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 – It doesn’t appear as though former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najeh Davenport knew Saturday was April Fools’ Day judging by his response to the prank tweet by current running back Le’Veon Bell. With that bit of information out of the way, I thought you might like to know that April 1st hasn’t been good to Davenport in the past. In fact, on April 1, 2002, Davenport entered a woman’s dorm room at the small Catholic university in suburban Miami in the early morning hours and reportedly hid in her closet and defecated in her laundry basket.
— Najeh Davenport (@NajDavenport44) April 1, 2017
Shot #2 – Current Steelers punter Jordan Berry was back in Australia recently and he talked about his path to the NFL in addition to letting one local reporter see how hard it is to get punts off quickly in addition to good hang time.
— ABC News (@abcnews) March 29, 2017
Shot #3 – LaRod Stephens-Howling, who played just one season in Pittsburgh for the Steelers in 2013, was named the new running backs coach at Robert Morris University this past week. Stephens-Howling played his college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was ultimately drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2009. Mike Mastovich has all of the details in The Tribune-Democrat.
Shot #4 – I like a lot of what Pro Football Focus does but when it comes to posts such as this one below concerning the Steelers possibly trading for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, all I can do is shake my head. Sherman is scheduled to earn $11.431 million in 2017 and that’s enough of a reason to know the Steelers won’t be trading for him.
3 team fits for Richard Sherman if the Seahawks are open to a trade, including the Titans and Steelershttps://t.co/aes3uTHox2
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 31, 2017
Shot #5 – Back to reality. According to Pro Football Focus, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 13 deep touchdown passes in 2016, the highest total among NFL quarterbacks.
On passes thrown 20+ yards downfield, Ben Roethlisberger threw 13 touchdowns last year, most in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/eeGbHXZj16
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 30, 2017
Shot #6 – The annual Steelers cruise is underway and former quarterback Charlie Batch posted a picture on Twitter of himself with fellow teammates and alumni. Can you identify all of them?
— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) March 31, 2017
Shot #7 – Dane Brugler of CBS Sports released his annual draft guide a few days ago and this is one that I always buy and I highly suggest you do the same as its always informative and well put together.
2017 NFL Draft Guide now available
– 450 scouting reports
– 1,000+ prospects ranked
– Automatic PDF download
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 31, 2017