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Steelers News: Not everyone voted for Troy Polamalu to make the Hall of Fame in 2020

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how not all Hall of Fame voters thought Troy Polamalu should be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Shockingly, Troy Polamalu wasn’t a unanimous choice to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and that’s okay.

Tim Benz: I’m not ripping Peter King for his Troy Polamalu snub

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Football Morning in America’s” Peter King admitted that he didn’t vote for Troy Polamalu for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, even though he felt Polamalu was worthy of being in the top five.

His rationale?

King felt Polamalu had the votes to get in anyway (which proved true), so he wanted to throw his vote elsewhere to help boost the chances of other candidates he deemed worthy of entry: Tony Boselli, Steve Atwater, John Lynch, Edgerrin James and Steve Hutchinson.

A lot of people hated that King did such a thing with his vote.

But, for everyone else trashing King, I want to raise two points.

If he withheld a Polamalu vote for Alan Faneca, would you be so mad?

Be honest.

If that suddenly changes your opinion, then shut up. Because the act is the same regardless of who benefits. Even if it’s a “Stiller, n’at.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The odds for the 2020 Steelers aren’t as bad as you might think...

Oddsmakers give decent chance of Steelers bouncing back, winning Super Bowl LV

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Despite missing the playoffs for the past two years and finishing with an 8-8 record in 2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting respect from oddsmakers regarding their chances of competing for a Super Bowl in the 2020 season.

A pair of online betting sites have include the Steelers among the top 10 NFL teams with the best odds to win Super Bowl LV.

The site considers the Steelers the ninth-best choice to win it all next year, listing the Steelers at 20-1 odds. The favorites are the Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs at 5-1 odds, followed by runnerup San Francisco at 7-1. The Baltimore Ravens (8-1), New England Patriots (9-1), Dallas Cowboys (16-1), New Orleans Saints (16-1), Green Bay Packers (18-1) and Philadelphia Eagles (18-1) are the teams also ahead of the Steelers

The longest odds, according to the site, are the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins, each at 100-1. The Cincinnati Bengals face 80-1 odds.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The complete first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is now set, along with the draft order.

First round order of 2020 NFL Draft now set

By: Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk

With the Super Bowl in the books, the NFL is back in offseason mode today, and open for business.

And for the teams at the top, that means the big focus will be the 2020 NFL Draft.

After last night’s game, the rest of the order of the first round was filled in. There are still compensatory picks to be doled out later, but teams now know where they’ll be picking for at least the first two rounds.

Here’s a look at the order of the teams in the first round:

1. Bengals (2-14)

2. Washington (3-13)

3. Lions (3-12-1)

4. Giants (4-12)

5 Dolphins (5-11)

6. Chargers (5-11)

7. Panthers (5-11)

8. Cardinals (5-10-1)

9. Jaguars (6-10)

10. Browns (6-10)

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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