What the heck is a “slobberknocker?” In football terms, it’s 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 preseason and regular season.
These questions won’t be the same old dull and droll questions rolled out every game day by the networks or cable channels. Let Terry Bradshaw or Kurt Warner bore the average NFL fan by asking questions about the windy conditions the quarterbacks will face — won’t happen here (we already know wind influences the trajectory of a football).
The questions will be directed towards the knowledgeable fans here at BTSC. Fans who are considered not to be average NFL fans or Pittsburgh Steelers fans — but a cut above.
Q1: Would you rather see Joshua Dobbs or Mason Rudolph start against the Carolina Panthers?
Q2: Will Dobbs be traded or will the Steelers try to stash him on the practice squad? What round pick would Pittsburgh receive for Dobbs in a trade?
Q3: Is there any kind of performance Dobbs can put up at Heinz field on Thursday that allows him to make the final 53?
Q4: What kind of performance would you expect to see from Dobbs that would warrant signing him to the practice squad?
Q5: Is there any player who’s still fighting for his spot on the roster tonight, or is the roster set?
Q6: Which player are you are focusing on more than any other tonight?
Steelers fans will be glued to their TVs from kickoff until the final whistle, scrutinizing everyone from starters to camp-fodder players. While fans don’t put a great amount of stock in preseason games, they still want to see how players perform compared to the chatter coming out of training camp. Hopefully, the players we see early in the game at Heinz Field will showcase the talent which made them Pittsburgh Steelers in the first place.
Will these players live up to their offseason hype, or will they flounder under the bright lights of the NFL? Only time will tell.
Jeff Hartman, editor here at BTSC, has been working very hard getting the YouTube subscriber base up with his fantastic live podcasts. The channel is closing in on 1,000 subscribers — so please follow this link and subscribe and like the videos there. At the time of writing this article, the YouTube channel was at 993 subscribers. Rumor has it, the one thousandth subscriber will win either two tickets to the KBO (Korean baseball league) All Star game (In 2023.) or a candlelight supper for two at Whataburger with Chris Collinsworth. (Only available for redemption at the Casa Grande, Arizona location.)