regarding AB.
He said that punishment will be handled "swiftly" but the team will "punish him, not us." I suppose that means some type of fine. It will be handled in house and the media will not be notified of any team punishment. He also indicated that a league punishment is likely forthcoming.
He also apologized for the use of language and that it was a poor example as a role model.
Finally, he indicated that this will have zero impact on the game and that it is basically a media driven story, as there are the same number of sports shows on TV and radio but only four teams playing this week.
In conclusion, he did about as much as any coach could to diffuse the situation. Tomlin truly is a cool cucumber, very intelligent, and articulate. I wish he could be more free wheeling in these things because he shows hints of having a great sense of humor and being someone that the average guy would love to have a beer with.
Below is the Sports Illustrated interview with Martavis Bryant.
Pretty good interview.
Wow, I would've never guessed that he used to never work out......lol. He's actually gotten much bigger from what I can tell.
I'm really pulling for him and willing that he has gotten his life in order. This offense could be really frightening in 2017 if all goes well for him.
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