Shelle Knows : Steelers Slip To Third In The AFC Northern Division

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Look at how fast the tables can turn. Steeler fans watched thre their team slip out of the number one spot down to the third behind the Cincinnati Bengals at second and the Cleveland Browns at the number one spot.
The New York Jets who came into today’s game being one and eight, broke their losing streak by beating the Steelers who were six and three. The Steelers came into this game on a high as they beat their last two components by more than two possessions. Some would say that the Steelers are as only as good as their components and from the looks of these last couple of games they may be right.
In today’s game against the Jets the Steelers just couldn’t seem to get into a tempo. Ben Roethlisberger had two interceptions, Antonio Brown had two fumbles and the Jets defense capitalized on the three of the four turnovers. Also the Steelers defense did not show up today as they did in the previous three games.
Needless to say it wasn’t that the Jets were playing that good, it was that the Steelers shot themselves in the foot.
Now that that tragedy is ovet, the Steelers have to find a way to win out the rest of the season to keep in good standing for the playoffs.
As of now the Cleveland Browns are in the number one spot. The Cincinnati Bengals are in the number twospot. The Steelers are hanging in the number 3 spot and the Baltimore Ravens are down in the number 4 spot.
Stay tuned because a lot can change in a week.

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Shelle Knows: Steelers In The Number One Spot

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Who would have thought that going into the 10 week of the NFL season the Steelers would be in the number one spot with the Cleveland Browns on their heels. Well looking back at the first couple of games both these teams were struggling and a playoff spot looked like a dream. Both teams started this season looking very suspect as the Steelers and the Browns are 1-1 against each other this season.

As for the Steelers, they started to build momentum week seven against the Houston Texans. After beating the Texans on a Monday night, the Steelers then ended the Colts five game winning streak by pulling out a record-setting win. They continued with dominating the score board week 9 against the Ravens.

In the start of the season the defense were not as strong and the only go to player Ben Roethlisberger connected with was Antonio brown. Brown started to get double coverage, making it harder to make those impossible plays that he is good at completing. Also, Bell was breaking rushing yards goals but winning games were still stagnant. Then the other receivers started to step up and make plays such as Moore and Wheaton, giving Brown room to make the tougher plays.

Now since the Browns could take the number one spot at any moment it is important for the Steelers to continue having these blow out games so that they can get the wins and to build more confidence in themselves. As for the Browns, they have a tough defense but a not so solid offense.   That could hinder them with the next games as they face the Bills, Texans and the Colts.

Lets not forget that there is a lot of game left that even Cincinnati and the Ravens can take control again.

So no one is safe.

Shelle Knows: Julius Randle Breaks Leg In The First Game Of The Season

Julius Randle being taken off the court on a stretcher after breaking his right leg.

The NBA started the 2014-2015 season Tuesday October 28th 2014 with some great matchups. The Lakers hosted the Rockets at the Staples Center. The Lakers not only lost the game but also lost their top draft pick Julius Randle to a broken leg. Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle, the team’s top draft choice in June, broke his right leg midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets.

ESPN reported that Randle, the 19-year-old former University of Kentucky standout who was selected seventh overall in June, was driving to the basket when his right foot buckled and he collapsed on the court. Scott said he was told that other players heard a “pop” when Randle went down.

As the crowd went silent the Lakers veteran, Kobe Bryant went over to comfort Randle as he was laying there grabbing his leg.

“Even for myself, being a veteran and dealing with something like this, it’s tough,” said Bryant, who missed most of last season with two major injuries. “For him being a 19-year-old kid, it’s tough. That’s what we’re here for. We’re here to pick him up and take it day by day.”

In all my years of watching basketball I have never seen such common injury of a broken leg happen. It started with Kevin Ware, Paul George and now Julius Randle all in the 4th quarter of their games.

Bryant added that breaking your leg is a “fluke” injury.

“There’s nothing you can do about that. He worked extremely hard, he trained extremely hard. Then something like this happens, so you’ve kind of got to give yourself up to that and control what you can control, and what happens, happens. And now it’s on him to control how he handles this.”

The next morning Paul George tweeted Randle with some encouraging words letting him know to “trust the process” since he is going through the same thing as well.

Losing Randle is will affect the Lakers early on as it is hard to rebuild a franchise when you lose the top draft pick. We will see the steps the Lakers take from here.

