It was a big weekend for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Between the Friday Night Lights practice and the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Steeler Nation had a lot to celebrate.
There is less than a week between now and the Steelers first preseason game and until then we’ll be looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Sunday, Aug. 7th.
Friday Night Lights
Tens of thousands of Steelers fans descended upon Latrobe Memorial Stadium for the Steelers’ annual night practice. There was a Steelers fan fest held around Latrobe High School and ESPN broadcasted SportsCenter on the road live from the evening practice.
Fans were treated to autograph signings by players and with watching the backs on backers drill along with the “Seven Shots” drill and with Ben Roethlisberger having the night off the defense won that drill 4-3.
Former Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene became Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene on Saturday night when he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Greene’s bust created quite a stir on social media as it featured the flowing/feathered locks he often played with.
Greene’s speech encompassed his career that included 160 career sacks; the highest by a linebacker all time. He also noted how well he fit into the city of Pittsburgh and the Steelers team. Greene was made for Pittsburgh and we were lucky to have him.
Another Steeler in the hall
Tony Dungy became the tenth player on the Super Bowl XIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers team to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Dungy played for the Steelers as a cornerback and then later rejoined the team as a defensive backs coach.
Dungy was presented by former Steelers safety Donnie Shell and he talked about the impact that the late Chuck Noll had on his life as a player, coach and a person. He talked about how Shell took him under his wing and helped him become the man that he was to be.