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 30th.
Know your history
Most of Steeler Nation is taught their Steelers history right along with their family history as a part of growing up. You look back and think of milestones in your life in relation to what the Steelers did that year. The Steelers are going to highlight their prestigious history during the 2016 season in a number of ways.
Teresa Varley has the breakdown of the elements of the history program being launched by the team this year. It starts with the Hall of Fame series, highlighting the 23 Steelers players already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame leading up to the enshrinement of Kevin Greene as a member of the Class of 2016.
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Steelers.com, Steelers TV and radio as well as game day features will all have components of the history series in one format or another this season.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler goes inside the Steelers’ two point conversion attempts from last season to show how and why the Steelers have no reason not to be even more aggressive this year. Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin have already admitted that they could go for two every time.
Fowler breaks it down more in depth but the funny thing is that the Steelers haven’t been lighting the world on fire with their red zone efficiency the past few years but once they got in the end zone last season they went for two and made it.
Building the best receiver
The NFL Network’s Gil Brandt suggests that the perfect NFL wide receiver would be a combination of several parts of players currently in the NFL, as opposed to just already have him be Steelers receiver Antonio Brown.
Brandt says to combine the hands of Odell Beckham Jr. (because, you know he caught it real cool-like that one time) with the speed of DeSean Jackson, the quickness of Jarvis Landry (which is somehow different from speed) with the height of Brandon Marshall.
Add that to the big-play ability of Julio Jones and the route-running ability of Brown along with the blocking ability of Larry Fitzgerald, the strength of Dez Bryant and the competitiveness of Steve Smith. That last one seems unnecessary. You just built the “perfect” wide receiver and then you go and make him a jerk?