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 this 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 Monday, July 4th.
Take me out to the ball game
Nothing says summertime quite like heading out to the ballpark. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is a big sports fan and can be found at Penguins, Pirates and Pitt games quite regularly. With the Pirates on a West Coast road trip this holiday weekend Tomlin opted for an east coast travel.
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how Tomlin brought his family to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angles and spent some time in the dugout with Red Sox manager John Farrell. I wonder what they talked about?
Do you think baseball managers are salty at the fact that they’re the only “coaches” who have to wear a uniform right along with their players?
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man
What was once controversy is now adorable. Ben Roethlisberger caught flack for enjoying his third career trip to the Super Bowl and was highly criticized for being caught on camera drunkenly signing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” at a Dallas bar prior to Super Bowl XLV.
Well, he was mainly criticized for doing that after the Steelers lost. If they had won, it would have been a totally different story.
Either way Roethlisberger shows just how much he’s grown since even then when he took his youngest son, Bodie Roethlisberger, to his first concert at PNC Park to see Billy Joel.
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been dropping tracks all Spring and Summer so far that are just straight fire. He didn’t participate in any group activities for OTAs or minicamp and has been training primarily in South Florida whilst recovering from MCL & PCL surgery.
He’s set to be a free agent at the end of this season if not re-signed prior to that but he’s said that he’s more interested in making sure his knee is back to 100 percent before negotiating a new contract. However, on his latest track, “Focus” he details that he’d like his new contract to include an average of $15 million per year.
As CBS Sports’ Jared Dublin reminds us that would make him the highest paid running back in the league as even Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson averages $14 million a year. The next highest paid running back would be Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles.
The Steelers are probably going to give Bell a new deal that pays him more in line with his contributions to the team but I highly doubt that they’ll be making any kind of history by making him the highest paid running back in the league.