Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: October 30, 2019 (Pt. 2)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: October 30, 2019 (Pt. 2)


LARGER QUESTION IS, IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT HIM. WHO KNOWS? IT MEANS A LOT OF GUYS GOT HURT. HERE IS MY THING. IS JAMES CONNOR DURABLE ENOUGH? THAT IS A VERY FAIR QUESTION AT THIS POINT. I CANNOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME HE HAD A SEASON WHERE HE DID NOT HAVE AN INJURY THAT KEPT HIM OUT OF GAMES. WE GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO COLLEGE. HE HAD THE ONE YEAR HE WAS OUT. WAS A BEFORE AFTER HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER? IT WAS BEFORE. HE HAD A KNEE INJURY HE LOST THE YEAR. HE HAS HAD INJURIES THAT KEPT HIM OUT OF GAMES. AND KEPT HIM OUT. THIS IS ABOUT HIS SECOND OR THIRD INJURY THIS YEAR. DON’T FORGET THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. HE HAD AN ANKLE INJURY, SHOULDER INJURY. DO YOU THINK HE IS NOT DURABLE OR DO YOU THINK IT IS BECAUSE IT IS 300 POUND GUYS TAKING ON 250 POUND GUYS AND HE IS A PHYSICAL RUNNER? MY POINT IS IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE, THAT IS A PROBLEM. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS I THOUGHT WITH LE’VEON BELL. BY THE END OF THE YEAR HE WAS ALWAYS HURT. HE WAS ALMOST TRADED. THEY CANNOT FIND A TRADING PARTNER FOR LE’VEON BELL ON TUESDAY. LET’S GO OUT TO THE PHONE LINES. HELLO. A BUNCH OF PEOPLE FROM PITTSBURGH ON SUNDAY, THE INTERNET WAS FULL AT HALFTIME OF QUOTES. CONNOR IS NOT A RUNNING BACK, HE SUCKS. THE QUARTERBACK IS NOT A FIRST STRING QUARTERBACK AND SHOULD BE GONE. WHY DIDN’T DUCK START THE SECOND HALF? YOU SHOULD WATCH THE GAME. WHO IS SAYING THIS STUFF? I DON’T THINK ANY OF US WERE SAYING IT. IT WAS ON THE INTERNET. PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET, WHAT DO THEY KNOW? I TOTALLY GET IT. I GET WHERE YOU’RE GOING WITH IT. SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE UNREALISTIC. WE ALWAYS STINK WHEN WE COME OUT OF A BYE WEEK. ACTUALLY, THEY HAVE BEEN RUSTY. UNDER MIKE TOMLIN THEY HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD. THEY HAVE HAD SOME GOOD NUMBERS OUT OF THE BYE WEEK. WHEN YOU LOOK AT GAMES AFTER THE BYE WEEK, THEY ARE ALMOST BATTING .700. THERE IS 10 GAMES LEFT AND A WIN SEVEN GAMES. YOU ARE OPTIMISTIC. I APPRECIATE YOUR CALL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WILL GET INTO THE PLAYOFFS. THAT IS UP IN THE AIR. THE ODDS ARE AGAINST THEM. THEY HAVE THREE WINS NOW. THEY HAVE NINE GAMES LEFT. THEY WILL NEED SIX. IT COULD GET THEM TO POSSIBLY A WILDCARD. IF THEY BEAT THE RIGHT TEAMS THEY COULD HAVE A TIEBREAKER. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT GAME TO WIN. IF THEY LOSE THIS GAME, I AM BASICALLY SAYING THEY ARE OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS. IT WILL BE TOUGH. YOU WILL NOT CATCH THE RAVENS FOR THE DIVISION. AND NOW YOU ARE KIND OF FAR BACK OF THE AFC WILDCARD. HELLO, LARRY. ARE YOU THERE? I WAS WONDERING ABOUT RAMON FOSTER AND THE OFFENSIVE LINE. IS EVERYBODY HEALTHY? THAT IS A BIG PROBLEM. MAURKICE POUNCEY AS AN INJURY. RAMON FOSTER IS IN CONCUSSION PROTOCOL. THERE IS NEVER A TIMELINE ON A CONCUSSION. ISN’T THAT WHAT MIKE TOMLIN SAID THE OTHER DAY? YOU JUST HAVE TO LET THE PROCESS PLAY ITSELF OUT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I DID NOT SEE EITHER ONE OF THOSE GUYS TODAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM. I AM SURE THEY WERE THERE. BUT I DO NOT SEE THEM. I DID THE RAMON FOSTER SHOW WITHOUT RAMON FOSTER. THAT TELLS YOU A LOT. USUALLY RAMON FOSTER INJURED OR NOT, DOES NOT MISS HIS SHOWS. A CONCUSSION IS DIFFERENT. I TOTALLY AGREE. THEY PROBABLY TOLD HIM TO STAY IN BED OR A DARK ROOM OR WHATEVER. I ASSUME HE DID NOT WANT TO BE IN A PLACE, A BAR OR WHATEVER. THE GOOD NEWS WITH MASON RUDOLPH, HE FLAT OUT SAID HE DID NOT HAVE ANY AFTER EFFECTS OF THE CONCUSSION. LIGHT DID NOT BOTHER HIM. HE FELT LIKE HE WAS READY TO GO RIGHT AWAY. AND RUDOLPH SAID, THIS WAS ONLY HIS SECOND CONCUSSION EVER. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY RAMON FOSTER HAS HAD. YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS AROUND WITH A CONCUSSION. IT COULD BE A DAY, IT TO BE A YEAR. YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED WITH SIDNEY CROSBY OVER THE YEARS. HELLO, ERNEST. HOW ARE YOU? WHAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE THAT CRIED, MASON RUDOLPH HAS ONLY STARTED LIKE FOUR OR FIVE GAMES NOW. HE ALREADY CAME OFF OF CONCUSSION AND THE BYE WEEK. HIS ACCURACY IN THE GAME WAS NOT THERE BUT HE IMPROVED THROUGHOUT THE GAME. MY THING IS, I THINK THE FANS ARE TO RALLY BEHIND HIM. IF HE IS GOING TO BE THE STEELERS FUTURE QUARTERBACK, LEAVE HIM ALONE. LET HIM MAKE HIS MISTAKES. BUT SUPPORT HIM. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT. HE WAS BAD IN THE FIRST HALF AND HE HAS A GOOD EXCUSE FOR BEING BAD IN THE FIRST HALF. HE WAS OUT FOR A LONG TIME. PEOPLE FORGET. THIS WAS ONLY HIS FOURTH START. HE HAS NINE TOUCHDOWN PASSES AND THREE INTERCEPTIONS. YOU HAVE THESE PEOPLE CLAMORING FOR DUCK HODGES. YOU HAVE A VERY SMALL BUT VOCAL MINORITY OF PEOPLE THAT IS SCREAMING FOR DUCK HODGES. IF HE DID NOT HAVE A COOL NICKNAME AND A NEAT BACK STORY, NOBODY WOULD WANT HIM. AND A COOL T-SHIRT FROM

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