The PittsburghSteelers finished the 2017 season with a 13-3 record, which was tied for the best record in the NFL. However, they failed to take advantage of the fact that they get to play at home in the playoffs and were knocked out by the JacksonvilleJaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The status of Bud Dupree rookie contract at the Steelers is yet to be known according to general manager Kevin Colbert. The GM said that a decision on whether the contract will go for the fifth-year option will be made by May 3. A number of Steelers players today on the team had that option exercised. The prevailing rule is that a contract runs for four years with the possibility of a fifth. Players like Cameron Heyward and David DeCastro benefited from this rule.
LeVeon Bell was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 2013. It is no secret that his style of play is unique and widely admired by both fans and fellow football players. Having said this, Bell is also known for some off-field drama; which does not leave a very good taste in the mouths of fans. From a DUI to a drug test charade and perennial complaints about contract deals, Bell is indeed a tough nut to crack. This not to mention that he was a no-show for the entire off-season and pre-season.
A new season is unfolding fast as the 2018 NFL Draft approaches. Before the season starts, however, it is crucial that we analyze the PittsburghSteelers rookie seasons of last years draft. Of course, analyzing a class during the season is a common thing. Since the data is here, however, the analysis will be much easier.
The PittsburghSteelers fell short of their goals last season, and instead of hoisting their seventh Lombardi trophy, they ended up watching the other team from Pennsylvania, the PhiladelphiaEagles, defeat the New EnglandPatriots with their backup quarterback to win their first Super Bowl.
Among the many players who have been a victim of the NFL's troublesome catch rule is the Pittsburg Steeler's Jesse James. In a competitive game against New EnglandPatriots, the tight end did all he could to deliver a touchdown for the team. For him, he thought that he had completed his mission and his team was going to proceed to the next AFC level. This, however, did not happen as his catch was considered to have been dropped afterward. This particular non-catch had huge ramifications for the team as it was solely to blame for a lost game, as well as a lost chance to get to the Championships.
It was not an easy season ride for PittsburghSteelers; and Ben Roethlisberger knows it only too well. The media and fans alike questioned the prowess of Roethlisberger in 2017; especially when he joked to the members of the media that his play could be declining. Against the Jaguars, he managed five interceptions and this performance was brought into sharp focus. This celebrated hall of fame quarterback had to prove that he still had the 'it' factor.