Good Monday to you Steelers’ Fans!
Pittsburgh Steelers’ kicker Chris Boswell acknowledged that his agent and the Steelers are discussing a new contract. Boswell was called upon in 2015 for what seemed like just a temp job. Since then, he’s made 85 of 95 field goals and went to his first Pro Bowl at the end of last season. Boswell has demonstrated that he belongs with the Stephen Gostkowski’s and Justin Tucker’s of the league. You’ll notice I didn’t even mention the number of clutch kicks by Boswell either…
The Steelers are being very quiet about Antonio Brown’s quad injury. He went back to Pittsburgh late last week for what most presume was an MRI. I’m in no position to speculate and our sources are quiet so I’m just going to hold out hope that the injury isn’t serious.
If you need some daily news and thoughts on Training Camp then make sure you’re following along with our ‘Training Camp Tidbits.’
Tweet of the Day… Always good to see Le’Veon Bell focusing on the important things this season.
anybody in Miami got a wii U adaptor for gamecube controllers? if youu do, plzzzzz lemme know!!
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) August 5, 2018
I’m sure you probably saw over the weekend that Raiders’ Coach Jon Gruden isn’t real pleased with former Steeler Martavis Bryant. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The talent has never been a question for Bryant. His ability to grasp the playbook and think on the fly have been his downfall on the field while his problems off the field have been well-documented.
Good stuff from the Trib’s Joe Rutter on the Steelers’ Mike Hilton.
The Cleveland Browns traded former first round pick Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for what has turned out to be a seventh round pick. Have you seen the history of recent Browns’ top round selections? What a disaster.
I do not watch the Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies unless a Steeler is going in. I do however pay attention to the highlights as they are repeatedly aired on ESPN and NFL Network. Brian Dawkins’ comments about having depression and suicidal thoughts are being seen as yet further evidence of CTE. We have to be careful here. How do we know that Dawkins, who is doing well right now, didn’t have depression and other mental issues completely separate from football? Yes, there are studies that show former players that have taken their own lives suffered from CTE. But what about the millions who take their own lives and don’t have CTE? Dawkins’ comments should be taken seriously but we cannot continue to say football is the cause of every single bout of mental illness in players.
Ray Lewis was a phenomenal player. His preacher act has worn out its’ welcome however.
The Steelers get to hit people in other jerseys this week as they take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles in Philly Thursday night. Remember that preseason games are not about winning, they are about player evaluation. If you get upset that the Steelers lose a preseason game then you know to relax.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!