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  • A Look at the 2017 Steelers Schedule with a Glance at the Good and the Bad

    The 2017 NFL Schedule is out as well as the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule, and here’s a look at the slate for the upcoming season, with the home games in bold:

    Sep. 10 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM

    Sep. 17 Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM

    Sep. 24 at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM

    Oct. 1 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM

    Oct. 8 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM

    Oct. 15 at Kansas City Chiefs 4:25 PM

    Oct. 22 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM

    Oct. 29 at Detroit Lions * 8:30 PM

    Nov. 5 BYE

    Nov. 12 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM

    Nov. 16 Tennessee Titans (Thu) 8:25 PM

    Nov. 26 Green Bay Packers * 8:30 PM

    Dec. 4 at Cincinnati Bengals (Mon) 8:30 PM

    Dec. 10 Baltimore Ravens * 8:30 PM

    Dec. 17 New England Patriots 4:25 PM

    Dec. 25 at Houston Texans (Mon) 4:30 PM

    Dec. 31 Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM

    What’s Good about this Schedule: Back-to-Back home primetime games on November 16th and 10 days later on November 26th, and then three of the last four home are two keys for this team to repeat at AFC North Champs, with that odd Christmas Day game (which the NFL Said wouldn’t happen) in the mix against the Texans.

    What’s Bad about this Schedule: Three of the first four on the road, but two of those against bad teams in the Browns and Bears, but that doesn’t mean the Steelers can just mail it in and assume they will win those matchups. This team needs to stay focused and get off to a hot start to make sure they repeat as the best in the North in 2017.

     
  • Steelers and the Rest of the NFL Schedule Set to Come Out Thursday Night

    One of the more anticipated moments of the NFL offseason is set to take place Thursday night, and no we’re not talking about the 2017 NFL Draft.

    It’s the NFL Schedule release, and unlike last season it doesn’t appear Steeler fans will have to wait that extra day to see the black and gold for the first time like in 2016 when they opened the schedule on Monday night in D.C. against the Redskins.

    This year the Steelers have the following teams on the schedule, and we’ll now about 8:03pm tomorrow what the dates will be for all their games:

    AWAY – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City.

    Minus the three division opponents, the Steelers played at two of the venues last season they will play in again in 2017, Indy and KC. They beat the Colts Thanksgiving night without Andrew Luck, and beat the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game thanks to a bunch of Chris Boswell field goals.

    HOME – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England, Tennessee

    The Steelers lost at home last season to the Pats in a game that Landry Jones started for Ben Roethlisberger who was coming off surgery. The Packers game will be a great home matchup, as it’s a Super Bowl XLV rematch, and could be the last time Ben goes up against Aaron Rodgers.

    Stay tuned to Steelers Gab for the release of the 2017 slate.

     
  • WR Martavis Bryant Closer to Getting Back on the Playing Field for the Steelers?

    Earlier this week, Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant posted on Snapchat that he was in New York City and had a “big day” upcoming.

    A source told Alex Marvez of the Sporting News Bryant met Thursday with the NFL’s Management Council as part of his efforts for reinstatement from a year-long drug suspension. Among the conditions for being cleared to play again, Bryant was told to assemble a plan detailing safeguards that would help him prevent a relapse upon returning to Pittsburgh, the source said.

    Bryant also will have to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell or one of his representatives once the league’s medical director and medical advisor submit their recommendation about reinstatement per the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

    Bryant was suspended last March after failing multiple drug tests, derailing the career of one of the league’s top young wideouts. Bryant, 25, averaged 17.3 yards on 76 catches during his first two seasons and scored 14 touchdowns.

    Bryant has shared videos of his training and a photo of his infant son wearing a Steelers beanie on Instagram in recent weeks, all of which can be considered positive signs of a turnaround. Bryant also posted a photo Friday of Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84 , with the message, “RIP Mr. Rooney may God be with his family.”

     
  • Former President Barack Obama Mourns the Death of Dan Rooney

    Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney was not only a monster in the game of football, but he’ll also go down a A patriarch and ambassador for his country.

    Rooney served as the 33rd Ambassador to Ireland, selected for that role by President Barack Obama in 2009, and he kept the position until 2012.

    Following the death of Rooney on Thursday, the former US President put out a statement about the passing, giving respect to the former Steelers owner.

    “Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage. I knew he’d do a wonderful job when I named him as our United States Ambassador to Ireland, but naturally, he surpassed my high expectations, and I know the people of Ireland think fondly of him today.

    “And I know the people of Pittsburgh, who loved him not only for the Super Bowl championships he brought as the owner of the Steelers, but for his generosity of spirit, mourn his passing today. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Rooney family, some of the most gracious and thoughtful people we know — even as we celebrate the life of Dan Rooney: a championship-caliber good man.”

     
 
 
 
 

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