Steelers rookie offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey is being investigated by the NCAA over an allegation that he accepted $100,000 from an undisclosed agent\’s representative before playing in the Florida Gators Sugar Bowl victory. Pouncey does not face any trouble from the NFL, but it could effect the University. Pounceys will reportedly deny any wrong doing today, but it is just one more story that shows a Steelers player in a negative light as the offseason from hell continues.
Bob Labriola has a look at new offensive line coach Sean Kugler and his upcoming first training camp in which he must already start juggling the offensive line with injuries to Willie Colon and Chris Scott. Labriola says that Scott will miss all of training camp as well in the article.
Speaking of offensive linemen, Gil Brandt of NFL.com looks at the top 18 senior offensive linemen prospects NFL scouts will be keeping a close eye on this fall. It is expected to be a deep class for the 2011 draft which is right up the Steelers alley.
[phpbay]James Farrior Steelers rookie, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay]
Steelers linebacker James Farrior predicts a turnaround not only for himself in 2010, but for the entire defense as well. Farrior is working out in Florida at ESPN Wide World of Sports under the watchful eye of speed and conditioning guru Tom Shaw and is using the offseason criticism as motivation for the upcoming season. In a separate story, Farrior talks about how players are preparing for a 2011 lockout should one occur.
Steelers defensive Brett Keisel takes fans on a video tour of the Steelers Practice Facility in part 1 of 2 videos up on Steelers.com. Nice to see Charlie Batch still working hard in the background.
Reporter Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, joined Vinnie on the “Vinnie and Cook Show” to discuss free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens and his 2009 season with the Bills. Wilson says he didn’t see Owens as a distraction in Buffalo. In fact, Wilson noted that the 36-year-old wide receiver was well-liked. and thinks the Steelers should take a chance on him. I as you know wrote that we shouldn\’t.