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Steelers News: A thorough breakdown of the AFC North in 2020

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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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 the upcoming 2020 season, and a breakdown of the entire AFC North division.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Who will win the AFC North in 2020? Let’s take a look...

Who are the best teams in the AFC North?

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

Our division-by-division look at draft needs that also includes a division-by-division draft of the best players in each quartet of teams has made its way to the AFC North. Where there is a large concentration of great players.

Simms and I did a three-round draft, and it easily could have been a 10-round draft. That’s how many great players the AFC North has.

So check out our picks and make your own picks below and feel free to tell us where and how ours are wrong. As if you need an invitation to do that.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf isn’t sure about football in the fall.

Pennsylvania governor unsure about football starting on time

By: Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk

Yet another governor has cast doubt over football season starting on time, another one who presides over multiple teams.

Via Jacob Klinger of Pennlive.com, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was the latest to hedge, citing public safety as a priority during the coronavirus outbreak.

I think it’s too early to call what happens in the fall. As for what happens in the winter sports season, unfortunately, every sport, professional and non-professional sport, amateur sports, have closed down, and I think Pennsylvania needs to follow suit on that,” Wolf said. “We need to stay safe again. Our first priority is to keep people safe.”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, California’s Gavin Newsom, and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker have also expressed skepticism, after President Donald Trump said that he thought the NFL season should start on time.

Those governors represent a quarter of the NFL’s teams.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • James Washington, doing his best to social distance while working this offseason.

A perfect way to social distance

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

During a time when we are all trying to find the best ways to achieve social distancing, James Washington has found the perfect solution.

This offseason Washington did something he always dreamed about. He bought his own farm. And living on the 26-acre farm in Merkel, Texas has made social distancing easy for him.

Washington grew up on his family’s farm in Texas. It wasn’t a place where he just hung out while playing sports. It was a place where he worked with his father, put in endless hours of being the workhorse, taking on challenges from plowing to fixing tractors to cleaning up the barn. It didn’t matter what the task was, he was willing to do it. And when his father worked on other nearby farms, Washington was right alongside him helping out.

While at Oklahoma State he majored in agribusiness with a focus on farm and ranch management, the hope then to tend more to the family farm, but also one day possibly have his own.

He never could have imagined it would happen so soon. And it couldn’t have happened at a better time.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


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