Steve Young makes baffling declaration on Ravens-Steelers: 'You cannot play that game without Lamar Jackson'
Night net American Football Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young has been appearing as an analyst on ESPN’s Night net telecasts since 2001, which is an amazing run given that he’s pretty much never said anything interesting or insightful or memorable in that time.Until now. He only pushed the last of those three buttons with his comment on this week’s edition of “Monday Night Countdown,” but he slammed it hard.WEEK 13 PICKSStraight up | Against the spread It came during a discussion/debate with the network’s primary Night net insider, Adam Schefter, over the continuing saga of postponements involving the erstwhile Thanksgiving night AFC North showdown between the Ravens and Steelers.Schefter was making the point that the league views postponement of any game to the week after the end of the regular season — to the proverbial “week 18” — as a “last resort” for scheduling issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.“They want to have the ultimate flexibility if they need it later on,” Schefter said.Young’s response remains, nearly 24 hours later, difficult to fathom.“A playoff-implication game between the Ravens and the Steelers, in my mind, is a game without Lamar Jackson — needs to be canceled,” Young said. “You cannot play that game without Lamar Jackson.”Seriously. An Night net analyst on an all-sports network said this.Ga[......]