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 – Was Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown really almost drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2010? According to Brown, that likely would’ve been the case had he answered the Bills phone call a few selections prior to the Steelers picking him 195th overall. After Brown chose to answer an incoming call from the Steelers instead of the one from the Bills, Buffalo wound up drafting South Dakota state linebacker Danny Batten. Watch the full video of Brown’s path to the Steelers below.
Shot #2 – Michael Fabiano of the NFL Network released a first-round fantasy football mock draft for 2018 this past week and not surprisingly, Brown, along with Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, were included in his top 10.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 23, 2018
Shot #3 – On Saturday I posted the 2017 sacks that undrafted free agent outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi registered at Toledo and a few days ago the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review had a short story on him.
Shot #4 – Walt Kiesling, who was the head coach of the Steelers two different times during his life, was born on this date in 1903. Kiesling was posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
Shot #5 – Speaking of birthdays, former Steelers outside linebacker Greg Lloyd turned 52 on Saturday and steelers.com posted the highlight video below of his playing days on their Facebook page.
Shot #6 – Here’s an interesting nugget for you. As far as my research goes, the Steelers have never had a player catch a touchdown pass during a regular season game in the history of the franchise while wearing No. 13. If that is indeed true, Steelers second-round draft pick, wide receiver, James Washington, figures be the first to accomplish that feat. On the topic of Washington, below are a few of his highlights from his high school playing days in Texas. You might want to mute the music, however.
Shot #7 – Monday is Memorial Day and with that, you will enjoy watching this video from ESPN that features Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva sharing his thoughts on what the holiday means to him.