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 watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers checking in on this fine Sunday. Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt recently paid a special visit to the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh to surprise new mothers with roses and spread some Mother’s Day love. The Steelers posted some video of that visit and you can watch it below.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 12, 2019
Shot #2 – Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster certainly is living the best life right now. On Saturday, he held hosted a large free event in Pittsburgh that included a giant water balloon fight, a dodge ball game and much, much more. Below are the videos that that Smith-Schuster shot upon arriving at the event and after it was over that he posted on Instagram and you tell how genuinely excited he was all day.
Shot #3 – Is Steelers rookie safety P.J. Locke III going to be this year’s highest-profile undrafted free agent signed by the team? It certainly appears to be heading that way with him since he signed and reached out to former Steelers safety Ryan Clark for some help. On Friday, Locke, a Texas product, was interviewed by Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and it turned out to be a great little session and probably one you’ve yet to see.
Locke after his first Steelers rookie minicamp practice: “I’m a safety that hits like a linebacker and covers like a corner.”
A few feet to the left of Devin Bush mania, undrafted Texas safety P.J. Locke III called it “surreal” to be in Steelers rookie camp. “Now I gotta be productive out here so I can be able to make the 53-man cut.” pic.twitter.com/GlIJZybXfo
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) May 10, 2019
Shot #4 – There’s also another young undrafted safety on the Steelers roster right now that has created a little bit of buzz the last few weeks and it’s Dravon Askew-Henry out of West Virginia. Askew-Henry, an Aliquippa native and product, was also interviewed on Friday by the media and his session also turned out to be one of the better ones we’ve seen so far this weekend.
Another safety brought in right after the draft? Dravon Askew-Henry, who always knew he wanted to play for the Steelers since his days as the next rising star out of Aliquippa. “The water’s different out that way.” pic.twitter.com/ja0d7J0Shz
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) May 10, 2019
Shot #5 – What to yinz think about the these uniforms that the Steelers wore during the 1967 season? This video footage below is from the Steelers Week 1 game against the Chicago Bears and includes Gale Sayers returning a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. The Steelers ultimately won that game at Pitt Stadium 41-13 and here is the boxscore from that contest.
Week 1, 1967
Largest opening day crowd in #Steelers history is on hand for the opener vs the #Bears
After a #Steelers FG the great @RealGaleSayers takes a kickoff 103 yards for a TD, the longest play in #Bears history.
Rosey Taylor has a 37 yd fumble recovery for a TD pic.twitter.com/1doUS4bXoE
— Old Time Football 🏈 (@Ol_TimeFootball) April 22, 2019
Shot #6 – Former Duquesne wide receiver Nehari Crawford is one of the several players taking part in the Steelers 2019 rookie minicamp and he just so happens to be the cousin of linebacker Ryan Shazier. Crawford caught 190 passes for, 2,719 yards and 31 touchdowns in the 44 games that he played in at Duquesne and below are highlights from his 2018 season and here is a ink to his college bio.
Shot #7 – Steelers rookie cornerback Justin Layne, the team’s second of two third-round draft picks this year, hos now apparently finally made to Primanti Brothers to have one of their world famous sandwiches. He posted a quick video of him enjoying one on his Instagram account a few days ago.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) May 12, 2019