While there may be no preseason games this year, the Steelers will be donning their game uniforms for Saturday’s evening practice at Heinz Field, the team announced on Twitter.
Add this to the list of things you love to see‼️— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 22, 2020
We’re breaking out the game unis tonight at #SteelersCamp 🔥
This will be the first time Steelers fans will get a live look at tight end Eric Ebron, wide receiver Chase Claypool and others in their new threads, albeit virtually.
In addition to airing practice on Training Camp Live through their digital and social media platforms, tonight’s practice will also be broadcast on Pittsburgh’s CW. Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Tunch Ilkin and Missi Matthews will provide coverage and analysis.
For those that prefer radio, fans can also listen to the broadcast of practice on Steelers Nation Radio and WDVE, the Steelers’ flagship. Mike Prisuta and Craig Wolfley will have the call live from Heinz Field starting at 6 p.m.
Tonight’s practice at least partially replaces the team’s traditional Friday Night Lights practice held annually at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. The Steelers have had to hold their entire 2020 training camp at Heinz Field as the league and country continue to battle the on going COVID-19 pandemic, but they plan on returning to Latrobe next year.
“We look forward to returning to Saint Vincent College & Latrobe in 2021 for training camp,” Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten tweeted back in June.
The #Steelers will not be hosting their annual Friday Night Lights practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. We look forward to returning to Saint Vincent College & Latrobe in 2021 for training camp. https://t.co/9JnHT5Dp7J— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) June 16, 2020
Report: Steelers Interviewing Mike Sullivan for QB Coach Vacancy
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly interviewing Mike Sullivan for their quarterbacks coach vacancy, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac.
A 17-year coaching veteran at the NFL level, Sullivan was most recently the quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos in 2018. He also has previous experience as an offensive coordinator with the New York Giants (2016-17) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-12).
Sullivan is currently the Director of Recruiting at his alma mater Army, a position he has held since March of last year.
Sullivan would also bring additional championship pedigree to the Steelers, having won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI with the Giants.
Former Giants quarterback Eli Manning had one of the best seasons of his career in 2011 under Sullivan, passing for a career-high 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns.
The Steelers are looking to fill the void left by Matt Canada, who was officially promoted to offensive coordinator on Monday.
The Steelers are talking to Mike Sullivan, a long-time former offensive coordinator/QB coach with the NY Giants and Denver Broncos, about becoming their QB coach, per source.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 26, 2021
Mic Drop: Rooting for Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell Is Easy Choice
The idea that either Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell will become a Super Bowl champion after Super Bowl LV isn’t exactly something that makes Steelers fans excited for the big game. With that said, Mike Asti feels deciding who to root for should be an easy choice for Steelers fans. He wants to set the record straight once and for all of why Pittsburgh fans need to stop grouping the two former Steelers together.
While they both left the franchise in a cloud of drama, Le’Veon Bell doesn’t deserve to be treated as if he committed the same kind of sins against the Steelers that Antonio Brown did.
Steelers Promote QB Coach Matt Canada to Offensive Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator, the organization announced Monday.
We have promoted Matt Canada to offensive coordinator.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 25, 2021
After the Steelers chose not to renew the contract of previous offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, multiple outlets reported on Jan. 16 that the team was planning to hire from within and promote Canada.
The club reportedly also interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Hugh Jackson and Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton, which proved to be mere formalities.
Canada, 48, was also reportedly a candidate for the offensive coordinator opening with the Miami Dolphins, which was filled last week.
Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh ahead of last season, Canada was most recently the offensive coordinator and interim head coach at Maryland in 2018.
He has also made stops as an offensive coordinator at LSU, Pitt, NC State, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Butler.
Canada is most known for his success at Pitt in 2016, where he orchestrated the nation’s tenth-ranked scoring offense averaging 42 points per game. He was recognized as a finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant, that season.