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a player projected to be a starter in 2019 will now miss the Steelers game in Week 1 due to suspension."With the loss of Rob Gronkowski to retirement this offseason Cheap Benny Snell Jersey , it would be fair to say that the New England Patriots will not pose the same sort of challenge to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 as they have in past years. Having personally dominated the Steelers on numerous occasions over the years, Gronkowski’s departure was something of a blessing for a Steelers team set to face New England on opening day, but the Patriots have done their best to replace him this offseason with some free agent signings at the position. Former New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson was coaxed out of retirement and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers,New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was added during free agency, but it appears that the Patriots will not be able to field both new options when they host Pittsburgh in Week 1. Revealing he has been hit with a four-game ban by the league for his use of performance enhancing drugs over the weekend, Watson will now be unavailable to New England when they take on the Steelers. Unlike many of the excuses given by players to explain their use of substances from the league’s banned list Jack Lambert Jersey , it would be fair to say that Watson’s reasoning seems reasonable to believe given his situation at the time. And much as it pains me to be supportive of any member of the Patriots organization, it would appear to be a relatively honest mistake in this instance, if his post of social media is to be believed. Given his admission of guilt, it also seems highly unlikely that Watson will be appealing the league’s decision. With one of his former teams in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Jerome Bettis has found himself a popular guest along radio row in Atlanta this week. However, while his experiences with the Los Angeles Rams are among the questions he is being asked, it should come as no surprise to learn that it was his insights about the Pittsburgh Steelers that dominated the conversation.Appearing on a number of shows on Tuesday the included interviews with 93.7 The Fan on the Cook and Joe Show Jack Ham Jersey , a sit down with Dave Dameshek of the NFL Network, a segment for First Call on Fox Sports and a conversation with Boomer and Gio on CBS, Bettis was in high demand.But regardless of who he spoke to, the message coming from the Hall of Fame running back was clear and consistent - From ownership through to players, everyone in Pittsburgh was responsible for the situation they found themselves in with Antonio Brown. Some of the highlights from his interview with 93.7 The Fan:Believing the situation was salvageable, Bettis suggested a firm set of rules needs to be put in place that will apply to EVERYONE on the roster. How Brown responds to those rules would then determine his future with the Steelers. Sentiments he would echo when talking to Dameshek:And again with Boomer and Gio:Noting a lack of leadership in locker room since his time in Pittsburgh, Bettis seems to feel that many of the issues on the team started because of the leniency Tomlin showed towards certain players early on in his career. Despite all the issues as he sees them JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , the former Steelers running back left no doubt that he would like to see Brown remain in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. Perhaps the most glaring omission from these multiple interviews is the relative lack of mention of Antonio Brown, especially when compared to the number of times Tomlin is individually singled out. Effectively characterize the actions of AB as that of a misbehaving given too much freedom, rather than the behavior of a 30-year old man, some fans might question how little Bettis appears to hold Brown culpable for own actions. That being said, he is not wrong in holding the entire franchise responsible for this allowing things to become so dysfunctional, nor is he wrong when he suggests the team needs to set new standards going forward. Whether these are standards Brown is willing to conform to remains to be seen.