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 Friday, Jan. 29th.
State of the Steelers Union
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Steelers president Art Rooney II addressed the media today to talk about the state of the Steelers now that the 2015 season is in the books. Rooney was positive about the season, saying that he couldn’t remember a season with so many injuries but he definitely liked the way the team responded.
He expressed the same sentiments that coach Mike Tomlin did about wanting the entire coaching staff back next year and also expressed the feeling that the Steelers’ salary cap situation could put them in position to go after more free agents than usual.
Most declined Pro Bowl ever
The Steelers will be mildly represented at the Pro Bowl this weekend. Oh, you forgot the Pro Bowl was this weekend, didn’t you? No worries. It’s going to be really, really boring. Guard David DeCastro will be the only Steelers player represented as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown both dropped out due to injury.
Kevin Seifert of ESPN’s NFL Nation says that of the 86 players originally voted to the Pro Bowl, they were on No. 133 of alternates, the highest number in NFL history. Sounds like a fun game.
The Super Bowl is celebrating their 50th anniversary complete with naming the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team. Ed Bouchette of the PPG has the list of Steelers that made the list. All of the Steelers listed are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including the coach, the late Chuck Noll.
Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Mike Webster are the Steelers players selected to the offense. Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert and Mel Blount were all selected to the defense. Only Terry Bradshaw and John Stallworth were left off from the 70s Steelers in favor of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.