Pittsburgh Steelers Proprietor Artwork Rooney II “hopeful” for followers in stands for the 2021 Season – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steeler’s owner Art Rooney II sat down for an interview with KDKA’s Bob Pompeani.

He talked about the upcoming season, recent Steelers playoff fights and the Rooney Rule.

Pompeii: One thing that is always a talking point is the crowd in games. We saw other places have crowds at games. But you originally had some with you and they were taken away. Have you been disappointed and what will happen in the future?

Rooney: We were disappointed that we couldn’t have more fans in the building. We thought we had a good plan for having them. But in the future we are hopeful and keep our fingers crossed that the vaccines will be introduced. We hope to be back at the training camp in St. Vincent next season and have fans in the stands.

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Pompeii: There haven’t been too many playoff wins in recent years. How worrisome is this to you?

Rooney: We have to be better in the postseason. I think we can be. I like where we are. We have a core group on defense that is coming back that I think can give us a good foundation there. We’re going to have some changes on the offensive side of the ball that we have to work through now this off-season.

Pompeii: Are you convinced that the (Rooney Rule) is what it is supposed to do, or do you think there is still much to be done?

Rooney: We have spent a lot of time over the past year looking into our diversity recruitment situation and figuring out how we can improve opportunities for our minority coaches as well as minorities in other business areas. There is still a lot to do there. We know that it takes several years. We just stay after that.

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