Report: Steelers ST coordinator Danny Smith tests positive for COVID-19

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A report on Saturday indicated Steelers running back James Conner tested positive for COVID-19 and there was also word that an assistant coach had tested positive.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that special teams coordinator Danny Smith is the coach. The two positives come on the heels of three Steelers players going on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and raises some concern that the team could have an ongoing outbreak.

Defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs, and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins were placed on the reserve list.

That concern has likely increased after watching the Ravens deal with an outbreak of their own over the last week. The cases in Baltimore caused this week’s game between the AFC North sides to be postponed until Tuesday in hopes of controlling the spread around the Ravens.

After Saturday’s news, the chances of moving forward with the rescheduled game will also lie with testing results in the Steelers organization.

5 responses to “Report: Steelers ST coordinator Danny Smith tests positive for COVID-19

  1. So the strength coaches on both the Ravens and Steelers have tested positive. It makes me wonder why they even have contact with the players. It sounds like they are going to need to move to virtual coaching to keep these strength coaches from starting an epidemic since it doesn’t seem like they take any precautions so as not to become infected.

  2. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    November 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    So the strength coaches on both the Ravens and Steelers have tested positive.

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    Dude from Baltimore was a strength coach, but Danny Smith is a Special Teams (ST) coach. Different gig.

  3. Get ready Steelers fans, they’ll all fall like dominos. It’s not a good thing. And no, the game should not be played. They’re all still incubating. Safety first.

  4. And come Monday night, the Steelers will be down to fielding 3rd string and practice dudes while Baltimore will be back close to a full team – and the NFL will say “Oh well, the game has got to be played! You can’t expect us to postpone it!”

    The greatest consistency from the league office is their stunning, never-ending, and unapologetic inconsistency.

  5. mmmpierogi says:
    November 28, 2020 at 4:22 pm
    itsamadmadmadmadworld says:

    So the strength coaches on both the Ravens and Steelers have tested positive.

    *************************************************************************************

    Dude from Baltimore was a strength coach, but Danny Smith is a Special Teams (ST) coach. Different gig.

    My bad. Thanks for the correction. I thought ST stood for something like Strength and Training or whatever.

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