Steelers Decisions, Suspension Bowl, Field Trip


The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone and your Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 draft class is preparing to enter rookie minicamp. There are just a few more phases of the offseason training program before the team breaks in June before training camp. While the new Steelers get acclimated with the Steel City we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Friday, May 8th.

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Weren’t even going there

For all the talk about the Ravens jumping ahead of the Steelers in the second round of the draft to “steal” TE Maxx Williams away from Pittsburgh, Bob Labriola explains that the team wasn’t even considering taking Williams anyway. While they won’t admit and then later kind of admit that they don’t draft for need, Labriola said the plan was clear for the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.

"“The Steelers were not going to be in a situation where they had used their first two draft picks and not added a cornerback, and the selection of Bud Dupree in Round 1 had them singularly focused on the position when Day 2 of the draft dawned.” – Bob Labriola"

Word got out in the start of the second round that the Steelers were looking to trade up in the round, most likely to grab LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, but as we all saw, the price of trading up that round was a bit too steep and would have cost them at least three picks to do so.

Suspension Bowl

Looks like the NFL season opener in New England on Sept. 10th will most likely be the “Suspension Bowl.” The Steelers and Patriots will already be without their respective star running backs, Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, each suspended for the same incident last July involving a marijuana arrest.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN explains the reality that the most notable suspension for that game hasn’t been suspended yet. Tom Brady could be looking at, let’s be honest at least a one game suspension, for being the ring-leader of #Deflategate #Ballghazi #Shrinkage or whatever you want to call it.

That means that 6,324 total yards of offense and 44 touchdowns from the 2014 season-worth of fire power will be missing from the NFL’s season opener between Brady and Bell alone. Sounds like a perfect game for Ben to air it out and have a field day. Unless of course Jimmy Garoppolo turns out to be Matt Cassel of 2008.

Field Trip!

Looks like Ben Roethlisberger is treating his offensive playmakers to a little trip. According to Antonio Brown’s Instagram, the quarterback is taking Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Le’Veon Bell off to “lay the foundation.”

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