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Steelers Offensvie Lineman Isaac Seumalo

Pro Football Focus ranked Pittsburgh Steelers guards Isaac Seumalo and James Daniels in PFF’s top 32 guard rankings. Seumalo came in at No. 14, while Daniels was ranked 20th.

“Seumalo made the switch across Pennsylvania in free agency after a really strong second half of the season as a pass blocker for the Philadelphia Eagles. From Week 11 through the Super Bowl, he allowed three or more pressures in only one game, with five outings where he shut out opposing interior pass rushers,” Gordon McGuinness of PFF wrote.

Below is what McGuiness had to say about Daniels.

“Daniels set a career high with a 73.2 PFF pass-blocking grade in 2022 and tied for another career high with a 98.4 pass-blocking efficiency rating, allowing 20 pressures from 686 pass-blocking snaps. Like many of the players in this range, he’s not going to be confused for a top-five player at the position, but he’s also unlikely to be a weak link either,” McGuiness wrote.

🏈 PFF had Steelers veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson ranked as the 31st-best cornerback in the NFL.

“Peterson had a huge bounce-back season in 2022 for the Vikings. He finished with a 77.8 PFF overall grade and five interceptions, the most he has recorded in a single season since 2012,” Sam Monson of PFF wrote. “At this point in his career, he is better in zone coverage than he is playing man to man, but he showed that he is still capable of very high-level play if he can be protected a little within the scheme.”

🏈  Front Office Sports: Netflix plans to release a documentary on the 2006-09 Urban Meyer teams at Florida, according to former UF linebacker Brandon Siler. “Swamp Kings” is set to release on Aug. 23. Meyer’s Florida teams of the late 2000s featured the likes of Tim Tebow, Aaron Hernandez , Cam Newton, Percy Harvin, Joe Haden, Major Wright, Brandon Spikes, Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, among others. Haden and Maurkice Pouncey are two Steelers connections in “Swamp Kings.”

🏈 WPXI: Shell and the Pittsburgh Steelers teamed up to help out a local community. The two gave out groceries, hygiene products and socks in Aliquippa on Saturday as part of their third annual “Convoy of Hope.” Former Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats came out to assist in the giveaway. Organizers said they were able to help 1,500 families at the end of the event.

🏈 The Great NFL Fun Book Twitter account posted a vintage photo of Three Rivers Stadium.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers linebacker Bryan Hinkle, born on June 4, 1959 in Long Beach, California. The Steelers selected Hinkle in the sixth round out of Oregon in the 1981 NFL Draft. He went on to have a 13-year NFL career, all in Pittsburgh, posting 744 tackles, 22.5 sacks, 15 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns (two pick-sixes and one via a fumble recovery).

🎥 Old Time Football shared footage of former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll blocking a punt when he played for the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s.

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