Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday August 23rd – There\’s A Pony In The Backfield Edition
Ed Bouchette blogs that Maurkice Pouncey should now be given the starting job at center and the only question left is what to do with Justin Hartwig. He also points out the Steelers used a pony backfield a few times on Saturday night when both Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman lined up in the backfield together.
Rookie linebacker Stevenson Sylvester has been turning heads all preseason, but Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler says he needs to play lower and they are going to try to get the high playing out of him so he will have a lower center of gravity.
Cornerback Ike Taylor apologized to teammates after being ejected from the Giants game early on for throwing punches at wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Taylor admitted that he, “kind of lost it a little bit.”
Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times does a little, should they stay or should they go?, as he sorts through a position-by-position look at how the Steelers roster is taking shape.
Former Steelers center and current Bengals coaching intern Dermontti Dawson joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about Steelers rookie Maurkice Pouncey transition to the pro-game and shares some of the memories that he has of another Steelers great center, Mike Webster.
Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac gave a vide recap following the Saturday night game versus the Giants. They mostly go over the quarterback play on the night of Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon, but do discuss some other minor details.