Donte Moncrief Expected to be Role Model for Steelers

Newly acquired wide receiver Donte Moncrief looks for a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the 2019 Training Camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Saturday July 27, 2019 (Clyde Harris / Golden Sky Media)

LATROBE (GSM) – Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin insists that Donte Moncrief become a leader on his team during training camp. The veteran wide receiver was drafted in 2014 by the Indianapolis Colts.

Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes to Donte Moncrief (11) during Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe, PA. (Clyde Harris / Golden Sky Media)

Coach Tomlin Excited for Full Contact Practice

LATROBE, PA (GSM) — Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media Saturday during the 2019 Training Camp conditioning. Sunday, the team will start practice at Saint Vincent College in full pads.

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media Saturday during the 2019 Training Camp conditioning. Sunday, the team will start practice at Saint Vincent College in full pads. (Video: Brian Cook / #GoldenSkyMedia)

Posted by Golden Sky Media Company, LLC on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Steelers Extend Tomlin’s Contract

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin during a press conference. December 18, 2019. (Clyde Harris / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Steelers announced Head Coach Mike Tomlin will stay around a while. At least for one more year.

Since 2007, Tomlin has been in his position. Prior to coming to the Steelers, he was a defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings and defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy.

“Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship.” – Steelers owner Art Rooney II

Tomlin’s record as head coach is 131–71–1 (.648) including the post-season with a 1-1 Super Bowl record. The Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 and were defeated by the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV 31-25.

Steelers Receivers Coach Darryl Drake Comments After Drafting Diontae Johnson

UPDATE: Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Darryl Drake Dies.

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Toledo. At 5′ 11″ Johnson ran a 40-yard-dash time of 4.53.

Receivers coach Darryl Drake, excited about the pick, said “[Johnson] can make people miss in open space,” an attribute he says is more important than speed.