The Steelers are prepping for free agency with contracts being negotiated and signed daily.
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 Wednesday, Mar. 9th.
It’s all fun and games until Coach T steps in. DeAngelo Williams was having a fun time on Twitter speaking the truth about how Peyton Manning is undoubtedly a Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the game but the reality is his 2015 season was wet, hot garbage.
Williams even appeared on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning show to double down on his stance. It kept the conversation going and kept his name in the headlines which woke up Steelers coach Mike Tomlin from a four-month long Twitter slumber to call out his running back.
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We can all remember that Tomlin has stepped in before and but the kibosh on his players and their Twitter habits (
). I have a feeling that Williams will be back at it soon to be hilariously petty about another topic before we know it.
One trick pony
If anyone is in the market for a one trick pony former Steelers, Dolphins and now Vikings receiver Mike Wallace has been released, according to Conor Orr of Around the NFL. Wallace played one season for Minnesota after finishing with 39 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns.
He robbed the Miami Dolphins of around $60 million in 2013 after leaving the Steelers. He enjoyed a Pro Bowl season in 2011 with the Steelers but hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success since. Perhaps Bruce Arians will pick him up for the Cardinals, which would make sense for him to end up there.
Improving the secondary
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his 3.0 NFL Mock Draft and in it he has the Steelers selecting a cornerback for the first time since 1997. He has the Steelers selecting Houston cornerback William Jackson III with the 25th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He explains that the Steelers don’t have much room to do a whole lot in free agency and since they are an improved secondary away from contending for a Super Bowl they’ll have to look to the draft for help. It is important to note that Kiper is notoriously wrong about his mock drafts so, take it with a grain of salt.