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Steelers Burning Question: Does George Pickens have what it takes?

Weeks ago I did the Friday Night Steelers Six Pack and wondered if it was worth doing further. After all, interaction was not great, and sometimes you just have to adjust. So I decided to call an audible, and not just abandon the Friday night meeting of the black-and-gold minds.

Instead of six questions, I wanted to focus solely on one question.

We’ll still do the preamble of what you’re eating/drinking/listening to, but we’ll focus our attention on the one Steelers question of the week. Don’t worry, most weeks I’ll do a bonus/extra credit question for fun. With all that out of the way, let’s get to the question!

This week I wanted to bring up the topic of George Pickens.

  • Everyone assumes Pickens is the clear-cut WR1, but the question I have is whether Pickens is capable of doing what all true WR1 can do. What is that? Beating double coverage/bracketed coverage regularly, without a real WR2 on the roster.
  • Can Pickens get the job done, in your opinion?

I think Pickens is growing into that role, but I’m not sure if he’s ready for that step just yet. This was talked about a lot on the All Betz Are Off segment on the Friday “Let’s Ride” podcast, and while he has the skill set the lack of a WR2 might hinder his overall production and impact, especially early in the season.

As for what I’m eating, that remains in the air, but we are heading to the pool this evening to beat the heat. So, as for music, I’ll have to suffer through what the High School aged lifeguards pick for the patrons at the pool…

Happy Friday everyone!!


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