Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
It was made public yesterday that Arizona is planning to part ways with cornerback Patrick Peterson. My very first thought was, “here we go.” I thought this because this offseason will be unlike any other in regards to movement of players. This is due to the much lower salary cap that is expected and Peterson is the first of what will be many dominoes. The Steelers will not be immune. Ben Roethlisberger will meet with the Steelers this week and I’m guessing cap guru Omar Khan will likely already have a number of scenarios to present. From there, I expect the pieces will start tumbling. Will Maurkice Pouncey actually retire? Is David DeCastro someone who could be gone? What about Joe Haden? Or Vince Williams? I feel very confident that when this season rolls around there is going to be serious head-scratching going on. My advice right now is to take all of this one day at a time but prepared for anything.
Tweet of the Day… These guys are spot on. It truly is a never-ending high school drama contest.
Never a dull moment on steelers twitter Chas
— John (@JGor492) February 9, 2021
Where Does the Time Go?
This Thursday is the 20th Anniversary of the implosion of Three Rivers Stadium. I’m proud to say that I was at the final game ever played there when the Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins. So many of the Steelers’ greats returned that day to share the field the players of that day. It was truly a great experience to witness that. It’s hard to believe how quickly we go through stadiums these days. Venerable buildings like Fenway Park and Lambeau Field have remained and stood the test of time despite some cities like Atlanta for example, where new stadiums seemingly give way to newer ones in just 20-25 years. Heinz Field is a very different place than Three Rivers was and that statement carries both good and bad connotations. While I’m old by many standards these days, I do wonder if I’ll see another stadium in Pittsburgh before my time is done. Something tells me I will.
Things That Would Surprise Me Vol.1
I figure that in the offseason, I’ll need to find things to write about at certain times so therefore I’m creating this new feature and starting off is this: I would be surprised if the Steelers selected a running back in the first round. Here’s my thinking. The Super Bowl once again revealed just how damn important your offensive line is. The Chiefs had a couple of very good running backs but it was clear that if you can’t protect the QB and can’t consistently block in the run game then you’re toast. Therefore, I’m seeing an offensive lineman in the first round. Start there and then add a back or two later on.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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