Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 25th
Another day now and things are beginning to look a little better for Ben Roethlisberger as his accuser is not showing up for interviews and not being cooperative. Looks like she had a little to drink that night as well. OK, a lot to drink.
Ed Bouchette talked to former Steelers offensive coordinator and current Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt down at the owners meetings and asked about the mandate he received to run the ball more consistently in 2004. A great angle by Ed on this one.
NFL owners amended the jersey numbers system to allow defensive linemen to wear numbers between 50 and 59, as more teams use tweeners that can play both defensive end and linebacker positions. A few other safety rules have been instituted as well.
Steelers Director of football operations, Kevin Colbert, told Pat Kirwan from NFL.com that Ziggy Hood will be ready to make a bigger contribution in his second season in the NFL. Colbert also told Kirwan that wide receiver Limas Sweed was working at the facility and still is very much a part of the Steelers plans. I believe part one, but part two is GM speak for we really want to trade him. It is hard to believe that with the free agent signings of two wide receivers, that Sweed will be on the opening 53 man roster.
ESPN\’s Bruce Feldman tweeted on Tuesday that the Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner attended the pro day for Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead and worked him out. Steelers scouts were also in attendance yesterday for the pro day workout of Central Michigan QB Dan LeFevour.
Talk about the Eagles trading quarterback Donovan McNabb has resurfaced, this time with the Rams as a potential partner. You have to hand it to McNabb though. His attitude has been great through all of these years as it has to be hard to play for a team that always boos you since your name was called on draft day.