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, Jerome Bettis has found himself a popular guest along radio row in Atlanta this week. However, while his experiences with the Los Angeles Rams are among the questions he is being asked, it should come as no surprise to learn that it was his insights about the Pittsburgh Steelers that dominated the conversation.Appearing on a number of shows on Tuesday the included interviews with 93.7 The Fan on the Cook and Joe Show, a sit down with Dave Dameshek of the NFL Network, a segment for First Call on Fox Sports and a conversation with Boomer and Gio on CBS Franco Harris Jersey
, Bettis was in high demand.But regardless of who he spoke to, the message coming from the Hall of Fame running back was clear and consistent - From ownership through to players, everyone in Pittsburgh was responsible for the situation they found themselves in with Antonio Brown. Some of the highlights from his interview with 93.7 The Fan:Believing the situation was salvageable, Bettis suggested a firm set of rules needs to be put in place that will apply to EVERYONE on the roster. How Brown responds to those rules would then determine his future with the Steelers. Sentiments he would echo when talking to Dameshek:And again with Boomer and Gio:Noting a lack of leadership in locker room since his time in Pittsburgh, Bettis seems to feel that many of the issues on the team started because of the leniency Tomlin showed towards certain players early on in his career. Despite all the issues as he sees them Merril Hoge Color Rush Jersey
, the former Steelers running back left no doubt that he would like to see Brown remain in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. Perhaps the most glaring omission from these multiple interviews is the relative lack of mention of Antonio Brown, especially when compared to the number of times Tomlin is individually singled out. Effectively characterize the actions of AB as that of a misbehaving given too much freedom, rather than the behavior of a 30-year old man, some fans might question how little Bettis appears to hold Brown culpable for own actions. That being said, he is not wrong in holding the entire franchise responsible for this allowing things to become so dysfunctional https://www.steelerssportshop.com/Jerome-Bettis-Jersey
, nor is he wrong when he suggests the team needs to set new standards going forward. Whether these are standards Brown is willing to conform to remains to be seen. Just a week after it was announced that CBS had protected the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Los Angeles Chargers from being flexed to primetime in Week 13, it turns out they have given in to pressure from the league to allow the contest to be move to Sunday night after all. Meanwhile, just as it seemed they had earned an extra night game, it appears they have also seen their encounter with the Oakland Raiders moved into an afternoon slot.Originally scheduled for 1.00 p.m ET on December 2, the Steelers game against the Chargers will now replace the previously scheduled matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Instead of seeing Pittsburgh’s encounter with Oakland on Sunday Night Football in Week 14 Mel Blount Jersey
, the nation will now get a chance to watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Chicago Bears in primetime on December 9.Assuming the reminder of the Steelers games are still protected by CBS in Weeks 12, 15 and 16, the only game left eligible to be flexed this season will be their matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. A game that will likely only be moved if it has significant playoff implications for both teams.