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Steelers News: Steelers’ 4th round pick Kevin Dotson is living his NFL dream with the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 NFL Draft is officially over. After finishing last year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, have 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 Steelers 2020 NFL Draft pick, Kevin Dotson, is living his dream with the black-and-gold.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Growing up being a Steelers fan, and getting drafted by them, is a dream come true for Kevin Dotson.

Lifelong Steelers fan, college All-American guard Kevin Dotson living his dream

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kevin Dotson had already been a Pittsburgh Steelers fan while when he was in kindergarten, the team drafted Ben Roethlisberger. Sixteen years to the day later, Dotson too became a Steelers draft pick.

When Dotson heard his name called in the fourth round last Friday, he knew it meant he could play for his favorite team alongside one of his favorite players.

“It’s going to be crazy because in my mind, I’ve always thought of (Roethlisberger) as like someone I’d never meet, being one of the legends,” said Dotson, who was an All-American guard at Louisiana. “I never thought I’d be blocking for him. So, this is going to be one of those dreams you get to play with people that you’ve always looked up to for your entire life.”

Dotson was born and raised, and went to high school and attended college in Louisiana. He had an uncle (Alvin McKinley) who played six of his nine NFL seasons for the Steelers-rival Cleveland Browns, and another uncle (Dennis McKinley) who played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Despite it all, this Ragin’ Cajun insists his family was more aligned with the Black-and-Gold than the fleur-de-lis.

Dotson has old internet logs and a shrine of a basement to prove it.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The NFL is planning on the 2020 season to go off as scheduled, despite concerns over our coronavirus.

NFL plans to play full season despite coronavirus uncertainty

By: The Associated Press

The NFL is planning to play a full season though it’s uncertain what that will look like.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that since January the 2020 schedule was intended for release after the draft. It is planned for release by the end of next week, with the date for the kickoff game Thursday, Sept. 10, concluding with Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.

But the league is planning several contingencies because of the coronavirus pandemic that could lead to everything from a delayed start to a late-winter Super Bowl.

“The schedule will come out as normal, but we’re doing reasonable and responsible planning as we always do, inside of game operations,” league executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday. “Based off of what we are learning from the medical community and how people are handling this domestically and abroad, we are being deliberate with reasonable and responsible planning about what can work in our environment and what we can incorporate to protect the health and safety of all involved.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • ESPN to re-air a legendary game in Le’Veon Bell’s career.

ESPN to re-air classic Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell Monday Night Football ‘walk-off’ win

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

There have been plenty of Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates classic games broadcast since the start of the coronavirus shutdown of live sports. Now, a recent memorable Pittsburgh Steelers game will be shown nationally on ESPN.

The network, in conjunction with the NFL, announced Thursday that it would re-air five “Monday Night Football” classics starting this coming Monday and through June 1. The fourth of such games, on Memorial Day, will be the Oct, 12, 2015, Steelers win at the San Diego Chargers.

The dramatic ending featured Steelers coach Mike Tomlin eschewing a tying field goal to instead go for it from the Chargers 1-yard-line in the final seconds of regulation. Le’Veon Bell scored on the play — barely — after showcasing his patient style in waiting for the moment to squeeze through a mass of bodies at the line.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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