Steelers Offense Story, Bettis Honor, Ben Top 100


The Pittsburgh Steelers are officially on summer vacation. They’ve wrapped up their minicamp and will head out to parts unknown for the next four weeks until reporting to the dorms of Saint Vincent for the Steelers’ 50th season of training camp in Latrobe. While the Steelers are enjoying their summer break 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, June 26th.

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Steelers pre-camp offense story lines

Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG brought you the top five story lines he’ll be looking forward to once the Steelers get going at training camp. The first storyline is the development of Martavis Bryant. He was inactive the first six games last season and the Steelers went 3-3 and had a rather vanilla offensive prowess.

With Bryant the Steelers realized what a legit No. 2 receiver can do for them. Let’s see if he can improve even more with a full season. The next storyline would be the goal line efficiency. Everyone knows that Shaun Suisham is money but the red zone offense last season prevented them from scoring a lot more points than they could have.

Fittipaldo also thinks the Steelers can improve upon the running game. There’s no reason to rest on the improvement of 16th in the league in 2014 from 27th in the league in 2013. They can always get better there.

Another storyline is to see how strong the Steelers can actually come out of the gates. With or without Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers have to have stronger start to games and the season than they did last year. Remember when they couldn’t score a touchdown in the first quarter to save their friggin lives? Yeah, get better on that.

Finally, the last storyline to look for would be how the Steelers perform if faced with another playoff game. There’s no guarantee they can repeat as AFC North Champs but if they do they’ll need to step it up and make that division title count for something besides an early playoff exit.

Jerome Night

The Steelers will honor Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis with a special ring ceremony during their Week 4 Thursday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 1st, reports Mark Kaboly of the Trib.

Bettis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH on Aug. 8th but this celebration will be just for the Steelers fans. Last season the Steelers honored Joe Greene with a jersey retirement ceremony during the Ravens home game. Let’s hope the Steelers have the same kind of performance this year when they honor Bettis.

Big Ben ranked #26 in NFL Top 100

What do you think of the ranking Steeler Nation? Russell Wilson was ranked No. 22.

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