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Friday Night Steelers Six Pack of questions and open thread: Offseason, Vol. 28

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There is always something to talk about when it comes to the black-and-gold!

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Is it Friday again already? Although I want the time to pass for football to return, if things come too quickly to where the NFL and Players Association can’t get everything worked out, the time doesn’t matter. Things are so quickly evolving I’m hopeful they have changed immensely (for the better) from my time of writing this to it’s publication (which it has). All I know if we are almost to a single-digit amount of days until the supposed start of training camp. If you’re someone like me who doesn’t like uncertainty, it’s sometimes better to not think about the situation. I think that gave me an idea for a question...

The rules are still the same...

Quick rundown of the ground rules.

  • I’ll ask at least four questions strictly related to the Steelers.
  • The rest of the questions could be about anything.
  • Be respectful.
  • Have fun talking about the Black-and-gold.

So here we go! With the formalities out of the way, it’s time to jump on in. Hopefully this party is exactly what you’re looking for on a Friday night. Here goes:

  1. Earlier this week BTSC deputy editor Michael Beck asked the question if the Steelers should add another running back for 2020. In that spirit, if you could pick any current running back in the NFL and place him on the Steelers for this season without consideration of contract or compensation, who would it be?
  2. The Steelers released a new training hat recently. How often do you update your Steelers gear? Are you constantly refreshing your stash or are you sticking with your shirt from 1979?
  3. As mentioned in the intro, how do you handle uncertainty with things you have no control over? Do you fret over it, try to ignore it, or just let it slide since there’s nothing you can do about?
  4. In 5 words or less, what is the Steelers biggest strength?
  5. Extreme small talk question: How’s the weather been where you live? (It’s been too hot to do much of anything outside here.)
  6. This question could generate some long responses so I put it last intentionally in case anyone wants to skip it for time’s sake. I made a statement recently that I’m not concerned about the Steelers back-up quarterback situation because if Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been able to get this team to the Super Bowl in the last 10 years then I don’t think any realistic option could have. Is this statement accurate (meaning has Roethlisberger been the problem of getting to the promised land or was it weaknesses in the team around him), and are the 2020 Steelers built differently to where Ben doesn’t have to ‘shoulder the burden’ for this team to win a 7th Lombardi?

Stay safe out there, and hopefully we will be on the cusp of training camp when we reconvene next week.

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