Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 29th

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, Gene Collier, has an interesting look at the current Steelers fans climatology. Yes, just another spin on the whole Ben Roethlisberger situation.

Matt Polinsky points out on a recent 93.7 the Fan blog post that Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has overcome a situation much like Ben Roethlisberger has gone through recently. Now Kobe, as he explains, is back and even teaching words to kids on Sesame Street.

John Harris explains that this recent draft of outside hybrid linebackers, surely dispels the myth that the Steelers will be switching to a 4-3 defense anytime soon. Head coach Mike Tomlin came from a four-man defensive front with a Cover-2 emphasis in the secondary is said to be a true believer now in the Dick LeBeau 3-4. now has Saluting the Steelers uploaded for your viewing pleasure. It runs just over 22 minutes and there are commercials, but it is a great NFL Films production.

I find it interesting that 43% of you think fullback Demetrius Taylor from Virginia Tech has the best shot of all the undrafted signings to make the roster. Safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith of Texas-El Paso came in a distant second. I voted for Lindsey Witten from Connecticut after watching his film. He is another hybrid linebacker with a huge wing span that just plain can get after the quarterback. Remember that the first rookie mini camp is this weekend.

Steelers 6th round draft pick, running back, Jonathan Dwyer talks about becoming a Steeler with Stan and Guy on ESPN 1250 Pittsburgh. Dwyer says he does not think the Wishbone offense hurt him. The Cowboys comment is funny. Dwyer gives a great interview and speaks well when interviewed. Listen below.

  • dave

    Nice interview with Dwyer, he seems like a good kid – smart, well spoken, mature. He’s only 20 years old.

    I voted for Taylor, but it’s really no reflection on the player, more of the lack of competition at that position. If the Steelers want to get back to an old-fashioned “smashmouth” fullback, he’s the only one on the roster. Granted, he’s a conversion project, there’s no guarantee he can actually do the job, and they could probably also use Frank the Tank or Sean McHugh or David Johnson in that role too….

    Like I said yesterday, I might have voted for “none of the above” if it were an option just because we brought in so many veterans and had such a big draft class.