#1 Cochran Sports Showdown: Feb. 11, 2019 (Part 1)

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE COCHRAN SPORTS SHOWDOWN

I AM BOB POMPEANI THANK YOU FOR STAYING UP WITH US TONIGHT THE PENGUINS ON THE BRINK OF MISSING THE PLAYOFFS BUT THEY ARE ONE POINT REMOVED FROM BEING OUT OF THE PICTURE THE PROBLEMS AND THE TRADE DEADLINE AND THE DESIGNATED HITTER

LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT, A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE IT OUR NUMBER ONE TOPIC ON THE NUMBER ONE COCHRAN SPORTS SHOWDOWN IS BELL HERE IS YOUR PANEL WE GET RIGHT INTO IT BELL, THE STEELERS IN A REPORT, THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY CONVINCED THEY WILL MAKE A DEAL IN TERMS OF LET BELL GO OR OFFER HIM A TRANSITION TAG

WHAT IS THE MOST LIKELY OUTCOME FOR THIS SITUATION? WELL, I AM PRAYING, I WOULD GET ON MY KNEES IF THE CAMERA WOULD FOLLOW ME, I AM DONE WITH THE DRAMA BROTHERS HERE I DON'T WANT THEM TO TRY SQUEEZE A SECOND ROUND PICK OUT OF A TEAM LET HIM WALK TAKE THE PICK IN THE 2020 DRAFT WHICH IS A THIRD ROUND PICK

THERE SEEMS TO BE THIS IDEA — BELL SHOULD BE GONE THE QUARTERBACK HAS COUPLE GOOD YEARS LEFT IN HIM IN A COUPLE YEARS ALL THREE WILL BE GONE THE KILLER BEES IT HAS BEEN A FAILURE

ESPECIALLY WITH BROWN AND BELL LET THEM GO AND START WITH BELL AS YOU SAID, GET THE PICK WHATEVER IT MAY BE LOOK, THIS TEAM HAS BEEN BELEAGUERED BY DRAMA FOR TWO YEARS

DON'T EXTEND IT EVEN MORE BY PLAYING THIS TAG AND TRADE GAME WITH BELL WHEN YOU KNOW HE HAS NO INTEREST IN PLAYING FOOTBALL THE PICK AS TO OPPOSE THEY WOULD GET IF THEY TRAGAND TRADE WOULD BE MINIMAL AND NOT WORTH THE RISK OF DOING IT BECAUSE HERE WE ARE IN FEBRUARY, FIVE TO SIX WEEKS AWAY FROM THE START OF FREE AGENCY WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THE TAG WILL BE FOR THIS GUY YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE ARBITRATION PROCESS THERE THEY WILL ARGUE IT WILL BE THE FRANCHISE TAG VALUE

SO GO THROUGH THAT HOOP THEN YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU CAN GET HIM TO SIGN IT AND THEN YOU HAVE TO WORK A DEAL I DON'T WANT ONE SECOND OF THEIR TIME STRATEGIZING BASED ON THE IF SURROUNDING BELL DON'T FORGET THE HOOP THAT IF THEY TRANSITION TAG HIM AND WORK OUT A DEAL WITH A TEAM, THERE IS A CHANCE THAT GETS RULED TO BE A GOOD FAITH VIOLATION ACTUALLY THE WAY IT WORKS, THE TEAM THAT SIGNS HIM, THEY CAN'T TRADE HIM BY RULE

SO YOU WOULD NEED TO FIND A THIRD TEAM SOMEWHERE THAT WANTS TO SIGN SO COMPLICATED LET THE GUY GET BACK ON HIS JET SKI AND HAVE HIS RAP CAREER CONTINUE IN MIAMI MAYBE THE DOLPHINS OR THE TEXAS OR THE PATRIOTS, THAT WOULD KILL ME BETWEEN HIM AND BROWN, I GET WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS TO DO, FUNNY YOU BRING IT UP, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR ME TO TAKE THE REPORTER HAT OFF FOR A SECOND AND GO BACK TO ME THE FAN

I AM READY TO ROOT AGAINST AND HATE THESE TWO THAN I AM READY TO ROOT FOR THEM AGAIN THE PROBLEM IS, BILL BELICHICK WILL HAVE 2,000 COMBINED YARDS HE WILL WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL NEXT YEAR WITH HIM I AM TALKING EMOTIONALLY A FIRST

