Tomlin Speaks About Development of Devin Bush, Diontae Johnson

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots Sunday 33-3. However, Head Coach Mike Tomlin — in his weekly press conference — was optimistic about his team’s future.

Rookies Devin Bush (ILB, Michigan) and Diontae Johnson (WR, Toledo) both saw the field at Gillette Stadium. Tomlin said, “It was a quality start to contribute to our efforts.”

Bush racked up 11 tackles (7 solo) and Johnson had 3 catches in their NFL debut.


Steelers Trade QB Joshua Dobbs

Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders on December 9, 2018 at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media, FILE)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded QB Joshua Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in 2020.

The decision to trade him came just a week after Mason Rudolph was named the backup quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger on Sept. 2.

The trade comes in the wake of Jaguars’ quarterback Nick Foles’ being placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken clavicle in the opening game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Steelers Release Hype Video Prior to Season

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers released a new video to galvanize support from fans for the upcoming season. Running back James Conner is seen running through Pittsburgh’s South Side on Hot Metal Bridge, the University of Pittsburgh and other parts of the city with a voiceover.

The Steelers open the 2019 season in Foxboro against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Sunday.

#HereWeGo 2019

James Conner and the Steelers are ready for the 2019 season

Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Darryl Drake Dies

Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake during a press conference, April 26, 2019 in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Steelers released an official statement from team president Art Rooney II and head coach Mike Tomlin about the passing of the team’s wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. He died at age 62. No cause of death has been announced at this time.

(Marlon Martin / Golden Sky Media)

Statement from Rooney on Darryl Drake

We are at a loss for words following Darryl Drake’s passing this morning. Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career. He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, Sheila, his three daughters, his grandchildren and entire family during this difficult time.


Statement from Tomlin on Darryl Drake

Darryl was a close friend and had a tremendous impact on my coaching career. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and it is difficult to put into words the grief our entire team is going through right now.

Darryl loved the game of football and every player he ever coached. We will use our faith to guide us and help his family throughout the difficult time.

My heart and our prayers are with his wife, Sheila, and Darryl’s entire family.


Tomlin Addresses Media After Family Fest at Heinz Field

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, heading into his 13th season, says it was important to, “give the young guys situational work” at Family Day in Heinz Field. Rookies such as Devin Bush (LB, Michigan) and Diontae Johnson (WR, Toledo) received significant reps during the evening’s practice. Johnson left practice with a hip injury. His condition is to be determined in the coming days.