The past week has seen several headlines dominating the news. One of the issues that were extensively discussed is the new anthem policy by the NFL. A lot of sentiments both in support and against the new rules have dominated the major platforms and some people have openly expressed complete displeasure with the changes. There were many national anthem protests last year and the outcomes of those protests prompted the national league to come up with some countermeasures. Some players have come out to express their solidarity with the rules and some have simply not been forthcoming. The past week has also seen the attention the light being shone unto the new gambling laws.
The Pittsburgh Steelers odds will be determined by many factors this season and the changes in law should bring some excitement. The United States gambling laws have changed a lot over the years. The most recent and significant changes in modern times is the change in Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) laws that now make it possible for states to regulate gambling activity. This was anticipated by many states across the country with some of them even making preemptive laws prior to the recent changes. The changes come with a lot of benefits, especially for Pittsburgh since the ratings will undoubtedly move upwards. Gambling has been proven to drive up the interest and thus ratings of various sports.
The Steelers Prospects In Light of the New Developments
While the changes in law will be great news for sports teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers odds will also be determined by other factors this season. Of course, the composition of the team is also looking decent with David DeCastro leading the charge at the lineman position. He has proven to be an impressive guard as he has the speed, power and with that makes him formidable at providing the needed attacks. The Steelers could definitely not ask for a more qualified player considering that he also has a considerable amount of time left in his career. The rest of the offensive line is also very strong and only one player could be considered to be vulnerable - Ramon Foster.
Foster has not been very impressive especially considering that he is not as quick as the younger players. He was also never really a showstopper at any point in time. While he might not be very great at the quicker aspects of the game, Fosters offers the vital service of taking down opponents in the outer sections. This is something that particularly no one else is doing the way he does. The entire Steelers' guard lineup is thus one of the best this season.
Finally, the NBA also concluded last week in an emphatic manner. The team dynamics displayed in the league could definitely provide some interesting inferences on the NFL. Many parallels can especially be drawn between LeBron James and Antonio Brown. Such players represent the modern caliber of players who have so many sources to draw inspiration from and learn from. Brown has had some impressive statistics in the league notwithstanding the injuries that have befallen him.