Steelers 2022 Initial Depth Chart

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HEAD COACH: Mike Tomlin OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Matt Canada DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Teryl Austin SPECIAL TEAMS: Danny Smith

#HereWeGo The 2022 NFL season is just around the corner, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have released their “initial” depth chart leading into this year. So without further ado..”LET’S GET IT IN!”

OFFENSE:

QUARTERBACK: Mitch Trubisky (1st) Mason Rudolph (2nd questionable) Kenny Pickett (3rd)

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RUNNING BACK: Najee Harris (1st) Benny Snell Jr. (2nd) Anthony McFarland (3rd) TBD

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(L)WIDE RECEIVER: Diontae Johnson (1st) Anthony Miller (2nd) Cody White (3rd)

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(R)WIDE RECEIVER: George Pickens (1st) Miles Boykin (2nd) Gunner Olszewski (3rd)

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(S)WIDE RECEIVER: Chase Claypool (1st) Calvin Austin III (2nd) Steven Sims (3rd)

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TIGHT END: Pat Freiermuth (1st) Zach Gentry (2nd) Connor Heyward (3rd)

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FULLBACK: Derek Watt (1st)

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LEFT TACKLE: Dan Moore Jr. (1st) Joe Haeg (2nd) Chaz Green (3rd)

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LEFT GUARD: Kevin Dotson (1st) Kendrick Green (2nd)

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CENTER: Mason Cole (1st) J.C. Hassenauer (2nd) Chris Owens (3rd)

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RIGHT GUARD: John Leglue (1st) Nate Gilliam (2nd)

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RIGHT TACKLE: Chukwuma Okorafor (1st) Trent Scott (2nd) Jake Dixon (3rd)

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DEFENSE:

DEFENSIVE END: Larry Ogunjobi (1st) Chris Wormley (2nd) DeMarvin Leal (3rd)

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NOSE TACKLE: Tyson Alualu (1st) Montravious Adams (2nd) Doug Costin (3rd)

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DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Cam Heyward (1st) Isaiahh Loudermilk (2nd)

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(L)OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: T.J. Watt (1st) Genard Avery (2nd) Tuzar Skipper (3rd)

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(L)INSIDE LINEBACKER: Devin Bush (1st) Robert Spillane (2nd) Ulysses Gilbert III (3rd)

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(R) INSIDE LINEBACKER: Myles Jack (1st) Marcus Allen (2nd) Buddy Johnson (3rd)

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(R)OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Alex Highsmith (1st) Derek Tuszka (2nd) Delontae Scott (3rd)

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(L) CORNERBACK: Levi Wallace (1st) James Peirre (2nd) Chris Steele (3rd)

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STRONG SAFETY: Terrell Edmunds (1st) Damontae Kazee (2nd) Karl Joseph (3rd)

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FREE SAFETY: Minkah Fitzpatrick (1st) Tre Norwood (2nd) Miles Killebrew (3rd)

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(R)CORNERBACK: Ahkello Witherspoon (1st) Justin Layne (2nd)

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NICKLE BACK: Cameron Sutton (1st) Arthur Maulet (2nd)

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Do you agree with this depth chart? How would you rearrange it? #HereWeGo

Trubisky Should And Will Be The Steelers Starter In Week 1

Steelers quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett during OTA’s

The scenario is reminiscent of the 2004 NFL Season, when the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger in the first round to become the backup quarterback for Tommy Maddox. Now..18 years later, the past has come back to BLESS US once again.

Even after the acquisition of former Chicago Bears/Buffalo Bills free agent quarterback Mitch Trubisky, it was written in stone that Pittsburgh was definitely going to draft another QB. Basically because it had been very well documented that Mason Rudolph was not going to be Big Ben’s predecessor, even after the passing of Dwayne Haskins.

Mitch Trubisky embarrasses the Cincinnati Bengals

Enter Kenny Pickett, the 20th overall first round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Pitt, and the next in line as the starting Steelers quarterback. That is after Trubisky gets to show his skills off of course.

Mitch Trubisky, a former first round pick  himself (2nd overall) in 2017 is more primed to take the reigns at the start of the season. Accumulating 10,652 yards, 64 touchdowns and only 38 interceptions, while rocking a 29-21 record. Might I also add that he is also 3-0 versus AFC North teams. Those 3 being the Baltimore Ravens, the  Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Pitt QB Kenny Pickett at NFL Combine

Like Roethlisberger, Pickett comes in with zero NFL experience but with the same major upsides as a rookie. He is mobile like Ben was..he can read a pro-style defense like Ben..and he has got an accurate canon of an arm like Ben did. Not to mention playing in the same stadium that he did in college doesn’t hurt either.

