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Steelers News: Why drafting another safety early in the draft isn’t out of the question

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

Let’s get to the news:

  • When Steelers fans talk about positions of need, they often think about the ‘Big 3’ — ILB, CB, WR. But could safety be moving up the list too?

NFL Draft: Another safety? Sure could use one

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

In 2002, the Steelers’ starting safeties were the hard-hitting but unathletic -- by NFL standards -- duo of Lee Flowers and Brent Alexander.

So the team went into the 2003 draft looking to upgrade their speed at the position. That led to the team’s historic move up in the draft to acquire Troy Polamalu.

It took a year for Polamalu to become a full-time starter -- and star -- and the Steelers are hoping 2018 first-round pick Terrell Edmunds can make a similar jump in his second season.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Could Antonio Brown ever quiet social media/Twitter? HA!

Tim Benz: Get off Twitter, Antonio Brown. I dare you.

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

...Antonio, we never looked for “the ammo.” You basically hand deliver military launch codes to our laptops daily with your tweeting.

No one in the media baited you into doing #AskAB a few weeks ago. Or begged you to post the Mr. Big Chest video. Or take shots at Ben Roethlisberger, Art Rooney II, JuJu Smith-Schuster and others.

You did all that on your own.

Tuesday’s tweet is essentially part of a 10-month-long misunderstanding that you seem to have about how sports media and social media work.

Brown doesn’t grasp that his activity on these platforms creates the headlines. The headline makers were never trying to create negative stories about him, when — as of this spring anyway — he was still widely liked by the local and national fanbases.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Ahhh, Troy Polamalu. What a trascendant player. April 10th was the day he hung it up for good...

Troy’s plays were legendary


April 10, 2015

Troy Polamalu Retires

On this date in Steelers history, legendary safety Troy Polamalu retired. Here is a look back at some of the best plays in his career.

Steelers at Browns

November 24, 2013

FirstEnergy Stadium

Steelers 27, Browns 11

To read the article, and view the highlights, click HERE

  • The man-formerly-known-as Antonio Brown is taking a stand on his social media use...and he is blaming the drama on those ‘media fakes’!! Whatever that means...

Antonio Brown vows to stop giving “media fakes” ammunition

By: Michael David Smith

Antonio Brown seems to realize he’s losing the battle of social media. So now he’s in retreat.

After he was widely criticized for an Instagram post about former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster, Brown deleted the post. Now he’s taken to Twitter to castigate the media for giving him the attention he seeks.

“Not giving you media fakes no more ammo,” Brown wrote. “enjoy my name AB !!! I am in Cali living ready to ball no nonsense !! You trollers troll! To good to worry #CallGod”

But the media didn’t fake anything about Brown. All the media did was repeat what Brown himself had posted on social media. That Brown got a negative reaction to those posts is a reflection on the way Brown is portraying himself, not the way the media is portraying him.

  • AFC North Links

AJ Green is looking forward to playing for an offensive-minded coach
Things that make you go hmmm: Browns open to moving back in the draft
Zac Taylor, the new coach of the Bengals, passes his first “day of school”
The AFC North reset: Whatever that is...

  • Social Media Madness