F*** Google Nose Richard Sherman..Pickett Will Prevail In Pittsburgh

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Ok, so recently former Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers washed up defensive back, Richard Sherman had some words against the Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick quarterback, Kenny Pickett.

“Do I think he’s the quarterback of the future? I don’t know. It’s hard for me to trust a quarterback who wears gloves all the time. It’s just different. It’s just different. I just, I have hard time with it.”

First of all who cares what an aging, now mediocre cornerback has to say about a quarterback wearing gloves all the time? If anything. .if he was still relivent..should relish a quarterback he doesn’t trust, since Sherman is a defensive player.

But then, Richard went on to back peddle and give props to Pickett, as well as compliment on what the Steelers have been able to do with developing players.

“But he slings it. He’s effective and we’ll see how effective he is in Pittsburgh. They do a great job developing guys,” Sherman said. “They haven’t had another quarterback under center starting consistently since Ben Roethlisberger. I mean, Ben’s been there for what, 13 years, 14 years, something like that? And so, so that’ll be interesting.”

However, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a different take on Pickett’s glove wearing (to get a better grip on the ball) and hand size (8 1/2 inches).

“I potentially was capable of buying into that if I didn’t watch him play college football in Pittsburgh, and dealing with the elements that comes with playing in this environment,” Tomlin said on The Rich Eisen Show. “You can get into the hand size thing, or you can just look at how he performed in a variety of conditions, and we have those conditions here in Pittsburgh. So, there’s very little speculation from our perspective about how he might handle the ball in inclement weather, wet days, etcetera.”

So basically Richard Sherman’s words mean nothing. Just bitterness because the Pittsburgh Steelers were not interested in picking him up..in my opinion. #HereWeGo

IS MASON RUDOLPH ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR

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According to Gerry Dulac of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, veteran quarterback Mason Rudolph most likely will not be on the 53 man roster at the start of the season. Something that became evident after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kenny Pickett(20th) and Chris Oladokun(241st) picks overall.

I mean let’s face it, we all saw this coming, it’s just that Rudolph just doesn’t fit the Pittsburgh mold. But even Mitch Trubisky, who was signed by the Steelers in the offseason as the apparent front-runner as the starter will have to battle for that spot.

“Regardless what role Pickett will eventually assume in the offense, the reality is his arrival puts Trubisky in an awkward, tenuous position,” Dulac said on Sunday. “Six weeks ago, Trubisky’s signing in free agency was met with much hope and anticipation — a former No. 2 overall pick looking to pull a Ryan Tannehill-like resurrection with the Steelers. Now, after one bad game, maybe even just one interception, all he will hear is the fans crying for Pickett. The same is true for Rudolph, though he is likely to be traded before the season rather than be the starter.”

Now retired General Manager, Kevin Colbert expressed his semi-faith in Mason Rudolph after the retirement of proverbial Hall of Fame quarterback “Big” Ben Roethlisberger. But the signing of the former Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills, Trubisky showed he was not all that confident as he made it out to be.

“If we started a season today, Mason would be our starter,” said Colbert. “He’s 5-4-1 as a starter. We’re excited to see what’s next for Mason.”

“We know we’re going to add to the position, I can’t tell you how at this point. We will go to camp with four. If we had to start today with Mason as our starter, let’s go. We’ll try to build the best team around him.”

Mason is due to earn just over $3 million this season. But, if Pittsburgh were to cut Rudolph , it would only result in a dead money cap hit of just over $1 million. Which means the Steelers could trade or release him with little damage to the salary cap.

Look at it this way..if Mason Rudolph completely outshines 7th round draft pick Oladokun, then he has a chance. But if Oladokun comes into OTAs and training camp the way the Steelers expect him to, Rudolph is definitely gone. IMO #HereWeGo

VIDEOS: Tomlin’s Call To Pickett..Pickett’s Response to Steelers Fans

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“Kenny, whats up? Hey, whatchu doing tonight man? Ya’ll watching tv? What ya’ll got going on? You ready, you ready to come back to Oakland? Hey we’re about to make you a Pittsburgh Steeler brother. Congratulations to you and your family. Bro we’re excited to have you. Man this is awesome.”

Video courtesy of Kenny Pickett

“Whats up Steelers fans, can’t wait to get there, back home honestly tomorrow and get to work next door. It’s a dream come true, and I’m chasing my dreams and we’re going to win a Super Bowl soon,”

Two Former Steelers To Be XFL Head Coaches In 2023

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“Here Ye..Here Ye!” The XFL is returning! I repeat..The XFL is returning!

The XFL announced today that its eight head coaches will be Wade Phillips, Bob Stoops, Terrell Buckley, Hines Ward, Rod Woodson, Reggie Barlow, Anthony Becht and Jim Haslett.

