The fallout continues for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he will appear on the cover of the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. The feature article is titled “The Hangover” and details what the magazine calls “the ultimate expression of athletic entitlement run amok.”
Ed Bouchette\’s ever entertaining and ever educating Steelers chat transcript is up on the Post Gazette as of yesterday afternoon. Ed writes that he doubts an extension gets done with head coach Mike Tomlin this season.
Hines Ward is toting the company line to running the ball more in 2010. Ward believes Ben Roethlisberger\’s desire and ability to pass influenced some of the strategy to lean unbalanced to the pass in 2009.
John Harris has a brief look at linebackers coach Keith Butler who almost left in January to become the Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator. Butler turned down the offer to remain with the Steelers. Could Butler be the successor to Dick Lebeau one day? Sure looks that way.
The Bengals are close to signing cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones according to reports and also worked out safety Gibril Wilson on Tuesday. Jones would likely be signed to a minimum contract with incentives.
Steelers.com is accepting questions for select Steelers players for their Ask the Steelers segment. This week newly reacquired cornerback Bryant McFadden is the target. Everyone ask him how much it cost him to get #20 back from Keenan Lewis.