VIDEOS: Tomlin’s Call To Pickett..Pickett’s Response to Steelers Fans

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“Kenny, whats up? Hey, whatchu doing tonight man? Ya’ll watching tv? What ya’ll got going on? You ready, you ready to come back to Oakland? Hey we’re about to make you a Pittsburgh Steeler brother. Congratulations to you and your family. Bro we’re excited to have you. Man this is awesome.”

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“Whats up Steelers fans, can’t wait to get there, back home honestly tomorrow and get to work next door. It’s a dream come true, and I’m chasing my dreams and we’re going to win a Super Bowl soon,”

Two Former Steelers To Be XFL Head Coaches In 2023

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“Here Ye..Here Ye!” The XFL is returning! I repeat..The XFL is returning!

The XFL announced today that its eight head coaches will be Wade Phillips, Bob Stoops, Terrell Buckley, Hines Ward, Rod Woodson, Reggie Barlow, Anthony Becht and Jim Haslett.

The XFL season will launch in 2023. With the USFL set to re-launch on Saturday night, the XFL timed its announcement in a way that keeps its name in the news as many question whether there will be enough interest to support one spring league, let alone two.

APRIL 16TH: Ohio State To Honor Dwayne Haskins

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It’s been nearly three days and I still cannot get over the untimely death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Which is why I continue to celebrate his life any chance I can get. And obviously I am not the only one to do so.

Buckeyes head coach, Ryan Day told reporters Monday morning that the football program will honor the late quarterback this Saturday during their Spring Game. An honor that is definitely well deserved.

Haskins died tragically when he was fatally struck by a dump truck in Florida early Saturday. He was 24 years old. Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud shows his dedication to Simba below.

Haskins, at age 11 knew that he was going to become a product of Ohio State. A video surfaced of him saying so while checking out the Buckeyes locker room. Courtesy of NBC Sports.

Even after the ill-timed, disrespectful Twitter comment by ESPN reporter, Adam Shefter and racist Dallas Cowboys employee, Gil Brandt..the NFL has still showed respect and admiration for a decent human being, who deserved more than what he was given.

So along with Ohio State, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins(Commanders)..Steelers World 1 honors DWAYNE HASKINS! A young man who lost his life way too soon. #HereWeGo

2022 DRAFT PREDICTION: Steelers Pick QB Willis In The First Round

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Let’s understand, for the last 5 out of 6 years I have gotten each first round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers correct (no 1st round pick in 2020 due to the Minkah Fitzpatrick 2019 trade). So now it’s time to make it a cool 6 out of 7 this year. Having said that..

FIRST ROUND: (20th To 10th Pick) QB MALIK WILLIS (LIBERTY)

It is inevitable. I see the Steelers trading up has been the staple of their draft over recent years. And I really don’t see the 2022 draft being any different. Especially during this Post-Roethlisberger era the organization is going through at this point and time.

Willis, although only standing at 6′ 1″ has the intangibles that Pittsburgh needs at the quarterback position. Especially going against the likes of Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow and questionably..Baker Mayfield and their defenses twice a season. And those intangibles are mobility.

If the highlights don’t convince you, NFL Network’s draft analyst, Daniel Jeremiah seems to have the same feelings about Malik.

“He’s got a huge arm,” Jeremiah said. “He’s not real tall … but he’s built. He’s a powerfully built guy who can drive the ball. At the Senior Bowl when it was raining and everyone else was struggling, he didn’t have any issues whatsoever. This guy can really power the football. He can make all the throws, he can create and you can use the designed run game with him.”

Like Roethlisberger, Willis is from a small, unknown college. But what stands out to me with Jeremiah’s quote is “he can create and you can use the designed run game with him

Keep in mind that was Big Ben’s claim to fame early on in his career. Being able to extend plays and get the necessary yards needed..if not more for the first down or the score.

Steelers soon-to-be retired GM, Kevin Colbert said last week that the Steelers would open the season with Mason Rudolph at quarterback if necessary. Dwayne Haskins, a former No. 1 pick, is the other option already on the roster. I however DO NOT see the Mason situation happening..AT ALL!

