Super Bowl 50 is in the books which means two things; first, we can go back to Roman numerals so next year will be Super Bowl LI and secondly, there is no more meaningful football for many months and that makes me sad.
The NFL is a copycat league by and large but what Denver’s defense did to the Carolina offense really doesn’t have to do with anything special. They had a lot of talent at both outside backer positions and very good corners. If those two areas dominate then the rest of the talent can get by being just serviceable. Of course the “rest” of the Broncos’ D is better than serviceable so perhaps we should have seen last night coming.
Saw an interesting discussion today on Twitter. The Trib-Review’s Mark Kaboly wondered how Marcus Gilbert didn’t make the Pro Bowl considering how good he was against the pass rush of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware in two games against Denver. Pro Football Focus’ Neil Hornsby said it was because Gilbert gave up the fifth most QB pressures in the league. Not sure I agree with Hornsby. Isn’t that like saying a pitcher through a shutout but many of his outs were fly balls to the warning track? Who cares? Gilbert didn’t give up the sacks and that’s the important thing.
Tweet of the Day… What a photo this is….
Pittsburgh SB MVPs Harris,Swann,Bradshaw, Ward and Holmes. pic.twitter.com/FKEdgddgzk
— Lynn Swann (@Lynn88Swann) February 8, 2016
Speaking of MVPs I thought the introduction of the game’s MVPs was well done. Hard to not notice the toll the game has taken on some of those guys though. From canes to noticeable limps, these guys truly were warriors. Tom Brady’s sunglasses were horrible though.
We here at SCB are already in full draft mode so make sure you check out our new section “Steelers Draft” for the latest on prospective Steelers’ targets. Chris introduced you Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry earlier today.
Enjoy the offseason Steelers’ Nation! We’ll be here throughout!!