Steelers season goes all year long so whether we’re previewing training camp, predicting roster moves, 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.
Safety position preview
ESPN’s Scott Brown continues his series of position previews with this piece on the safety group. Obviously, Troy Polamalu is still the “mane” main of the group, but if he plays another full 16-game season this year it will be the first time he’s done that in almost a decade. Yikes. Mike Mitchell is the one with the new guy name tag but don’t assume he’ll have a hard time picking up Dick LeBeau’s defense.
“I don’t think it’s been hard at all. Coach LeBeau and coach Lake are both great teacher and I don’t want to say it’s been easy but they’ve made it easier on me to pick up the playbook. It’s not rocket science.” – Mike Mitchell
NFL Unemployment line
Sports Illustrated has reminded us of some of the more surprising names amongst the NFL’s unemployed at this point so close to training camps opening. Players who were once All-Pro’s and Pro Bowlers like Jermichael Finely, Santonio Holmes, Ed Reed, Ronnie Brown, Asante Samuel, and James Harrison. You could build a team full of these guys and do some damage…if you also had a time machine.
It’s always fun to have the “America’s Team” debate and NFL’s Dave Dameshek has it again on his latest podcast. Full disclosure being that Dameshek is an admitted Steelers fan but doesn’t try to steer the debate towards the Steelers, if only to say that in the 70s the Cowboys should have never been dubbed “America’s Team” because first being the fact that they gave themselves that name and they weren’t as “gritty” as the Steelers of the 70s. The Green Bay Packers are brought up if only to explain that there aren’t very many places around the country full of people who hate the Packers. You go out of the Midwest and the rest of the country has either misplaced Packers fans or people who just don’t have strong feelings either way. Teams like the Steelers don’t have a whole lot of middle-ground people, being that they’re either loved or hated across the country. What are your thoughts on the debate?