Good New Year’s Eve to you Steelers’ fans.
Today is the final day of 2019 and I think I speak for most Steelers’ fans when I say “good riddance.” The last year has brought the ridiculousness of Antonio Brown, a season without Ben Roethlisberger and a another late season collapse ending with no trip to the postseason. There have been positives like the drafting of Devin Bush, Diontae Johnson and Benny Snell. The addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick and the overall play of the defense were both welcome in 2019 but as you know, the Steelers measure success with Super Bowls and this team was far from it. As the organization looks to 2020 there are many questions but the vision remains the same. The Pittsburgh Steelers are about winning and trips to the postseason. A healthy and effective Big Ben is vital to this but there are many other things that have to change and have to go right for the team to return to their regular place among the NFL’s elite.
The Steelers made the first of many offseason moves yesterday by signing several players to Reserves/Futures Contracts. Those signed (courtesy Steelers.com) T.J. Barrett, S Tray Matthews,WR Jamal Custis, WR Quadree Henderson, CB Alexander Myres, RB Ralph Webb, TE Christian Scotland-Williamson, OT Christian DiLauro, OT Derwin Gray, TE Kevin Rader and DE Henry Mondeaux. The Steelers also agree to a two year deal with OLB Tuzar Skipper.
Tweet of the Day… Preach Nate!
AB lost alllllllll respect‼️You talkin bout JuJu like he get into beef! Boy like playing video games! Take yo lost childhood, no real friends ass on!
Boys pull the weakest moves when they sit in the dark. I bet the jugs machine don’t even wanna throw to that boy! #HellaWeak
— Nate Washington (@nwash85) December 31, 2019
Former Steelers’ Coach Returns to the NFL
Chan Gailey, once the offensive coordinator for the Steelers who left to become the head coach of the Cowboys, is back in the NFL. At 67 years old he’ll become the new Offensive Coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. He reunites with Ryan Fitzpatrick who he coached when both were with the Jets several years ago.
At some point, maybe even today, Mike Tomlin will give his final comments on the 2019 season. It is also assumed that in the coming days or weeks Team President Art Rooney II and General Manager Kevin Colbert will also give their two cents. I’m told that following the loss Sunday that Mike Tomlin has some comments for the players that were a bit different from past years. To summarize, his tone was one of “this team is going to look a lot different next year.” That could mean a number of things to be honest but I’m not going to be on the edge of my seat I know that much.
Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve Steeler Nation!
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