Good Tuesday Morning Steelers’ Fans!
If you’re wondering what ‘over the top’ means then you were likely born in the mid-1980’s or later. This means you would have little if any recollection of a Sylvester Stallone movie by that name. In the film, he plays a professional arm wrestler trying to win the title and get back his son. Yeah, it was pretty awful but it’s once again timely because the National Football League is planning to fine all of the players involved in a recent “pro football arm wrestling” competition in Las Vegas. Among those expecting to be writing checks are Steelers’ James Harrison and Arthur Moats. The reason for the punishment is because the event was held at a casino which the league does not allow. As Ben pointed out in QH earlier this week, Tony Romo faced a similar issue by being at a casino for a fantasy football event. It’s the right call but it looks weird especially when the NFL is about to have a franchise in Sin City.
The above will also give more fuel to fans who believe Roger Goodell is always out to get James Harrison as well. While Goodell is correct here, I still find the fan rants amusing.
SCB draft guru Cnic is convinced the Steelers are taking Miami QB Brad Kaaya. God I hope he’s wrong…. One thing I am starting to agree with him on though is that the Steelers seem to be aligning the stars for a double-dip of the linebacker position in this draft.
NFL Network Steelers’ reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala claims that Ben Roethlisberger has asked for more help at tight end. I like Aditi a lot but I’m not buying this. While he may have indeed asked about it, the Steelers do not air their draft intentions quite this openly. That doesn’t mean tight end won’t be a target, it just means that in my mind, this isn’t how the Steelers do things
Coty Sensabaugh, who signed with the Steelers during free agency, said this week that he just wants to help the Steelers get two games better. That of course would mean a Super Bowl victory so I like the way you think Coty!
Tweet of the Day… AB shooting some hoops in Miami.
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 11, 2017
It’s been a long time since I mentioned it but I’m still pretty surprised that the Steelers didn’t make any changes to their coaching staff. The fact that they retained Special Teams’ Coach Danny Smith tells me that they believe the struggles on that unit were more a product of poor personnel rather than poor coaching. If that’s the case, then aren’t the Steelers saying their depth is pretty bad?
ICYMI: The Steelers will host the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts in the preseason while they will travel to the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers.
Have a terrific Tuesday Steeler Nation!