Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: March 15, 2019 (Part 3)

WELCOME BACK WE CONTINUE RIGHT HERE

SPORTS CALL SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK WE ARE ALWAYS HERE AT 10:35 PITTSBURGH CW RIVER HOUNDS WILL MAKE THEIR SEASON OPENER TOMORROW AT TAMPA BAY ROWDIES

SEE YOU RIGHT HERE IT PITTSBURGH CW BEGINNING AT 7 PM THE RIVER HOUNDS COMING OFF A PLAYOFF SEASON AT THE FIRST EVER HOME PLATE RIGHT NOW HI MARK STADIUM WE WISH YOU THE BEST HOPEFULLY THEY DO EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS IS HERE AGAIN, PITTSBURGH TAMPA, RIVER HOUNDS 7:00 TOMORROW RIGHT HERE ON PITTSBURGH CW

BACK TO THE LUNCH, TONY IN THE HILL DISTRICT HOW ARE YOU? HELLO, BOB HOW ARE YOU? I JUST WANTED TO KNOW, OKAY, — MIND YOU, HE HAD BEEN, HE AND — LAST YEAR DO YOU THINK HE IS GOING TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE — WITH PITTSBURGH? FOR THAT MUCH MONEY? I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE HE IS A VERY TALENTED PLAYER

I DON'T THINK THAT'S ANY QUESTION ABOUT THAT I WOULD EXPECT THAT HE WOULD GO IN AND ANNOUNCE A DIFFERENT HEBARD I DON'T EITHER OFFENSIVE LINE IS A GOOD THEY HAVE YOUNG QUARTERBACK WE WILL SEE HOW THAT ALL GOES I THINK HE MISCALCULATED HIS OWN WORTH, AND THIS WAS A STORY

THIS WAS THE GUY WHO SAT ON PRINCIPAL BASED ON, HE NEEDED TO BE PAID MORE HE WANTED TO SET THE MARKET HE DID NOT SET THE MARKET HE ACTUALLY REGRESSED IN THAT MARKET AND TOOK LESS THAN WHAT THE STEELERS HAD OFFERED HIM TWO YEARS AGO

SO NOT A GOOD PLAY BY LE'VEON BELL LET'S GO TO BRUCE WHAT'S UP, BRUCE? ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU? THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS, YOUR OPINION THERE WE GO YES, SIR

WHEN THE PENGUINS — ARE READY TO COME BACK TO THE PENGUINS, I KNOW IT WILL BE A TOUGH DECISION ON WHO TO SEND OUT, DO YOU THINK MAYBE THEY SHOULD NOT BRING MADDOCK BACK OUT? HE HAS NOT DONE MUCH EVER SINCE HE HAS BEEN HERE NO, I THINK YOU UNDER APPRECIATE WHAT HE DOES THINK IS A VERY SOLID PLAYER HE IS NOT ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO JUMPS OFF THE SCREEN THAT YOU BUT HE DOES A LOT OF GOOD STUFF AND I THINK – I ALWAYS EQUATED HIS FIRST YEAR LIKE JORDAN STALLS FIRST-YEAR

THE EXPECTATION LEVEL WENT WAY UP, BASED ON WHAT HE DID, AND HE IS NOT AS FAST AS HE WAS HE WAS DEALING WITH IT HE IS STILL A VERY GOOD PLAYER SO NO, I'M NOT GOING TO SET HIM HE'S GOING TO PLAY

MAYBE SOMEBODY YOU MAY CONSIDER SENDING DOWN –? THEY HAVE A CROWDED BLUE LINE I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY QUESTION REALLY TOUGH THAT'S A NICE PROBLEM TO HAVE THINK IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS – I THINK MARCUS PETTERSSON, DESPITE HOW WELL HE PLAYED, HE IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES

