Pittsburgh Steelers players are taking different approaches to getting away from football in their offseason, while at least one former member of the Black and Gold will be kitted out for a Super Bowl ring this season.
🏈 It is guaranteed that a former Steelers player will get a Super Bowl ring this year, as JuJu Smith-Schuster (Chiefs), Mike Hilton (Bengals), Javon Hargrave (Eagles) and Ray-Ray McCloud (49ers) are all in conference title games will be playing this weekend.
🏈 Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce now has four career playoff games with 10+ receptions and 1+ touchdowns, which is the most in it NFL History. Kelce is ahead of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, Steelers legend Hines Ward and Steve Smith Sr., who have all made it twice.
🏈 Kenny Pickett told 93.7 The Fan that he attended his first Penguins game on Friday night and will be back at the Pete for Pitt Basketball on Wednesday. He will then return to New Jersey with the family for some time before returning to work. Pickett’s personal quarterback coach Tony Racioppi is I’m looking forward to for offseason work.
security Minkah Fitzpatrick has already started offseason training. Diontae Johnson joked on Instagram: “Always in this mode 😂💯 it’s ok to chill mink sometimes!”
James Daniels attended the Pearl Harbor National Museum Monday in Hawaii.
🏈 Ryan Clark thinks Dak Prescott just wasn’t made for greatness. “Since [Dak Prescott] We got the deal, we waited for him to go to the next level. The Patrick Mahomes, the Josh Allen, the Joe Burrow series. And that’s just not who he is,” Clark said ESPN’s Stand up.
🏈 Monday marked the 18th anniversary of the New England Patriots’ 41-27 win over the Steelers in the 2004 AFC Championship Game. It was Bill Cowher’s fourth AFC Championship game loss of his career, all at home.
Today in 2005…
The 2004 AFC Championship
New England wins its second straight AFC title, its third in four years pic.twitter.com/MDGuf9HNom
— Kevin Gallagher (@KevG163) January 24, 2023
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Pittsburgh Sports Now: Both Pitt and Wake Forest have adapted to college basketball’s modern era by building across the transfer portal. They have a crucial showdown at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has been playing much better lately after a rough start to the season.
West Virginia Sports Now: Chad Scott is West Virginia’s new offensive coordinator, but head coach Neal Brown was non-binding during his season-ending press conference Monday about who will name the offensive games.
Nittany Sports Now: Penn State alumni Micah Parsons and Saquon Barkley were both honored by the Pro Football Writers of America.
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