TGIF am I right???
The Steelers open their rookie camp today in the Steel City. It’s their first look at their draft picks and undrafted free agents going through the drills and plays in their system. Besides the obvious guys, two UDFA’s to keep an eye on are Tyriq McCord, a linebacker out of Miami and Canaan Severin, a wide receiver from Virginia. McCord is a thumper who brings good size and decent quickness while Severin was lost in a Virginia offense that was pretty bad. The chances for these guys making the roster are quite slim but they could find themselves on the practice squad.
Lots of talk about Le’Veon Bell doing a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg. I’ll say the same thing I’ve said about Antonio Brown doing ‘Dancing With the Stars;’ if it doesn’t affect on-field preparation then go for it. Unfortunately, its not a good look for Bell to go hang around a guy who is not shy about his marijuana use. I can tell you without hesitation the Steelers’ front office is not crazy about this.
Love the comments by Charles Barkley who said the Atlanta Hawks need to “take someone down” after they were destroyed by Cleveland. He wasn’t advocating violence. He was merely stating the obvious; you can’t let these guys dictate play if you expect to win. I miss the days of this kind of chatter when teams could openly talk about ‘taking down the other team’s quarterback.’ We have gotten soft people.
Tweet of the Day… A farewell from Mike Adams
— Mike Adams (@Channel75live) May 6, 2016
Adams’ release wasn’t surprising. He has struggled with back problems for some time now. Add in his other unfortunate circumstances and what you have was a mounting tide that just couldn’t be contained. His drafting should serve as a major learning experience for the Steelers. Adams if you recall promised the Steelers he could change and would do what it took to play for the Steelers. This was after some problems at Ohio State. The Steelers bought in and got pretty much nothing in return.
The signing of Bruce Gradkowski is a good one and a necessary one. The Steelers could not afford to go into camp with just Landry Jones penciled in as the back-up. Gradkowski comes cheap too and that’s always nice.
To this point, the Steelers have signed just their two seventh round picks but with the salary scale being what it is, the others should fall in line soon.
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!