When to play Kenny Pickett over Mitchell Trubisky named 'biggest challenge' for Steelers
It was reported earlier this month that Mike Tomlin and company don't want to "rush" Kenny Pickett into action this fall against live first-team defenses, but it's expected that the rookie will see the field at some point if the Steelers aren't competing for a playoff berth.Tomlin likely won't need to do so, as it's widely assumed he already has Trubisky penciled in as his QB1 for Week 1 barring an injury or some woeful preseason performances from the 27-year-old. Trubisky may prove to be a solid bridge option at the position, but Pickett is hoped to become the long-term successor to retired future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger.
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The game will likely be added to the holiday schedule for 2023 or ’24, according to the report.
Tyreek Hill: Defenses will be 'scared' of Dolphins' one-two punch at wideout
Hill could be correct in assuming that opposing defenses will be fearful lining up against the two speedsters. Hill has been one of the best receivers in the NFL during his six-year career. A six-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro, the 28-year-old caught a career-high 111 passes for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Waddle had a solid rookie campaign for the Dolphins in 2021 with 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns.If Tagovailoa lives up to the praise that Hill has showered him with, Hill and Waddle could be a scary duo this season.
Amazon takes over the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package in 2022, and is set to take on a very appropriate holiday weekend game as early as 2023. According to Sports Business Journal, the league’s new media partner will likely broadcast a game on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which is also a massive shopping day for retailers like Amazon.
The Black Friday game, which comes a day after the NFL’s traditional three-game Thanksgiving lineup, will most likely begin in 2023 but could be pushed to ’24, according to the report.
Steelers facing 'tight deadline' to convert Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium
Regardless of opinions had by many passionate fans, the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to move forward with transitioning what was formerly known as Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium.Giant ketchup bottles and Heinz Field signs have already been removed, but that's only part of a process that must be completed sooner rather than later. After all, the Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks for their preseason opener on Aug. 13 and then will play their first home regular-season contest of the upcoming campaign against the New England Patriots on Sept. 18.
The move was hinted at by ProFootballTalk‘s Peter King in April when he reported that owners passed a resolution to give the league permission to schedule two more teams for a second short-week game. At the time, he mentioned that Amazon wanted a Black Friday game. He pegged the cost to Amazon at between $70 million to $100 million for the game, on top of the $1 billion annually that Amazon will pay the NFL for Thursday Night Football.
With the decision, the NFL will be pushing two teams to a second week of just three or four days of rest during the season. Thursday Night Football has been fairly controversial among players, some of whom have publicly cited safety concerns due to the quick turnaround in an already grueling, injury-riddled season.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reveals plan for Deebo Samuel after contract extension
Deebo Samuel earned his money as a jack-of-all-trades for the San Francisco 49ers, and that's not meant to be a slight.Samuel can literally do everything as an offensive weapon for San Francisco. Whether he's running the ball, blocking, or being utilized as one of the more explosive wide receivers in football, there's little Samuel can't do.
As has been the case with the expansion of the NFL’s Thanksgiving schedule to three games, the league is set to impede on a day that has generally been reserved for college football. This year, Texas vs. Baylor, North Carolina vs. NC State, Arizona vs. Arizona State, Missouri vs. Arkansas, Iowa vs. Nebraska and Florida State vs. Florida are among the games slated for Black Friday.
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Best Local Co-Op Games On Amazon Luna .
Some games are just meant to be played with a friend. What are the best local co-op games on Amazon Luna?Amazon Luna's library is split into five channels, all of which contain games that support local co-op as a feature. Along with just connecting two controllers to a PC and playing the old-fashioned way, subscribers can also use Luna Couch to take the local co-op experience national.