Good Thursday to you Steeler Nation!
Last night, we hit you with two different ways to understand what the Steelers are facing this offseason in terms of their salary cap situation and potential roster moves. I highly recommend reading this piece by our Ben Anderson who spells things out for you in an ‘easy-to-read’ style. You can also get your facts straight from the horse’s mouth via the Steel City Blitz Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh. We recorded the show last night and Ben broke down what the Steelers could do this offseason. If you need the ‘Cliffs’ Notes’ version? The Steelers can create significant cap space by restructuring contracts of guys like Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and David DeCastro for example. The problem? This is just “kicking the can” down the road where the Steelers will find themselves once again in “salary cap hell.” Check these out. You won’t be disappointed.
Some of the highlights yesterday from Roger Goodell’s ‘State of the Game’ address were…
- His demand for changes to the “catch rule.”
- Said the injury risks for players on Thursday Nights were no different than they were on Sunday or Monday.
- He reiterated that the NFL does not get involved in the personnel decisions of the 32 clubs. (Kaepernick based question)
- He announced that the game in Mexico would feature the Rams and the Chiefs.
- He commented on FOX taking over 11 games on Thursday nights.
- Believes the game is safer than ever before.
There’s a lot to comment on there but clearly I don’t see many things changing for the NFL in 2018.
Tweet of the Day… After this season, why would we expect anything different? Although it is the Patriots…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2018
The Steelers re-signed offensive lineman Matt Feiler yesterday and this should not be overlooked. Feiler started at guard in the season finale against Cleveland and played well. Mike Munchak has done a very nice job of turning Feiler into a versatile player along the O-line. With Chris Hubbard more than likely off in free agency, Feiler joins B.J. Finney and Jerald Hawkins as the guys fighting for the key reserve spots each week.
Finney by the way is also an Exclusive Rights Free Agent as was Feiler. This means the Steelers have total control over him right now. He’s proven to be a huge asset as a reserve and spot starter.
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Enjoy the day Steeler Nation!