Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 5, 2019 (Pt. 1)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 5, 2019 (Pt. 1)


WEATHER, AND SPORTS ANYTIME ON YOUR COMPUTER, PHONE, OR TABLET AT KDKA.COM. RIGHT NOW IT’S THE NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL. RIGHT NOW PITTSBURGH’S BEST SPORTS CALL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. CALL US OR TWEET US. WE’VE GOT THINGS TO TALK ABOUT ON THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL. YES, WE DO, AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF THE ISLAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL. CALL US ON THE HOTLINE, 412-565-2600 OR TWEET US. AS WE TALK ABOUT A LOT OF STUFF TONIGHT, BEGINNING WITH THE DRAMA OUT IN OAKLAND. ONCE AGAIN CHEST IS CAUSING PROBLEMS. HE WAS A NO-SHOW TODAY AFTER HE GOT INTO A CONFRONTATION WITH GM. WE THOUGHT THIS MIGHT HAPPEN AFTER YESTERDAY. BROWN TOOK WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE, PUT IT ON INSTAGRAM WITH HIS OWN COMMENTS, AND HAD TO BE SEPARATED. PAUL FROM 93.7 THE FAN IS HERE. THERE IS A THOUGHT THAT OAKLAND WILL SUSPEND CHESS AND THERE IS ALSO A REPORT THAT THEY MAY BE LOOKING TO GET BACK THIS GUARANTEED MONEY THEY GAVE HIM. THIS IS THE RESULT OF BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN CHANGE SOMEONE WHO SHOWED INDICATIONS THAT HE MAYBE WAS BEYOND CHANGE. FOR ANTONIO BROWN, CHEST, AS I CALL HIM, THIS IS MORE THAN A GAME. THIS IS MORE THAN A TEAM. THIS IS MORE THAN THE LEAGUE. HE IS BIGGER IN HIS OWN MIND THAN ALL OF IT. YES, AND I THINK IT WAS RYAN LEIF OF ALL PEOPLE WHO TWEETED OUT HE DOESN’T THINK ANTONIO BROWN DOESN’T WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL ANYMORE. HE’S ACTING LIKE A GUY WHO DOESN’T WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL. YOU GET WHAT YOU — IF YOU LIE DOWN WITH DOGS, YOU GET FLEAS. THE BOTTOM LINE IS, YOU GET WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU TAKE ON A GUY LIKE ANTONIO BROWN. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ALL GOING TO WORK IN OAKLAND WHEN HE WENT OUT THERE, WENT TO DEREK CARR’S HOUSE, AND YOU THOUGHT — YOU KNEW HE DIDN’T CHANGE HIS STRIPES THAT QUICKLY. RIGHT? I THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE SOME SORT OF GRACE PERIOD, HONEYMOON PERIOD, JUST BECAUSE HE WENT OUT THERE, GOT WHAT HE WANTED, THE NEW DEAL THE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. THE PROBLEM HERE NOW, HE IS OVERSTEPPING ALL OF IT. I DON’T THINK ANYONE WOULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT BEFORE THE FIRST SNAP OF THE REGULAR SEASON, FOR THAT MATTER IN THE PRESEASON, HE HAS CAUSED FIVE DIFFERENT INCIDENTS ALREADY AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN BEGUN THE SEASON. AND THIS LATEST ONE WITH MIKE MAYOK, TO ME, I’M GLAD THEY’RE GOING TO SUSPEND HIM. THIS IS A GUY WHO DOESN’T THINK THE RULES APPLY TO HIM. IF THEY DON’T NIP IT IN THE BUD NOW, THEY’LL NEVER NIP IT IN THE BUD. I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT, AND I THINK ANYBODY SURPRISED BY IT HASN’T BEEN PAYING ATTENTION. RIGHT? RIGHT. I THINK THE STEELERS, THOUGH, PLAYED THEIR CARDS AND THEIR HANDS VERY WELL HERE. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER WHEN ART ROONEY TOOK A LOT OF CRITICISM FOR TAKING A PHOTO WITH ANTONIO BROWN DOWN IN FLORIDA WHEN THEY HAD THEIR LITTLE PARTING WAYS MEETING AND PEOPLE SAID, WELL, THAT’S A BAD LOOK. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING? THEY WERE NOT GOING TO AIR ANY DIRTY LAUNDRY TO MAKE A BAD SITUATION WORSE, HOPING SOMEONE WOULD COME UP WITH AN OFFER. THEY DIDN’T HAVE MANY. THEY HAD ONE FROM THE BUFFALO BILLS. MAYBE NOW WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, KEVIN WILL BE LOOKED AT AS SOMEBODY GENIUS IN HOW HE APPROACHED THIS. I THOUGHT GETTING A THIRD AND FIFTH, I THOUGHT THAT WAS ABOUT AS GOOD AS THEY COULD DO. I REALLY DID. WHEN YOU’VE GOT A GUY WHO HAS RIDICULOUS CONTRACT DEMANDS, WHO HAS BEEN A DISTRACTION, WHO JUST BY THE WAY HIS LAST GAME QUIT ON HIS TEAM — YES, HE DID. — I DON’T KNOW HOW IN THE WORLD PEOPLE THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET MORE FOR HIM. YOU GET WHAT YOU CAN TAKE. IF YOU WANT TO CUT YOUR LOSSES — OFFER A SWAP. RIGHT. THEY OFFERED MORE THAN I THINK THE STEELERS WANTED THAT DEAL. HE TURNED IT DOWN. SO — THAT’S WHAT I MEAN, AND THEN YOU’VE GOT THE FACT THAT HE HAD THE ABILITY TO TURN THINGS DOWN. HE KILLED HIS OWN MARKET. HE DID. AND SO TO ME, ANYBODY WHO IS SHOCKED OR, YOU KNOW, SURPRISED THAT’S ALL THEY GOT FOR HIM, YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT’S PROBABLY ALL YOU WERE GOING TO GET FOR HIM. WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT AS WE GO ALONG. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT, PLEASE DO SO. IN THE MEANTIME, SCHUESTER IS THE MAN WHO NOW TAKES OVER IN PITTSBURGH AND HE IS GOING TO BE A MARKED MAN. BILL BELICHICK LIKES TO TAKE AWAY THE TOP OPTIONS OF ANOTHER TEAM. BEFORE WE GO TO A BREAK HERE, WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN? THE STEELERS DO HAVE OTHER WEAPONS WHO CAN HURT YOU. I THINK IF YOU’RE BILL BELICHICK, THOUGH, YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE THOSE GUYS HURT YOU. LIKE DONTE JONES, DANTE MONCRIEF, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE CAPABLE OF, EVEN WASHINGTON. TO ME, I’M BELICHICK, YOU TAKE AWAY AND THEN MAKE THEM DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. WE’LL TAKE YOUR CALLS RIGHT HERE ON PITTSBURGH CW.

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