Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, May 15, 2020.
They need to get some OTAs going, these rookies are going to be so far behind without it.
I personally believe it is a good thing that the mere aspect of Team Facilities opening is a step in the right direction. For that matter, any amount of optimism that these players and coaches need are doubly so for us fans. Let the logistics of it all play themselves out.
The fact that the 2020 NFL Offseason is not canceled is definitley something to be grateful about in my book!
The only good thing about that is it will be all rookies and not just us. So teams that are banking on production right off the bat from the rookies are going to be hurt more........we are in good shape since we are returning so many starters. Yes we would love to have Claypool up to speed but we aren't banking on him like many of these other teams are with their top picks putting us in a little better shape imo.
I hope people give Claypool some time to develop & not expect another JuJu out of the gates like Washington experienced.
I think he will be special as I only watch Notre Dame CFB and saw what he did last year. I expect big things from him whether immediately or down the line, it will happen. I rarely will tout any college player going to the NFL but this is an exception for me and I believe he is the real deal. I hope he isn't plagued by injury or other factor limiting his production but we'll see.
The coronavirus is for real. It's too soon.There guys will really be putting their lives and future on the line. Ask Christian Scotland-Williamson. It only take one to spread. Are they gonna workout with mask?
That is kinda what I am saying we are set up pretty much ready to go without any rookie help. Don't get me wrong we can and will use anything Claypool can offer but if he can't learn fast enough we should be good to go. Him and Ebron will need time for sure but we still have Juju, JW, DJ, Vance and Conner who have been here......along with a healthy Ben. I feel we are a little ahead of some teams they may be banking on their rooks. jmo
This will be an interesting time for the "they don't need coaching they are professionals" group and whether they stick to it or complain about the team needing OTA's and training camp.
Where was all this concern in 2010 with the H1N1 pandemic or the Swine Flu or the 1918 flu? Never shut football or the country down any of those times and they were arguably as bad or worse. Just wondering> And besides, they are adults who can make up their own minds what they want to do.
There are 3,143 counties in the USA. 30 of these counties have 61% of all Covid-19 deaths. 80% of all counties have had fewer than 5 deaths and 52% of all counties have had zero deaths.
The H1N1 and Swine Flu are the same I believe and between April 12, 2009 and April 10, 2010 it caused 60.8 million illnesses, 273,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths in the U.S.
Covid is closing in on 100,000 deaths in just a couple months. H1N1 isn’t even remotely as bad as Covid.
They did shut down for Spanish Flu and when places like St Louis opened too soon, the second wave was worse. We should learn from mistakes in the past, not repeat them.
Pretty sure there were no pro football games in 1918. Seeing as 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the nfl
Actually, the first National Football League started in 1902.
It also ended in 1902.
There also was professional football in 1918. It was way down from 1917 and 1919. I have a guess why.
Damned you, Spanish Flu.
Well I hear what you are saying but I feel there is a difference between vets and rookies.
I always knew Steeler fans were the best around however I didn't know we had some here that had all the answers for this........... Can't wait for November to vote for you guys.
No one will know how many deaths the Chinese flu will have caused as many have admitted counting deaths for those who died WITH it but not dying BY it. FWIW, here is GA we have been open for the most part for weeks and our numbers keep going down. With as much politicizing going on about this bug, I don't fully believe anyone, period. This bug isn't going away so we better figure a way to work around it, now.
Wow, so you need football that badly that your caring for another human's life becomes an after thought?! I work in the medical field and let me tell you ... it doesn’t become real to you until it hit home, your family, or you see it up close. We're not talking about 10yrs ago or 100yrs ago. We're talking about right now. But, who am I, to stop you from waving your terrible towel from home .... because, there are no fans in the stands ... lol. The media and NFL have fans so addicted ... that they will adhere to anything that is dished out to them
100% I know people who had it, people who beat it and people who died from it. I also have about half dozen friends that work in the health profession.
People will keep ignoring the science and facts that don’t align with their narrative because like everything else in todays climate, it has been politicalized.
All that will do is make it take longer to move past this.
So, we have hundreds of thousand confirmed deaths with the lock down in effect and you think it will just pass on by, with millions, coming out of lockdown, and being exposed to this virus? Our so called leaders and citizens didn't take it serious in the beginning stages and now that the government has to shell out money. They're disregarding the cdc and pushing you back out there. I'm done with this conversation. Now, I know how Noah felt, while building the ark
Think there was a communication breakdown.
I think Hunter S Thompson covers this moment well.
"We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."
Once you are in the middle of an epic rant you have the tendency to push it as far as you can.