Scott Brown blogged that he too thinks that Hines Ward will make it the Hall of Fame, but not likely on his first try. In my article this past week, I think he needs just 2 more average seasons to be a stone cold, lead pipe lock with the log jam ahead of him waiting to get in..
Mark Kaboly writes about how the Steelers are already prepping for opposing 4-3 defenses as they open the season with three consecutive games against 4-3 teams in the Falcons, Titans and Buccaneers. This also means the young guys are learning to work off of cards and how scout teams work as well. Good to see this detail is already being worked in.
Tony Hills apparently is having his stock rise merely by running on the side with an ankle sprain as Jonathan Scott is not impressing either as the second-team left tackle. Not really the type news you want to hear on deciding a roster spot. Can Scott really make Hills look that good? I am not so sure myself and think Jim Wexell is going a bit over board here.
Ed Bouchette writes about how the benching of Rashard Mendenhall in week 3 versus the Bengals, might of been the best thing to happen to him. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson says Mendenhall is doing a better job preparing himself mentally. In other running back news, Wilson said the rookie Jonathan Dwyer is turning the corner now and he is eager to see him play Saturday night against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field. It is looking like Dwyer will get quite a bit of work.
Rookie wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and second year cornerback Joe Burnett both sat down for radio interviews with 93.7 The Fan on Wednesday.
Ben Roethlisberger no longer lists Findlay, Ohio as his hometown and instead now list Cory Rawson, Ohio, in the Steelers media guide and all of their rosters, at Roethlisberger\’s request. Speculation is that the Findlay residents have been mighty critical of Ben since the March 5 episode in Georgia, and maybe this is just his way of cutting ties with the folks back there. The season is almost here folks, I promise.