It is currently Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:51 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 167 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ... 17  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Posts: 12705
One step closer...

Quote:
Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant posted on Snapchat that he was in New York City and had a “big day” upcoming.

A source told Sporting News Bryant met Thursday with the NFL’s Management Council as part of his efforts for reinstatement from a year-long drug suspension. Among the conditions for being cleared to play again, Bryant was told to assemble a plan detailing safeguards that would help him prevent a relapse upon returning to Pittsburgh, the source said.

Bryant also will have to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell or one of his representatives once the league’s medical director and medical advisor submit their recommendation about reinstatement per the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/ma ... reid8f79r3


Hoping Martavis was going to be reinstated before the draft but it's not looking likely.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:25 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:33 pm
Posts: 15791
It's absolutely ludicrous that they didn't inform Martavis of the conditions soon enough to allow for this to be resolved before the draft. Disgusting.

_________________
Suwanee88 wrote:
But it’s your fault that you are kind of a stubborn jagoff that would argue with a fence post


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:06 am 
bradshaw2ben wrote:
It's absolutely ludicrous that they didn't inform Martavis of the conditions soon enough to allow for this to be resolved before the draft. Disgusting.


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:14 pm
Posts: 1648
You know B2B, who knows if that is the case or not? I have been saying for some time now, that it might not just be an automatic approval after his year was up. Washington's former S Tanard Jackson once had to wait 18 months before he was reinstated.

I just have no optimism with Bryant. His agent, his people in his corner, his support group, they did not make contact with former year long suspended players? They did not seek advice, counsel on what they did to get reinstated? Really? Did they not do that? Do their due diligence and try and anticipate what Bryant might need?

Again, this all somehow comes as a shock with Bryant? And people still blindly believe that this is all a formality and that he will come back and have a monster season with 100 catches, for 1800 yards and 20 TDs?

If Corey Davis is there at pick 30, I take him without a second thought, I don't care what edge rusher is available. If we go LB or CB in round 1 and Chris Godwin is there at pick 62, I take him.

This offense is not going to get it done without a legitimate WR opposite of Brown. Gambling on Bryant's reinstatement and subsequent clean behavior, or Coates hand and fragile ego is a huge mistake.

_________________
We have got to come up with a better name for 'sub package defense'!! Any ideas?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:14 pm
Posts: 1648
The one thing about Bryant coming back from suspension and realizing his potential is that it is really, really so against the odds. I mean the odds are so ridiculous that the Steelers should spend a high pick on a WR in this draft.

I have looked over the list of suspended players the past 10 years and it is grim. Show me a player who was suspended for 10 games, suspended for an entire season and then had a come to Jesus moment, cleaned up his act and then emerged as a great player. All I see are players that continue the downward spiral, continue to get suspended, get suspended indefinitely, move from team to team, and never live up to their potential.

My outlook on Bryant is that I don't expect anything from him and if he does get reinstated, if he does play well, then great, but it does not stop me from taking a WR high in this year's draft, first or second round.

_________________
We have got to come up with a better name for 'sub package defense'!! Any ideas?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:13 pm
Posts: 3655
Why didn't Bryant already have a plan together? Seems pretty reasonable to have a plan in place for a guy who failed god knows how many drug tests and been suspended multiple times. If I'd been out for a year and was trying to prove I could stay clean and my professional career depended on it, I would've had a goddamn dossier showing every little detail of what I had done up to now and what I plan to do going forward to stay clean.

Everything the Steelers have done and said this offseason suggest they're not expecting to count on him this season.

_________________
SteelThrillsseeker wrote:
Dad showed up after work and according to her the entire hospital hears my dad yell you are not naming our son Hoss.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:34 pm
Posts: 22675
bradshaw2ben wrote:
It's absolutely ludicrous that they didn't inform Martavis of the conditions soon enough to allow for this to be resolved before the draft. Disgusting.


NFL doesn't owe us anything.

_________________
“Your ability to think concisely, your ability to make good judgments is much easier on Thursday night than during the heat of the game."

"That Super Bowl was not won yesterday. It was won in a small room in Philadelphia, two weeks ago."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Posts: 12705
Scunge wrote:
The one thing about Bryant coming back from suspension and realizing his potential is that it is really, really so against the odds. I mean the odds are so ridiculous that the Steelers should spend a high pick on a WR in this draft.

I have looked over the list of suspended players the past 10 years and it is grim. Show me a player who was suspended for 10 games, suspended for an entire season and then had a come to Jesus moment, cleaned up his act and then emerged as a great player. All I see are players that continue the downward spiral, continue to get suspended, get suspended indefinitely, move from team to team, and never live up to their potential.

My outlook on Bryant is that I don't expect anything from him and if he does get reinstated, if he does play well, then great, but it does not stop me from taking a WR high in this year's draft, first or second round.

There's a first time for everything Scunge. Bryant's abilities are too superior to just write off/ignore. I believe in giving second chances to those that make mistakes, especially in their youth. It is to be expected. We were all young at some point and made our share of mistakes. Someone gave us that second, third, fourth etc... chance at success.
That said, I do agree with the option of drafting a WR but not as high as a 1st, 2nd or even the first of their 3rd RND. Much, much more important needs for this team than a WR. I believe the 'legitimate' 1st RND WR's will be long gone by 1. 30 anyway. I would not panic reach for one at 1.30 if the projected 1st RND'ers are gone. Pass rush has to be addressed. Simply put. Inside backer should be higher on the priority list these days. If they look at WR I think the Steelers do what they do every draft and either draft one at the end of day 2 or wait and take one day 3. JMO


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:33 pm
Posts: 15791
Jeemie wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
It's absolutely ludicrous that they didn't inform Martavis of the conditions soon enough to allow for this to be resolved before the draft. Disgusting.


NFL doesn't owe us anything.

They owe their teams! They owe their players. IDGAF about the fanbase.

_________________
Suwanee88 wrote:
But it’s your fault that you are kind of a stubborn jagoff that would argue with a fence post


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Martavis Bryant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:13 am 
Martavis is the most talented WR in the NFL since Randy Moss. Legit HOF talent. You do whatever you can to hold to that and make the most of it the last 2 yrs of his rookie deal because he isnt staying here.

This a deep draft in at least 3 Steeler need areas. I am hoping like hell they trade down in the 1st and pick up at least a 4 and 6.

Right now their are only 2 players who might drop to 30 Id consider not trading down for.

Jordan Willis and Pat Mahomes. I will be somewhat disappointed if we stay at 30 and take anyone else who has even an outside chance of being there.

All that said. I am finding a way to get some JuJu at WR if I am Colbert in this draft. I think he will be there in the 3rd. Bug Howard I would consider spending a 5th on if we can trade down and get more picks JuJu Bug and AB has some big potential even considering we would be cheaping out at WR


Last edited by SteelerChef on Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 167 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ... 17  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
FORUM RULES --- PRIVACY POLICY




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group