Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday May 6th
Sports Illustrated writer, David Epstein, speculates if the head injuries suffered by Ben Roethlisberger over the years may offer any insight into his recent alleged behavior. Carl Prine touched on this as well for the Pittsburgh Tribune last month.
Ben Roethlisberger jersey sales have taken a nose dive in the month of April. Roethlisberger had ranked 11th in the NFL for the year ending March 31st. Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow saw his jersey was at No. 1 for the month of April.
Steeler Nation has been asking how the 49ers got around the 30% rule with the new Patrick Willis contract. Mike Florio explains it here. This could affect how the Steelers look to get a new deal done with LaMarr Woodley as well. Woodley is entering into the final year of his rookie contract.
Speaking of Woodley, the Saginaw High grad will host his third annual youth football camp Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Saginaw High School in Michigan.
ESPN AFC North blogger James Walker speculated on his blog if the “Steel Curtain” will be back in Pittsburgh in 2010.
Sporting News writer Vinnie Iyer list his five Steelers players that are pivotal in filling the gap left by Ben Roethlisberger in the first 4 games. I am not so sure though that Maurkice Pouncey and Jonathan Dwyer belong on that list. You usually do not see rookie make many contributions other than special teams for the Steelers. I agree with the other 3 though.