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. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is working on getting himself out of some hot water following an incident that occurred on the South side Pittsburgh this past week. Revis has now reportedly hired the Steelers’ go-to lawyer, Robert Del Greco Jr., who has represented players like Jerome Bettis, Le’Veon Bell, and Joey Porter. The New York Post has quite a bit of info on Del Greco.
Shot #2 – Not a one of you reading this post should be concerned about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger playing in 2017. If you are, however, maybe Arizona Cardinals head coach and longtime Roethlisberger golf partner Bruce Arians can ease your concerns some. “I think given time, he’ll be ready to roll,” Arians said last week, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.
Shot #3 – One year ago today tight end Heath Miller decided to retire and Teresa Varley recaps that Friday in a post on steelers.com.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 19, 2017
Shot #4 – Author Andrew Conte spoke about his book “The Color of Sundays: The Secret Strategy That Built the Steelers Dynasty” at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling this past week and Linda Comins of The Intelligencer was on hand for that and wrote about it. The late Bill Nunn Jr. is the primary figure in Conte’s book and you if you’re looking for something Steelers-related to read during the offseason, it should be a great choice. I plan on doing so myself and you can get it on Amazon here.
Shot #5 – With the 2017 scouting combine now less than two weeks away, perhaps you would like to take a sample Wonderlic test ahead of the players invited to Indianapolis this year. The linked site has several scores of previous NFL players who took the test.
Shot #6 – Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell turned 25 on Saturday and it looks like he had a big birthday party in Los Angeles. Below are highlights from Bell’s 2013 performance at the scouting combine.
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— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) February 19, 2017
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 18, 2017
Shot #7– Its always fun during the offseason to go back and revisit past Steelers’ games. After the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, a reader reminded in an email that the last game Chuck Noll coached before he retired was a win against the Cleveland Browns, who were coached by Bill Belichick at the time. The Browns defensive coordinator that year was none other than Nick Saban, who of course now coaches Alabama. Here is a short video recapping Noll’s final win that was posted on steelers.com along with some pictures from that game. Also, here is the boxscore from that 1991 game.