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.
Immaculate Reception wins out
To all those who voted for the Pittsburgh Steelers “Immaculate Reception” as the greatest play of all time in NFL history in ESPN’s recent poll, you’ll be glad to know that you weren’t alone. The play that won the Steelers their first ever playoff game, and although they went on to lose their next game vs the Miami Dolphins in the 1972 AFC Championship, it set the franchise onto a historic run of post-season success for decades to come. As Scott Brown reminds us, since beating the Raiders that day in December of 1972 the Steelers have won 32 playoff games and six Super Bowls.
Get to know Martavis Bryant
Teresa Varley continues her series of interviews with the new guys. In this edition she spoke with Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant. He says he’s trying to model his NFL game after A.J. Green of the Bengals and his proudest football memory is winning the Orange Bowl. His impression of the city of Pittsburgh comes from the view you get coming through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
“I love the city. I came here and visited and was coming through the tunnel, and as soon as I got through there it was like wow. It’s a beautiful place to be.” – Martavis Bryant
Wide open AFC North
Pittsburgh Trib writer Ralph N. Paulk thinks the AFC North is up for grabs this season and could be the Steelers to take just as much as anyone else. Considering the fact that the Ravens are coming off of an 8-8 season, the Bengals can’t seem to advance to the second round of the playoffs unless they get a bye, and the Browns probably think they upgraded their roster you could see how the division might be more of an even playing field now. While I don’t see the Browns going from 4 wins to the playoffs in one year I do think the timing is ripe for the Steelers to take back control of the division.