U mad, bro? Readers grouse over Ryan Switzer, Antonio Brown, Steelers offense, Tim Benz
Even during a four-game win streak, there is plenty of anger to be found in Steeler Nation.
Granted, most of it is directed at Antonio Brown.
But there is anger nonetheless.
We set it free in this week’s “U mad, bro?”
Jolen is unhappy with Ryan Switzer.
He is the worst returner the Steelers have ever had.
— Jolen (@Jolen13616087) November 11, 2019
Given that the Steelers have a long line of return specialists such as Allen Rossum, Chris Rainey, Dri Archer, Stefan Logan and Najeh Davenport, that’s a bold statement.
It may also be an accurate one.
Doug is not happy with a comment I made on WDVE about the Steelers’ recent 17-12 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Tim, you stated there are no asterisks on the win over the rams. I believe there are at least 2, the incomplete forward pass Minkah returned for a TD and the PI non-call in the endzone, early 4th I think. 14pt swing from bad refereeing.
— Doug Smith (@DougSmith8) November 11, 2019
Well, I didn’t put an asterisk on their loss to the Seahawks after questionable calls went against them. And I won’t do so after a win either when some calls went in their favor.
A guy named “3Angry Chili Peppers” sent a very succinct tweet during that same game.
Our offense really sucks
— 3Angry Chili Peppers (@3angryChilis) November 11, 2019
Yes. Yes, at times, it did.
Especially when it was averaging 1.6 yards per carry on the ground and when players were dropping the ball and fumbling it all over the turf.
All the penalties and punts didn’t help either.
But the drive that resulted in Chris Boswell’s 33-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter was clutch.
It went for 14 plays and 60 yards, and it chewed up eight minutes.
Most importantly, the Steelers converted two third-down conversions and a fourth-down conversion as well.
That was a big step for Mason Rudolph and company.
I knew this was coming.
Take it away, Matt.
“So (expletive deleted), still think trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick was a bad idea?”
For the record, I never thought trading for Fitzpatrick was a bad idea.
I thought trading away a first-round pick was a bad idea.
And if that makes me an (expletive deleted), then so be it.
Mike echoed my recent ire toward Antonio Brown when I pointed out all three — maybe four — of his former teams could make the playoffs without him this year.
“His self-inflicted career suicide is beyond belief and so SO satisfying. Looking back to the offseason I kept thinking that I wanted to see him fail so badly – but that he was going to probably be on his best behavior for at least a year in Oakland.
“Only thing I fear is that he clears up the legal stuff, gets a little suspension from the league, and then has a glorious comeback…. with the national media guys slobbering all over him and celebrating him ‘overcoming the odds yet again!’ And then he would be an exponentially worse (jerk) than he is now. Just imagine how emboldened he would be.”
I believe Mike is referring to the looming, potential “Dallas Cowboys factor.” If not this year, then maybe next.
Sheryl also chimed in on A.B.
“Given your bipolar mood inconsistencies, who in the NFL — or anyone else — would even THINK of putting up with (you)?
“Hit the streets, man. That’s where you belong… until you behave like an accountable, young MAN, not the pampered brat that you are.
“Furthermore, any team that would consider adopting this behavior would represent a true absence of morals. A punk for a buck — or a win.”
Oh! I’m sorry. You were waiting for me to disagree with her?
Sorry to disappoint.