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 edition of Steelers training camp in Latrobe.
Steelers season never really ends for Steeler Nation so while the Steelers 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, July 28th.
The Steelers will check into the dorms at Saint Vincent today and there’s no doubt that receiver Antonio Brown will show up in a manner that somehow tops the custom Rolls Royce Phantom he arrived in last year but the important thing to remember is that he will arrive.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter decided to create the narrative yesterday (probably on a tip from Brown’s slimy agent Drew Rosenhaus) that Brown would indeed report to Steelers training camp but will be hopeful that a new contract can be reached before the season starts.
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Remember that whenever you see any headlines about a possible Antonio Brown holdout that it’s not actually coming from Brown himself. This is all speculation and creating a story where there isn’t one. Sure Brown has a new contract coming his way and I’m sure all parties actually involved a pretty aware of that.
The kiss of death?
Say worst case scenario happens and the Steelers are indeed without Le’Veon Bell for the first four games of the season. Does that along with the full year suspension of receiver Martavis Bryant crush all hopes for a Steelers victory parade down Blvd of the Allies?
Around the NFL’s Gregg Rosenthal thinks that the Steelers missing Bryant for the full year will be a more impactful loss than the New England Patriots playing their first four games without Tom Brady. Um, do you know who else we have on offense? Not even close man.
The Steelers went to the playoffs and won a playoff game without having Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell for a combined 15 starts during the regular season. How does that compute that Bryant’s absence will cost them the post-season?
Tuitt does indeed do it
Could Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt be poised for a monster season in 2016? That’s what CBS Sport’s Bryan DeArdo thinks. When Tuitt was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame there were a lot of question marks surrounding him because of his injury-slowed final season.
Tuitt has become a force alongside Cameron Heyward and is ready to dominate again this season.
"“I think this year we’re going to have a great unit. Everybody talks to each other, everybody knows each other, everybody knows the defensive scheme. We should be real dominant. I believe we’re going to be dominant. I believe we’re going to be able to go to the Super Bowl because of our dominance. And when our defense is dominant and our offense is producing points like we’re going to, we should be the number one rated team out there.” – Stephon Tuitt"
Case closed. The man has a point. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy and they go out there and burn this mother down.