Much like everybody else who played or either cheered for the team, Jesse James naturally did not like how the season went for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.
The season was filled with Le’Veon Bell drama and whether or not he would show up to the team, eventually choosing not to do so.
The Steelers started the season 7-2-1 and looked poised for the playoffs and a deep playoff run, then the wheels fell off and now they have to watch the postseason from home. For that reason and many others, Steelers tight end Jesse James, who will become a free agent when the season ends, pointed to too many distractions that weren’t football related.
Via Penn Live:
“Ah man, we are — Kardashians. We have, I mean, we’re something,” James said. “It’s Le’Veon Bell issues, you have more stuff popping up weekly, Jeremy Fowler’s reporting stuff about Le’Veon every other week. There’s just people calling people out.
“We were in the front of the ticker on ESPN too much for just reasons that weren’t related to football and not for us playing great ball. It was more distractions.”
One things for sure, the Steelers were not short on drama that got that much worse the day after the regular season when the real reason Antonio Brown missed the season finale came out and showed just how dysfunctional the team was.
Silver lining: At least no one has a sex tape out there.