Steelers Credit, Mighty McKenzie, Tickets


The Pittsburgh Steelers will suit up for their three-day mandatory minicamp this week which is the remaining of their offseason workout program before they break for the summer. While they put the finishing touches on their pre-training camp preparations we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, June 17th.

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Pouncey’s not looking for credit

You could say that one of the Steelers’ best additions last offseason was the hiring of Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line. Through his coaching, a healthy line and stellar play by center Maurkice Pouncey the Steelers offense finally had a running game to speak of and Ben Roethlisberger was sacked his lowest total since 2005.

Teresa Varley spoke to Pouncey at the start of the Steelers minicamp and he explained how he and his linemen brothers aren’t looking to pat themselves on the back.

"“Offensive linemen don’t need that much credit. Ben, Le’Veon and AB can get it.” – Maurkice Pouncey"

Pouncey has led his unit through the offseason workouts so far and hopes to lead them to an even more improved season this year thanks to the approach of Munchak.

"“He is a lot harder on us now. He knows us, he knows what he can say to us, and he knows how to push us in the right way. He has enhanced all of our careers. I wouldn’t want anybody else, I am glad to have him here. He had been a great role model and a great person to me.” – Maurkice Pouncey"

Mighty McKenzie

Steelers fullback Will Johnson helped a West Virginia family raise $6,000 for the leukemia treatment for McKenzie “Mighty McKenzie” Flohr last weekend. Johnson attended WVU and was contacted by a friend who owns a car dealership in the area about the family and their struggle, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Johnson and his friend organized an autograph session at the dealership along with teammates Matt Spaeth and C.J. Goodwin to raise money for Matt Flohr, the single father of twin 11-year-old girls, one of whom is McKenzie, battling acute myeloid leukemia. Through the autograph session they raised $6,000.

Johnson and his wife visited McKenzie in the hospital before heading back to Pittsburgh and Johnson was impressed with her maturity while she battles this disease.

"“I’m blessed and fortunate to be healthy and be in the situation I’m in. I just love to help give back any way I can.” – Will Johnson"

Did you get your tickets?

Steelers 2015 individual home game tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 am ET. If you’re a member of Steelers Nation Unite, you may be able to check out a chance to get a jump on the tickets.

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