Happy Hump Day Steelers’ Fans! Let’s get to it.
The Steelers Open Practice will today begin at 255pm.
The Steelers enjoyed a well-deserved day off on Tuesday after what was one of the more physical practices many had seen in some time. While I’m all for the physicality early in camp I do recognize that it can come with a price and that means injuries.
The major injury from Monday was the ankle sprain, or ‘LisFranc’ injury to Senquez Golson. Based on everything I’m told, surgery is not out of the question. Swelling must subside in order to get a better MRI. At this point, a Week six return is probably the target. While I feel for the kid, who has not practiced three times in his Steelers’ career, at some point the team will have to cut their losses. I hope he can recover and become the player the Steelers believed him to be when they drafted him in the second round last year.
Big thing to watch at Camp will be how the Steelers deal with Golson’s absence. Rookie Sean Davis will slide into the slot and will bring physicality there, but I’d really rather see him at a more traditional strong safety position. This wil be something to watch over the next several weeks.
Much to my great enjoyment, it was announced that the Steelers will be putting the “bumblebee uniforms” back in the closet after this year. Yes, they are part of the tradition and yes they are unique, but I’m glad to see them go.
Unfortunately the “color rush” unis will be making their debuts on Christmas Day against the Ravens. All signs are the team will be wearing all black. Noteworthy because Chairman Dan Rooney once said he wasn’t crazy about them. He thought the Ravens’ all-black uni looked liked “pajamas.”
Tweet of the Day… Talk about dedication!
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) August 2, 2016
If you aren’t already make sure you are following James Harrison on Instagram. He posts some really cool stuff including an awesome video of his son “flying.”
With the NFL putting touchbacks at the 25 I think it will actually cause more injuries on the kickoff. Teams will be more likely to try and pin returners with what’s called a ‘mortar.’ A high, soft kick that allows the coverage team time to fly down the field. If avoiding injuries on kickoffs is a serious goal I think it is failing.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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