There isn’t any training going on, but the Steelers are finding ways to stay busy. Several are holding youth football camps or supporting other charities close to their hearts. Much of the news has little to do with the 2013 season, but here are a few tidbits you might find interesting.
Another .500 Season Is Not Acceptable
Jarrett Bell, of USA TODAY Sports, starts his article with:
There is no joy in Blitzburgh when the Steelers miss the playoffs.”
Well said Mr. Bell. He put together a nice rundown of where he thinks the team stands and what needs attention. He also notes that the division competition makes it imperative for the Steelers to “reboot” in a hurry. The article is a nice rundown and I found nothing that I thought was controversial in it.
Steelers Giving Back
Ike Taylor is holding his youth football camp in his hometown area of New Orleans. Mike Gegenheimer of The Times Picayune posted a short summary of the information about the camp and named other atheletes set to help Taylor out. William Gay and Ryan Clark (who is also from Louisiana) as well as Keenan Lewis will be helping out at the camp.
Isaac Redman went back and visited students in his hometown area of southern New Jersey. The Courier-Post put up a video of the visit.
Bumblebee Unis – You Either Love Them or You Hate Them
When I first saw the throwback uniforms the Steelers used last year, I was horrified. I thought they looked like giant bumblebees. Who can strike fear into an opponent looking like that? Well, I think a lot of other people had a completely opposite reaction because the Steelers, according to a Tweet from Bob Labriola are bringing them back for a game in 2013:
Art Rooney II says Steelers will wear the bumblebee throwbacks in 2013, but only once.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) June 19, 2013
I looked at the reaction to the tweet and some people are really happy and some are less than thrilled. Personally, I just want them to win and I don’t honestly care what they are wearing.
ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings
ESPN’s Insider is putting together their future power rankings for teams through 2016. basing it on what they think is their potential for long-term sustainable success. There are a series of articles starting with who is on the panel and then you can look at each team individually from this page. You need to pay a subscription fee to get into the actual team articles, but I thought I would provide the link for anyone interested.
What did I miss? What did I get wrong?
That’s it for today. Let me know what you think I missed and what I got wrong!