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A look back at the Steelers week that was: A lot of talk edition

BTSC’s random thought renegade is back with his bizarre look at the Steelers week that was.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

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.

Monday 6/28

  • A Pittsburgh insider played the “inside source” card and claimed that the Steelers were originally looking at Trai Turner as a replacement for Kevin Dotson. The claim was that some inside the organization were put off by No. 69 arriving out of shape. Pictures and posts by Dotson seem to debunk the story, but it now is on Steelers’ fans minds. In a related story, my son played “the inside source” card on me when he told me that a certain female authority figure inside my house was put off by the fact that I didn’t get the family takeout from Wing Stop. That story was debunked as well.

Tuesday 6/29

  • The hopes and dreams of fans that wished Paxton Lynch would be resigned by the team when the quarterback signed a deal with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. I don’t necessarily know what a Saskatchewan Rough Rider is, but I don’t know if I want to meet one in a dark alley.

Wednesday 6/30

  • It came out that the Steelers have the 6th most dead money accrued for 2021 in the league. Maurkice Pouncey and Steven Nelson account for $6.45M and $6.17M respectively. David Decastro at $5.54M and Vance McDonald at $2.72M round out the list. This makes me shudder as I realize that my wife is responsible for the most dead money in my house with credit cards and her subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, Peacock and www.lonelybloggerwife.com.

Thursday 7/1

  • “If you a grown man & you got TikTok on yo phone stay TF from around me.” was a tweet by Devin Bush this week. Although the Steelers ILB did not name anybody specifically, it is presumed that Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster were the guys that he was talking about. I had the same thing happen to me when my wife tweeted, “If yo a fat man & eat a ton of oysters, drink a gallon of red bull & have a refillable prescription for Viagra, stay TF from around me”.

Friday 7/2

After signing kicker Sam Sloman as competition for Chris Boswell and another camp leg on Thursday, the team made room on the 90-man roster by listing DT Demarcus Christmas as waived injured. Christmas will revert to the Reserve/Injured list if he clears waivers. That move inspired a new song by the author, “D Christmas, the Steelers gave you a spot, but a kicker came their way and they took it away. This year, if waivers you clear, maybe they’ll treat you better.” If you channel your inner-George Michael, it kind of works.


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.