Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 22nd – Arians Quality Check Edition
Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians says they need to run the ball better, but not necessarily more. Arians goes on to say he thinks it is the quality of the runs more than the quantity that worries him. This ought to get the blood pressure up of Steeler Nation on Thursday.
Quarterback Dennis Dixon was back in Eugene, Oregon and gave KEZI an interview. Dixon says he is working on becoming more vocal and working on his leadership skills. He also said he expects head coach Mike Tomlin to name a starter after the first pre-season game.
First round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey denied on Wednesday through a statement that he took money from a sports agent’s representative while still at the University of Florida. Hopefully the NCAA will get this wrapped up soon so Pouncey can concentrate on football once again.
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Ground crews and staff are working at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe ahead of the Steelers arrival in just 8 days from now. No drop in attendance is anticipated this year due to the events of this past spring. You can read a little history here in the annual release from Saint Vincent College.
Former Steelers punter Josh Miller and new 93.7 The Fan NFL analyst discussed the current contract situation of linebacker LaMarr Woodley and whether the Steelers are playing with fire. Fun to listen to Miller compare all the coaches he has played for as well.
Ravens safety Ed Reed said on Tuesday that he is “leaning” toward going on the Physically Unable to Perform list when the regular season begins, which would mean missing at least the first six games. The Steelers play the Ratbirds week 4, so that could loom large. Wednesday Reed revealed the severity of his hip injury, a dissatisfaction with his contract and a desire to get more support from his team.