Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday April 26th
After being slapped with a six-game suspension from the NFL, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to issue a statement today, accepting the four-to-six game suspension issued by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week.
ESPN Outside the Lines reporter Kelly Naqi examines how Ben Roethlisberger will mend fences with teammates and fans. Former running back Najeh Davenport said that teammates were split on Roethlisberger. Davenport lookes baked in the interview though as well. Remember he is the one that crapped in a girls closet.
Lost in all of the draft day Tweets I did and the news that Steelers traded for cornerback Bryant McFadden, was the news that the Steelers extended his contract as well. I do not have the numbers yet, but I assume the last year of his current contract may have been re-done in the process of the extension. I hope to have these numbers soon.
Pitt defensive coordinator, Phil Bennett, was the head coach at SMU and the man responsible for recruiting Steelers 3rd round pick Emmanuel Sanders. The Steelers had some inside info so to speak on Sanders and picked him a round early to make sure they got him. This would explain the reach that I noted on draft day.
Second year receiver Mike Wallace understands how is role will change this year and also could be asked to return punts as well. Wallace has a goal to make it to the Pro Bowl this year. Wallace will be expected to play outside like Santonio Holmes did last year and fill that role.
If you missed the post draft press conference of head coach Mike Tomlin and Director of Football Operations, Kevin Colbert, you can view it below.