Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday August 25th – Woodley Training Uphill Edition

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark talks about his near death experience in Denver almost 3 years ago and how it benefited his daughter, Loghan. As it helped identify that she too has the same sickle-cell trait as her dad. Clark also talks about the struggles the defense had last year as well.

Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley talks about how training on a treadmill with an incline of 40 degrees and a top speed of 28 mph has helped him over the years.

Mike Bires writes about the insurance that Larry Foote brings to the linebacking core this season. Foote says the coaches have told him he is going to play this year, so he is just trying to put his cards on the table and see what happens. Foote will spell both inside linebackers James Farrior and Lawrence Timmons, but will likely see most of his work on 3rd downs.

The Tuesday Ed Bouchette chat transcript is now up on the PPG blog.

Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said he believes quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be more mature from now on after having the offseason to reflect on his off-field troubles in his career, according to The Associated Press. “There\’s no question as a player he\’s always been a great player,” Cowher said. “But there\’s a lot more to this professionally than that. It\’s how you carry yourself off the field. I think he realizes that now. I really think you\’re going to see a different person.”

Former Steelers running back Willie Parker will get his chance to make an impression Friday with the Redskins on Friday night. Parker is part of a large stable of backs fighting for a roster spot that includes. Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams.