Good Monday to you Steelers fans.
The Steelers 2021 Rookie Mini-Camp is officially in the books and I guess it’s once again time for me to be the voice of reason. This annual rite of passage, in which the drafted and undrafted rookies and some second year guys attend, has suddenly become a lightning rod for pundits. Experts, fans and fellow bloggers are all in a hurry to make their predictions and prognostications for the Steelers’ 2021 season. Allow me to use one of my Grandfather’s timeless responses to something like this… “Hold your horses.” These players spent three days learning how to be professional athletes. That’s really the number one goal for this camp. Of course coaches want to see their newbies up close while doing some agility work or one-on-one stuff but the Rookie Mini-Camp is not going to make or break any of these young men. And it sure as hell isn’t going to allow any of us to start making declarations of success or failure for the upcoming season. Much of this is largely clickbait, something I hope you never see from this site’s writers, so I understand it. Either way, we all need to relax a bit.
Last week took a long look at the Steelers’ 2021 schedule. Yes, it’s the toughest in the NFL but let’s also remember a lot of things will change between now and when those games are actually played. Some will be for the better while some won’t. All that and much more on the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing Inc.
Tweet of the Day… When do the Steelers bring these uni’s back???
In 1959, Bobby Layne set an NFL record by completing 20 passes in a game while having a blood alcohol level of “legally dead." pic.twitter.com/8H4BKz3Sac
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) May 17, 2021
For further proof of what I opened with… Yes, Green looked really good this weekend and so did everyone else. Let’s remember that this young man had 33 starts in college. Four of those were at center. FOUR. If he is the opening day center then I will be truly surprised. I’m not saying “he can’t.” I’m saying it would be surprising considering his lack of experience there and questionable pass protection skills at this point in his career. I think he’s going to turn out to be a really good center for a long time but we can’t expect it to happen overnight. If it does? Then kudos to this young man!
Other Mini-Camp Rumblings
I’ll say this for Isaiahh Loudermilk. The big man can move a helluva lot better than most people of that size… Najee Harris was surprised to learn that media members were allowed at the Mini-Camp. He thought they were “boosters…” The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly mentioned that Harris “caught the ball better than Le’Veon Bell.” If that proves true then watch out… Along with Loudermilk, Tre Norman, Pressley Harvin III and Quincy Roche are all signed now and under contract.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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