MEAN TIME, BROWN, YOU BROUGHT HIM UP I GET TO THE POINT NOW WHERE I COULD SEE THE STEELERS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE WHAT THEY MAY GET FOR HIM WILL BE AT BEST A 4th ROUND PICK BASED ON REPORTS WE HAVE HEARD EVEN MAY BE A FIFTH IF THE OPTION IS A FIFTH ROUND PICK FOR BROWN, JUST RELEASING HIM OR BRINGING HIM BACK BECAUSE YOU NEED TO GET SOMETHING FOR A GUY WITH THAT MUCH TALENT AND PRODUCTION WHAT DO YOU DO? IF THERE IS SOMEBODY FOOLISH ENOUGH TO WANT THEN TAKE THE DRAFT PICK BUT I WOULD BE TEMPTED TO CUT MY LOSSES WITH HIM AS WELL

LOOK, YOU GOT A NUMBER ONE CAPABLE RECEIVER IN JUJU SMITH- SCHUSTER BUT AGAIN, THIS IS ABOUT THE STEELERS BEING WILLING TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT THOSE TWO GUYS AND TRANSITION TO DIFFERENT PLAYERS ON THAT SIDE OF THE BALL AND THEY ARE STILL SHOWING THIS NEED, THIS DESIRE TO CLING TO BOTH OF THEM SO CLOSELY LET THEM BOTH GO AND BE DONE WITH IT MOVE THIS TEAM FORWARD WITH A SIGN TO YOUR FANS, TO THE OTHER GUYS IN THE ROOM, TO THE LEAGUE AS A WHOLE THAT YOU AREN'T THE CIRCUS YOUR OWNER INSIST YOU ARE TO THE COACH YOU DECIDED TO KEEP, LOOK, IF BRYANT CAN GET A THIRD, YOU COULD GET A THIRD FOR BROWN SINCE ESPECIALLY IT APPEARS THAT ONE TEAM, SAN FRANCISCO, DOES WANT HIM

BASED ON WHAT? THAT IS NOT WHAT JERRY RICE SAID HE IS AN EXTENSION OF THE TEAM? I THINK BROWN WENT TO HIM ON THAT THAT IS WHAT JERRY RICE SAID WHY WOULD ANY TEAM TRADE FOR BROWN IF THEY DON'T KNOW IF HE IS ELIGIBLE TO PLAY NEXT YEAR? IF THE NFL IS INVESTIGATING HIM, WHY WOULD YOU GIVE UP ANYTHING FOR HIM? THE STATEMENT THAT GOT PUT OUT THERE SAID THE POLICE TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST THING, WE MIGHT SHOW UP TO WORK ONE DAY AND TMZ BOUGHT THOSE PICTURES AND WHO KNOWS WHAT IS ON THERE

FOUR GAMES LIKE ELLIOTT DO YOU THINK THE COWBOYS ARE UPSET? YOU KNOW? YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THE RAIDERS TRADED A THIRD ROUNDER ANYWAY I CAN'T IMAGINE THERE IS A TEAM WILLING TO TAKE 12 GAMES OF BROWN, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE TEAMS THAT STACK UP AS TRADE SUITORS HAVE YOU HEARD ANY TEAMS EXPRESS INTEREST? JERRY RICE, THAT IS IT

WHAT I HEARD IS THE REPORT FROM THE UNNAMED GENERAL MANAGER WHO SAID I HOPE HE IS AVAILABLE BECAUSE WE WOULD BE INTERESTED THAT IS THE ONLY THING I HEARD WHO REPORTED THAT? THAT WAS IN THE, I THOUGHT IT WAS PG IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A STORY I DON'T REMEMBER

AN AFC GENERAL MANAGER WILL BROWN BE HERE IN AUGUST TO START TRAINING CAMP YES OR NO? NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT YES, HE WILL BE UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T THINK HE WILL BE HERE

WOW! AT THIS POINT IT IS UP IN THE AIR WE WILL SEE WE HAVE PLENTY MORE COMING UP THERE IS EXCITEMENT WHEN A TEAM MOVES INTO A NEW BUILDING AND THAT IS TRUE WITH THE TEAM AT BUTLER COUNTY WE WILL BE BACK AND TALK PENGUINS NEXT

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