Steelers News: Fun Year, Brown’s Rank, James Harrison Beef


The Pittsburgh Steelers are officially on summer vacation. They’ve wrapped up their minicamp and will head out to parts unknown for the next three 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, July 10th.

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Tunch weighs in on the season ahead

Steelers Nation Unite members were treated to a conference call with former Steeler Tunch Ilkin about the upcoming season with training camp just around the corner. The Steelers will check into the dorms at Saint Vincent in just a little over two weeks and the anticipation is palpable.

Tunch expressed confidence that the Steelers offense can build off of last season’s performance and kick it up a notch in 2015.

"“I think that they have the potential to be even better, if that’s possible, because the offensive line is going to be better.” – Tunch Ilkin"

Tunch was even optimistic about the defense, which still has a lot of question marks.

"“This defense is going to be a lot better than everybody thinks and this offense is going to be spectacular. When we start chatting again once the season starts, you’re going to see that this is going to be a fun football year.” – Tunch Ilkin"

Brown ranks No. 8 in NFL Top 100

So you’re really going to tell me there were seven players better than

Antonio Brown

last season? Brown led all receivers with 1,698 yards on 129 receptions. He averaged 13.2 yards per catch and scored 13 touchdowns. He accounted for 85 first downs and caught twenty five passes over twenty yards. All that and never deviated from his punt return duties.

What are your thoughts on Brown’s ranking?

Harrison doesn’t mince words

So by now everyone knows the story about Giants DE Jason Pierre Paul and his bizarre fireworks accident from the 4th of July. What hasn’t been made known by JPP or the Giants is the extent of his injuries. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday night that ESPN had “obtained” medical records indicating that JPP had had a finger amputated.

That tweet erupted into a Twitter storm about just how private should an NFL player’s medical records should be. We all know about injury reports during the seasons and announcements of offseason surgeries and rehab progress but this is relatively new ground being covered by Schefty with going public with what very well could be illegally obtained medical records.

Steelers linebacker James Harrison didn’t really hold his feelings back for what he thinks of Schefter for deciding to go ahead and make those medical records public.

Do you think NFL players waive their right to medical privacy by signing their NFL contracts and being part of a league that tracks and publishes injuries across the board?

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