Antonio Brown has been in existential crisis since at least last summer, starting with his complaint that he hasn’t been allowed to express himself. He held aTwitter Q&A February 16. Unless you are AB’s therapist, you’ll need a cryptographer to figure out what he said, but we try to decipher it. There may be a lot of good DBs on the market especially veteran safeties available in free agency. We take a look at some potential targets for the Steelers in this episode. Finally: Are the Browns the team to beat in the AFC North?
The Kardashians were relatively quiet this week, although we have some updates to talk about. 1. Steelers 2019 Opponents Announced 2. Steelers Put Final Touches on the Coaching Picture 3. Steelers Permeate the New American Alliance of Football 4. How Long Would a 2021 NFL Lockout Last? 5. The First Player to Fight the NFL in Court and Win 6. How Did the 2018 Draftees Do Against Our Predictions?
Yesterday we witnessed the Super Bowl. In what could only be described as the most boring game in Super Bowl history, the Patriots joined the Steelers at the grown ups table, amassing their 6th Lombardi Trophy in a game that resembled a baseball game in mid-June. The Patriots game-planned the 11th most prolific offense in NFL history into scoring purgatory, 13-3. Tony Romo showed his prodigious broadcasting and prognosticatory chops during the game. We talk about his true success rate in predicting the next play. News of the Steelers continues to disappoint as Alan Faneca was once again passed over for the Hall of Fame missing out in his fourth time as a finalist. Four linemen made it to the final 10 but only center Kevin Mawae was elected. Terry Bradshaw made the Wall Street Journal of all places, regaling readers about his path from childhood. This guy was no coddled superstar. He worked as hard on the farm as he did at his craft. Finally - what do you think about the Mean Joe Greene commercial with Aaron Donald? Joe was quite complimentary of his defensive line descendent
The Steelers keep giving us red meat to talk about, even as the we stare seven months until the next game in the face. In this episode, we talk about: Pro Bowl JuJu’s injury Our concept of a Pro Bowl weekend that will preserve athlete's bodies for REAL football while sating the competitive thirst of football fans AR II’s most recent comments Imminent re-signing of Ben Re-signing the entire offensive line AB’s Jerry Rice fetish and the Antonio Brown brand How much fault do we pin on Ben? Super Bowl preview
The NFL season is officially over and we are now deep into NFL Draft season, with that in mind the Armchair Scout goes through a full seven-round 2019 NFL mock draft with pro comparisons for all the Day 1 and 2 picks.
In this episode: Mike Munchak Departs Family is thicker than football. Five years after he arrived to coach the offensive line, Mike Munchak departs for the same position in Denver, having molded the Steelers offensive line into the #1 rated line in the NFL. Shaun Sarrett steps into the role, having served as assistant offensive line coach in 2018. He previously was an offensive assistant with the team from 2012-17, working mainly with the offensive line. Morgan Burnett Ready To Move On Citing his desire to return to his natural position of safety instead of the dime linebacker role he played with the Steelers, Burnett said he would like to be released from his contract. Burnett missed four of the first six games of the season due to injury, recording 30 tackles and six pass deflections in a subpackage role over 11 games. Art Rooney Interview The AR II year-in-review interview was chocked full of his perspectives on 2018 and next year’s season. He pointed to a less-than-stellarkicking game and a negative turnover ratio as the primary factors contributing to a poor outcome in 2018. We talk about AR II’s thoughts on Mike Tomlin, Big Ben, AB and Le’Veon. You’ll also learn how influential the Steelers Outpost is as we discuss the AR II’s thoughtto have someone assist Mike Tomlin with challenge calls (listen to SOP 74). Circus Maximus We’re still waiting for AB’s Big Interview, but AR II disagrees that the Steelers were in cultural disarray this year, saying "It's nonsense. We didn't achieve our goal of winning the division but we finished half a game out and had a lot of opportunities to get there." In a case of history repeating itself, take a look atBob Labriola’s pieceon the drama of the 1977 season. Oh… and note that he wrote this in the midst of the2017season! (All you need to do is change the “7” to an “8” to adjust to the latest drama.) Can AB Catch Jerry? Jerry Rice has given AB a lot of support in the weeks since the falling out between Brown and the Steelers. AB has more than hinted that he’d like traded to the 49rs. Why? Could it be that he has aspirations of overtaking the definitive receiver of the modern era?
Emmanuel Sanders was on NFL Game Day week and he had a whole bunch to say about his buddy Antonio Brown. Teryl Austin comes home to Pittsburgh to assume the role as the Steelers Senior Defensive Assistant and Secondary coach. Tomlin still has a gap to fill on the staff: Clock Manager
As Alfred Hitchcock once said, "What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out?" And certainly with Antonio Brown there is never a dull moment, which was reinforced by Jesse James who said "Ah man, we are — Kardashians.” The thought that Pittsburgh, a town with its share of troubles and one that has shown resilience in the face of adversity, has a wide receiver who just got a 4-year, $68 million pay day makes you wonder why AB's not getting more heat than he is. We talk about the prospects of seeing AB in 2019 and what it does to our prospects if the Steelers have had enough of him. Change is in the air with the ousting of Joey Porter. Who's next? And - is the architect of the most effective unit on the team, the offensive line, Mike Munchack promoting himself to a new team next year?