SharkSwimmer

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  1. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    It is true that Bell was able to get up to speed relatively quickly in previous seasons. But now he is a year older, and this time represents a longer period away from football. Also, there's the pesky little fact that Bell has not signed his tender yet. Wild optimism over Bell still abounds.
  2. Dez Bryant 2018 Outlook

    But a rostered player's 'what if' scenarios are quite a bit more...immediate. Dez hasn't had a workout or a visit since his Cleveland in August. He essentially has no prospects currently. And I have always been a Dez guy.
  3. Rob Gronkowski 2018 Outlook

    Bet Belichick is not a happy camper tonight. Seems he knew Gronkowski was on the downslope and wanted to trade him to Detroit. But the inmates have taken over the asylum. Now they are going to get killed by Chicago because they won't be able to block. Cannon"s out, too.
  4. Dez Bryant 2018 Outlook

    The players you listed are at least on a team.
  5. Le'Veon Bell 2018 Outlook

    Me, either. Then, Tuesday. Then, Wednesday. Still no Bell. And so on.
  6. Dez Bryant 2018 Outlook

    My friends, a dire warning: Dez Bryant Delusion Syndrome is real and it is unimaginably destructive. One of my league mates held Dez (and is still holding) after week 1, and dropped Calvin Ridley instead.
  7. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    If Bell ever signs his tag this year, the Steelers can't tag him again. Because the guaranteed salary for a third tag is the QB number. But if Bell never signs this season, the Steelers could tag him again in 2019 with a 2nd tag. Back to square one, and yes a trade could happen the next time. Bell's trade value, however, continues to swirl down the bowl, the longer he is away from football. If Bell does not report at all this year, I doubt the Steelers would tag him again in 2019. They are not going want to risk having to pay $14 million for a guy they don't need who will have been away from football for 16 months by that point.
  8. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    You think Bell can be away from football for 10 months and counting, then report and return to the field in less than a month? Clueless.
  9. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    I don't believe I have ever said a trade of Bell was likely. I did mention it as a potential obstacle to Bell's return. If you are referring to a different quote from me, let me know which one.
  10. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    I agree, they won't trade Bell. Because no other team is going to trade for a player who hasn't played in 10 months. But the fact that the Steelers announced they were trying to trade Bell was a signal to Bell that he was not wanted by the Steelers brass. Which he isn't. Same with the roster exemption. Same with all the social media love for Conner from the official team twitter account. Same with the committee talk. Same with the "several weeks to get back in game shape" talk. All signals. Bell is not coming back. Even after week 10. He will gamble that the Steelers won't tag him again, and win. He'll be an unrestricted free agent next season, and can sign with any team he wants and have a full offseason. You read it here first.
  11. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    Bell's moves have made no sense to this point, why should they start making sense now? Bell being in a Steeler uniform and active on gameday is the least likely scenario of all. Bell is upset with the Steelers that they did not give him the huge guaranteed contract he wanted. So he sat out all of the offseason, and, so far, the first seven weeks of the regular season. And the Steelers had his replacement, at less than 1/16th of the cost, who is playing better by some measures than Bell ever has. And the Steelers have made it crystal clear they do not want Bell back. How? By telling him they would trade him. And by telling him they will use a roster exemption on him. And by telling him that, even if he does return, get back into game shape, and learn the playbook, even THEN Bell will still not be the every-down back that he was in previous years. Many believe Bell will report after week 10 to keep from getting tagged again. But Bell is making decisions based on feelings. Which part of the Steelers moves and statements are going to heal the rift and cause Bell to feel better about playing for them? The logical play went out the window a long time ago. Committee indeed...
  12. James Conner 2018 Outlook

    Read this thread and the Bell thread. My posts and predictions have been correct. The Bell truther's posts have have had zero connection to reality. There IS no committee. Bell is not on the team. If Bell reported Monday, which he won't, Bell would still be a month away from being active on gameday. And yet his delusional fantasy owners persist...
  13. Leonard Fournette 2018 Outlook

    Yeah, because teams never lie to reporters for the sake of locker room politics right after making a roster move that says just the opposite. Actions always speak louder than words, but in the NFL word that is quadruply true.