- post game interviews
- game debriefings
- press conferences
- injury reports
- in-locker room visits
- conference calls with out of town press
- sit down chats with the TV crews
No such template exists for the NFL off season. It’s the wild west, where every agent is a bounty hunter, every player a claims speculator, every reporter a saloon keeper, and every general manger a would-be county sherriff desperate to instill order.
Such it was that James Starks never made the vist that was “promised” to Pittsburgh, Jerricho Cotchery left the Steelers cruise in search of a contract with Carolina and not the South Side, Lance Moore arrived for his Tuesday visit on Wednesday and Maurice Jones-Drew showed up “unannounced at the South Side.” Jones-Drew would give the Steelers the veteran back up they’ve been seeking for Le'Veon Bell in the wake of Jonathan Dwyer’s departure.
He and Moore also left the South Side without contract offers, if reports are to be believed. And as of 11:00 pm eastern on March 19th, Jerricho Cotchery had still not made up his mind between competing offers from Carolina and Pittsburgh.
- And the biggest news didn’t even involve any of the above.
- Debo wants to finish his career with the Steelers
This amounts to a very large turn about for the franchise, who cut Harrison a year ago, and then said “thanks but no thanks” when Harrison indicated he wanted back on the team after finding little interest on the free agent market.
Suffice to say, Steel Curtain Rising will be monitoring this story as it develops.