The Steelers' veterans had a meeting.
They decided, by way of correcting the problems that have led to 0-2, to prohibit anyone with less than four years NFL experience from playing ping-pong, pool and/or shuffleboard “during business hours.” This was actually posted in the locker room.
Until someone realized the stupidity of the situation and took the signs down.
The Steelers took a bad situation and made it comedic. THIS is the veterans’ idea of discipline? Are you kidding? The Steelers couldn’t possible look dumber, weaker, or more desperate.
What’s next? Trading a first-round pick for an air hockey table?
Why is playing ping-pong, pool and shuffleboard a waste of time only if you’ve been in the NFL less than four years? Isn’t it a waste of time for everyone? Are the bad things that are happening being blamed solely on those who are barred from rec time?
Here’s an idea: Anyone that’s 0-2 can’t play ping-pong, pool and/or shuffleboard.
RB Isaac Redman put an exclamation point of idiocy on a situation that’s moronic and chaotic.
Said Redman, “Sucks to be a young guy, I guess.”
Actually, it sucks to be 0-2. It sucks being 2-7 in your last nine regular-season games. Stir in four straight exhibition losses and that makes 2-11, which REALLY sucks.
But what sucks even more is being some job-squad back from Nowhere Tech that’s averaging 1.2 yards per carry and 6 yards per game this season. Fumbling away a legit chance to win in Week 1 sucks, too. Redman sucks.
But Redman is a four-year vet, so he can play pool. RACK ‘EM!
This is beyond farcical. It’s embarrassing.
Deadspin.com quoted a Steelers player as saying the team is in “full panic mode.” Banning selected players from playing ping-pong, pool and shuffleboard does nothing to dispute that.
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley said there was no sideline confrontation between him and Antonio Brown Monday. Haley is being treated for liabetes and is resting comfortably at the Crowne Plaza hotel bar in Upper St. Clair.
Time previously spent playing ping-pong, pool and shuffleboard will be used for additional film study. Here's what's on the Steelers' video machine: