Good Friday to you Steelers’ Fans.
During the past week, all 32 NFL teams have sent contingents of coaches, general managers and scouts down to Mobile, Alabama to watch draft prospects prepare for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. I pulled up some film on several guys that I think the Steelers could have an interest in and wrote up this piece here. While they will meet with many, many guys this week and the weeks to come that doesn’t mean that they will have an interest in EVERY one of them. Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are notorious for meeting and dining with players to get info on ‘other players’ so don’t ever take any given meeting they to the bank. While the Senior Bowl itself is important, the practices provide as much if not more to those scouting. You get to see consistent reps, how players deal with setbacks and how they handle being coached by NFL coaches. All of these things (along with many others) are important factors in the draft process.
We will be recording episode 163 of the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast tonight. Being that it’s Friday, there’s a good chance we’ll be enjoying some adult beverages so this one could be interesting. The podcast is presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh.
Steelers in the Pro Bowl
Steelers.com is doing a great job of following along with the Steelers’ players down at the Pro Bowl. I threw the link in there for you to check out.
Tweet of the Day… And here I thought Pittsburgh was a beer town!
Pittsburgh, a Peanut Butter town. pic.twitter.com/HP2p4YDilQ
— Pittsburgh Clothing Co. (@PGHClothingCo) January 24, 2020
Peaceful for Now
Antonio Brown turned himself in last night to police in South Florida. His attorney claims he is innocent. I really don’t care about his attorney’s position because really, the only thing that matters here is that Brown did this peacefully. I think many of us assumed this was going to be much worse. Brown will appear in court later today.
A Word on JuJu
It is absolutely incredible to me how quickly people jump ship. “I wouldn’t give him an extension.” “He’s gonna end up just like AB!” “He sucked last year so why pay him?” Can anyone please tell me who, on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense in 2019, had a good year? Not only was JuJu Smith-Schuster playing with inexperienced receivers but he was also dealing with essentially two rookie quarterbacks, no running game and an offensive line that played below it’s normal standards. Do I wish JuJu was on social media less? Yes, I do but I also recognize we are still dealing with a young man who once slept on the floor of a garage growing up because he had no other option. I’m going to cut him some slack for 2019 and I think everyone should too. Let’s see what he does going forward before we start making declarations of his future.
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!
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