What I do see is Pittsburgh picking up a veteran free agent quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Rodgers or even a Jameis Winston to mentor a rookie quarterback like Malik Willis who has the mobility the Steelers neec to stay competitive in the AFC North..as well as the AFC/NFL in general. #HereWeGo

Should The Steelers Consider Jameis Winston In Free Agency

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The Athletic Pittsburgh Senior Writer, Ed Bouchette went on the Rich Eisen Show 5 days ago stating that veteran quarterback Jameis Winston could wind up in Steelers black & gold. 

Although I think he would be a wise choice for the time being, I still believe that Pittsburgh will address the quarterback position early on in the 2022 NFL Draft. So look forward to either Liberty’s Malik Willis or Pittsburgh’s Kenny Picket to sport the black & gold as well. 🤞

On Thursday former Pittsburgh quarterback Bruce Gradkowski told 93.7 The Fan’s Radio Host, Andrew Fillipponi that Winston could help the Steelers win a Super Bowl during this post-Roethlisberger stage.

Would I take it as far as Jameis taking the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Super Bowl in one to two years? Not really sold on that right now, but I do believe that he can mentor a player like Willis or Pickett to become the next to do so. Because we all know that Mason Rudolph is not the answer.

Before a torn ACL sidelined him in week 8 last season against his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Winston threw for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions, completing 59% of his passes giving the Saints a 5-2 record.

Not outstanding numbers, but numbers nonetheless. Numbers that I believe can be improved in this stage of his career with the right organization and system. And what better organization and/or system could be better than the Steelers?

Keep in mind that Pittsburgh still have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Rodgers and more recently Carson Wentz, but for some reason Jameis Winston does make a bit of sense. But only time will tell. We shall see come free agency time. #HereWeGo

NO! Mason Rudolph Is Not The Answer For Big Ben

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Come on now! Seriously? Are Pittsburgh Steelers fans and the NFL media still trying to entertain the notion that Mason Rudolph should actually be the next starting quarterback for the “Black & Gold?” Well here..let me correct that ridiculous notion/thought by giving you all one reason why it won’t..should it nor “NEVER” happen.

“BECAUSE MASON RUDOLPH CANNOT EVEN BEAT THE CLEVELAND BROWNS..THAT’S WHY!”

The Infamous HelmetGate Game

Mason was pure trash in that game. 23 for 44 with only 221 yards? Not to mention only 1 touchdown against 4 interceptions. Allowing Baker Mayfield to get the easy win.

Gives Cleveland A Playoff Berth

Although a slightly better game versus the Browns, Rudolph did lead a comeback in the last game of the 2020 season. Only to allow the Browns to earn a ticket into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. UNACCEPTABLE!

I mean let’s face it, Rudolph going into his 4th season with the Steelers just isn’t starting material. What I mean is he is not that good, regardless of what GM Kevin Colbert (soon to be gone) had to say recently.

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“We have confidence that if the season started today, Mason would be our starter,” Colbert said. “We’re excited to see where that can go. … We’re excited to see what is next for Mason.”

“If” the season started today. Thank GOD it doesn’t start today. Because if it did, Pittsburgh would be in a world of hurt. Guess I see why Colbert is on his way out the door, because he is definitely becoming delusional.

Former Steelers CB, Ryan Clark..(someone with questionable comments)..gave a rather spot on commentary regarding Pittsburgh’s quarterback situation. A commentary I definitely agree with.

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“If Mason Rudolph is the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers entering 2022, they are no longer the Pittsburgh Steelers I love or the fans of Pittsburgh love.”

Is he lying though? No. Pittsburgh Steelers President, Art Rooney stated nearly a year ago that Mason Rudolph can be a starter “IN THIS LEAGUE.” Never did he say for the Pittsburgh Steelers. To me, and anyone who knows professional football..he is just another Landry Jones. #HereWeGo