The XFL season will launch in 2023. With the USFL set to re-launch on Saturday night, the XFL timed its announcement in a way that keeps its name in the news as many question whether there will be enough interest to support one spring league, let alone two.

APRIL 16TH: Ohio State To Honor Dwayne Haskins

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It’s been nearly three days and I still cannot get over the untimely death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Which is why I continue to celebrate his life any chance I can get. And obviously I am not the only one to do so.

Buckeyes head coach, Ryan Day told reporters Monday morning that the football program will honor the late quarterback this Saturday during their Spring Game. An honor that is definitely well deserved.

Haskins died tragically when he was fatally struck by a dump truck in Florida early Saturday. He was 24 years old. Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud shows his dedication to Simba below.

Haskins, at age 11 knew that he was going to become a product of Ohio State. A video surfaced of him saying so while checking out the Buckeyes locker room. Courtesy of NBC Sports.

Even after the ill-timed, disrespectful Twitter comment by ESPN reporter, Adam Shefter and racist Dallas Cowboys employee, Gil Brandt..the NFL has still showed respect and admiration for a decent human being, who deserved more than what he was given.

So along with Ohio State, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins(Commanders)..Steelers World 1 honors DWAYNE HASKINS! A young man who lost his life way too soon. #HereWeGo

2022 DRAFT PREDICTION: Steelers Pick QB Willis In The First Round

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Let’s understand, for the last 5 out of 6 years I have gotten each first round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers correct (no 1st round pick in 2020 due to the Minkah Fitzpatrick 2019 trade). So now it’s time to make it a cool 6 out of 7 this year. Having said that..

FIRST ROUND: (20th To 10th Pick) QB MALIK WILLIS (LIBERTY)

It is inevitable. I see the Steelers trading up has been the staple of their draft over recent years. And I really don’t see the 2022 draft being any different. Especially during this Post-Roethlisberger era the organization is going through at this point and time.

Willis, although only standing at 6′ 1″ has the intangibles that Pittsburgh needs at the quarterback position. Especially going against the likes of Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow and questionably..Baker Mayfield and their defenses twice a season. And those intangibles are mobility.

If the highlights don’t convince you, NFL Network’s draft analyst, Daniel Jeremiah seems to have the same feelings about Malik.

“He’s got a huge arm,” Jeremiah said. “He’s not real tall … but he’s built. He’s a powerfully built guy who can drive the ball. At the Senior Bowl when it was raining and everyone else was struggling, he didn’t have any issues whatsoever. This guy can really power the football. He can make all the throws, he can create and you can use the designed run game with him.”

Like Roethlisberger, Willis is from a small, unknown college. But what stands out to me with Jeremiah’s quote is “he can create and you can use the designed run game with him

Keep in mind that was Big Ben’s claim to fame early on in his career. Being able to extend plays and get the necessary yards needed..if not more for the first down or the score.

Steelers soon-to-be retired GM, Kevin Colbert said last week that the Steelers would open the season with Mason Rudolph at quarterback if necessary. Dwayne Haskins, a former No. 1 pick, is the other option already on the roster. I however DO NOT see the Mason situation happening..AT ALL!

What I do see is Pittsburgh picking up a veteran free agent quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Rodgers or even a Jameis Winston to mentor a rookie quarterback like Malik Willis who has the mobility the Steelers neec to stay competitive in the AFC North..as well as the AFC/NFL in general. #HereWeGo

Should The Steelers Consider Jameis Winston In Free Agency

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The Athletic Pittsburgh Senior Writer, Ed Bouchette went on the Rich Eisen Show 5 days ago stating that veteran quarterback Jameis Winston could wind up in Steelers black & gold. 

Although I think he would be a wise choice for the time being, I still believe that Pittsburgh will address the quarterback position early on in the 2022 NFL Draft. So look forward to either Liberty’s Malik Willis or Pittsburgh’s Kenny Picket to sport the black & gold as well. 🤞

On Thursday former Pittsburgh quarterback Bruce Gradkowski told 93.7 The Fan’s Radio Host, Andrew Fillipponi that Winston could help the Steelers win a Super Bowl during this post-Roethlisberger stage.

Would I take it as far as Jameis taking the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Super Bowl in one to two years? Not really sold on that right now, but I do believe that he can mentor a player like Willis or Pickett to become the next to do so. Because we all know that Mason Rudolph is not the answer.

Before a torn ACL sidelined him in week 8 last season against his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston threw for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions, completing 59% of his passes giving the Saints a 5-2 record.

Not outstanding numbers, but numbers nonetheless. Numbers that I believe can be improved in this stage of his career with the right organization and system. And what better organization and/or system could be better than the Steelers?

Keep in mind that Pittsburgh still have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Rodgers and more recently Carson Wentz, but for some reason Jameis Winston does make a bit of sense. But only time will tell. We shall see come free agency time. #HereWeGo