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To start the third quarter http://www.authenticspittsburghsteelers.com/cheap-alejandro-villanueva-jersey , Pittsburgh knew this drive could truly define how the game will end up. What
resulted was a 15 play, 75-yard drive which ended in a Ben Roethlisberger
one-yard quarterback sneak for the touchdown. The drive displayed the Steelers’
third down dominance, and took up nearly half of the third quarter. However,
Chris Boswell pushed the point-after wide right, making the score 20-6.With the
game in the balance, the Ravens responded with an impressive drive of their own.
Joe Flacco made plays to Willie Snead for multiple first downs, but it was a
defensive pass interference call on Morgan Burnett which set up the Baltimore
offense on the one-yard line. Alex Collins then punched in the next play to make
the score 20-13 in the waning minutes of the third quarter.After a Pittsburgh
three-and-out, the Ravens have the ball to start the fourth quarter. Something
strange seems to be happening when it comes to the Steelers and running back
Le'Veon Bell, as his final reporting deadline for 2018 approaches. And it could
be that the Steelers are trying, in not so subtle fashion, to persuade Bell not
to show up at all this year.That’s the only way to explain the sudden emergence
of a report from NFL Network — owned directly by the league and partially by the
Steelers — that Bell would be eligible for the quarterback franchise tender in
2019 http://www.authenticspittsburghsteelers.com/cheap-david-decastro-jersey , regardless of whether he signs his franchise tender in order to get contractual
credit for 2018.First, the language of the labor deal supports a plausible
argument that, if Bell doesn’t play in 2018, his status would be tolled by a
year. Second, the NFL and its teams aren’t in the habit of caving preemptively
on plausible arguments that could be made within the confines of a formal
grievance. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Bell’s camp was under the clear
impression when his regular-season holdout began in September that he had to
show up by the Tuesday after Week 10 in order to force the Steelers to use the
quarterback franchise tender, if he were tagged again in 2019.So why would the
Steelers and/or the league concede this important point now, a week before
Bell’s poop-or-get-off-the-pot deadline for 2018? The logical explanation is
that the Steelers simply don’t want him to show up, and that this is their way
of sending a clear message that, if he doesn’t show up http://www.authenticspittsburghsteelers.com/cheap-jordan-berry-jersey , they won’t apply the franchise tag again in 2019.Of course, if he doesn’t show
up, the Steelers and the league wouldn’t be prevented from arguing that the 2018
tender applies in 2019. For now, though, the objective could be to get him to
not show up, which would allow the Steelers to save nearly $6 million, to avoid
the distractions inherent to bringing Bell back into the fold, and to not permit
him to be signed by a team like the Ravens or the Patriots if the Steelers were
to rescind the franchise tender, making Bell a free agent.There’s no other
reasonable explanation for the league’s decision to use its media platform as a
megaphone for the notion that the Steelers, as a practical matter, can’t use the
franchise tag on Bell again in 2019. The league isn’t in the business of
surrendering potentially valid legal arguments under the CBA http://www.authenticspittsburghsteelers.com/cheap-chris-boswell-jersey , and the league definitely isn’t in the business of permitting its in-house media
conglomerate to tip the league’s hand, which is one of the very real benefits of
the NFL and its teams owning the media conglomerate that covers the NFL and its
teams. It seems that the Steelers simply want Bell to choose not to show up in
2018, and if he believes that he’ll have a straight shot to the open market in
March without incurring any injury risk this season, why wouldn’t he?Even if,
come February, the Steelers tag him again and the NFL argues that the amount is
$14.54 million, not the quarterback tender.For more on this, check out
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Posted 18 Feb 2019

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