While Le’veon Bell hasn’t shown his face in Pittsburgh. There are two Running Backs who don’t care. James Connor a hometown Boy who had a coming out party in his preseason debut against the NFC Champs Atlanta falcons. In a game where he rushed for 98 yards on 20 carries. he has a down hill running approach and hits the hole with an explosive burst. James Connor is a Cancer survivor and has been through adversity on multiple times. James suffered a torn ACL in college. only to come back to win ACC player of the year. his rise through adversity sits well with the blue-collar town of Pittsburgh.

Then there is little Known Terrell Watson. An Undrafted free agent out of Azusa Pacific. His two preseason games have been eye-opening. A Big Bruising running Back with speed could end red zone problems that the Steelers have. He rushed 8 times for 40 yards against the colts with 4 receptions for 42 yards. So while Le’veon Bell is lobbying for more money these young running backs are showing Bell why they call this the Not For Long League!!!!!

Why not trade Le’veon Bell now. While his stock is high. Le’veon Bell has never finished a full season(suspended 4 games last year and didn’t finish AFC Championship game). The Steelers are in desperate need of a starting corner or some #1 draft pick for a #1 corner. If the Steelers even think of signing Bell close to his demands. It would be a salary cap nightmare with years of backlash to come. Let this sink in Le’veon Bell turned down  12 million a year which would have been the highest paid running back in the NFL. by 4 million a year. His demands are out of reach for a position that gets hit almost every play. And with his prior track record it would be a waste of salary cap money!!!!

I’m not saying Le’veon Bell isn’t  an elite running back. It’s just his demands are too rich for a salary cap league. With his track record of injuries and NFL suspensions this would be a horrible front office decision!

After 3 preseason games it’s painfully clear the defense is still a mess. You would think after the AFC Championship game. That was a horrible beat down by one of the Steelers Biggest rivalry, That the steelers would’ve addressed this, The SECONDARY! With the demise of Ross Cockerell’s play, And a defensive scheme which allows the receivers to run wide open. The Steelers are no better off now than they were in the AFC Championship Game!

There seems to be an Express-lane of corner backs coming in and out of Pittsburgh none of which will have an immediate impact.So where do the Steelers go from here? Is Coty Sensabaugh the answer for Ross Cockerell blunders.? Will Senquez Golson ever play? Will Mike Hilton get a chance along with Jordan Dangerfield? The answer is only known by Mike Tomlin. When will Keith Butler be accountable for such a Horrible defense? Just like my article the defense has more questions than answers!

Hey folks its no surprise that the Penguins are struggling with all the injuries on defense, and some media pukes are harping about the Penguins burning out before they can defend their Stanley cup championship from a year ago! From a fan’s point of view I see some promising signs.
Sid is killing it, Rust is coming back, Letang, Maata , and Daly are coming back. Perhaps we should let the young guns get more ice time with 6 games left and let guys like Sid, Phil, and Cullen play on the Power play, and in spot duty, but girding the young guns for the upcoming Stanley Cup Battles!!
The goalies will get better, the defense will get an infusion of master talent, and we will have to mold into a juggernaut in the first round, which brings me to my point. If you’re going to be the third seed, then, you might as well slip to the fourth seed and get the young players more ice time so when the playoffs come around in two weeks, they will be on fire!!!
So all you worry warts calm it down and In SID WE TRUST!!!