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Steelers News: Steelers aim for perfect attendance at Mandatory Minicamp

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With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 season is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far from over. As the team now turns their attention to more offseason workouts, mainly mandatory minicamp, there is no shortage of news.

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Steelers are hoping for perfect attendance at mandatory minicamp with starts today.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Mandatory Minicamp is what it says it is: Mandatory. But that doesn’t mean some teams have players who will take the fine and skip. The Steelers are hoping for perfect attendance during their minicamp this week.

Steelers finally could have perfect attendance for minicamp

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Minicamp, the final portion of the NFL’s offseason workout program, takes place this week. It starts with physicals on Monday and practices Tuesday through Thursday.

Like the organized team activities that preceded them, minicamp represents a scaled-down version of practice. Helmets can be worn. Pads cannot. And no tackling is permitted.

At minicamp, teams can have players at the facility for 10 hours a day and can conduct two-a-day practices totaling 3.5 hours – provided that the second practice is a walkthrough.

Nine NFL teams wrapped up what is known as Phase 3 of the offseason program by conducting their minicamps last week. That included the Cleveland Browns. Along with the Steelers, the other two AFC North teams will hold their minicamps this week.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • The numbers don’t lie when it comes to the success the Steelers have experienced the past decade. But what if these numbers are nothing but a facade?

Tim Benz: This decade of Steelers football isn’t what numbers suggest

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Steelers in this decade — 2010 through 2018 — are in the top 15. No. 14 to be exact.

The Steelers of the ‘70s are sixth. And the Steelers of the ’90s are 12th.

Now let’s get into the commentary part.

I’d say these numbers are as damning of this run of Steelers football under Mike Tomlin as they are complimentary.

On the one hand, you may look at this table and say, “Wow! The current-decade Steelers have been more successful than the Cowboys and Bills of the ’90s. That’s pretty good!”

Yeah. It is. Until you look at the numbers besides regular-season wins.

There’s a zero in the “Super Bowl wins” column for these Steelers. And there’s only a “1” in “Super Bowl appearances.”

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Will Devin Bush run with the 1s at minicamp?

Minicamp: Will Bush run with the 1s right away?

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

It used to be a big deal. In the pre-OTA days 20 years ago, coaches would say goodbye to their players at the end of the season and not see them again until minicamp began. But with the advent of OTAs in the early 2000s, minicamp became more of an extension of the offseason workouts.

It’s still “football in shorts” as Mike Tomlin likes to classify it, with limits on contact and the amount of practice time.

But minicamp still holds some special meaning. It’s the culmination of the offseason program. And it’s the last opportunity for teams to see what their roster might look like before it begins training camp at the end of July. Think of it as the mid-semester exam for NFL players before they take the final in training camp.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Safety Jordan Dangerfield knows there is an opportunity for him on the Steelers this year, and he is doing everything he can to grasp it.

Steelers safety Jordan Dangerfield follows the rules in trying to find a role

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jordan Dangerfield has spent his football career trying to find a balance between breaking barriers and following the rules. That’s typical life for an undrafted free agent in the NFL.

Even when Dangerfield was playing with the first-team defense during organized team activities this spring, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety always reminded himself of the rules.

So he brought a backup’s mentality to a starting role.

“That’s the first rule: Never get comfortable,” Dangerfield said. “There’s always somebody in life trying to take your spot. You’ve got to come out and prove it every day.”

The 28-year-old is trying to carve a spot in the Steelers’ secondary as the No. 3 safety behind starters Sean Davis and Terrell Edmunds and a valuable special-teams player. While Davis missed the first two weeks of OTAs, Dangerfield took advantage of his extra snaps at free safety.

“It’s been big,” Dangerfield said. “I’ve been here. I know the defense.”

To read the full article, click HERE

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