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Thursday’s “First Call” gives us the odds of the Steelers signing Le’Veon Bell. A former Steeler gives Bell some advice. A Cleveland Browns player steps forward on behalf of Myles Garrett. We mourn a painful pirate anniversary. And “Pittsburgh South” isn’t moving yet.
If there is anyone Le’Veon Bell can relate to when it comes to regretting how his career on the pitch went after leaving Pittsburgh it is …
… Well, I’m Antonio Brown. So let’s not go down this road.
But former Steelers receiver Mike Wallace can also refer.
Wallace ended up making $ 56 million after leaving Pittsburgh in 2013. But he only caught one ball in a playoff game after stops in Miami, Minnesota, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
So he knows what the money versus success landscape might look like from Bell’s point of view.
The former Steelers running back was just released in New York after a deteriorating relationship with Jets manager Adam Gase was deemed too useless to continue.
Now Wallace is giving Bell some advice on where he should sign next.
@LeVeonBell Bears, Rams, Patriots, and Steelers go to any of those teams if possible and their backs to your old my g module
– Mike Wallace (@ Wallace17_daKid) October 14, 2020
After reading it, I immediately thought that if Bell returned to Pittsburgh, it would be a disaster. If he goes to the Bears or Rams, it will be irrelevant.
And if he goes to the New England Patriots, he’ll run 1,000 yards in 12 weeks and they’ll return to the Super Bowl.
Go ahead. Convince yourself that I am wrong. Do your best.
Coaches are going on record with their preference as to whether or not Bell is in their plans.
Wallace’s Chicago speculations may have some merit. Bears manager Matt Nagy hasn’t ruled out the idea of considering Bell.
However, he didn’t seem exactly desperate either.
When asked about the recently released Le’Veon Bell, Nagy says, “I think it’s a good RB.” But Nagy adds, “We absolutely love our RBs here and our situation, and I’ll leave it to Ryan (Pace).” # bears
– Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) October 14, 2020
In Philadelphia, Eagles manager Doug Pederson said he is “extremely comfortable” with the back he has. Pederson added: “I think we found our three-down in Miles (Sanders)”
– NFL (@NFL) 11 October 2020
Based on that effort at Heinz Field? Yes. It can be.
Kyle Shanahan of San Francisco offered a similar answer.
“I’m fine with all of our boys,” Shanahan said Wednesday. “Although Raheem [Mostert] he had not returned [from a recent knee injury], I don’t think it would change much. “
According to OddsShark.com, bears are a favorite to sign Bell. Guess who’s second.
Odds for which team Le’Veon Bell will play (BetOnline):
Cardinals / Dolphins / Seahawks +900
Giants / Washington +1200
– Odds Shark (@OddsShark) October 14, 2020
Mike Tomlin is doing everything he can to crack down on the plot of the Steelers playing Myles Garrett for the first time since Mason Rudolph’s helmet swing incident.
Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is too.
But not Browns going back to Kareem Hunt.
#Brown Kareem Hunt on Myles Garrett in front of the #Steelers for the first time since the incident: “This is for Myles; This is for Cleveland; We have his back no matter what ‘https://t.co/jQaCvkeRIF
– Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 14, 2020
Sure. Because Garrett needs people to “take their backs” as he was clearly the victim of all of this.
Oh, gag me with … a football helmet! “Win one for Myles”! Seriously, Kareem ?!
Who should I have compassion for? You?
You will be luckier next time
The Tampa Bay Rays, also known as Buccos South, did not have their first chance to advance to the World Series.
The Rays entered Wednesday night’s game against the Houston Astros with a 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series. But the Astros won Game 4 with a final score of 4-3 to avoid elimination.
Former Pirate pitcher Tyler Glasnow couldn’t close the series for Tampa. He took the loss by allowing four points earned in six innings.
Another former Bucco, Austin Meadows, had two successes in the defeat. Match 5 is Thursday.
Does it have to work this way?
Every year, October 13th, is a joyous day in Pittsburgh.
We celebrate the anniversary of Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series home win in Game 7 for the Pirates against the New York Yankees.
Pittsburgh celebrated its 60th anniversary on Tuesday. Well, as far as a pandemic will allow.
– FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) 13 October 2020
Unfortunately, because of these annoying things called “calendars,” the next day each year follows the darkest moment in Pittsburgh baseball. This is the anniversary of Francisco Cabrera’s NLCS 7 base game win in the Atlanta Braves.
Not only did this eliminate the Pirates in 1992, it also sent the Braves to the World Series. It also catapulted the pirates into 20 consecutive years of baseball defeats.
Somewhere, someone needs to find Stan Belinda and give him a hug.
Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless otherwise specified.
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