A BRANSON HAS BEEN REAL GOOD, BETTER THAN WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECTED WHEN HE WAS ACQUIRED HERE BUT HE WAS A FIRST-ROUND PICK ORIGINALLY HE'S A PHYSICAL GUY WHO CAN MIX IT UP AND HE IS THE ONE GUY WHO STOOD TOE TO TOE WITH TOM WILSON SEVERAL TIMES, INCLUDING THIS PAST WEEKEND PITTSBURGH IT MIGHT BE A NIGHT TONIGHT SITUATION

THEM HAVE TO DETERMINE WHAT THE LINE IS GOING TO LOOK AT, AND CHANGE IT YOU THINK MAYBE YOU MIGHT SEE ONE SET ONE NIGHT AND ANOTHER SET ANOTHER NIGHT? I AM TALKING ABOUT SIX AND SEVEN – FIVE AND SIX, THESE LINEUP BUT 1, 2, 3, 4 ASSET THE NEGATIVE CHANGE I LET YOU TAKE ANOTHER CALL HER

I'M GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE CASINO THIS WEEKEND AND THAT UNDER ON THE PIRATES WINNING 77 THIS YEAR I'M GONNA TALK YOU OUT OF THAT GETS A MISTAKE I THINK YOU SHOULD GO OVER OKAY

I RESPECT YOUR OPINION I DON'T WANT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY, THE I'M JUST TELLING YOU, BASED ON THE PITCHING, AND WHAT THEY HAVE, THEY ARE GOING TO BE BETTER THAN WHAT PEOPLE THINK CAN THEY WIN THAT DIVISION? NO BUT, I THINK THEY CAN BE BETTER THAN WHAT YOU THINK

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WOULD MAKE THAT BET CARL WHAT'S UP, CARL? ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU DOING? DOING GOOD, THANK YOU I'M CALLING, I THINK THE STEELERS MADE THE BEST MOVE POSSIBLE GETTING RID OF THE BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN IN THE NFL, ANTONIO BROWN BUT — THE OAKLAND RAIDERS MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE BY PICKING HIM UP

IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER TEAM, I WOULD HAVE NEVER PICKED THEM UP BECAUSE OF ALL THE DRAMA HE BRINGS IN THE LOCKER ROOM YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY HAVE VEGAS COMING UP THEY NEEDED A BIG NAME THEY NEEDED SOMEBODY WHO IS GOING TO BE – LOOK AT THE PRODUCTION ON THE FIELD IS WHAT IT IS THEY NEED SOMEONE TO HELP THEM IN THAT DEPARTMENT

SO I UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY DID A THE PRICE WAS RIGHT FOR THEM A THIRD AND A FIFTH BUT THEY ADMITTED THEY WEREN'T GOING TO GO ANY HIGHER BECAUSE I DON'T THINK HE IS WITH IT WHICH IS TELLING TO ME I'M TELLING, THE STEELERS ARE GOING TO BE BETTER

THAN WHAT MOST OF YOU OTHER THING I WILL BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR HOPEFULLY, MIKE TOMLIN WILL HANDLE THIS AND SET THE BAR AS A LOOK, THAT IS – HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO OWN IT IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND TALK TO THOSE GUYS ABOUT A THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR TOLERATED OR ENCOURAGED AGAIN HE CAN MAKE THAT WORK IF HE DOES IT

BUT THE THING IS, THEY STILL HAVE ONE OF THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINES IN THE GAME THEY STILL HAVE ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS IN THE GAME THEY STILL HAVE A GOOD RUNNING GAME I THINK THEIR WIDE RECEIVER WITH MONTREAT COMING IN AS A BACKUP AS THE NUMBER 2 GUY DID YOU DO, ALONG WITH WASHINGTON, AND ROGERS AND WHOEVER ELSE THEY END UP GETTING BECAUSE A MASON SOMEBODY ELSE OR DRAFT SOMEBODY IT WILL BE GOOD OFFENSE

THE DEFENSE SHOULD BE BETTER, YOU WOULD EXPECT THAT HAPPEN I THINK STEVE NELSON IS A NICE LITTLE PICK UP WE WILL FIND OUT, BUT I DON'T THINK, AND IT MAY SERVE THE

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