The Pittsburgh Steelers are again within the UPMC Rooney Sports activities Advanced sooner than that they had anticipated, having been ousted from the postseason within the opening spherical, which sadly marks a slight enchancment from the previous two seasons, throughout which they didn’t even qualify for the playoffs altogether. They’ve now gone 4 seasons with out securing a victory past common season play.
But once more, they discover themselves present process the exit assembly course of sooner than anticipated, which implies so are we.
They did handle to go 12-4 through the common season, and secured their first AFC North title since 2017. They posted a brand new franchise file by opening the season with 11 consecutive wins. However after all, all of it fell aside after that. Their solely victory after that required a 17-point comeback.
We would not know all the main points about what goes on between head coach Mike Tomlin and his gamers throughout these exit conferences. However we do understand how we’d conduct these conferences in the event that they had been as much as us. So listed here are the Depot’s exit conferences for the Steelers’ roster following the 2020 season.
Participant: Christian Kuntz
Expertise: 0 Years
Of all of the in-season observe squad gamers that we’re masking to wrap up our exit assembly collection, Christian Kuntz has the longest historical past with the group, regardless that he was solely signed in-season a 12 months in the past in late November.
The Steelers initially signed Kuntz throughout coaching camp in 2019. Kuntz served as a further lengthy snapper to Kameron Canaday, who had by then already established himself as their starter. A Duquesne graduate, nevertheless, he remained in Pittsburgh’s rolodex.
Waived on the finish of the preseason in 2019, Kuntz subsequent surfaced within the XFL final 12 months, taking part in for the Dallas Renegades. The Steelers introduced him again in 2020 on the finish of March. Initially, although, Pittsburgh waived him in August as a part of their efforts to trim their roster right down to 80.
The group signed him to their observe squad on November 24, the place he would spend most of the season. He was let go for lower than per week in December, lower on the twenty third and re-signed on the twenty ninth. Kuntz remained there for the remainder of the common season, however the group let him go to make room for an additional defensive again, Trevor Williams, on account of accidents. Pittsburgh retained Kuntz on a Reserve/Future contract when the 12 months completed.
Kuntz really initially got here out of faculty in 2017. He spent a while on offseason rosters with the New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, and the Jacksonville Jaguars through the first two years after commencement, so he’s been in a variety of coaching camps already.
He’s actually extra of an out of doors linebacker by commerce. Lengthy snapping is extra one thing that he picked up alongside the way in which. On the NFL stage, after the Patriots let him go his rookie 12 months, he determined to deal with that extra. He did, nevertheless, play protection within the XFL.