The Steelers players head into the offseason for recovery and the coaches head out to prepare for free agency and the draft.
Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the offseason starts to heat up we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, Jan. 28th.
Working against the doubters
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had a rocky season in 2015. From starting off the season suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy to being called out by
, Bryant had a lot of doubters this season, some rightfully so.
Teresa Varley tells us that Bryant is working towards proving his doubters wrong.
"“I just wanted to go out and prove to the world. Everybody was doubting me. I was going through a lot. I wanted to go out and prove everybody I can go out and do the right things. I don’t even hear about it anymore and that is great.” – Martavis Bryant"
He’ll quiet a lot of doubters if he goes through the offseason without incident and can be depended upon for a full 16 games next year.
Most intriguing free agents
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler listed the Steelers’ most intriguing free agents (non-defensive backs) going into the free agency period. Two key members of the Steelers offensive line are free agents in left tackle Kelvin Beachum and guard Ramon Foster.
Fowler suggests that Beachum is the more intriguing of the two as a free agent because while they may have found a replacement at left tackle in Alejandro Villanueva after losing Beachum to a season-ending ACL tear in Week 7 they could use his versatility on the line and ability to pick up different positions.
That could mean they could come to terms with Beachum and let Foster walk. At 30 years old they could opt for youth and let Foster go knowing that if they signed Beachum they could move him to a guard position if necessary.
The cavalcade of NFL scouts and coaches have made their way to Mobile, AL. for the Reece’s Senior Bowl and one high-profile player there wants the scouts and coaches to see a little Antonio Brown when they watch him play.
Chase Goodbread on nfl.com says that Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller wants the scouts and coaches to see Brown in his game.
"“AB, Antonio Brown, he’s the guy (I emulate). He’s got athleticism and explosion. He can play inside and outside, so he brings both to the table.” – Braxton Miller"
That’s because business is booming.