TGIF Steelers’ Fans!
The Steelers released their 2016 Preseason schedule yesterday. They’ll open the season with Detroit and and Philadelphia at home, then close the exhibition slate on the road at New Orleans and Carolina. The 2016 Regular Season schedule should be out within the next couple of weeks.
Yesterday the Steelers welcomed Ohio State safety Vonn Bell, Auburn CB Jonathan Jones, Clemson safety T.J. Green, North Carolina Central CB Ryan Smith and Akron LB Jatavis Brown. Other than Bell, the rest could be later round picks.
Chris and I de-briefed this morning about Houston cornerback William Jackson III. We both think he fits the cornerback mold of what Keith Butler wants and would be thrilled with him at number 25. As is the case this time of year, some anonymous GM’s are reportedly saying they don’t have him graded very high and it has to do with scheme. This is very normal in the weeks leading up to the draft.
ICYMI Here’s Chris’ latest draft profile. It’s on Darian Thompson of Boise State.
Tweet of the Day… And here I said he would be fired right after the playoff loss.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) April 8, 2016
I think Lewis is a good man and a good coach but it has become clear to me he can’t control his players to the point where when the chips are down they can come through. I’m very surprised he’s back after the problems in the playoff game as well as the string of losses.
I’m over this Vontaze Burfict – DeAngleo Williams Twitter feud. Enough already.
NYJ tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson is retiring. He played 10 seasons and NEVER missed a snap. I tip my hat to him. Incredible.