The Steelers are on summer vacation as the offseason workout program wrapped up and they won’t come back together until reporting to training camp in just a couple of weeks.
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, July 22nd.
We all know that professional athletes mostly like to play the role of underdog. They prefer to have a chip on their shoulder and stick with the “nobody gave us a chance” mentality. There’s less pressure than being highly touted and set up with enormous expectations.
With that being said, there ain’t a person a live who doesn’t like compliments. I doubt that anyone on the Steelers roster doesn’t like to hear it when people like former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher talk about this year’s team like they’re gonna take it all.
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"“You couple that with a quarterback that has a great feel for the game, great vision for the game, who can see the field and is so resourceful. His improvisation is second to none. You put talent around him there is no limit to this offense. This is a team that is not just about playoffs, they are measured by championships which they should be.” – Bill Cowher"
Oh Bill, go on.
Day 1 starter
Could Steelers rookie safety Sean Davis beat out Shamarko Thomas and Robert Golden to start opposite Michael Mitchell as of Day 1? That’s what ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler thinks when he projected the Steelers starting lineup as we sit a week out from the start of training camp.
The secondary will definitely be a group to keep an eye on in camp, particularly the safety position.
What does the future hold?
The Steelers cut veteran tight end Matt Spaeth on Thursday with a designation of a failed physical. Around the NFL has Kevin Colbert’s remarks about Spaeth’s stalled recovery from an offseason knee surgery.
"“Matt never fully recovered from knee surgery that occurred this past offseason, and he will not be ready to return to football activities at this time. Matt played an integral role in our Super Bowl XLIII Championship run, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.” – Kevin Colbert"
With the retirement of Heath Miller and now release of Matt Spaeth, the tight end position in Pittsburgh is going to look a whole lot different going forward.