Steelers Pro Bowlers, Security Head, QB Pressures
The Steelers offseason started with some surprises and certainly doesn’t look to be a boring one in the next few months. While the Steelers prepare for free agency and coaching moves, we’ll be busy looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Sunday, Jan. 25th.
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Teresa Varley brings you the latest from the Steelers in the Pro Bowl. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was selected as one of the captains for Team Carter so he was able to make sure Team Carter had all his teammates as well. Lawrence Timmons and Maurkice Pouncey as well as Pouncey’s twin brother, Mike, join Antonio on Team Carter.
"“It’s a tremendous honor. I am a fan of the game. I like doing it. I had a great strategy. Had to make sure all of the Steelers played together. Had to make sure the Pouncey brothers are on the same team. My strategy panned out for me.” – Antonio Brown"
Nothing to see here
The Steelers are staying quiet but the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Dept. has refuted claims by ESPN that Jack Kearny, who is a lieutenant in the department and also head of Pittsburgh Steelers security, has done anything improper or took advantage of his position in the department to benefit Steelers players. Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen says that any reports that Kearny used influence to help Steelers player is untrue.
The ESPN report alleged that Kearney acted improperly for the Sheriff’s department in the incident in the Spring of 2013 when Steelers tackle Mike Adams was stabbed outside of a South Side bar. I’m not trying to be a naïve homer or anything here but I don’t see why an incident where the man was stabbed keeps coming back up as if he did something wrong. If he did actually start a fight, he certainly faced pretty immediate consequences cause you know, he was stabbed in the stomach and all.
Get after the friggin quarterback already
If Art Rooney II made it a point to change the offense three years ago following a disappointing playoff loss in Denver and we’re seeing now much better the offense can really be, maybe he’s onto something when he says he thinks the Steelers need to get after the opposing quarterback more in the future. Just hope it doesn’t take three years to come to fruition.
As the Trib’s Mark Kaboly explains, the new defensive coordinator, Keith Butler, is going to have the main task of turning this Steelers defense back into a defense that hurries, pressures, and sacks quarterbacks. The sacks are down and the hurries/pressures are down and have been on a decline for the past few years. For the Steelers defense to match up with the level their offense is at, they’re going to need to get after the friggin quarterbacks more.