Happy Friday to all yinz yinzers out there. Hope you have a safe and fun weekend coming up.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they spent this week finishing up OTAs. Next week will be their final practices before training camp, a three-day mandatory minicamp that’ll take place June 11th-13th. The team will also announce the full training camp schedule too so I’ll be excited to check that out.
As always, no news is generally good news for any team this time of year. No injuries, no drama, just the veteran players shaking off the rust and the rookies/new guys getting used to how Pittsburgh does things. So far, things have been on that quiet/good side.
Generally during mandatory minicamp, we’ll here from positional coaches who only pop their heads out a few times a year. It’s always nice to hear from those guys, especially ones who didn’t speak during the draft. That includes new OL coach Shaun Sarrett, DBs coach Tom Bradley, and STs coordinator Danny Smith.
Like usual, we have five questions for yinz to answer this Friday Night. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with the site during the offseason. I know we’re about to hit the slowest part of the year but we have some interesting articles coming up for all of you.
Peace and love, peace and love!
1 – Rank the AFC North defenses in predicted order of finish. Gauge it by points per game allowed. #1 being the fewest, #4 being the most given up.
2 – We wrote today about the Steelers’ chances of reaching 60 sacks in 2019. A lofty goal, yes, so tell us how many you think they actually record this season. Remember, they had 52 last year and 56 in 2017.
3 – Maurice Jones-Drew stirred the pot last night by picking Pittsburgh to go 7-9 this year. That included a 1-2 start to the year, losing to New England and San Francisco (both on the road) while beating Seattle at home. Tell me what the Steelers record will be after the first three weeks and who they’ll beat/lose to.
4 – One more for the defense. Bud Dupree claims 2019 will be his best season yet. He posted a career high 6 sacks in 2017. Will be beat that number this year?
5 – Ok, we’ll throw a bone to the offense. You’re Mike Tomlin and setting the preseason schedule. You have 16 quarters to work with. Divide up how many quarters each of the Steelers’ QBs should play this year.
For examples, you could say:
Josh Dobbs: 6
Mason Rudolph: 6
Devlin Hodges: 3
Ben Roethlisberger: 1
Let me know your order below.