After admitting upon self reflection that he needs to do a better job moving forward, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert knows he has plenty of work to do.
Even though Colbert owns an impressive overall résumé from his time presiding over the Steelers, his task is to build a competitive roster that gets better as the season progresses, not worse. It’s possible this simple question is tough for Steelers fans to answer – do you still trust Kevin Colbert?
Will James Conner Ever Reach 1,000 Yards in a Season?
Some feel he doesn’t get the credit he deserves while others think James Conner is just simply not NFL featured back material.
Either way, it’s very possible Conner has played his final game as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He accumulated 721 yards on 169 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry and 6 touchdowns in 13 games during the 2020 season. Conner’s highest yardage total and best overall season came in 2018 when he compiled 973 yards off 215 carries, equaling 4.5 yards per. The Pitt product, who the Steelers kept in Pittsburgh by drafting in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, was selected to his only Pro Bowl for his surprise success in 2018.
Since 2018, it’s been a roller coaster ride of injuries and inconsistency for Conner. The 2018 season remains the only year Conner even flirted with the 1,000 yard mark. With his professional future currently in doubt, the question now becomes – will Conner ever accomplish an 1,000 yard season in the NFL, either with the Steelers or wherever he ends up?
What’s Your Favorite Jerome Bettis Moment?
In keeping up with the theme of reflecting on some positive Steelers memories of the past, a Pro Football Hall of Famer mostly known for his tenure in Pittsburgh celebrated a birthday recently.
Jerome Bettis turned 49-years-old on February 16th. What’s your favorite memory of the NFL’s 8th all-time leading rusher? Is it one of his big monster runs? Is it when he powered over fellow Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher? Or is it simply when he put an exclamation point on his career by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL in Bettis’ hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
Favorite Heath Miller Memory?
Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired from the National Football League on Feb. 19, 2016, five years to the day from Friday.
Miller was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Steelers and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his combination of receiving and blocking abilities.
Miller spent 11 seasons in Pittsburgh was selected to two Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XL and XLIII with the team.
What’s your favorite memory of Heath Miller?