MY PICKS- ROUND ONE 2014 NFL DRAFT

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Well, it is done! I did the Mock draft for the first round. All this time I was saying the Steelers should draft weak inside Linebacker CJ Mosley, while a lot of fans were screaming for Mike Evans and Darqueze Dennard. Yet looking into teams needs and wants, I have realize that teams will be drafting all three of those players before Steelers get their pick. We are talking about true talent for those three guys that are able to start right now in the NFL. Breaking down to who the Steelers have left on the draft board that was available to them, I pretended to be Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin. The Steelers addressed some of their wideout issues by signing free agents Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Yet, on the cornerback side Steelers picked up Brice McCain who is more a special team standout than a star cornerback. So the Steelers need to see who falls in their lap where they have issues coming up after this year. Steelers know that Ike Taylor is done after this year and besides Cortez Allen the Steelers don’t have a cornerback that can start every snap. The player that falls in their lap and picked up is no other than Justin Gilbert cornerback from Oklahoma State.

1. Houston Texans
Blake Bortles QB

2. St. Louis Rams
Greg Robinson OT

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater QB

4. Cleveland Browns
Johnny Manziel QB

5. Oakland Raiders
Jadeveon Clowney DE

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jake Matthews OL

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CJ Mosley ILB

8. Minnesota Vikings
Aaron McDonald DT

9. Buffalo Bills
Darqueze Dennard CB

10. Detroit Lions
Sammy Watkins WR

11. Tennessee Titans
Calvin Pryor FS

12. New York Giants
Khalil Mack OLB

13. St. Louis Rams
Mike Evans WR

14. Chicago Bears
Anthony Barr OLB

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Justin Gilbert CB

16. Dallas Cowboys
Eric Ebron TE

17. Baltimore Ravens
Taylor Lewan OT

18. New York Jets
Zack Martin OT

19. Miami Dolphins
Carlos Hyde RB

20. Arizona Cardinals
Kyle Fuller CB

21. Green Bay Packers
Louis Nix III NT

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS

23. Kansas City Chiefs
Odell Beckham Jr WR

24. Cincinnati Bengals
Ryan Shazier OLB

25. San Diego Chargers
Marqise Lee WR

26. Cleveland Browns
Tre Mason RB

27. New Orleans Saints
Bradley Roby CB

28. Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin WR

29. New England Patriots
Stephon Tuitt DE

30. San Francisco 49ers
Ra’Shede Hageman DT

31. Denver Broncos
Jason Verrett CB

32. Seattle Seahawks
Brandin Cooks WR

Can’t wait to see all of us that done a Mock Draft including the experts fall flat on our face. 🙂

God Bless,
Muia

RockOut to KnockOut Cancer 2014 in Pittsburgh!

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Listen, 100% of the net proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The date is August 02, 2014. Three sets of live music (two full production plus an acoustic intermission), and we’ll be raffling Steeler prizes throughout the night. Location at the Tilted Kilt on the North Side…literally in the shadow of Heinz Field.

Here’s the ticket link for inquiries:
http://rockout.ticketleap.com/northshore

Thank you and God Bless,
Muia

STEEL NATION GENERATION FAN PAGE

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I have decided to create a fan page on Facebook. This blog site has been viewed in 27 countries and to me that is remarkable. The fan base of Steel Nation Generation is a lot larger than what meets the eye. I thank you all for the emails, instant messages, and believing in me. I hope soon the blog site will peak up more because the football season is near.

I have also started my podcast back up last week. There is no set of date and time because of other obligation in my life. However, you can view the podcast in the link below. Of course like anything new, you have to build it together. So don’t think when you listen to it that I am the best of the best. Far from that, but I am a fan that will show you passion and give you the honest truth.

Again, it is not about following me! It is about Steelers fans coming together in this Nation generation after generation.

