The battles of the big pains to the collective butts of Steeler Nation continue with the #4/#13 matchup. This could conceivably be our first upset of the bracket. This time around, we take (a sometimes more than) twice-a-year foe in the form of T-Sizzle and match him up against a QB-turned-receiver for the Pats in Julian Edelman. Suggs’ mouth has always been big and flowing. The 5’10” Edelman plays big and talks even bigger.
But what do you think?
#4 Terrell Suggs - Baltimore Ravens
This is going to be interesting because a lot of BTSC readers have gone on record in the comment section expressing like for Suggs, that he would be fun to hang out with and would have welcomed him as a Steeler in his prime. It seems like those fans have forgotten the alleged bounty that Suggs and Ray Lewis had on Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall in 2008 and the vicious hits in Ben Roethlisberger, including One in 2010 that resulted in a broken nose. I admit that T-Sizzle lacks the criminal element that Vontaze Burfict has, but he’s definitely more devil than angel And names himself known against Pittsburgh.
#13 Julian Edelman - New England Patriots
First off, Edelman is a Patriot and has had a good amount of success against the Steelers. He plays hard, but comes off as a jerk. But I never had a problem with him until January when he criticized the Steeler organization with his “that’s the way that team is run. It would never happen here” comments regarding the Antonio Brown Facebook Live fiasco after the KC win. While I agree that that wouldn't happen in New England, it seemed like a shot against the Rooneys and Tomlin. Edelman claimed that the comments were blown out of proportion and expressed respect for the Steeler owners and coach. But Edelman’s comments were found offensive in the eyes of Ben Roethlisberger and Steeler Nation. Especially indicating that his organization was above that, even though they've been stripped of draft picks twice in he last ten years.
Be sure to vote and comment below. One will move on to the second round and one step closer to Steeler Nation infamy.
Whom doth Steeler Nation hate more?
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