Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ Fans.
Third-String quarterback Zach Mettenberger was released yesterday just days after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted QB Josh Dobbs. My understanding is that Mettenberger asked for his release and the Steelers rightfully granted it. With the writing on the wall, he understood his services were no longer required. Mettenberger has a very good arm but his understanding of the offense was not where it needed to be.
I’m still struggling today with the knowledge that the Steelers’ front office felt they “got what they needed in the first four rounds.” So does that mean they feel the roster is now set for a Super Bowl run? I don’t like the approach especially when you consider the talent they’ve found in later rounds in recent years. The long snapper could have easily been replaced by a potential Kelvin Beachum, Vince Williams or Antonio Brown and my guess is that the long snapper would have been available as a free agent.
Make sure you check out the podcast from last night presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh. We discussed all of the Steelers’ draft picks and of course had some fun doing it.
Like many of you this morning, we are thinking of Pens’ star Sidney Crosby who took a shot to the head last night. With all that we are learning about head trauma I can’t help but wonder when this behavior will stop.
Tweet of the Day… Da Beard! Well, kinda.
— Steven Sisco (@hahntourage) April 30, 2017
Brett Keisel took notice!
Sweet! Run Beard Run. https://t.co/drHa47D8bk
— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) April 30, 2017
We will have a follow up podcast on Thursday night this week to discuss where these new players fit in 2017. This draft class is very different than last year’s because there isn’t the overwhelming need for them to play right away as there was last season.
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Have a great Tuesday Steel Nation!