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 11th.
Looking to improve
When Steelers start the third phase of the OTAs later this month there is one player who is probably more anxious than anyone else to take the field. Senquez Golson was the Steelers’ second-round draft pick out of Ole Miss but the cornerback had season-ending shoulder surgery last summer and sat out his rookie season.
Teresa Varley talked to Golson about how even though he hadn’t played last year; he’s still looking to improve.
"“That is my main goal. To be better than I was before I came out of college. Some people wonder how it’s possible without me ever playing ad own. I don’t know how it’s possible, but that is my goal. I am scared to let a day go by without getting better because I know what is expected of me. Every day I have to attack something in my game, whether it’s mentally or physically, because I understand the expectation.” – Senquez Golson"
The expectation is for Golson to come out and perform like a second-year player even after not playing a single down in his rookie season.
Throwing major shade
Whoever controls the Steelers Twitter handle threw some shade in the direction of the Buffalo Bills on Monday. I like it. I like it a lot. Can we start the games soon though?
ESPN released their post-draft NFL Power Rankings and guess who is one spot ahead of those playoff-win-challenged Cincinnati Bengals? You guess it, it’s the Steelers. Sitting at No. 6 the Steelers are behind the Patriots, Panthers, Packers, Seahawks and Cardinals.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano explains how the Steelers were able to pull ahead of the Bengals in the rankings.
"“Little bit of inside-the-rankings info for you here: The Bengals had the No. 6 spot locked up. But just before the deadline, Joey Porter tapped one of our voters on the right shoulder then quickly ran away to the left. ‘Gets ‘em every time.’ Porter giggled.” – Dan Graziano"
I don’t know about this guy but I can’t picture Porter running away from anybody. Can you?