Good Wednesday to you Steelers’ fans.
Yesterday I mentioned that it seems like the Steelers have been trying to find Ben Roethlisberger’s successor for 7-8 years. Today I’m taking on another folktale… “Ben, were getting you a tall wide receiver!” This statement has been in vogue now for ten years plus and Steelers’ mouthpiece Gerry Dulac reported a few days ago that the team is again looking to add such a player. It’s easy to just say “they’re going to add a tall receiver” but the truth is that you have no idea how the draft will unfold. As I went back and reviewed some of the Pro Days that Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin attended, one somewhat surprising one was Oklahoma State. Three years ago they drafted both James Washington and Mason Rudolph from there but this time around there are only a small handful of potential Cowboys being drafted. One happens to be a 6’6″ wideout named Jordan McCray. I believe they were there more to watch CB A.J. Green and OL Marcus Keyes but the lanky, athletic McCray is an intriguing player. The reality however is that he may not even be drafted and would likely become an undrafted free agent. That isn’t exactly what I call “getting Big Ben a tall WR.” Personally I think it’s all talk. I’ll be curious to see how it pans out but I’m skeptical let’s put it that way.
Tonight on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast we’ll be focusing on draft prospects on the offensive side of the ball. I’m sure we’ll have time to work in some other things too but that’s going to be our focus. The Podcast is presented by DEK Roofing, Inc.
Tweet of the Day… One of my favorite follows nails this one.
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Are We Over-Thinking This?
Mark Kaboly at The Athletic has an article about the Steelers’ Offensive Line and the prospect of adding players there in the Draft. It’s hard to believe but the Steelers now have the NFL’s oldest O-Line. As we all do our best to try and figure out where the Black and Gold will go in this Draft, maybe it isn’t that difficult. At this point, I’d be surprised if they don’t address this on Day 2 of the Draft. That said, I’m not sure we really know how the Steelers feel about Derwin Gray who was drafted last year. If they feel he can contribute then that could change some things.
Stop the Comparisons
For whatever reason (clicks mostly) people like to float out the age old question of who was better? Terry Bradshaw or Ben Roethlisberger. This is like comparing Presidents. There are way too many variables here. What Thomas Jefferson has to deal with is far different than what Ronald Reagan dealt with. The same can be said here. These two guys played in eras that could not have been more different. Brad won the MVP in the late 70’s with 28 TD passes. Today that’s considered an average season for top QBs. I simply choose to celebrate both guys and I appreciate what each did for their respective teams.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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