 

Shelle Knows: Steelers Fans Monday Blues

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Here we go again. Just when we thought the Steelers found their mojo they lose it. Coming off of last weeks win against the Panthers on the road, I am sure the Steelers fans thought they were on the right track. Especially since they were facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who happens to have the worst record in the NFL. This is the same team who was embarrassed on Thursday Night Football last week against the Atlanta Falcons.
So you would think that the Steelers would be able to take on the Buccs no problem right?
Well the game was a great game as Antonio Brown scored twice along with a touchdown from Heath Miller. Even with that the Buccs were still lurking close behind. I am sure the multiple 15yard penalties and missed kick gave the Buccs some room for a comeback. With the score at 24-20 with 54 seconds left on the clock, the Buccs had the ball after a short punt return.
The Buccs ran over the Steelers defense and scored leaving the Steelers with 7seconds on the clock.
At this moment every Steelers fan new this was the end of the game. Instead of going for a hail marry, the Steelers decided to play hopscotch with the football and ended the game with a Big Ben sack.
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This left every fan in disbelief as to how you can be winning the whole game and lose it all with 54 seconds left against the worst team in the NFL.
Then here comes the Monday Steelers blues in the city. The office is quiet. There is an unspoken attitude that everyone has but tries not to show unless provoked. It is kind of hilarious how Pitt and the Pirates could lose but the city will only catch the blues when the Steelers lose.
So now it is time to do the blame game. Is the loss in result of the injuries of Ike Taylor and Jarvis Jones? Being that Harrison came back to cover Jarvis Jones absent, I do not feel that is to blame. Maybe it was the defense in all. There seems to be a desperate need of defensive backs and corners. Or is it Todd Hailey’s, the offensive coordinator, fault for the plays that were called at the end of the game? Will Mike Tomlin get blamed as well just for being the head coach?
Whatever the problem is I hope they make a drastic adjustment before next week game or the whole city of Pittsburgh might go on suicide watch (jokes people).

Shelle Knows: Is There Life After The Steelers?

Ok there are so many domestic and drug use charges that have been back firing on athletes mostly of the African-American race. These charges that they faced in the past are costing them their jobs and I think it has gone too far. People thought that if they made a fuss about Ray rice being treated unfairly then maybe they would give him another chance. But nope, it when the exact opposite way. Now they are releasing everyone with previous charges of violence or drug use. The last two players happen to be former Steelers players.

Then I began to think of what actually happens to former Steelers players that were released. It’s so ironic that the Steelers released them and they moved on to other teams but now their career has been going downhill. Maybe there is no bright life after the Steelers.

Let’s take a look at where these players are now.

Joey Porter: Went to Miami and got hurt. His age caught up to him and now he came back to Pittsburgh to retire and become a defense coach.

Santonio Holmes: Was cut for drug use with Steelers and seem to be doing well with the New York Jets. Until the Jets cut him from the team saying he was a good player but a cancer in the locker room. He is now playing for the Chicago Bears.

Ryan Munday: No real issue with him. He also was released from the Steelers roster in 2013 and joined the New York Giants. Now has been traded to the Chicago Bears as well.

James Harrison: Was cut from the Steelers and went to play for the Cincinnati Bengal’s but actually never seen playing time. He recently came to Pittsburgh to retire a Steelers.

Chris Rainey: Had one hot year with the Steelers until he faced a domestic abuse charge in the off-season. The Steelers decided to release him. He got picked up by the cardinals but was just cut because of his past Domestic abuse charge.

Jonathan Dwyer: Was also released by the Cardinal as he is facing domestic abuse charges.

Isaac Redman: Was released from the team then retired from the NFL due to a spinal cord injury.

Rashard Mendenhall: He was released by the Steelers for disciplinary actions and then got picked up by the Cardinals as well.  He then decided to retire from the NFL in a public manner. He currently is working on writing for a HBO series.  I guess he chose to do something he had more desire for . So a win for him. I just think if he stayed a Steelers then he would still be playing football.

Mike Wallace: He is probably the only one who has life after leaving the Steelers because of the deal he signed with Miami. The only thing that will keep him down is the fact that he as being exposed on the field. They are saying that he is not a talented as people thought he was. Yes he is fast and can go for the deep passes but not useful anywhere else.

I am sure there are more but these are the ones who came to mind when I thought about how people careers became unstable after leaving the Pittsburgh Black and Gold Steelers!

Shelle Knows: Florida State QB Jameis Winston Suspended First Half Of Game For Sexual Comment

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Here we go again!

So some of you may have come across the popular video that went viral about the guy who grabs the mic and scream “F*** her right in the P****. Well I guess Jameis Winston felt that he would entertain those in the FSU cafeteria and say the same thing while standing on the table. Of course if this was a regular student at the university it would not have been heard of but Winston isn’t your average student.

This is the Heisman winner; star QB for a highly profiled school. Not to mention he just beat rape charges last season and was caught stealing crab legs from a local grocery store. Doing this was not anything major but it is not a good look for someone who was accused of rape at the university before.

Once Winston understands that his simple actions are being monitored and ridiculed then he will make better decisions. He is only 20 years old but when you become a public figure you have to mature a little faster than your average person if you want to be a success.

In result to this action Winston will be suspended for the first half vs. Clemson on Saturday.