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Steelers News: Replacing Antonio Brown’s production won’t be a one-man job

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at the prospect of replacing Antonio Brown’s production in the Steelers’ offense. You know, those 15 touchdowns he caught last year? Well, it isn’t a one-man job.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Replacing Antonio Brown’s production might sound easy for some people, but in reality it is anything but easy. The Steelers will have to rely on more people than just JuJu Smith-Schuster when it comes to getting even close to the production No. 84 put up for the Steelers in his time in black-and-gold.

Challenge for Steelers is figuring out how to replace Antonio Brown’s production

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

How do you replace a perennial All-Pro who accounted for 28.5 percent of a team’s receptions, 32.4 percent of receiving yardage and 36.4 percent of touchdown catches over a record-setting six-year stretch?

That’s the question the Pittsburgh Steelers are left to ponder now that they have a deal in place to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders when the new NFL calendar year kicks off Wednesday afternoon.

The trade agreed upon in the wee hours of Sunday morning rids the Steelers of a boomin’ headache that had hovered over the organization for nearly three months. But shedding a seven-time Pro Bowl receiver — the only one in NFL history to have 100 catches for six consecutive seasons — also leaves a significant void in an offense that produced the fourth-most yards and sixth-most points in the NFL.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Why Steelers fans have every right to be angry at both Drew Rosenhaus and Antonio Brown.

Tim Benz: Drew Rosenhaus’ Antonio Brown interview should anger every Steelers fan

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

When I heard about the trade, I was in a Bermuda Triangle of football emotion. I was lost among being bemused that the return was so little, being relieved that the Mr. Big Chest odyssey was over and being disappointed that it all had to end this way.

Then I saw Rosenhaus’ interview, and it all turned to blind rage.

“It was time to move on,” Rosenhaus said. “We’re thankful that the Steelers were able to get compensation for him. Everybody wins here.”

Yes. He said that with a straight face. “Everybody wins here.”

To see the full article, click HERE

  • Ben Roethlisberger fumbled on purpose? That is what Joshua Harris said in a game at Heinz Field vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.

Former Steelers teammate: Ben Roethlisberger fumbled on purpose

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Former Steelers running back Josh Harris — someone even die-hard Steelers fans may not remember — is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of fumbling on purpose in the regular season finale of 2014.

Harris was in that game because Le’Veon Bell got hurt and LeGarrette Blount had been released a few weeks prior for leaving the field early during a game against the Titans.

The Steelers then had signed Ben Tate for the playoff game against Baltimore. And they lost. Harris had five carries for 7 yards in that Cincinnati game. He had 25 yards on nine carries in the Baltimore game.

To read the full article, click HERE