Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – Longtime Pittsburgh media member John Steigerward recently wrote a column for the Washington Observer-Reporter in which he argues why New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t pass the eye test as the greatest to ever play the position.
Shot #2 – Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca recently failed to make the Hall of Fame class once again and Clark Judge recently wrote about why he considers him a snub on talkoffamenetwork.com. Judge, however, goes on to say that it’s only a matter of time until Faneca gets in.
Shot #3 – Speaking of the Hall of Fame, Brian Burke of ESPN.com recently wrote about a few current quarterbacks and running backs and whether or not each will ultimately be enshrined in Canton. His prediction model currently has Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as a virtual lock.
Shot #4 – 16 years ago Saturday Three Rivers Stadium was imploded and Teresa Varley of steelers.com has a quick look back at that monumental day and also includes several fun facts about the Steelers former home in addition to video and photos of the destruction of it. Here is the video on Twitter.
Shot #5 – Here is a tweet from me that I posted a few days ago showing the Steelers rush defense rankings by direction. I will have a little more on this in an upcoming post.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) February 11, 2017
Shot #6 – NFL draft analysts Justis Mosqueda has his initial film grades and rankings up for the 2017 EDGE rusher class and they are definitely worth looking at and monitoring over the course of the next several weeks and especially being as one or two of these players are likely to wind up being selected by the Steelers
Shot #7 – Dan Daly of profootballdaly.com posted this vintage picture below of Art Rooney’s kids and a nephew on Twitter. The picture apparently ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and includes Tim, Danny, and Art Jr. striking an “Our Gang” pose in 1939.