Coach Mike Tomlin has disclosed that the team will deal with the incident internally, whatever that means, and the discussion on Tuesday will be about the first round of roster cuts, so the fallout from the Bell/Blount incident will continue to dissipate for a while.
Questions remain, however, and one question is this: Is this the way these guys typically prepare for games? It's a legitimate question.
For that matter, how often do they (and other Steelers) go to team functions, practice or games immediately after getting high? How about other players? How about some of the coaches? Clearly, Bell and Blount felt comfortable gathering in close quarters (a plane) and interacting with coaches and teammates. Apparently they were unconcerned that would anybody would notice.
Mike Tomlin always likes to talk about the importance of having "a singular focus, obviously."
Well, "obviously," the singular focus of Bell and Blount is getting high. It seems to be their priority over and above what they get paid for as professional football players. We are what we do.
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