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Steelers News: With the craziness gone, the Steelers hope to get their groove back in 2019

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 how with players like Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell gone, the entire Steelers organization is looking to get their groove back in 2019.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers were a ridiculously talented football team that has seen a lot of that talent depart for new pastures. However, could they become a better ‘team’ with the distractions gone?

After third player defection, Steelers eager to get ‘vibe’ back

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Steven Nelson is thrilled to be here, which is the stance virtually every free-agent signee takes at his introductory news conference. But an endorsement from the new Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback seems timely after a turbulent six months.

”The vibe here around here is very chill. Guys come to work and it’s like a family,” said Nelson, who signed a three-year, $25.5 million deal with the Steelers after four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. “I’ve heard great things already. I don’t really pay attention to the crap that’s in the media.”

The Steelers want -- scratch that, need -- players who want to be in Pittsburgh, because lately it’s trendy to find a way out of here.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • When it comes to NFL Draft talk with Steelers fans, many are wanting the team to jump up in the draft to get a must-get prospect. As it is being reported, several teams are showing the willingness to possibly move back.

Jets “very intrigued” by possibility of trading down in first round

By: Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk

Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan said at the Scouting Combine that the team “would absolutely” consider trading down from the No. 3 overall pick if the right offer came their way.

Maccagnan met the media at the league meetings in Arizona on Monday and he wanted to make sure that anyone who might have missed those comments heard his message. The G.M. wasn’t holding a for sale sign above his head while talking to reporters, but that was essentially the message.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Now that the dust has settled on the Antonio Brown trade, it doesn’t hurt to take a look back and see just who looks good, and who might look bad, in the trade with the Raiders.

Tim Benz: Who looks good and bad in released Antonio Brown trade conversation

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

I have no idea why Antonio Brown would send out the audio that he allegedly did from his trade conversations with Drew Rosenhaus.

He sounds moronic in the process and makes some other parties look bad.

Oh, well. He apparently put it online anyway.

If you haven’t heard it yet, the audio was posted through the “Boomin’ Experience Podcast.” It’s more than seven minutes of raw back-and-forth between Brown and his agent about how trade proceedings were progressing between the Steelers and various teams.

I can’t imagine any of the teams involved, or Rosenhaus, are particularly thrilled about what likely were private conversations being made public.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Mike Tomlin said plenty in his short time with the media this past week, and one of those aspects was how he is perfectly fine with Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership skills, and how he leads.

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin has ‘no problem’ with Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

n the wake of a few ex-teammates and a handful of national commentators piling on Ben Roethlisberger for his leadership qualities (or lack thereof), Mike Tomlin came to his franchise quarterback’s defense.

“I have no problem with his play or his leadership,” Tomlin said Tuesday, according to ESPN.

The Pittsburgh Steelers coach was speaking in Arizona at the NFL annual meetings.

Roethlisberger’s leadership was called into question by Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell after the All-Pros each left the organization earlier this month. Also, former little-used backup running back Josh Harris posted on Twitter that Roethlisberger once fumbled on purpose and indicated that was representative of his character.

To read the full article, click HERE

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