Steelers Morning Huddle 6/28/2014
Steelers season goes all year long so whether we’re previewing training camp, predicting roster moves, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.
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You can’t really talk about the NFL these days without a particular name coming up. As ESPN’s Scott Brown points out, both the Steelers and Browns fans would probably agree to wanting to see Johnny Manziel start at quarterback for the Browns on Sept. 7th when the teams clash in the season opener, for very different reasons. You just can’t watch a Steelers defense devour a rookie quarterback enough times. With that rookie quarterback being Johnny Manziel, it would be very entertaining for Steeler Nation. Brown caught up with some Steelers players during offseason workouts to see if they had facing Manziel in Week 1 on their minds. Most of the defensive players were just on the mindset that the object is to win the game no matter who is playing on the other team.
"“To be honest I just want someone that’s going to throw me a pick. I don’t really care who it is. I want the quarterback that’s the most confident, the most prepared, so when I take it from him, no excuses. That’s what I want every week.” – Mike Mitchell"
Mitchell is going to learn pretty quickly playing in the AFC North that if he wants a quarterback that’s going to throw him a pick, there’s a good chance he’ll be in a Browns uniform.
Markus “Quantum Leap” Wheaton
NFL’s Around the League is making a countdown of the top 25 players they see “Making the Leap in 2014.” Whatever that’s supposed to mean. Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton is listed at No. 20.
Super Bowl IX Rewind
The Steelers are taking a look back at their first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl IX against the Minnesota Vikings. The game was played in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 12, 1975. The Steelers were making their first franchise appearance to the Super Bowl and won 16-9. One of my favorite bits of trivia for some reason is that the very first points scored by the Steelers in a Super Bowl was a safety. Dwight White sacked Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton for the only points in the first half of that game.