The Steelers are officially on summer vacation as the offseason workout program wrapped up and they won’t come back together until reporting to training camp later next month.
Steelers season never really ends for Steeler nation so while the Steelers players get their minds and bodies right to embark on the 2016 regular 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 Thursday, June 23rd.
For real? That low?
In case you forgot (and most of us have) the NFL Top 100 ranking is still a thing and still going on. According to The Trib’s Mark Kaboly, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s place on the ranking will be revealed on Wednesday night, between spots 21-30.
That’s right, they’re putting at least 20 players ahead of Ben Roethlisberger on this ranking. So you might want to just go ahead and go back to ignoring it anyway.
Roethlisberger, on the other hand, is probably busy at home with newborn son Bodie and resting after wrapping up his tenth annual kids football camp last weekend where he hosted over 400 kids.
Steelers etiquette class
The Steelers 2016 Rookie Transition Program began on Wednesday for the 2016 Rookie Class.
Social responsibility and dinner etiquette. Seems like this is a program not taught to the Browns rookies or at least not attended by Johnny Manziel.
Get to know Artie
Teresa Varley brings us insights to help familiarize Steeler Nation with the newest Steelers starting with first-round draft pick cornerback Artie Burns. Burns was asked a few questions about what motivates him, what is his proudest football moment as well as whom he sees as his possible football mentor so far.
"“Definitely going to be William Gay. He’s a veteran on the team, he’s accomplished a lot. I’m trying to get to his caliber, his status. That’s probably a mentor for me right now. I definitely watched him, I watched his game. He’s one of the premier corners in the league right now, so I definitely watched him.” – Artie Burns"
Coming from Miami, Florida Burns was asked about his early opinion on the city of Pittsburgh in comparison.
"“It’s just like the family love, the whole city got you. It’s like a town where everybody knows you. In Miami everybody got their own thing going on but it’s really like a family atmosphere here.” – Artie Burns"
Football is family here in Steeler Nation. Artie will certainly learn that here as well as when they go on the road.