Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 23rd – Dixon\’s Agent Speaks & Woodley Responds To Criticism Edition
Jeff Sperbeck, the agent for backup quarterback Dennis Dixon, is sounding off that Dixon did not get enough time with the first-team offense during offseason workouts for the coaching staff to fully evaluate his development. Sperbeck questions why Byron Leftwich is ahead of his client on the depth chart after being brought back from Tampa. This is just an agent posturing for a client in a contract year in my opinion. I have faith the starting job is still not fully decided at this time. Dixon needs to just take it.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley is responding to criticism that he is using the media to air his contract dissatisfaction. Woodley said, “Ever since the story came out the other day about treating Woodley fair, some people felt like I was using the media to hype it up a little bit, but I wasn’t doing that at all. My whole idea was to report the story. They’ve been asking me about my contract all year long, and I was completely honest with everybody. Somebody asked me ‘Are the Steelers still looking to renew your contract?’ And I told them the story.”
Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta preview the Steelers offensive positions and competitions for the upcoming training camp in Latrobe. These, Agree to Disagree segments will be done in three segments with defense and special teams coming up next.
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Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall joins NFL.com today for a live chat starting at 2 p.m. ET. Make sure you get a good question in.
Jason La Canfora reports that Jordan Woy, the agent for free agent tackle Flozell Adams, claims four teams have standing offers on the table to sign Adams. Adams wants around $4 million on a one-year contract, and although the Steelers might have a deal on the table, I doubt it is for that much.
The second part of the Ask the Steelers segment with cornerback Bryant McFadden is now up on Steelers.com. BMac says his strong points of his game are being physical and consistent. I would have to agree.