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Daily News & Links: Ryan Switzer Opens Up; Huey Richardson Worst Steelers Draft Pick Ever?



Steelers WR Ryan Switzer

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🏈 Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer opened up about the brutal toll that he took in his five-year NFL career.

“From my rookie year on, what it took to just be able to practice most days is absurd looking back on it. Between the injections and medications to try and mask certain injuries, the physical nature of the game is brutal,” Switzer wrote on X.

Switzer has no regrets, however.

“Wouldn’t do anything differently. It’s a double edged sword. I had to be insane with my training regimen & over work myself to become the player I was. I had to play every game to overcome the stigma of small guys not holding up. Body wore down overtime because of it. It happens,” he wrote.

Switzer is currently the wide receivers coach at Tulsa.

🏈 Sunday marked the 33rd anniversary of the Steelers drafting Florida linebacker Huey Richardson at 15th overall in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Richardson ended up being the last first-round pick of the Chuck Noll era. He didn’t naturally fit into Pittsburgh’s 3-4 defense and appeared in just five games for Pittsburgh.

Richardson was traded to Washington for a seventh-round draft pick before the 1992 regular season; if a trade had not been possible, Richardson would have simply been waived. After four uneventful games with Washington, he was released and signed with the New York Jets. At the end of the 1992 season, after seven games with the Jets, Richardson’s short NFL career was over

🏈 T.J. Watt and his brother J.J. are on vacation with friends from their hometown of Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

🏈 Antonio Brown thinks Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is already a better quarterback than Kenny Pickett after drilling the crossbar from 55 yards out.

🏈 MLFootball posted an old clip of when Mike Tomlin defined coaching on The Pivot Podcast.

“I don’t run away from coaching, I run to coaching,” he said. “When you’re a coach that’s talking about somebody can’t learn… you’re seeking comfort, because you’re teaching is struggling.”

🎥 Sunday marked the 23rd anniversary of when the Steelers selected Texas nose tackle Casey Hampton at 19th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh had the 16th pick, but traded it to the New York Jets for their 19th pick and for their fourth and sixth round pick. It was the last time that the Steelers traded back in the first round of the draft.


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