Good Monday (if there is one) Steeler Fans.
If I’ve learned anything in my many years writing about the Steelers it’s that there is always a rush to break news. It’s part of the reason I wanted my site to pay attention to analyzing and opining rather than being a “breaking news” site. With that said, I’ve recently noticed a number of sites or individuals put out really misleading information. One such item was that “Alejandro Villanueva had signed a new deal.” First of all, he hasn’t. Second of all, Villanueva is an Exclusive Rights Free Agent. That means he stays with the Steelers or doesn’t play for anyone. Are they looking for a long-term deal? Possibly but to say he already signed it is just wrong and misleading.
Hard to believe it but Heath Miller retired just over a yea ago now. If ever you wanted your child to have someone to model themselves after… Miller is your guy. One of my all-time favorites.
Chris’ piece on the possibility of the Steelers taking a wide receiver in the first three rounds received quite a bit of feedback and much of it questioning his knowledge. Doing what we do that’s always part of the deal but I would argue many of those critiquing him need to look in the mirror. Too many fans think Martavis Bryant will come back and tear up the league. They think Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers and company are all that the offense needs. Bryant is one mistake from being gone and there is no one else on the roster (besides AB of course) that scares opposing defenses. It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
Tweet of the Day… One of many interesting tweets from VWill.
I stole my playbook my 1st year after OTAs.Told me I couldn't have it cuz they didn't know if I'd be on the 53. I studied it like the bible.
— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) February 18, 2017
Antonio Brown brought back Ronald Ocean over the weekend. Whatever floats your boat AB…
I understand the attention paid to Darrelle Revis and his recent incident on Pittsburgh’s South Side but I really don’t care. He’s not a Steeler so I’m far less invested.
Here’s our latest Draft Journal. This one is Carl Lawson of Auburn.
Have a great President’s Day Steeler Nation!