If you’ve still been checking into this site hoping against hope to find a new update, you’re quite simply the best. Needless to say, we’ve ignored you a little bit. The combination of the offseason in the post-draft, post-free agency months and the fact we had our day jobs occupying us just made a little difficult to give our baby the attention it deserved.
Now, I have some free time.
After spending the past two years covering the NHL for CBS Sports I was let go this week in a cost-cutting move. It kind of sucks, because I really enjoyed it even though it required a ton of work. I have a freelance thing or two lined up right now to keep me busy and keep my name out there, and a coal or two sitting in the fire, so we’ll see where it goes.
In the meantime, the Steelers report to training camp on Friday. So we should probably talk about that.
I’m still not sure what to expect from this team, and the fact that once you get past Ben Roethlisberger the strength of the offense appears to be the offensive line makes me think points might be hard to come by this season. Especially when you take into account the loss of Mike Wallace and the uncertainty around Heath Miller and when will be available (not to mention the black hole of suck the position would be without him).
Here’s hoping Le’Veon Bell and Markus Wheaton can step in as rookies and make an impact.
There is perhaps no player I’m more excited to see this season than Cortez Allen starting opposite of Ike Taylor.