Le'Veon Bell has said he would sit out the entire 2018 season if the franchise tag was placed on him again. I think that's totally an idle threat. But now he's intimating that he might miss a regular season game or two or ten. That to me is a line he cannot cross. I would dump him in a heartbeat if he did that. Your thoughts? I'll discuss it with Rob King at 12:20, and then Joe Rutter of the Trib at 1.
I've been asked if I'm concerned about the Penguins going into Goonville tonight without Ian Cole and Ryan Reaves. I am not. Are you?
The combine in Indy is done, but there's a combine coming to Pittsburgh for small college hopefuls. The Steelers are sponsoring it, and at 1:40, John Luckhardt, former head football coach at Cal U and W&J, who organized this, will be my guest.