Antonio Brown never wears the same gameday cleats twice. DeAngelo Williams has to wiggle into his custom-tailored jersey. And the Pittsburgh Steelers have a room containing what must be the world’s tallest stack of Nike cleats. These are just some of the cool things you’ll see and learn when you watch a new video
on DICK’S Sporting Goods “453 and a Half” blog
The footage gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Steelers’ locker room, guided by the team’s assistant equipment manager, Patrick Noone. Along the way Noone dishes some interesting facts about the team’s day-to-day operations, including how they test helmets to ensure their players’ safety.
Noone also offers insight into a few of the players’ idiosyncrasies—e.g., Brown’s new-shoe-for-every-game fetish contrasted with linemen who wear their cleats until they come apart at the seams.