It’s time for Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance 2.0.Per a source with knowledge of the situation James Conner Jersey , the Raiders receiver has filed a new grievance regarding the league’s decision to prevent him from wearing a Schutt AiR Advantage helmet that is less than 10 years old.Last Monday, a neutral, independent arbitrator found that Brown could not wear a helmet that is more than 10 years old; NOCSAE won’t recertifiy any helmet, regardless of model, that is more than 10 years old. Since then, Brown’s representatives identified an obvious loophole. Because the Schutt AiR Advantage hasn’t been banned generally by the NFL, he should be permitted to wear one that is less than 10 years old, and that can be recertified by NOCSAE.The NFL did not include the Schutt AiR Advantage within the list of 11 helmet models banned in 2018. The NFL also gave players wearing banned helmets a one-year grace period, allowing them to continue to wear the banned helmet while transitioning to a new model.Brown hasn’t received that courtesy, because the NFL didn’t ban the Schutt AiR Advantage until he found multiple models that were less than 10 years old , and thus that could be recertified by NOCSAE. He’ll argue that, at a minimum, he should receive the same one-year grace period that was given to players like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who ultimately won the Super Bowl while wearing a helmet that the NFL has deemed to be unsafe for use. Heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, the Steelers have 10 picks at their disposal. Therefore, moving up to find an impact player—and not moving down to acquire even more picks—is the only realistic trade option."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest News2019 NFL Draft AnalysisGoing up, not down, is the Steelers only trade option in the 2019 NFL DraftNew,67commentsHeading into the 2019 NFL Draft, the Steelers have 10 picks at their disposal. Therefore Womens Terrell Edmunds Jersey , moving up to find an impact player—and not moving down to acquire even more picks—is the only realistic trade option. EDTShareTweetShareShareGoing up, not down, is the Steelers only trade option in the 2019 NFL DraftTrevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsEvery year, leading up to the NFL Draft, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert does his little dance with the media, where he says the team would not be opposed to trading up, trading down or standing pat (he almost always stands pat) in the first round.The theory this year is that Pittsburgh should absolutely try to trade up if one of the Devin’s—realistically, Michigan’s Devin Bush—slips far enough into the middle portion of the first round to make such a deal doable. I agree. I think most would agree that inside linebacker is the team’s biggest need, a need that may be addressed much more adequately with a 21-year old rookie with speed and upside than a going on 30-year old veteran just picked up in free agency who may be in the twilight of his career (Mark Barron).Nothing against Barron, who very-well could be a tremendous asset to the defense in 2019 Womens James Conner Jersey , but he doesn’t seem like much of an impact player these days. Does Bush? Nobody knows for certain, but that’s why they call the draft one giant crap-shoot. But the closer you get to the top ofthe first round, the greater the chance of finding an impact player, hence the desire to see the Steelers trade up to get a prospect such as Bush. And with 10 picks to use as trade ammo, why not get on the phone if Bush is in sight? How about trading down? Trading down, really, with 10 picks? In years past, when Pittsburgh was perhaps struggling in the draft capital department, the thought of trading down in the first round (or even out of the first round) and acquiring more picks seemed sensible. But with 10 this year, that just seems unnecessary. It isn’t like the Browns of a two or three years ago T. J. Watt Jersey White , when 15 rookies made the team. The Steelers may have their struggles and their deficiencies and their weaknesses, but even after the departure of some very serious offensive production, Pittsburgh is still believed to be closer to a contender than a team about to blow it all up. Teams that are blowing things up want lots of rookies. Teams that are believed to be contenders don’t have room for many youngsters. True, by bringing more draft picks into camp, you increase the odds of finding some really good ones (I doubt even the Steelers believe they will break camp this summer with all 10 draft picks having made the team). But, again, by trading up in the first round, you increase the odds of finding a splash player. The last two times the Steelers traded up in the first round, it led to finding players who would be integral to future Super Bowl success. spring, but those Super Bowl victories in the winter are much more gratifying. The Steelers are probably going to stay true to their draft board and just stand pat on Thursday Terrell Edmunds Jersey White , but if there’s any thought of making a trade, up, not down, is the only way to go.
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