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 or view. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – The Steelers have now wrapped up two of their three 2018 rookie minicamp practices and steelers.com has pictures from the Friday and Saturday sessions posted on the website.
Shot #2 – Cornerback Malik Boynton, an Austin Peay product, is one of several players who were invited to participate this weekend in the Steelers rookie minicamp. He has a very interesting back story that includes him overcoming a spinal cord concussion that he suffered in a 2016 game. That injury left him paralyzed for 10-15 minutes before regaining the movement in his limbs. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the full story on Boynton.
Shot #3 – It looks like well have to wait until maybe next February or March to see if Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will sign a new contract extension. When and if that ultimately happens, you can bet it will be yet another lucrative deal. In the meantime, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to be the next superstar signal-caller to become the highest-paid player in the league and ahead of that potentially happening, former NFL agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports has posted a great breakdown that details what that deal might ultimately look like. If you like contract-related posts, you’ll love this one from Corry.
Shot #4 – Speaking of Roethlisberger, Rich Eisen of the NFL Network really went after the Steelers quarterback for the comments he made during a local radio interview a week ago Friday. In case you missed that segment on The Rich Eisen Show, you can watch it below.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 7, 2018
Shot #5 – The Steelers traded wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders during the first night of the 2018 NFL Draft and in case you missed his introductory press conference from a few weeks ago that included head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie also answering questions about the team’s addition, you can watch it below.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 27, 2018
Shot #6 – This past week I came across some highlights of Steelers new quarterback Mason Rudolph from his senior year of high school and I thought they would fit in this post. Watch for the play that includes the rolling snap from the center.
Shot #7 – While Steelers fans are pretty much conditioned to hate the Dallas Cowboys, it’s very hard to not admire the long and productive career that tight end Jason Witten had with them. Witten retired recently and if you missed it, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talked during his press conference about how Witten once described his signature play during a team meeting in 2015. This 4 minute video below of Garrett vividly recalling Witten’s presentation is all you really need to fully understand the tight end’s passion and dedication to his craft.
.@JasonWitten was asked to give a presentation on his signature play.
And it brought his head coach to tears. pic.twitter.com/LVKnvgrxx0
— NFL (@NFL) May 10, 2018