Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Big Ben

What ‘Big Ben’ wants, ‘Big Ben’ should get. After a record breaking rookie season, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to improve his game by asking the coaching staff to open up the passing playbook more.

This is nothing but good news for the Steelers. It shows the young buck has confidence in himself and can carry more weight on his shoulders, which is something that is important for a quarterback to want, responsibility.

With the addition of tight end Heat Miller and wider receiver Cedric Wilson I wouldn’t be surprised if Big Ben sets another record this coming season.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

June 1st cut

If their are any fans out there who are loyal to free safety Mike Logan, I hope you don’t get upset at what your about to read. Logan has pretty much become a backup safety and injuries have limited Logan’s playing time as well as his ability in coverage. With the way rookie Russell Stuvaints has been playing I would expect Logan to be a June first cut for sure.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Let the Battle Begin

When training camp roles around the best battle to watch will be between wide receivers Antwaan Randle El and recently singed from the 49ers, Cedric Wilson. The battle will be to replace Plaxico Burress as the starter on the outside.

Randle El had been the slot receiver for the past 3 seasons but the team has concerns about his durability. Then there is Wilson who has the speed to throw the long ball to and could fit well in the offensice scheme.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Still Number 1

The Steelers would like to extend the contract of their four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Hines Ward before the season gets under way. It would seem something of importance since the departure of other star wide out Plaxico Burress. Even with the addition of Cedrick Wilson, Ward still possesses the best blocking ability and maintains his status as the clutch-pass catcher.

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Choices we Make

In light of the injury to Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., coach Bill Cowher warned quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about riding his motorcycle without a helmet. Roethlisberger, who rides a Harley, said he will continue to ride his bike, sans helmet, despite the risks. Cowher told Roethlisberger that life is about choices and consequences, and that football players have just a small window to reach their goals. He told his second-year quarterback to consider the options.