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Steelers News: Bud Dupree is a priority for the Steelers, but that doesn’t mean much

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how even though Mike Tomlin said Bud Dupree is a priority for the team this offseason, it doesn’t mean much when it comes to the business of the NFL.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Bud Dupree said it best. He wants to stay with the Steelers, but knows the business side of things too. He is a priority for the team heading into the offseason.

Keeping their priorities straight

By: Teresa Varley,

NFL free agency doesn’t click into gear until March 18, but when the Steelers season ended this week the topic of free agency was a hot one. Especially with some big-name free agents looming for the Steelers.

It came as no surprise when Coach Mike Tomlin spoke during his season-ending press conference on Tuesday that one of the biggest free agents the team has was brought up.

Bud Dupree.

“He is a priority for us,” said Tomlin. “But we haven’t had extensive meetings in terms of defining that. But make no mistake, Bud Dupree is a priority for us.”

A day before Tomlin made that comment, Dupree stood in the Steelers locker room at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and let his desire to come back be known, but he also understands what could happen.

“You always want to finish where you start,” said Dupree. “It’s part of the plan. It’s a great group of guys here. We have all of the keys. There are a lot of guys on the defense who can play. But I understand it’s a business.”

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  • Don’t act like you wouldn’t love Tom Brady being your quarterback...

Tim Benz: Every NFL fan base would embrace Tom Brady, even Steelers fans

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It’s the opposite of what any Steelers fan wants to envision.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is working out over the next two months. He looks down at his surgically repaired elbow and says, “This thing ain’t healing right. I’m not close. It’s getting worse. Not better. I’m not going to be ready for the season. I’m done. Fifteen years. Two rings. It was a good ride. But that’s it. I’m retiring.

Boy, that would stink. If only there was a quarterback with a Super Bowl pedigree available on the free agent mark…

Oh. Right. That guy.

Before you go scurrying to the comments section, I know.

There is a one in a million chance of the Steelers signing Tom Brady.

And before the rest of you start subtweeting this column, I know.

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Mark Madden: Patriots dynasty is over unless Tom Brady returns with a couple star players

By: Mark Madden, Pittsurgh Tribune-Review

After nearly two full decades, the New England dynasty is over. (Probably.) That’s the good news.

But the Pittsburgh Steelers never got a signature playoff win against that dynasty. That’s the bad news.

That’s why Steelers fans shouldn’t gloat about New England’s elimination by Tennessee in Saturday’s wild-card playoff round in Foxborough. The Patriots have provided Pittsburgh little besides heartache since New England won its first Super Bowl in 2002.

It’s OK to chuckle about Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel manipulating the clock through judiciously taking penalties Saturday and to laugh at Patriots coach Bill Belichick for blowing his top even though he had previously done the same. The cheater always thinks everybody else cheats.

It’s also OK to think the Patriots dynasty is severely flawed after being caught cheating three times during its span. New England is lucky that football culture sweeps dishonesty under the rug.

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