Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 27, 2019 (Pt. 1)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 27, 2019 (Pt. 1)


A NICE WIN. PIRATES WIN 6-5. HUGE GAME FOR THE PIRATES. HUGE SERIES FOR THE PIRATES. MAYBE THEY COULD BUILD SOME MOMENTUM FOR NEXT YEAR. BUT ALSO, HONESTLY, A BIG SERIES FOR THE PIRATES AND STEVE BLAST BECAUSE THIS WILL BE HIS LAST SERIES IN THE BUCCOS BROADCAST BOOTH. IT’S A GOOD WAY TO GO OUT FOR STEVE LAST GET AN A WIN HERE TONIGHT. THE PIRATES STATED IN DRAMATIC FASHION. KEVIN NEWMAN, 2 HAMAS TODAY TO BE THE REDS 6-5. WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO TALK ABOUT. 412- 575-2600 IS THE NUMBER. TONIGHT WE COULD TALK ABOUT THE STEELERS. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON. AND, IT SHOULD BE FAVORABLE MATCHUP FOR THE STEELERS. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE ABOUT A 3.5 POINT FAVORITE IN THIS GAME. MONDAY NIGHT GAME. THE STEELERS ARE GOOD ON MONDAY NIGHT. THEY ARE GOOD AND PRIMETIME. BUT THIS IS A DIFFERENT YEAR FOR THE STEELERS RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE TO KIND OF GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. THEY HAVE TO GET SOMETHING GOING ON. OFFENSE, THEN THE GOTTA GET THAT DEFENSE WITH 10 FIRST ROUNDERS TO START PLAYING LIKE A DEFENSE THAT HAS 10 FIRST- ROUND DRAFT PICKS ON IT. THE ONE THING THAT I DID LIKE ABOUT THE SECOND HALF IN SAN FRANCISCO, I WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH THE TEAM. THE ONE THING I E OFFENSE AND MASON RUDOLPH, HE THREW DOWNFIELD A LITTLE BIT MORE. HE OPENED IT UP. HE REALLY LOOKED MORE RELAXED AND LOOKED MORE IN CONTROL. AND I THINK THAT MIGHT CARRY OVER INTO THIS GAME MONDAY NIGHT AGAINST THE BENGALS. THE ONE CONCERN I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS THE RUN GAME. JAMES CONNER HAS NOT BEEN GETTING TOO MANY YARDS AFTER FIRST CONTACT. THEY HAVE STRUGGLED ON THIRD DOWNS. HE HAS, HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST RUNNING BACKS AT THE START OF LAST SEASON. THIS SEASON, ONE OF THE WORST. AVERAGING AND OR 3 YARDS PER CARRY RIGHT NOW. THE STEELERS DESPERATELY NEED HIM TO TRY TO FIGURE THINGS OUT. I MEAN, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT THE ONE THING, IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME, I’M JUST GOING WITH THE EYE TEST HERE. I’M GONNA BRING IN PAUL’S EYES FOR THIS ONE. JAYLEN SAMUELS LOOKS LIKE HE RUNS HARDER. SO DOES BENNY SMELL FOOTBALL. THESE GUYS LOOK MORE INTO THE GAME. I’M JUST GOING BY WHAT I SEE. I THINK THE THING WITH JAMES CONNER AS THIS YEAR, HE IS NOT MAKING ANYBODY MISS. NO. SOON AS YOU GET TOUCHED, HE GOES DOWN. HE GOES DOWN A FIRST CONTACT. HE’S NOT RUNNING TO PEOPLE HE’S NOT RUNNING REVA MIKE THE ARM TACKLES. HE IS, SO, HE IS NOT DOING WHAT MADE HIM REALLY SUCCESSFUL LAST YEAR. YOU KNOW, WHEN HE WAS A PRO BOWLER. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT THEN? I MEAN, WAS IT A MIRAGE LAST YEAR? THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT THINK, IS HE HURT? MAYBE HE’S NOT 100% THAT IS A LOT OF DIFFERENT THEORIES. I THINK THAT BASICALLY, THAT WHOLE OPERATION, THE RUNNING GAME, AND HIM RUNNING THE BALL ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE. ALL THAT STUFF HAS GOT TO GET BETTER. PART OF IT IS HIM. PART OF IT IS THE OFFENSIVE LINE. SO GOOD TO ME, TO YOUR POINT, JAYLEN SAMUELS, WHEN HE HAS BEEN IN THERE, HAS LOOKED MORE EFFECTIVE OF THE TWO. BUT, HE HAS ONLY RAN FIVE TIMES THIS YEAR. SO LET’S NOT LOSE HER MIND. I’M NOT TRYING TO LOSE MY MIND BUT I JUST SAY THE GUY LOOKS BETTER. HE DESERVES TO HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN HE IS GETTING. YEAH. HUNDRED PERCENT AGREE WITH THAT. BENNY SNELL GETS 1 CARRION BREAKS ONE OFFER 24 YARDS. AND NOT SAY HE SHOULD BE STARTING RUNNING BACK AND I’M NOT SAYING JAYLEN SAMUELS SHOULD BE A STARTING RUNNING BACK. BUT RIGHT NOW, IF IT’S UP TO ME, I GO EVERY OTHER SERIES OR YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON’T SEE ANYTHING FROM CONNOR EARLY ON, I WRITE TO JAYLEN SAMUELS. TRY TO GET HIM GOING AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GET THAT RUN GAME GOING FOR MASON RUDOLPH TO BE EFFECTIVE. HE STRUGGLED EARLY ON. BUT HE LOOKED A LITTLE BIT MORE RELAXED IN THE SECOND HALF. AND I MEAN, THE OTHER THING ABOUT JAMES CONNER RIGHT NOW, HE IS NOT RUNNING THE BALL WELL, BUT HE ALSO FUMBLED THE GAME AWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO. IF HE HELD ONTO THE BALL, THE STEELERS WIN THE GAME. RIGHT. PROBABLY WELL, YOU NEVER KNOW. BUT IT’S OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, IF THE STEELERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUNT, OR IF THEY GET ONE OR TWO MORE FIRST DOWNS, AND NOW THERE ARE ONLY THREE MINUTES LEFT IN THE POND AND THEN SAN FRANCISCO HAS TO GO 90 YARDS INSTEAD OF 20, MAYBE IT’S A DIFFERENT GAME. AT THAT POINT, YOU KNOW, THE REALITY IS, THAT IS A HUGE PLAY , AND YOU HAVE GOT TO HOLD ONTO THE FOOTBALL THERE. YOU KNOW WHAT WAS HUGE TONIGHT, PAUL? PIRATES GAME. HUGE WIN. KEVIN NEWMAN, BABY. COME ON. KEVIN NEWMAN FEVER. COME ON. LISTEN. EXCITED. 2020 BUCKLES. HERE THEY COME. STARTING SHORTSTOP NEXT YEAR. HERE’S WAS PROBABLY GET HAPPEN. THEY FINISHED A SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK. — MOMENTUM GOING INTO NEXT YEAR. WE DON’T NEED TO EDIT THING. YOU SEE WHAT WE DID THE LAST FIVE GAMES? ,.,. WERE GOING TO GO TO BREAK.

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