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.
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 25th.
The need to get up to speed
The Steelers acquired free agent tight end Ladarius Green this offseason and he’s figured to play a prominent role in the offense thanks to the retirement of Heath Miller and the release of veteran tight end Matt Spaeth.
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The issue is that Green has been reduced to taking mental reps with the team so far during the offseason workouts thanks to an offseason ankle surgery
He’ll be hoping to take the field with his offensive teammates for the first time in training camp at the end of the week.
He’s going to need to get into a rhythm with Ben Roethlisberger ASAP.
Don’t worry about DeAngelo
While the announcement of the impending suspension for Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell surely came as a gut punch for Steelers fans last week it certainly quickly makes you grateful for DeAngelo Williams.
ESPN Stats and Info reminds us that the Steelers averaged 32 points per game in the 10 games last season Williams played in place of Bell. The Steelers have made no secret about their goal this season being 30 points per game. There’s no question they can do that with Williams.
This Bud is for you
Ray Fittipaldo asks five questions leading into training camp and none of them are what the hell is Le’Veon Bell thinking apparently. But we can’t obsess about that forever so let’s obsess over the defense instead.
The Steelers increased their sacks last year with 48 but they’re going to need more from their two starting outside linebackers Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree. Jones knows that this is literally is make-or-break season but the other question will be if Dupree can avoid a sophomore slump.