In football terms http://www.pittsburghsteelersteamstore.com/t.-j.-watt-jersey , it’s a hit that, well, knocks the slobber right out of the other player’s mouth. I’ll be posing six hard-hitting questions to BTSC fans every game-day morning during the 2018 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers' bus has hit the road to face the Cleveland Browns later today for the inaugural game of the 2018 season for each team. Terry and Howie may focus on the possibility of severe weather due to the tropical storm heading Cleveland’s way, but not here on the Slobberknockers — fans are well acquainted with the effects of inclement weather. BTSC fans aren't your run-of-the-mill Steelers' fans, they're a cut above, so they crave more in-depth commentary. Q1: Will the Steelers' offensive line be able to open up running lanes against the Browns for James Conner Authentic Bud Dupree Jersey , a feat which the unit was unable to do in the 2017 opener?Q2: Can rookie safety Terrell Edmunds limit the effectiveness of Brown’s tight end, David Njoku? If he struggles, will he be on a short leash, what with Morgan Burnett not being listed on the injury report?Q3: Can left tackle Alejandro Villanueva shut down defensive end Myles Garrett? Will the Steelers be forced to help him out and, if so, where will that help come from?Q4: Turnovers are an important aspect to any NFL game http://www.pittsburghsteelersteamstore.com/sean-davis-jersey , do the Steelers have to win this battle to win the game?Q5: Does wideout Antonio Brown have to have a dominant game for the Steelers to win if the running game bogs down?Q6: If Joshua Dobbs is forced to enter a tie game in the first half, what would be the Steelers' chances of winning?The offseason has been long and grueling but game day is now upon Steelers Nation. Camp bodies are fading in the rearview mirror along with meaningless games. The starters are called on to win the important games that count in the standings as the Steelers begin their quest for a seventh ring. The Black-and-gold has won the last eight games in the Turnpike Rivalry — will Pittsburgh make it nine?Removal of Le’Veon Bell’s name the only change to Steelers’ depth chart in Week 2 If you were hoping that Le’Veon Bell might be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, an update to the team’s official depth chart seems to indicate the coaching staff doesn’t expect that happen anytime soon.
Although Mike Tomlin has often suggested fans shouldn’t read too much into how players are positioned on the depth chart, it’s hard to interpret the removal of Bell’s name from the team sheet on Tuesday as anything but a bad sign.When the Steelers published their first depth chart of the season, Bell sat atop the list of running backs as the starter. But although there has been no change in his contractual status since then, Bell suddenly is nowhere to be found in the latest version published on the team’s official website Authentic Antonio Brown Jersey , and his name has also been removed from the team’s roster list. As logical as it might be to exclude him, given he’s not yet signed his franchise tag, the same could have been said last week when he was included in the first draft. Without him, the rest of the running backs move up one place, with James Conner now the listed starter.With it looking increasingly likely that Bell will holdout well into the season, it should be expected that Conner will remain in the number slot for the foreseeable future. When speaking to the media on Tuesday Authentic JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , Tomlin gave no indication that there had been any communication between the team and their absentee running back. Asked if he had any idea when Bell might arrive, Tomlin had no words of encouragement to offer.Perhaps unsettled by Conner’s impressive performance against the Cleveland Browns, it appears Bell tried to cheer himself up with another night out at the club on Monday. A dejected looking “Juice” seemingly finding it impossible to enjoy himself away from football. With Bell losing more than $855,000 each week that he holds out, it can only be hoped he’s getting a discount from the clubs in Miami for his loyalty as a regular customer these days.
Six Steelers’ Slobberknockers for Week 1: A half-dozen questions for BTSC fans to discuss What the heck
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