The Pittsburgh Steelers are now in Latrobe at Saint Vincent College, where they have held their training camp sessions since 1966. While the vast majority of the legwork of building the 90-man roster is done, there is always some fine tinkering to do. Now it’s time to figure out who is worthy of a roster spot, and what their role will be.
The team made some bold moves this offseason and in some areas of the roster look quite a bit different than they did a year ago. That would especially be the case at wide receiver and inside linebacker, where they’re bound to have new starters.
How will those position groups sort themselves out? How will the young players advance into their expected roles? Will the new coaches be up to the task? Who is looking good in practice? Who is sitting out due to injury?
These are the sorts of questions among many others that we have been exploring on a daily basis and will continue to do so. Football has become a year-round pastime and there is always a question to be asked, though there is rarely a concrete answer, as I’ve learned in my years of doing this.
Question: Who will be included in today’s announcement for the Steelers’ next Hall of Honor class?
Though it’s not necessarily part of ‘training camp’, today we’re asking about one thing that we know will happen today. This afternoon, the team is going to announce its third class of players and contributors who will be a part of their Hall of Honor. Who will they be?
As a reminder of who is already in, see this list on the team’s website. You’ll notice that quite a few people who need to be in there already are, including the bulk of the Hall of Famers from Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris and Joe Greene to Kevin Greene, Dermontti Dawson, and Jack Butler. Even the should-be-theres of Donnie Shell and L.C. Greenwood are in.
There aren’t many members of the 2000s championship teams who are a part of the group yet, however, and certainly some are deserving. Troy Polamalu is a name that immediately comes to mind. Casey Hampton is another. James Farrior, Heath Miller, Hines Ward, and of course James Harrison are all further worthy names.
To be quite honest, their Hall of Honor is already a very strong group, which more or less spans the Steelers’ history as an organization, but there will always be holes to fill. Especially given the fact that they have only had two classes of admittance so far.