Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to the 2016 NFL season.
Wow, what a week it was for the Pittsburgh Steelers and it included the team acquiring cornerback Justin Gilbert in a trade with the Cleveland Browns and the signing of guard David DeCastro to a long term contract extension.
Yes, the Steelers have had a few injuries to deal with over the course of the last several weeks but even so, this still appears to be a team that can make a legitimate run at a seventh Lombardi Trophy this season. It’s an exciting time to be a Steelers fan.
As usual, I have five questions for you to answer on this Friday evening and I hope several of you will take time to answer them in the comments below the post. It’s been a great offseason here for us and I would like to thank all of you for that. We now look forward to bringing you the best possible coverage of the 2016 Steelers throughout the course of the season, which we all hope winds up running into February.
Peace and love to all of you and as always, thanks for visiting the site.
1 – What percentage of the total defensive snaps will Steelers rookie safety Sean Davis play Monday night against the Washington Redskins and what percentage of those will he play in the slot as a nickel or dime defender?
2 – Hypothetical question from Friday’s podcast: If forced to pick between Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert and defensive end Cameron Heyward, which of the two would you be most comfortable not having on the field for the first two games of the regular season?
3 – You can probably count on concussion protocol being a huge topic of discussion this weekend on all of the television pregame shows because of what took place late in Thursday night’s 2016 regular season opener. With that said, are you concerned at all that professional football might not be around 15 years from now, or at the very least, the rules being severely altered from what they currently are?
4 – Now that the Steelers have acquired cornerback Justin Gilbert, predict for me the percentage of total defensive snaps he’ll ultimately wind up playing in 2016.
5 – Name the four teams who you think will ultimately play in the two conference championship games this season and then predict this year’s Super Bowl champion for me.