Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday August 19th – Strong As A Bronko Edition
Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times has a profile article on Bronko Doug Legursky. Sean Kugler loves the guy and calls him one of the strongest guys on the line. His position versatility also will likely help his chances of making the 53 man roster once again.
Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette seems to think linebackers Patrick Bailey, Thaddeus Gibson and Stevenson Sylvester are battling for one open linebacker roster spot. I disagree and think there are actually two spots open and Bailey is not even in the mix. As much as I like the play of Keyaron Fox, I do not think he can be considered a roster lock right now. I have an uneasy feeling that he might be in the final cuts and hope I am wrong.
Steelers veteran linebacker James Farrior talked with Jim Colony of 93.7 The Fan on Wednesday to chat about the progress of camp and how camp is more relaxed this season compared to previous years. Potsie also talks about the progress of the young guys at camp and in the first preseason game against the Lions.
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New special teams coach Al Everest explains how the league-high four kickoff returns for touchdowns the Steelers allowed in 2009 were results of perimeter problems. Thus far Stefan Logan, William Gay, Ike Taylor, Anthony Madison and Keenan Lewis have been working outside in training camp at the position.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning will miss Saturday’s preseason game against the Steelers while he nurses 12 stitches on his forehead and backup quarterback Jim Sorgi might not play either with a shoulder problem. Really not good news as you want the Steelers to face top notch competition in the preseason to use as a measuring stick. The Giants may be forced to start third stringer Rhett Bomar Saturday.
The Mansion At Maple Heights of former Steelers center Chukky Okobi is listed for sheriff\’s sale after Allegheny County court records show the mortgage hasn\’t been paid since 2008. Okobi is working on a loan modification with the bank and hopefully he is able to save his home if he can indeed afford it.