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 Friday, June 24th.
Return of the Maurkice
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey returns to the field this season after missing the entire 2015 season with injury. Pouncey had to go through the second season of his career sidelined with injury and he told Missi Matthews that it’s not easy having to watch the action rather than be a part of it.
Pouncey is proud of the season his offensive linemen, who came by and visited him every Thursday, had without him but he’s even excited for football in shorts that he went through during OTAs and minicamp.
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Apparently Pouncey hosts the O-line every Thursday during the season for a big meal, some chiropractor work, film session and Thursday Night Football viewing. Sounds like a fun time. Hope he has enough bathrooms.
You know nothing Joe Flacco
Twitter likes to kill celebrities from time to time and on Wednesday night it killed Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Hard to imagine who actually finds enjoyment in starting false death rumors but there’s something out there for everyone I suppose.
Anyway, he’s fine and even tweeted a Game of Thrones reference to confirm his status. So in summation, Joe Flacco is alive. He’s not elite; but he is alive.
Stoked for the ESPYs
ESPN’s award show The ESPY’s is basically a meaningless award show. It’s an event where the sports entertainment channel decided to capitalize on the one night a year where none of the professional sports are active as it’s typically during MLB’s All-Star break.
If there weren’t ever a day where all the major sports weren’t on some kind of break there would never be an ESPYs. Nonetheless your favorite Steelers receiver and mine Antonio Brown is nominated for an award and he’d like it very much if you’d vote for him.
You can even screen shot your vote and Brown will show his appreciation to you. He’s nominated alongside Cam Newton, Tom Brady and Julio Jones for best NFL Player. While you’re there don’t forget to vote for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the best team of the year.