The Steelers draft picks have been made and the offseason workout program is in full swing.
Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the team starts to put in the work to prepare for the 2016 NFL season 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, May 4th.
I’m gonna miss Heeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaath
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger worked out on the South Side for the first time in his career knowing that he won’t have tight end Heath Miller camped out in the back of the end zone ready to catch a pass or flanked on the line ready to make an instrumental block in the process of getting a first down.
That’s going to take some getting used to for Ben and for all of us. Mike Prisuta has Roethlisberger’s remarks about how it feels going into the season without Heath Miller.
"“It’s tough to lose Heath Miller, a guy I think everyone knows is a great friend and one of my favorite, best teammates of all time and a comfort, security blanket for me. It’s going to be tough. It’s not going to feel right going into training camp, or OTAs or minicamps and him not being there. I haven’t quite wrapped my head around what it’s going to be like not having him.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
It’s going to be sad, Ben. At first, it will be sad. But the next time you drop six touchdowns on an unsuspecting team the sadness will all fade away.
Nicknames are cool. There’s just no other way to put it. Defensive linemen with cool nicknames are even cooler. Think of “Mean” Joe Greene or Ernie “Fats” Holmes or even Casey Hampton who was “Big Snack”. It’s important to have a cool name on the defensive line.