Steelers pumpkin pie: George Pickens
The undeniable highlight of a Thanksgiving meal is that perfect piece of pumpkin pie at the end of the meal. Already stuffed, you still find some room to get down a fresh piece of that pie. Sweet, a little spicy, and perfect way to finish a meal, it is hard to turn away from that sweet dessert.
Unfortunately, given the ingredients in it, pumpkin pie can spoil easily. On top of it, it is extremely rich as a dessert, and if you have already gorged yourself on dinner, a piece of pumpkin pie won’t always sit easily in the stomach. It can be the highlight of the meal, but it can also turn into the aspect of the meal that makes you sick.
George Pickens is in the same mold as this pie. More often than not, his incredible catches are the highlight of any game. He has the ability to be the star of this team, and when things are going perfectly, he is the highlight of this team on offense.
Unfortunately, and more often than not as of late, Pickens can prove to be a sour note for this team. With the offense as a whole struggling, Pickens has proven to be a bit of a hot head at times. From lashing out and acting childish, his antics aren’t what you want from a player. Long-term, if they aren’t corrected, it will likely end his tenure with the franchise.
Pickens has all of the talent to be a star for this team and one of the best receivers in the league. If his attitude continues as it has though, he will quickly sour for this franchise. He should be a highlight for this team, but count me as one of the people who are getting fed up with his attitude. That said, he is young, so there is still plenty of time to mature.