The Steelers are halfway through the preseason and we can’t wait any longer.
While the Steelers get back to work on the rest of the preseason 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, Aug. 19th.
Earlier this month Ken Stabler was posthumously enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stabler led the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s and was opposite Terry Bradshaw and the gang for many of the tightly contested games that created a bitter rivalry over the years.
The rivalry has since shifted but the respect and admiration isn’t gone. The daughter of the late Ken Stabler shared a letter she received from Steelers chairman Dan Rooney to congratulate the family on the enshrinement.
All of the feels. That guy is such a genuinely nice man it is to be cherished. I’ve seen him the last two Easter’s at a brunch held at Heinz Field and to watch him interact with so many people while he’s there with his own family enjoying the holiday is just so much the feels.
Steeler Nation is by far the only nation that matters, ammirite? Of course I’m right. That being said, we’ve had an official organization for quite a while and this year has got to be the year that you finally sign up.
Steelers Nation Unite is a rewards program, a fan connection, a community and a prize raffle all wrapped into one. They have their benefits lined up for this season and they include things like chances to go on field prior to games, VIP tickets, swag, and all kinds of good stuff. Everybody loves swag.
James Harrison is giving in. If Roger Goodell wants to meet with James Harrison then his wish just got granted. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that James Harrison has agreed to meet with NFL investigators on Aug. 29th at the Pittsburgh Steelers facilities.
Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of the Green Bay Packers have also agreed to meet with the investigators although their times have not been set. Free agent linebacker Mike Neal, who was also named in the controversy, has not yet agreed to meet with the league.
This counts as a win for the NFL as these players had every right to stand their ground and force the issue. I’m sure the NFLPA will be part of the interviews but as long as Roger Goodell holds the power to suspend players for “failure to cooperate” fights like these will keep coming up.