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Four New Captains for Pittsburgh Steelers 2018/19 Season

September 7, 2018
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Four New Captains for Pittsburgh Steelers 2018/19 Season

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Announces Teams New Captains

The Pittsburgh Steelers new captains were announced on Monday the 3rd of September by Coach Mike Tomlin after they were voted in by the team. The captains will lead the Steelers through the new season hopefully to victory.

Who Are the New Captains?

The players who have been selected to lead the team are Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Cameron Heyward, DE, Chris Boswell, K, and Maurkice Pouncey, C. Only Boswell is new to the line-up, this being the first time he has been voted in as captain. Boswell will lead the special teams while Roethlisberger and Pouncey lead the offense, and Heyward the defense.

This is the 10th time that Roethlisberger leads the offensive team. Heywards 4th time as defensive captain, and Pounceys 2nd time as offensive captain. Boswell steps into a new role in his capacity as captain for the first time as the Steelers did not have a special teams captain in 2017.

What the Captains Have To Say

The 2018 leadership team all agree that it is an honor to be voted in by their teammates and anyone who enjoys online betting sites will be keeping a close eye on the new captains to see how their leadership skills pay off.

Roethlisberger has stated that he does not take the years he has been voted for for granted. To be part of this leadership team is special and the ultimate compliment.

Pouncey’s statement echoed that of Roethlisberger, he agrees that the acknowledgment is great. Pouncey enjoys his role as leader and said he would fulfill it regardless of who was voted in as captain.

Heyward, now in his eighth season, is proud to be representing his fellow players in his capacity as captain. This is something he looks forward to every day both on the field and off. Accountability is key to the team success. Heyward has said that he is prepared to do whatever his team needs, from being tougher on the team if required to eliminating miscommunication between the players and coaches, and ensuring every one performs at their peak.

Boswell is just kicking off his new five-year contract and is stepping into the role of captain for the first time. The new captain believes that this opportunity will not change anything for him. He plans to continue proving himself worthy to the team by playing as he has before, his best and stepping up when his team needs it.

The Season Ahead

Other than the announcement of the team’s new captains the Pittsburgh Steelers line up has undergone a number of changes. Coach Mike Tomlin has trimmed numerous players ahead of the seasons opening. Trimming the team roster to a mere 53 players to meet the new NFL requirements.

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