Good Thursday to you Steelers fans.
Later this summer in the state of Ohio there will be two goats on a stage together. No, this isn’t the beginning of a really bad joke either… The two “GOATs” I’m referring to are Dick LeBeau and Troy Polamalu. It was made public yesterday that when Polamalu enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame the man presenting him will be his former defensive coordinator LeBeau, who is also enshrined as a player himself. There was a lot of speculation as to who would present #43 but his selection of LeBeau is perfect. The way each speaks of the other is something we don’t often see in society. There is great admiration, respect and love between these two. And why wouldn’t there be? Both Polamalu and LeBeau waged many wars together on Sunday afternoons so it is only fitting that they be together at football’s grandest stage. As you already know, Bill Cowher will be enshrined and presented by Art Rooney II while Alan Faneca will be presented by Hines Ward. There will be a lot of Black and Gold in Canton. Actually, there already is!
Tonight we’ll discuss several things on the SCB Steelers Podcast presented by DEK Roofing Inc… Our thoughts on Rookie Mini-Camp… Why fans need to stop rushing to judgment on the offensive line… LeBeau presenting Polamalu… Are the Steelers looking for veteran help on the EDGE and much more!
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The Podcast Part II
One other thing that will be discussed this evening is whether we believe rookie Kendrick Green will start at center. Currently, I’ve struggled to see it simply because he’s only played four career games at the position. But there are many in the Steelers’ reporting world that believe he will be the starter come week one. We will discuss.
The Ben Debate
In recent days I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about what kind of season Ben Roethlisberger had last year. His 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions was impressive and up until he took that hit on his knee in Dallas, he was playing at an MVP level. The number don’t lie; after that game his play worsened. We can point to having to get rid of the ball so quickly or at the non-existent running game but for a guy coming off the elbow surgery he had, it was overall a pretty good year. If 2021 is going to be successful for him I see one particular area that he has to be better in and that’s simply taking care of the football. Too many throws last season were just invitations for interceptions. Some came late in the first half to be sure but others came at crushing times too. It’s easy to say this for any quarterback but for Ben, who might be in his final season, it’s a must.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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