Good Wednesday to You Steelers’ Fans!
I have to admit that I didn’t think much of it when I first saw it but apparently Antonio Brown’s recent Instagram picture has some people fired up. I’ve attached the picture here and it seems pretty innocuous but then when you look at what AB posted along with it I guess I can see where some of the consternation comes from. There is another side to this. Last season in week three, the Steelers went to Chicago and while the game itself turned out to be a real stinker, much of the attention was on Alejandro Villanueva who stepped out of the tunnel to stand for the National Anthem. The following week, AB had his blow-up on the sideline and there were many around the team and around Brown that felt this was due to the anthem issue. Apparently, he felt very strongly that he should be kneeling but decided not to do so.
Should Brown ultimately decide to kneel or protest in some form, he would easily be the biggest superstar to go that route. AB must be careful though. We’ve seen what the consequences have been for guys like Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick. While I think Brown’s post should not be completely dismissed, for now I’m not going to worry too much about it.
Tweet of the Day… More good stuff from Big Ben’s Foundation.
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) May 30, 2018
At 230pm today, Steelers’ President Art Rooney II will unveil the team’s throwback jerseys for this year. It’s widely speculated (based on an internet mistake) that the jerseys will be from the 1970’s era with block numerals.
I am not buying for one second that the Steelers are “content” at linebacker. Jon Bostic is a very good football player and if he can indeed be on the field for all three downs then he’ll have proven me wrong. Same goes for Tyler Matakevich who battled injuries in 2017. When he was healthy however, I didn’t see a whole lot to be excited about. His play in goal line situations was especially poor. This takes me back to the ‘content’ piece. The Steelers made a call on Mychal Kendricks. They will also no doubt be paying close attention to the waiver wire as Training Camps roll on this summer. I want to be wrong about this. I would like nothing better than to see Vince Williams, Jon Bostic and “Dirty Red” kicking some serious ass but as I sit here today, I just don’t think it’s enough.
According to the NFL, the Steelers had four of the 15 most famous touchdowns in Super Bowl history. They also garnered the first spot with Santonio Holmes’ catch in Super Bowl XLIII.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!