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  1. Bell contract 2018

    Apparently the Steelers can pull the franchise tag and STILL get the 3rd Rd. COMP pick. So a trade would have to be something better than that. Good news. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/09/25/steelers-can-still-rescind-franchise-tender-get-compensatory-draft-pick-for-leveon-bell/
  2. Steelers listening to offers for RB Le' Veon Bell

    If Bell doesn't sign the tag before the trade deadline, that would kill it. I'm sure the Steelers would love to trade him for a 2019 3rd, tomorrow. Some team might be desperate enough to do that trade. Jets make sense because NY teams loving making big splash signings.
  3. Steelers listening to offers for RB Le' Veon Bell

    I think so. He's proven to be an elite player, when he is, uh, actually in shape and on the field. Gives them the pole position for signing him long-term after the season.
  4. Steelers listening to offers for RB Le' Veon Bell

    You can't extend the tag as far as I know.
  5. Steelers listening to offers for RB Le' Veon Bell

    The only way it work is if the team he was being traded to had a wink wink deal with Le'Veon and his agent that they were going to "Pay the Man" at the end of the season.
  6. How did Buffalo Bills become so terrible

    Apparently the Bills weren't reading the press clippings that they were the worst team in the league. Huge win for them.
  7. MNF: Steelers @ Buccaneers

    The Steelers are historically good on Monday Night. And Tomlin seems to have the team ready to ball out whenever he starts getting media and fan wrath for playing embarrassing games. That said, my confidence level is lukewarm at best. But to quote the great Warren Buffet "Be greedy when others are fearful, and be fearful when others are greedy." Give me the Steelers in a bounce back game. Tampa / Fitzmagic comes back to earth tonight. (He is 0-5 vs. Pittsburgh)
  8. agree?

    The stats do not tell the whole story, but they do tell a story. Putting Tomlin's career in historical context is a valuable tool given the current environment where a lot of fans are saying the sky is falling and that Tomlin should be fired. Every coach, great and not-so-great have had their issues. In this era of microscopic scrutiny, modern coaches are not only dealing with football and team issues, but with waves and waves of media backlash, as well. In eras past, coaches were not as heavily scrutinized as they are now. And additionally, fans and media are now more knowledgeable than they have ever been. So the weaknesses and flaws are magnified and broadcast far and wide. We've seen many coaches crumble under that kind of pressure. Tomlin, while flawed, is more than capable of handling his job imo. His record is only one measuring stick, but an important one.
  9. Gronk was almost a Lion?

    Jim Caldwell - worst facial expressions of all time. Runner Up: Mike Holmgren
  10. Gronk was almost a Lion?

    Does Brady have patents on Football deflation practices and Fountain of Youth formulas?
  11. agree?

    It can be a real conversation anytime. But let's not forget that he is a 116-61-1 career coach in the NFL. A .654 regular season winning percentage. Let's compare him to other top coaches in the history of the league: Bill Belichick .682 George Hallas .671 Don Shula .665 Mike Tomlin .654 Tony Dungy .652 Joe Gibbs .629 Mike McCarthy .627 Curly Lambeau .623 Bill Cowher .619 Paul Brown .616 Tom Landry .601 Chuck Noll .572 Bill Parcells .570 Is he a perfect coach? Nope. Could he be MORE effective? Definitely. Honest question: Who would you rather have coaching the team?
  12. agree?

    While I do sometimes agree with Cowherd and find him insightful, other times I find him a blowhard who paints with a broad and inaccurate brush. (pun intended) I think this is a little bit of both. While YES there is some truth that Cowher/LeBeau's defense was much closer to elite most years, it is also true that the league has changed in the last 10 years. I think Tomlin/Butler/Colbert are still trying to catch up with it. With the rule changes, offenses are getting a much more significant advantage than they were getting during the Cowher era. At the same time, Cowher's teams were wildly inconsistent with 1998-2000 being a dark period (7-9, 6-10, 9-7) to say nothing of his underachieving in the playoffs. I do have to say I loved his brand of football and the team identity during his tenure. They were lacking quality consistent QB play on offense during much of that time. Tomlin could easily have won 3 SBs by now. He HAS underachieved as well, but it is hard to win it all in this league especially with Belichick and Brady ruining dreams year after year. The Steelers have won 3 playoff games in the past 3 years. Did that playoff loss to JAX last year stink to high heaven? Absolutely. Does Tomlin deserve a lot of blame? Absolutely. But to say that Tomlin has been riding the much superior Cowher's coattails all these years is beyond ridiculous. As I have said before, at least half the teams / fanbases in the league would kill for the kind of mediocrity that our spoiled fanbase cries about year in and year out. Does Tomlin need to fix the defense? An emphatic YES. But is he a bad coach that needs to be tossed out with the proverbial bath water? An emphatic NO.
  13. Bell contract 2018

    He'Be'On "Taco" Bell ? lol
  14. GDT - Prime Time - Browns to ground the Jets

    Congratulations guys! The arrow is definitely pointing UP for your franchise.
  15. Bell contract 2018

    Sporting News: Le'Veon Bell's holdout has reached point of career-damaging consequences