Ed Bouchette\’s latest Steelers chat transcript was posted yesterday on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This week Ed goes out on a limb and speculates quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be the starter when he return from his suspension. He also says rookie running back Jonathan Dwyer will contribute quite a bit this season for a rookie.
Bouchette also writes about the Steelers fascination with drafting undersized 4-3 ends and grooming them to play outside linebacker and special teams.
Pittsburgh West signed former Steelers left guard, Alan Faneca, to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Faneca was released on Monday by the Jets and it did not take the Cardinals long to snag him. Faneca will reunite with Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm, who coached him in Pittsburgh. Faneca could be moved to the right side according to Whisenhunt.
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Scott Brown got a chance to ask ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. on Monday his thoughts on the Steelers draft and he had some interesting things to say.
The Steelers will only travel 8,012 miles for games in the upcoming 2010 season, according to Pittsburgh Business Times, putting them at #30 on the list of the 32 NFL teams for least miles traveled. Only the Ravens, at 7,270 miles, and the Bengals, at 5,992 miles, will travel less this year.
Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden was on The FAN morning show on Tuesday. McFadden talks about how happy he is to be back in a Steeler uniform and that he’s glad he can step back into a familiar defensive system. Listen below.