Steelers News: Bell, Roethlisberger, Fort


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 Monday, June 27th.

Biggest question

The biggest question in the minds of Steelers fans this summer is most likely how much longer do we have to wait in this football-less torture. After that it will be how many points can the team score, how is the secondary going to hold up and most of all, how healthy will Le’Veon Bell be?

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler suggests that the health of Bell is the biggest question mark facing the Steelers prior to the start of training camp. Bell is currently in Miami training and rehabbing from his MCL & PCL tear suffered last season.

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Bell did not participate in any team drills during OTAs or minicamp but plans to be a full participant come camp time. While he won’t have to worry about contact in camp he will have to worry about the “mental hurdles” of overcoming a knee injury; being able to cut and run without hesitation.

Backyard Ben

Defensive players from around the NFL give us a glimpse as to what it is like facing Ben Roethlisberger. Carlos Dunlap of the Bengals describes how going up against Ben means it will be a long day for the defensive line.

The pump-fakes and Houdini-like escapes from sacks that give some fans heart palpitations give defenders nightmares and make matching up against the Steelers a 60-minute headache.

The Fort

L.J. Fort is in his second season in the NFL but the linebacker has been all around the league. Teresa Varley has the insights on who Fort’s football inspiration is and what he thinks about Steelers football. The one thing that has stuck out for him so far has been Steeler Nation.

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"“The fans are insane. This is the fifth team that I’ve been on and it’s crazy. I got in a taxi one day and the dude asked me my name, it was my first week here, and I said, ‘L.J.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, L.J. Fort, you just signed to the practice squad?’ And I was like, ‘That’s crazy.’” – L.J. Fort"

We are kind of crazy. Fun, but crazy.