Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: November 3, 2019 (Pt. 2)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: November 3, 2019 (Pt. 2)


WELCOME BACK. I AM RICH WALSH. THE PHONE LINES ARE OPEN. A BIG GAME GOING ON RIGHT NOW. THE RAVENS BEATING THE PATRIOTS 30-10. I’M STILL NOT COUNTING THE PATRIOTS OUT. THEY HAD A HUGE TURNOVER RECENTLY TO CHANGE THE GAME BACK INTO THE RAVENS FAVOR. IT IS 30-10. A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS WITH THE STEELERS MOVING FORWARD. THAT IS JAMES CONNER, POTENTIALLY COULD BE OUT ANOTHER WEEK. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OUT THERE TALKING TO ED. EISELE ADAM TWEETED IT AND JUST BEING AROUND THE STEELERS THIS LAST WEEK. CONNOR DIDN’T PRACTICE AND DIDN’T SEE MUCH OF HIM THE ENTIRE WEEK. HE HAS AN AC SPRAIN AND I COULD BE A COUPLE WEEK THING. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A GAMETIME DECISION BUT WE DIDN’T SEE HIM AROUND. I’M ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW MIKE TOMLIN APPROACHES THE SITUATION AND WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT CONNOR AND IF WE WILL SEE HIM OUT THERE DURING PRACTICE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, TREY EDMONDS SHOWED UP ON THE INJURY. HE STARTED THE GAME STRONG WITH A 45 YARD RUN. THEN HE CAME BACK TO REALITY A LITTLE BIT. HE LED THE STEELERS WITH 73 YARDS RUSHING BUT I DON’T THINK, IF HE IS HURT, NOW THE STEELERS ARE REALLY THIN AT RUNNING BACK. THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO PROMOTE DARREN HALL. JAELYN SAMUELS IS NOT THAT BIG OF A DROP OFF AND MAYBE MORE OF A WEAPON THEN JAMES CONNER IN THE BACKFIELD BUT EITHER ONE OF THEM, I DON’T MIND. I THINK BOTH ARE A DROP OFF OF BELL. OR I THINK THAT IS A POSITION THEY MIGHT HAVE TO GO OUT AND TRY TO UPGRADE ALONG WITH A NUMBER ONE RECEIVER OR A NUMBER TWO RECEIVER OR ANOTHER RECEIVER ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY WERE WRONG WITH DANTE. LET’S GO OUT TO THE PHONE LINES AND HEAR WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE TO SAY. PETE OUT IN SQUIRREL HILL, WHAT IS UP. MY MAIN MAN RICH, WHAT IS UP. A COUPLE OF POINTS. IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE A WIN IS A WIN THAT THEY WON THAT GAME. REALLY HARD TO IMAGINE. YOU ARE GOOD WITH HISTORY AND STATISTICS. CAN YOU THINK OF THE LAST GAME WHERE A TEAM IT MISSED A FIELD GOAL. OBVIOUSLY IN 2005, THE COLTS BUT THE LAST 14 YEARS, I CANNOT THINK OF MANY. A COUPLE OF POINTS. DID YOU EVER SEE A GUY COMMIT A PERSONAL FOUL ON DEFENSE WITH NO TIME LEFT IN THE FIRST HAVE TO GIVE THEM THREE POINTS AND THEN A GUY FUMBLING A FREE CAKE AFTER A SAFETY. THE ONE THAT GETS ME IS THE ONE YOU TOUCHED UPON. THEY PICKED UP A THIRD AND SIXTH. THEN YOU ARE PLAYING THE CLOCK AND THE SCORE. THE LEAST HE WANTS TO DO IS GET A FIELD GOAL AND GO UP 10. HE IS THROWING THE BALL TO THE GOAL LINE ON FIRST DOWN AND THE INTERCEPTION. THE COACHING STAFF AND HOW THEY PLAY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU MAKE THESE CALLS AND HOW THEY EXECUTE. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. I TALKED TO MEGAN FITZPATRICK AFTER THE GAME AND HE DESCRIBED THAT PLAY. HOYER WAS LOOKING THERE ANTI- RED HIS EYES IS WHAT HE SAID. HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO THROW THERE AND HE JUMPED IN FRONT. THIS GUY IS A PLAYMAKER. WHY WERE THEY THROWING IT ON FIRST AND 10? I DON’T KNOW. IT PROBABLY FELT GOOD AFTER HIS FIRST PAST WAS A TOUCHDOWN. THE STEELERS GIVE UP BIG CHUNKS ESPECIALLY THE TIGHT ENDS BUT IT WAS A PERFECT READ BY FITZPATRICK. DO THEY MAKE THAT PLAY IF HE ISN’T BACK THERE WITH SEAN DAVIS? YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT IS A HYPOTHETICAL. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW. WHAT ABOUT THAT NUMBER 53, THAT LINEBACKER? 