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 – The Steelers are expected to name Bryan McClendon as the team’s new wide receivers coach this coming week and on the heels of us learning that will likely happen, here is a press conference from 2018 that featured him after he was named the offensive coordinator at South Carolina.
Shot #2 – In a 2005 game against Georgia Tech, then-Georgia wide receiver Bryan McClendon caught the game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback D.J. Shockley with 3:18 left to put his team ahead 14–7 in what was ultimately a win. Below is that play.
Shot #3 – The folks at Bad Lip Reading have released a 2020 NFL video and it’s quite entertaining and includes a few members of the Steelers in it as well.
Shot #4 – Are you watching the XFL games? The league has a few interesting rules when it comes to kickoffs and punts to help possible lower concussions and below are videos that describes each.
Speaking of the XFL, former Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers caught 6 passes for 73 yards for the DC Defenders in their Saturday XFL debut win over the Seattle Dragons and below is video of all six of his catches.
Shot #5 – Lane Kiffin has hired Michigan’s Devin Bush Sr., the father of Steelers inside linebacker Devin Bush, to be the new director of recruiting at Mississippi. That news created a nice moment on Twitter between father and son.
Shot #6 – Former Steelers quarterback Jim Miller turns 49 today. Miller was selected by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 1994 NFL Draft out of Michigan State. He appeared in a total of five games with the Steelers prior to being released by them ahead of the 1997 regular season. I those five games, one of which he started, Miller completed 45 of his 81 total p[ass attempts for 520 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. Below is Miller’s first career touchdown pass that came late against the Miami Dolphins in a 1995 Monday Night Football loss.
Shot #7 – Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class a week ago Saturday. Polamalu had 32 regular season interceptions during his NFL career and his first and last ones came against the Dolphins. Below are both of those interceptions.