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, Feb. 26th.
The NFL’s competition committee is meeting during the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss potential rule changes like they do every year. This is where the discussion on rule changes that will be voted on during the Annual League Meeting in March.
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They’re always going to want to continue to tweak the replay challenges and naturally they’re going to have to make it look like they’re trying to make the game safer and more rules about targeting or headhunting will be talked about.
The competition committee will also discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suggestion that players could be ejected for personal fouls during games. The committee has to determine what type and how many fouls it would take for the ejection.
The Steelers cruise set sail on Thursday for Mexico from Miami. While we’re here stuck in snow and icy roads let’s all get jealous of the pictures for a moment.
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert is in Indy this week for the NFL Scouting Combine. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that Colbert isn’t only working on watching 40-yard dash times and vertical jumps; he’s also working on typical offseason business.
For example, the Steelers will use the opportunity of the Combine to meet with the reps for their in-house free agents, potentially working out deals to re-sign certain players before they hit the market.
They’ll also be able to do some research on what some players who could hit free agency, like tackle Kelvin Beachum for example, could get from other teams; letting them know what kind of offer (if any) they should make.