53 COST THEM THREE POINTS AT THE END OF THE GAME, A 51 YARDER. CHRIS BOSWELL HAS BEEN MONEY LATELY. HE HAD THAT PERSONAL FOUL LATE THAT PUT THE STEELERS IN POSITION TO SCORE AGAIN. HE PUT JUJU ON THE SIDELINE. YES. THAT WAS 15 MORE. THEN HE BLEW ON THE TOUCHDOWN PASS AT THE GOAL LINE. TO McDONALD’S. HE IS ONE OF THEIR BETTER PLAYERS. I AM NOT SOLD ON THE COLTS. WHAT I AM WORRIED ABOUT IS HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL UP AND DOWN ON THAT STEELERS DEFENSE WHICH I THINK IS THE STRENGTH OF THIS TEAM WITH BASICALLY THEIR THIRD RUNNING BACK THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE HEARD OF BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL. THAT IS THE FRIGHTENING THING. SO I DON’T KNOW. THIS STEELERS OFFENSE IS STILL TRYING TO FIND ITSELF. THERE IS NO QUESTION. MASON RUDOLPH IS DOING SOME GOOD THINGS BUT LOOKS LIKE A FIRST-YEAR STARTER AT TIMES. THANK YOU A LOT. LET’S GO OUT TO SEAN. HEY. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT FITZPATRICK, THIS IS JUST AN ANALOGY, HE IS WORTH THE MONEY HE IS WORTH A FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK, THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. HE IS NOT MAKING A LOT OF MONEY BUT HE IS IN LINE TO MAKE A TON OF THE BEST SAFETIES IN THE NFL AND NOW I SEE WHY THE STEELERS WENT OUT TO TRY TO GET HIM BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOUBT HE IS WORTH A FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK. I WAS IN THE GROUP OF PEOPLE, ALL FOR TRYING TO, IF THE STEELERS REALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE IN THE CONVERSATION JUST TO GET INTO THE PLAYOFFS, THEN GO GET THIS GUY. AND EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T THINK AND THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE RIGHT ON THE LINE OF BEING A PLAYOFF CONTENDER, IT STILL LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD FIRST ROUNDER NEXT YEAR FOR THE STEELERS.>BACK OUT TO THE PHONE LINES. LET’S GO OUT TO JIM. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I LOVE YOU GUYS. I LISTEN TO THE SHOW EVERY NIGHT. TWO THINGS, NUMBER ONE, I THINK MASON RUDOLPH IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND I THINK WHAT I SAW TODAY WAS A LOT OF OPEN GUYS DOWN THE FIELD AND I DON’T THINK THE GAME PLAN WAS TO GO TO THEM. EVEN THOUGH THEY GOT LUCKY, HE DID EVERYTHING I THINK THEY ASKED HIM TO DO. YOUR THOUGHTS? THEN I HAVE ONE OTHER COMMENT. JUST REAL QUICK ABOUT RUDOLPH. I’M NOT BLAMING HIM FOR THAT INTERCEPTION. I THINK YOU DID WHAT THEY WANTED HIM TO DO BUT I BLAME IT JUJU FOR THAT INTERCEPTION. MAYBE HE FORCED THE BALL. YOU COULD SAY HE DID BUT IF YOU ARE GETTING TWO HANDS ON THE BALL, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE CATCH IF YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE RECEIVER. MY DAD TOLD ME IF IT HITS YOUR GLOVE AND YOU DON’T CATCH IT, IT IS AN ERROR. THAT IS BASICALLY, HE IS GETTING PAID TO CATCH THE BALL. AND HIT BOTH OF HIS HANDS. THAT SOUNDS LIKE MY DAD. ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT THE WILDCARD, IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT END TO THE SEASON BECAUSE WE PLAYED BUFFALO THE THIRD GAME FROM THE END. IN PITTSBURGH. I THINK THE COLTS AND BUFFALO WILL BE TWO OTHER TEAMS THAT WE THE WILDCARD. AND THE FIRST TIEBREAKER IS HAD TO HAD AND IF WE CAN BEAT BUFFALO, IF WE HANG IN THERE 9 AND 7, BEAT BUFFALO, WE GET A CHANCE. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. THANKS A LOT. YES, THEY HAVE TO BE BUFFALO. THAT GAME IS AT HOME. SO I THINK THAT IS A POSITIVE FOR THE STEELERS THAT BUFFALO HAS TO TRAVEL HERE. I DON’T THINK BUFFALO IS THAT GOOD. I REALLY DON’T. I THINK THEY ARE DEFINITELY BEATABLE. YOU SAW THEY STRUGGLE TODAY WITH WASHINGTON. I THINK THE STEELERS CAN WHEN I CAME. I THINK THE STEELERS CAN BEAT THE JETS. ONE. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE AN LA TEAM TRAVELING FROM THE WEST COAST HERE, THAT IS TOUGH FOR A WEST COAST TEAM TO COME EAST BUT THEY ARE PLAYING AT 4:00. THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT BUT I LIKE THE RAMS DEFENSE. THAT WILL BE A TOUGH GAME NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.>HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK. BACK WITH MORE OF YOUR PHONE CALLS. 412-575-2600 . WE HAVE A LINE OPEN.

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