Happy April Fools’ Day Steelers’ Fans!
Let me get the obvious gag out of the way… The Browns will win the Super Bowl this year! April Fools!!!
Anyway… The Steelers added much-needed depth to the defensive line yesterday by signing Ricardo Mathews who has spent the last two seasons in San Diego. He has 59 career tackles and four sacks in his career but more importantly he can play anywhere along the line of scrimmage and that’s what the Steelers are most interested in with him.
I watched some film on Mathews yesterday after someone asked me if he was just another Cam Thomas who also came from the Chargers. My feeling is no. His hustle is what sets him apart as does his versatility. That said, I don’t expect a lot of quarterback pressure from him but if he helps shut down the run and create space for other pass rushers then I’m great with it.
No surprise but the NFL will continue with the “color rush” theme for Thursday night games. Personally, I’m not a fan but I get the enthusiasm. When the NFL schedule is released later this month I’ll be praying the Steelers aren’t playing on Thursday.
Tweet of the Day… Some words from the Steelers’ Senquez Golson.
You can take everything I ever earned away as of Yesterday and I still remain Authentic Today! You can't take this heart of gold away…
— Senquez Golson (@Quez_G) March 31, 2016
Huge thank you to everyone who passed along birthday wishes yesterday. It’s often cliche but Steeler Nation really is the best place to be! Thanks everyone!
The Steelers held private interviews with cornerback Ryan Smith of North Carolina Central and safety Darian Thompson of Boise State. Both would figure to be very high on the Steelers’ board come draft day. I can see Smith as a mid or later round pick while Thompson could go in the second round.
A report says J.J. Watt played last season with as many as five muscle tears. That’s nothing! Try teaching a bunch of teenagers with your fly open! No, this didn’t happen to me. Allegedly.
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!
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