Hence the reminiscent of 2004. Trubisky is Maddox..Pickett is Roethlisberger. Mitch will start this season and continue to be the starter, barring some unforseen injury or lack of production. Until either of those come to fruition, Kenny Pickett will soak up all he can to be prepared to step in when need be.

In the 52 games Pickett played at Pitt University he went 32-20, including 11-2 in his 13 appearances in the 2021 NCAA Season, where the Panthers finished with an ACC Championship.

#HereWeGo

Tomlin Says No Chance In AB Returning To The Steelers

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As if I hadn’t already let this be known once former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown posted that infamous tweet about wanting retire in the Black & Gold. It turns out that head coach, Mike Tomlin feels the same way as a true Steelers fans should.

Coach Tomlin made an appearance on..”The Pivotal Podcast”..and when asked about the return of AB84 to Pittsburgh his response was short and to the point:

“Y’all know that ain’t happening.”

Although Tomlin didn’t necessarily state that a one-day contract was out of the conversation, he did insinuate that as being such without saying it.

“In terms of putting a helmet on and running out of the tunnel and playing ball and stuff like that, man, he’s moved on, we’ve moved on. We can sit around and chop that up and pretend like that’s a realistic conversation, but we all know that’s not realistic, man.

Was Brown a very talented and intrical part of the Steelers offense? Yes indeed he was..’WAS!” But on his way out the door he burned s many bridges they can never be repaired. Not just with the Rooneys, but with the organization..the coaches..the players and the fans.

Personally I do not want Antonio Brown back..not even for one day to retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler. He disrespected the organization and every organization after us, so why should we re-cater to this Diva’s demands? Screw That! #HereWeGo

Steelers Sign DT Ogunjobi To One-Year Deal via Steelers.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Ogunjobi played in 76 games (63 starts) over his five-year career (Cleveland 2017-20, Cincinnati 2021). He has registered 229 tackles (123 solo), 21.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles. Ogunjobi played in 16 games, starting in all contests for the Bengals and recorded 49 tackles (23 solo) and 7.0 sacks.

Originally selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Browns, Ogunjobi played in 46 games at Charlotte (2012-16). He finished his career with the 49ers with 217 tackles (127 solo), 49.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

Pacman Jones Would Have Loved To Have Been A Steeler? GTFOH!

Bitch Ass Pacman crying after Playoff loss vs. Steelers

Now this is HILARIOUS! Former Tennessee Titan and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, Adam “Pacman” Jones went on a recent episode of “I AM ATHLETE” podcast and said that he “always had respect for Mike Tomlin and the Steelers.” Now if you never heard or watched the podcast, be sure to check it out on YouTube.

“My mentally and the way I carry myself is a Pittsburgh type of guy,” Pacman said when asked what other North team he wishes he played for. “And that’s honest. And Coach Tomlin came from a long line of coaches that I had the chance to play for in West Virginia. But that tough grit, you know what I mean? Glass-eater, you know? Play hard. Bring two chin straps, I think that’s the Pittsburgh culture, man, so I had to be honest with that.”

Ok, let’s really be honest Adam “PUSSMAN” Jones. Do you remember what you said to Pittsburgh fans when your Cincinnati Bengals had the Luck of the Irish to FINALLY make it to the Super Bowl last season? No? Well let me remind you.

ALSO THIS:

“We don’t want none of the Pittsburgh fans jumping on the bandwagon.”

Do you remember saying that..you Flip Flopper? Now that your crappy ass Bengals have went 0-3 in every Super Bowl..(none of which you participated in)..you want to profess your desire to have played in the Black & Gold? GTFOH!

We never wanted you..nor never thought about obtaining you, so miss us with that Bullshit! You are and always have been a mediocre player in the league. #HereWeGo

Should The Steelers Pursue RB Johnson?

ANSWER: “Hell To The Effing YES!”

Why? The Pittsburgh Steelers have their obvious #1 running back in Najee Harris, entering his second year with 1,200 rushing yards..467 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns. But..there is absolutely no solid backup for him this season.

With the 3rd year RB Benny Snell close to being on the chopping block, and Anthony McFarland being more of a short-burst playmaker, Harris has no one to take the load off of his shoulders. Because he will not be able to last long averaging 307 touches a season.

Now keep in mind, this is simply a hypothetical question when I ask if the Steelers should pursue running back David Johnson. But it also seems like Pittsburgh is a team he would be willing to join. This after not coming to an agreement with the New Orleans Saints recently.

“HIT THE STEELERS LINE”..tweeted PB @Boles on Twitter, basically a nobody but an obvious fan of the Black & Gold. Which led to this response from Johnson:

Running Back David Johnson on wanting to be a Steeler

The Steelers have about $22 million in cap space heading into July. They also have a roster spot available.