BTSC continues their recap of the past week’s events for our readers. But where they went wrong was asking the one narcissistic writer that would put a bizarre spin on it to do it. So let’s all take a look at a BAD week in the Burgh together.
- Las Vegas Raider Carl Nassib announced that he was gay on this day and became the first player in NFL history to proclaim that openly. While Missouri’s Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted back in 2014, Nassib is a trailblazer in the sense that he is the first established player to ever announce it.
- It was a strange day of unrest as Pitt’s Jaylen Twyman, a rookie for Minnesota, sustained a gun shot wound and Arizona first rounder Zaven Collins was arrested for reckless driving. BTSC’s Tony Defeo pointed out that with Tyman hailing from Pitt and Arizona being Pittsburgh West, blame will fall on Mike Tomlin as it always seems to do.
- The NFL is opening up the Scouting combine to all 32 teams for bid. The Steelers aren’t really expected to be players in this process unless the search for new player talent is done at the Beehive on Route 30.
- The NFL rescinded the one helmet rule allowing teams, starting in 2022, to wear an alternate helmet. This is cool because we would have the opportunity to see great throwbacks like the white helmets worn by Tampa and New England way back when. We also could see new helmets arising as well. While the Steelers could bring back the gold throwback helmets, wouldn’t it be cool if they wore a white concept helmet? In related news, BTSC is now allowing the Schofield brothers to wear more than one hat on the Scho Bro Show. After a couple of years, those things got to be getting funky.
- Despite the author’s insistence that David DeCastro and the Steelers were fine, the team released DeCastro after nine exceptional seasons. It didn’t take long for the team to tab No. 66’s replacement by signing Trai Turner a couple hours later. This whole thing is giving me flashbacks to my first marriage when the minute I was asked to move out, another dude moved in.
- With approximately $13.1 million over the cap now after the Steelers’ made moves on Thursday, social media is abuzz with who the Men of Steel should sign. It’s a lot like my daughter after her birthday with money burning in her pocket like a forest fire out of control.
This was the significant week that was for the Steelers, mixed-in with my black-and-gold loving life. I’m sure next week will be full of Steelers happenings as well, so we’ll have to do this again. Have a great week, but better yet have a BAD one.