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Steelers News: When Stefen Wisniewski dons the black-and-gold it will be a dream come true

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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 Stefen Wisniewski is more than excited to wear the Steelers jersey for the first time in his professional career.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Stefen Wisniewski grew up a Steelers fan, which means when he will get to wear that jersey, and play at Heinz Field, will be a dream come true.

Wisniewski is living the dream

By: Teresa Varley,

When Stefen Wisniewski announced he was signing with the Steelers on his Twitter account, he was proudly sporting a Steelers hat showing the love not just for his new team, but his hometown team he grew up cheering for.

And the thought of course was, it was a hat he or his family had sitting around the house.

Not the case.

”I went out to Walmart and grabbed one,” said Wisniewski from his home in State College, Pa. “That is one of the good things about being near your hometown team. They have Steelers gear everywhere.”

And that wasn’t the only thing he has been sporting lately that is black and gold.

”I started wearing Steelers gear again. It’s been a while,” said Wisniewski. “I had to buy some new stuff. I grew a little bit since the last time I was wearing Steelers gear. My wife, Hilary, is pulling out a lot of her Steelers sweatshirts that she had in her closet. She is a Pittsburgher as well.”

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  • From what we know about Bruce Arians, what will this mean for Tom Brady’s health in Tampa Bay?

Labriola on can BA protect Brady better than Ben

By: Bob Labriola,

Ready or not, here it comes:

• It was January 2012, and Steelers President Art Rooney II was on his postseason media tour to give his assessment of the team’s 2011 season, one that ended with a 12-4 record but an overtime loss in Denver in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

• “We need to be more consistent on offense,” said Rooney. “That’s one of the goals we need to have. We need to take fewer sacks. I think we finished 21st in the league in scoring, which is something we obviously need to improve on,” and then a little later he got specific about his starting quarterback. “I’m not sure if I would say he has to change his style of play. He may need to tweak it a little bit, but Ben is Ben. You wouldn’t want to try to convince him that he completely has to change his game, because a lot of what he does is the reason he is successful. The other side of the coin is that he’s turning 30 years old. We do need him to stay healthy. Taking fewer sacks would probably help that equation.”

• Take fewer sacks. In the span of 90 seconds or less, Rooney said those three words twice. And then in case someone, anyone, either wasn’t paying attention or didn’t get his meaning, he threw in that tidbit about Ben Roethlisberger’s upcoming birthday.

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  • Kevin Colbert sure is setting the bar high...

Steelers G.M. looks to 1974 for draft inspiration

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

The Pittsburgh Steelers had perhaps the best draft in league history in 1974. They did it without the various devices that are (or at least were) currently available.

Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert is using a process that generated five Hall of Famers as inspiration for 2020.

“Art Rooney Jr., Bill Nunn and Dick Haley, they put together the best draft in NFL history, and they didn’t have Pro Days, they didn’t have Combines,” Kevin Colbert said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “They relied on what they felt those guys were as football players. If we have to go into this draft with that same mentality, that’s our challenge, and we’ll do the very best we can.”

With the Pro Days abruptly ending and private workouts and player visits canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, all teams are on a level playing field that makes the draft even more of a crapshoot than usual. Ultimately, the exercise may convince some teams that game film and instincts may go a lot farther than the information-gathering exercises that potentially cloud the more basic question of who can play football at a high level, and who can’t?

“We value the Pro Days to be able to get up and close and interact with the player, watch him work out, meet his family,” Colbert said. “That part has been taken away from us, but we’re not alone in that endeavor.”

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