Steelers News: Coates, Bell, Timmons


The Steelers are on their way back to Pittsburgh as they’ll soon be checking into the dorms at Saint Vincent College for the 51st year of training camp in Latrobe.

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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, July 24th.

Wide receiver battle?

Training camp position battles are always highly anticipated and then quickly forgotten once the regular season actually starts. Still, heading into camp we can debate over who will show up and who will show out.

Matt Franciscovich broke down the camp battle he’s most interested in from Steelers training camp from a fantasy football perspective. He’s talking about the battle in the wide receivers group. Antonio Brown is going to be everyone’s top fantasy choice and Markus Wheaton is the default No. 2.

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But the battle between Darrius Heyward-Bey and second-year receiver Sammie Coates is where fantasy owners will be paying attention to see who takes the lead.

Not cool, bro

Seems as though Le’Veon Bell should rename his latest straight fire track off of his rap mix tape. His song titled “Focus” is pretty friggin ironic right now considering Ian Rapoport told NFL Network that Bell’s pending four-game suspension isn’t for missing a drug test. It’s for missing several drug tests.

Michael David Smith of PFT reminds us how Bell responded to rumors in June of him missing a drug test by claiming that he never missed a test. Perhaps he was being literal. He didn’t miss a test; he missed many tests. Either way not cool.


CBS Sport’s Pete Prisco gave us who he thought was the most underrated Steelers player when he described how Marcus Gilbert is quietly establishing himself as a premier right tackle. Now he explains how linebacker Lawrence Timmons is the most overrated player on the Steelers roster.

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I feel like the Timmons-hate is piling on a bit too much. He had one off season in his whole career last year and has a huge cap number this season and is 30 and suddenly he’s the absolute worst. I’m not ready to give up on him. The man has magical puke for crying out loud.

You’ll show ‘em this year Timmons, I know you will. Probably just needs to toss his cookies once or twice and he’ll be right back at it.