Good Friday to you Steelers fans.
As we await the final mini-camp of OTAs, the mandatory one, there is a lot of talk about the offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Much of this talk centers around new Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada who most importantly is not Randy Fichtner. A lot of it also comes from the clips and images we’ve seen from the most recent mini-camp this week. Some fans were losing their minds at the site of Derek Watt going in motion across the formation to lead for Najee Harris. I admit, it was pretty cool. I also admit it was wearing a helmet, shirt and shorts and was going against air. My point here is that there remains a lot we don’t know. Is the offense going to look different for really the first time in many years? Yes it is but I also believe it’s too early to tell how drastic the changes are going to be. So in other words, we know things will be different. It’s unknown as to how significant those changes are. I think we’ll get a decent look in the final mini-camp but it won’t be until Training Camp where really see the changes.
I’ll take the blame for our week off this week. We will return with all the latest from the final mini-camp and much more on the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing Inc.
Tweet of the Day… Take away the fact that Hooker is from the area. This would be an intriguing addition to the Steelers.
Malik Hooker is in Pittsburgh and left an interesting comment on IG.
Could be nothing. Could be something. I’ll let you guys do the speculating.
— Derrick (@derrick_daKidD) June 3, 2021
Steelers’ offensive lineman B.J. Finney said yesterday that there is definitely a younger vibe in the team’s offensive line room and how couldn’t there be? With Maurkice Pouncey and Alejandro Villanueva gone the average age of the unit has decreased mightily. As we’ve talked about this could be a good thing from an energy perspective but a bad thing from an experience standpoint. Finney went on to say he was surprised how quickly the Steelers called when he went on the market. I for one am curious to see where he fits with this year’s group.
When Monday rolls around there’s no doubt the one guy most of us will be looking for is T.J. Watt. This final camp of OTAs is “mandatory” meaning that for players who don’t have a viable excuse will be fined if they don’t show. Watt has every right to demand a new contract sooner rather than later. He’s arguably been the best defensive player in football the last couple of seasons and has all of the makings of a guy that plays his entire career in Pittsburgh. I have to believe the Steelers and Watt get something done before the 2021 regular season kicks off.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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