There are a lot of you reading this article who may not listen to sports talk radio, or watch the simulcast on live television. I get it. Many of these programs rarely talk about the teams you actually want to hear about, but each and every host takes on his/her own shape and form throughout their career.
For former ESPN Radio turned FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd, he has forever been a New England Patriots / Tom Brady fan. He openly admits to loving how Bill Belichick conducts himself, and how his team follows suit.
So, as he was going through the AFC North in his division-by-division breakdowns, you expected to hear a lot of the same when talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers:
“Super talented, but just don’t have ‘it’”
“Is Ben Roethlisberger’s time in the NFL light coming to a close?”
“Can Mike Tomlin win another Super Bowl?”
Instead, what was said caught me, and likely many other listeners, off guard. Cowherd predicted the Steelers will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoffs when all is said and done.
I know, it is shocking...take a listen:
"The No. 1 seed in the AFC this year will be the Pittsburgh Steelers... The Cleveland Browns have the most improved roster in the NFL."@ColinCowherd makes his AFC North prediction pic.twitter.com/x1rwNRITUb— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 11, 2018
Ultimately, Cowherd predicted the Steelers to win their third straight division title, something which hasn’t been accomplished since the realignment, with a 12-4 record. On top of that, he cites how the Steelers’ most difficult games are played at Heinz Field, and not on the road, as a crucial aspect to his forecasted success for the black-and-gold.
Many hate Cowherd, and rightfully so, but he does make some legitimate points when talking about the Steelers, as well as the rest of the AFC North. He has the Steelers atop the division, the Ravens finishing second and the Bengals and Browns tied in the basement with 6-10 records.
A lot of Steelers fans are pessimistic regarding the team’s chances of locking up a top seed in the AFC Playoffs, but what do you think? Do you agree with Cowherd? Or just think he is using the vast fan Steelers fan base to move the needle? Let us know in the comment section below!