Steelers News: Taylor, Burfict, Roethlisberger


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.

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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 Sunday, June 26th.

Big finish

The Steelers concluded their 2016 Rookie Transition Program on Friday with two of the best to ever put on the Black & Gold. Former Steelers cornerbacks Mel Blount and Ike Taylor spoke to the 2016 rookie class about character and values.

The rookies spent some time this week checking out the Pirates at PNC Park just to get a taste of how this city shows up for the teams. The NFL did away with the Rookie Symposium this year and instead the programs are done by each team for their own rookies.

Running the program on a team by team basis ensures that the messages about how to transition into life in the NFL reaches each rookie as opposed to the limited number of rookies that were invited to the Symposium in previous years.

Yes. The answer is yes.

These questions by the AFC North writers for ESPN are getting easier. Now that we know that Steve Smith is certainly not a future Hall of Famer now we can discuss whether or not Vontaze Burfict is a dirty player as posed by Bengals writer Cole Harvey.

Yes. Vontaze Burfict is a dirty player. He’ll start the 2016 season serving a three-game suspension for being a dirty player. So there’s that.


SI’s Peter King gave his thoughts on what makes the Steelers offense the topic of conversation for this season. He explains that although the Steelers have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Ben Roethlisberger they have developed the running game so there are layers to their attack.

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The Steelers are primed to have a potent offensive attack again this season even with the suspension of Martavis Bryant. If there aren’t any significant injuries the other teams better look out.