Happy Thursday Steeler Fans!
Cnic here, subbing in for the usual SteelDad, who took the day off to vacation in the Bahamas, Fiji, or Hawaii. Just kidding, he’s got family errands to attend to, so your QH will have a bit of a twist today.
As the offseason unfolds, it will be interesting to see if the Steelers add some veteran players to solidify some depth issues at some key positions. Even though the Steelers added Zach Gentry, the tight end position group is anything but strong right now. The Steelers must have faith in Xavier Grimble as he’s still around for another season. A player I would like to see the Steelers add to the group is ex-Baltimore Raven Maxx Williams. He possesses a skill-set that can be useful at the backup tight end spot. He’s only 25 years old, so perhaps his ceiling has not yet been reached.
Another spot we could use some added depth is safety. After Sean Davis and Terrell Edmunds, the next man up is very much an unknown. The safety position itself can be very physical and of course injuries can occur. My advice would be to add Tre Boston to the mix. He can play either safety spot and has been doing it at a relatively high level for some time now.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: the “Steelers are expected to decline CB Artie Burns’ fifth-year option”. This news should not shock anyone, as Burns has been phased out of the defense and really hasn’t been able to put together a solid season. The addition of Justin Layne should have been the writing on the wall that Burns may not even make it out of Training Camp. Perhaps the Steelers try and ship Burns off for a late round pick.
Some Steelers-Draft related notes: It seems as the Steelers yet again went with high character selections across the board. When Mike Tomlin mentioned Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell’s departure as a “cleansing”, you could tell he wants to revolutionize the locker room into a united, team-first mentality. I can get behind this methodology, as long as we’re not passing up elite prospects in the process.
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The Tweet of the Day…Kudos to TJ Watt and Al Villanueva for their continued off-field work.
— UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) May 1, 2019
As we all know, these players are millionaires and have lives outside of football. Family, friends, hobbies. TJ Watt and Al Villanueva still made time to visit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to visit patients and their families during their hard times. Not enough good things can be said about these guys.
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