“Right at 6:15, I walk up and they are all waiting for me,” Trammell said. “I gave them a thumbs-up, and we took a little team picture then.”
It took 41 years after being drafted and 15 years of disappointment in the writers’ balloting to bring Trammell and Morris together again. The wait was worth it. As for all the debates regarding Hall merit over the years …
Hosting bitter division rivals is a familiar endeavor for AFC Central teams, but the Ravens-Steelers matchups are always a little more special. For one, the two teams have been competitive in recent seasons, and this year is no different.
The Steelers also have allowed only 193 first downs this season, the fewest in the league.
Let’s start there. Through his first 10 games as a Rocket, Paul is averaging 14.3 points (45.5 FG%, 88.5 FT%, 40.8 3-PT%) with 9.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.9 turnovers. His value in fantasy basketball is a bit depressed by his lower scoring volume, which was to be expected. However, he is rocking his lowest shooting percentage from the field of the past decade, and that mark will likely normalize or increase as the season goes along, such that his scoring-based roto numbers should improve.
It was hard to believe the Bears were 3-4 at one point, and even harder to believe now, with five straight losses since. Speaking of hard to believe: how Marvin Lewis has kept his job this long while fielding year-in and year-out the most undisciplined team in the league. The underwhelming, underachieving play by both teams is a bad enough omen for this game, but the Bengals continuing to act out makes this unworthy of watching.