God Bless,
Muia

Facebook fan page- Icon on the bottom right
Podcast link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steelnationgeneration
Twitter: Joey435686

RUDY “RUDE DOG” REYES

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Taking the air by surprise in recently weeks of making an impact in the Pittsburgh Steelers world is a rude dog. Wait, it is not a rude dog it is a human voice that you can hear and that you would love to listen to. That voice is no other than Rudy Reyes aka Rude Dog.

Reyes is a very hard self motivated individual who has a lot of determination of being the best in this business.

Within six weeks of starting with 970 ESPN, Reyes has conducted nine interviews. I can say that I have never seen that in my whole life. During that time period two are retired Steelers players, one free agent, two current players, one Raider who formerly played with the Steelers, and three draft prospects.

What is surprising to me is that Reyes never asks the same questions. In that six weeks and conducting that many interviews it would be so easy to transcript the same format and questions. Instead Reyes does his homework as he should and makes the interview feel you at a local barber shop than listening to a professional interview.

Yes you would want to be professional when speaking to the players and Reyes is exactly like that, but you would like the players to connect with who you are as a person. For the player not to think that you are a reporter but more of a friend in the back yard having a cookout. I can hear it in their voice that is how they feel.

Remember long time ago you would watch a TV sport show and every anchor had a suit and tie as part of their outfit? The tie would be so tight on one of the anchor that when they would swallow you could hear the snot in their nose gargle.

Now when you watch ESPN or NFL Network they don’t usually wear a tie and the top button is not button. I could be wrong but I go off my heart and say the producers wanted the anchors to be relaxed and comfortable for the viewers.

With Reyes interviews you can tell that the player and Reyes are very comfortable like they have met before. The interviews are close to thirty minutes long. When you listen you feel you have known the player as well if you haven’t already done so.

So here is your chance now to read and listen to the great interviews. As always let’s share the great news with other Steelers fans and root for Reyes as us fans follow him on his journey.

Tyrone Carter interview
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/tyrone-carter-interview-rudy-reyes-12201277/

Marshall McFadden interview:
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/interview-with-marshall-mcfadden-rudy-reyes-12211470/

Damon Cromartie-Smith interview:
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/interview-with-damon-cromartie-rudy-reyes-12219439/

Pierre Desir interview:
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/interview-with-2014-nfl-draft-prospect-12246544/

Rodney Bailey interview
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/interview-with-rodney-bailey-rudy-reyes-12252752/

Kelvin Beachum interview:
http://www.970espn.com/articles/espn-sports-blogger-442599/kelvin-beachum-with-rudy-reyes-12260999/

Arthur Moats interview:
http://www.970espn.com/onair/espn-sports-blogger-45545/interview-with-arthur-moates-rudy-reyes-12265374/

Brendan Munnerlyn interview:
http://www.970espn.com/onair/espn-sports-blogger-45545/interview-with-nfl-draft-prospect-brendan-12268801/

Shaquil Barrett interview:
http://www.970espn.com/onair/espn-sports-blogger-45545/interview-with-nfl-draft-prospect-shaquil-12268798/

God Bless,
Muia

Steel Nation Generation on podcast

Well, it is all most that time of year. To talk Pittsburgh Steelers football every single week. Not much is going on with the Pittsburgh Steelers right now. You probably will not hear anything else until the draft. So the Steelers finished in my eyes filling in the depth chart by adding punter Adam Polesh. With that said, the NFL Draft is fast approaching. So this is a blog to tell you that Steel Nation Generation will be hosting a podcast ones a week. I did my first podcast for this year last night. Of course like anything you do that is new, you need work on. So I am not David Todd or any other great announcers. However, what I can give to you is my heart and voice of my opinions. I will always speak what my hearts says and I will always show you by making it vocal by my facebook page, this blog site, and now the podcast.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steelnationgeneration

Thank you and God Bless,
Muia

NFL DRAFT PICK- THE FRENCH ASSASSIN!

