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Steelers News: The Steelers don’t need a QB, but it could impact the team during the draft

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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 although the Steelers aren’t interested, nor should they be, in a quarterback during the 2019 NFL Draft, the position could play a role in who is available when they pick at No. 20.

Let’s get to the news:

  • When Steelers fans hear NFL Draftniks talk about quarterbacks in the draft, they roll their eyes and want to move on. Why? Because the team has Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs as their quarterback trio. However, other quarterbacks might change a lot in the upcoming NFL Draft.

NFL Draft: QB not on radar, but worth watching

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

With free agency largely complete and annual league meetings wrapped up, the NFL is turning the page to the next chapter of the offseason -- the draft.

For the Steelers and the rest of the league, that means digging in elbows-deep in 40-times, film work and pro days.

It also means assessing your own roster and figuring out your own needs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look in this series not only at the Steelers’ roster at each position, but at the position group in the draft as a whole.

For the Steelers, we’ll start with the quarterback position, one manned by Ben Roethlisberger the past 15 seasons.

To read the full article, click HERE


  • The news of Ben Roethlisberger possibly ending his weekly radio show, many are thinking this is a good decision.

Tim Benz: Right call if Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ditches radio show

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

...Giving up the radio show would be a wise decision for the quarterback.

I’m sure many will jump on that comment and say I have an agenda because I do on-air work for iHeart Radio (ESPN Pittsburgh, WDVE, WXDX), a competitor of 93.7’s parent company (Entercom) in the Pittsburgh market.

Others also will suggest that I’m writing this opinion because the two hosts of the weekly program — Ron Cook and Joe Starkey — are sports columnists for another publication in Pittsburgh, the Post-Gazette.

That’s all true. And it needs to be pointed out. But those facts aren’t impacting my opinion.

I have no personal ax to grind with Starkey or Cook. And I have no investment in seeing ratings dip from 11:00-11:20 on KDKA-FM every Tuesday just because Big Ben is on the air.

After all, I’m right there listening with thousands of others, and the quarterback’s responses have been great fodder for this column on a weekly basis.

My opinion is formed based on Roethlisberger’s personal business, not mine.

To read the full article, click HERE


  • Remember when Antonio Brown and the 49ers seemed like they were destined for one another. Even how rumors swirled of San Francisco showing interest in the wide receiver? GM John Lynch said the team was interested in a wide receiver, just not Brown.

John Lynch confirms 49ers interest in OBJ, lack of interest in Antonio Brown

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

As the 2018 season ended, some believed that the 49ers would make a run at Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. And indeed they did.

Appearing on KNBR (via Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com), 49ers G.M. John Lynch confirmed that the Giants wanted the second overall pick in the draft, and that the 49ers refused to part with it.

“I think, ironically, the fact that we had the No. 2 pick made it more difficult because they wanted that badly,” Lynch said. “They wanted two No. 1s. And we weren’t willing to part with that. It was too valuable of a pick.”

Lynch’s comments are interesting, and they may not be fully appreciated by the Browns. Given that Beckham didn’t launch a power play to get to Cleveland, he could eventually decide to dictate terms like former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown did, and Beckham now knows that the powers-that-be in San Francisco are interested.

To read the full article, click HERE


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