Overtime: OK…I’ll say it, but you’re thinking it!

by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier

:10 — Call me crazy, and Lord knows I am not suggesting I know more that Coach Tomlin…like some of you want-a-bees…that never was! But if you have one of the best running backs in the draft who is strong with speed and quickness (and no, they’re not the same thing), why not forget about running him between the tackles since your O-Line is so bad, and run him outside wide so he can do work. I am just sayin!

:09 — If you have a top-rated tight end from Penn State…where excellence is required, and he says out loud that he doesn’t drop passes…damnit…throw it to him! Not to mention Eric Ebron drops everything thrown to him but an opportunity to say something to the media. I’m just sayin!

:08 — Yes, the O-Line is bad and will probably be bad another three or four games until they unify (don’t forget this new unit didn’t play together during the preseason). But…but…but Ben has got to cut his losses and get rid of the ball. I’m just sayin!

:07 — Speaking of “Big Ben” …and I just was, if you’re paying attention here. If you’re sitting home in your jammies shouting, get Ben out!!!…Have yourself a flashback and be careful what you wish for. I’m just sayin!

:06 — Speaking of your opinion…and this time I wasn’t. If in your limited calculations, the absence of T.J. Watt should not make this much difference in the quality of the defense…while you were sleeping last week Grampa, they gave him $80 million! Now you do the math. I’m just sayin!

:05 — This just in. I don’t care who the field goal kicker is or how cute you think he is or what nickname you give him. He or she…(what?) must make everything inside of 50 yards. Period. End of story. You know, kind of like every other NFL team. I’m just sayin!

:04 — Now wait…just hold on there a minute, Sally. I love Cam Heyward as much as the next guy. Maybe more because I had the pleasure of knowing his dad. But c’mon Cam, when are you going to bring the noise…I mean the real Black and Gold defensive line noise. AKA, “Mean” Joe Greene, Dwight “Mad Dog” White, LC “Hollywood Bags” Greenwood and Ernie “Fats” Holmes!!! I’m just sayin! NO, I am really just sayin!

:03 — You are correct about one thing, Junior…Murphy’s Law was all over Heinz Field. “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” The good news about that means nothing else can go wrong the rest of the season. I’m just sayin!

:02 — Sorry, management and coaches, can’t let you off the hook. You got work to do. How about catching up to the rest of the league. If I see one more jet sweep, I am going to end it all. And it won’t be pretty. I’m just sayin!

:01 — And this you can take to the bank…the Black and Gold will finish 11–6 in spite of what you’re seeing now. I am not just sayin it…I’m telling ya!

:00 — At least we’re not Jacksonville…who said that?


Featured Image: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Dec. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)


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