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Every year the National football league fans can’t wait for the NFL Draft. Well, I should say every NFL fan except the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions. Ok, now I got that out of the way I can move on to the real subject. As said before the NFL Draft to me is overrated and I think the combine is as well. Yet, the fans love the unknowing of who their team will draft. Sometimes a team will draft the best available while other teams will take what they need. The crowd in New York sometimes cheers and other times boos. The fans though never realize who is the bust or a star. Fans will only go by the college games/film and experts to make their opinions on the player. Time and time again though we see a first rounder fall short of their skills and a six rounder be elite. Heck even undrafted free agents have made an impact in the NFL.

So what should you go by when doing your mock drafts if you do not know more than the college level play? I think you should go off your heart and think as the general manager for your team. For me my team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. So when I am doing the mock draft I think of what the Steelers need most and what player can fill the role. I study their film and look at their character. However, I am no scout expert. So in the end, I go off my heart! I see something that I think is great and it gets my heart pounding, I am going to run with it. Last year was Shamarko Thomas from Syracuse. I even did the religious way and prayed for Thomas to be part of the Steelers. Well it turned out the way I wanted it to happen. I did a blog on Thomas after he was drafted called “Introducing Shamarko Thomas”. The blog traveled to 24 countries and it showed that the Steelers Nation was impressed of having Thomas on our team.

Well, now comes this year! The player that I feel in my heart will be a great fit for the Steelers, and my heart keeps beating fast when hearing his name is Pierre Desir. Desir has been looked at by the Panthers and the Saints. There has not been any mentioning that the Steelers have contacted Desir or looked at him. I think they honestly should.

Desir is a cornerback who played for Lindenwood college. Won awards like the Second-team All-MIAA in 2010, First-team All-MIAA in 2009, 2012, 2013. First-team AFCA Div. II All-American in 2012 and 2013. Including, the Cliff Harris Award in 2013. Desir finished his career ranked first in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics history in passes defended. His 25 career interceptions are the second most in conference history and rank him in the top 10 in Division II history.

What are the negative thoughts I have heard on Desir from the experts and fans? I have heard Desir never played against big schools. That Desir speed is not that fast. Could the Steelers fans say that about Cortez Allen though in 2011? Honestly think about that one for a second. I love Allen more than most fans and if you follow me at Steel Nation Generation you will always see how much I care for Allen. Allen played college at The Citadel which is a NCAA Division 1 school. Now Allen is the starting cornerback for the Steelers and showing a great future. Just like Allen, Desir also ran track in high school. I am comparing Desir to Allen because I feel they both are almost the same in my book. At times though I feel I can compare Desir to Keenan Lewis. The long arms with the ability to knock the ball down out of the air. The end result though, it doesn’t matter who I compare Desir to because Allen and Lewis will make their marks in the NFL. Some experts have gone on radio and TV shows and said Desir is just like Richard Sherman. I can honestly see that as well because Desir sticks with the receivers and able to snatch the ball from the receiver. During one of the games an announcer was so excited that he said the “FRENCH ASSASSIN” when referring to Desir interception. Even though I hate to compare a player to another player, there is a point to be given here. The point is Desir will make an impact in the NFL. The reason he is not being noticed or mocked higher is because of the schools he played against, the school he went too, and not being known.

So that is fine with me though. Last year on this date, I came out saying by doing a blog that Cortez Allen and Jason Worilds would be household names. The blog was called “I Believe” (SEE BELOW) and I feel I am and was right about that. Cortez Allen came on at the end of last season and Jason Worilds became electro flying for the football. Which made the Steelers want to resign Worilds and release Woodley.

So I feel I am right about Desir and I need the Steelers Nation to join with me. I think if you are a Steelers fan you need to watch his videos. You need to feel the same excitement that I feel when watching him return the interception for a touchdown. As well, read the interview that was conducted with Desir by Rudy Reyes of ESPN. Learn more about Desir and with that, you should see the high hopes and potential that I feel in my bones, soul, and heart. If you do feel what I feel than I hope and pray you scream let’s draft THE FRENCH ASSASSIN.

God Bless,
Muia

https://steelnationgeneration.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/i-believe/

http://www.970espn.com/onair/espn-sports-blogger-45545/interview-with-2014-nfl-draft-prospect-12246544/