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 Sunday, Feb. 7th.
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The NFL Honors award show was held Saturday night and while many expected Steelers receiver
to be a lock for the Offensive Player of the Year award (which went to Carolina quarterback
that Brown didn’t go home empty-handed.
Antonio Brown was named 2015 NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year presented by SAP. He was also presented with the Courtyard Greatness on the Road Awards for his performance in away games this season, which included the Week 17 game against the Browns where Brown caught 13 passes for 187 yards and the Steelers clinched their playoff berth.
Brown finished the 2015 regular season as the league’s leading receiver with a career-high 1,834 yards and tied for first in the NFL with a career-high 136 receptions. Brown’s 2015 season was historical as he became the first player in Steelers’ history with back-to-back seasons with at least 1,700 yards from scrimmage and led the league with 2,074 all-purpose yards.
But sure, I guess Newton was the better Offensive Player of the Year.
Let’s got to Canton, again!
The yinzer may just be descending upon Canton, Ohio this summer again as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 includes two former Steelers. Linebacker Kevin Greene finally got the knock on the door he’s been waiting twelve long years for and former Steelers player and coach Tony Dungy will be enshrined as the first African-American coach in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The entire class includes former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., quarterback Brett Favre, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel as the senior selection.
He’s from Pittsburgh
If you’re the type of Yinzer that proudly exclaims when you recognize a local name in an event or happening that has no other ties to Western Pennsylvania, you’re in great company. The Trib’s Chris Adamski has compiled a list of players, coaches or personnel involved in each of the 50 Super Bowls to have ties to Western PA.
All the way from Youngwood native George Blanda in Super Bowl II to Joe Montana, who went from Ringgold High School to the Super Bowl for the San Francisco 49ers you have a comprehensive list of all the ties to this area you could ever want.
This year’s Super Bowl features two former Steelers on each side of the ball. Emmanuel Sanders was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft before leaving for the Broncos in free agency and Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery spent three seasons with the Steelers from 2011-2013.