Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat: 7.17.17
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Ray Fittipaldo
12:23
In a perfect world yes they should have. Not sure why they didn't talk in the spring.
Troy
12:24
Do you see any one being a real challenge to Cockrell for a starting CB position, or other young guys too raw to over take him?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:24
Sutton could challenge him, but I don't think it happens in camp or anything like that.
Guest
12:25
Do you really think the Steelers, a notoriously underpaying team because they have success and can't pay all their good players, are really going to pay Bell what he's asking? I'll be surprised if there's any deal, and Bell seems particularly mercenary. He'll probably be happy to accept a large contract from a team like Cleveland that has no chance of winning. You really think any agreement is going to happen today?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:25
I think it's a possibility though that possibility shrinks as time moves toward 4 p.m.
Big John from VA
12:25
Is there a possiblity that TJ Watt could be the starter come week one or will he first be used in Spot duty?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:26
I think it's a possibility, yes.
MartiniMark
12:26
so IF Bell does not sign tender AND there is radio silence from him through mid-late August, do you feel PIT needs to pick up another RB or will they hand it to Connor?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:26
Nah. Bell will eventually report and play. He has to in order to get his $12 million in guaranteed money.
J.J.
12:26
Can we finally have a kickoff return team that, when returnable can get it to the 25 yard line atleast?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:26
Knile Davis to the rescue!
Fred
12:27
Not "worried" about using Fullback. Do think they need to figure out how to break the goal line on the road.  The "weapons" have not consistently cracked that code.
Ray Fittipaldo
12:27
How about a QB sneak? I'm all for short-yardage plays that work.
Denny
12:28
The fans hate Vontaze Burfict.  If the Steelers signed him when he is an UFA, next year, would the fans love him?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:28
They would never sign Vontaze Burfict.
Shotgun
12:30
Ray who would make up your "Mount Rushmore" of Steelers? I'd take Mean Joe, Lambert, Webster, and Franco.
Ray Fittipaldo
12:31
Mean Joe, Franco, Bradshaw and Lambert for me. All Super '70s edition.
Dr. J
12:31
Chances James Conner turns out to be a beast?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:31
I think they'd just be happy if he turned out to be an effective backup to Le'Veon Bell.
Steel ballin
12:34
Ray, where would you rank the Steelers oline? Off the top of my head I can only think of Oakland and Dallas being better
Ray Fittipaldo
12:34
Certainly a top 5 offensive line in my opinion.
Fred
12:34
so whats the reason they dont use the QB sneak?
Ray Fittipaldo
12:34
I don't think the QB likes to do it.
Brian G., Columbia, MD
12:37
Did we ever find out exactly how Sammie Coates hurt his hand last year?  Thank you.
Ray Fittipaldo
12:37
It happened on a pass with lots of velocity from Ben.
12:38
Thanks for all the great questions this week. We'll do it again next week. I have to get back to Le'Veon Bell Watch.
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