Mar 20, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches Notre Dame pro day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers Morning Huddle 3/23/2014

Steelers season goes all year long so whether we’re breaking down free agency signings, predicting the possible draft choices, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.

Steelers on course with Moore signing

ESPN’s Scott Brown explains how the Steelers are staying the course with their most recent free agent signing, WR Lance Moore. While the Steelers did need to make some changes this offseason coming off a second consecutive 8-8 season, that’s no reason to go crazy in free agency and throw money around like how some other teams are doing it. Also, there’s no reason to freak when players go sign with another team. As Brown points out, the Steelers maybe went into free agency thinking that Cotchery would be re-signed, but they moved quickly to provide a comparable replacement in Moore, filling the role of a veteran wide receiver, who may have the ability to be an upgrade without risking too much money. What’s most important to remember is that this isn’t the last signing the Steelers will make this offseason. While there are still more obvious holes to fill on the defensive line and at the running back and corner back positions, there are still six months left before the regular season kicks off so there is plenty of time to fill those needs.

Get to know Lance Moore

Speaking of the Steelers’ brand spanking new free agent signing, the Steelers have given the opportunity for fans to get to know the wide receiver newly added to the team.

 


What LeGarrette Blount brings to the table

Matthew Marczi of the Steelers Depot broke down the latest running back the Steelers are bringing in for a visit, LaGarrette Blount. Blount was drafted originally by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was dealt to the New England Patriots after the 2012 season. Blount was part of a multi-back Patriots offense last season with 772 rushing yards on 153 carries for 5-yards-per-carry average and seven touchdowns. If Blount has a drawback it’s his ball security, which could be a problem with the Steelers considering the ball security problems they’ve had in the past with Redman and Dwyer. But, overall Marczi thinks that if the Steelers can snatch up Blount as a cheap backup, it’s worth the risk.

What are your thoughts, Steeler Nation? Are you ok with the Steelers free agent moves so far or are you panicking? What do you think of the newest addition, Lance Moore? What are your thoughts on the potential signing of Blount?

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