Alright, take 2 after last nights game.
Lefty will not be available while Ben is gone if at all for the season. I think the Steelers feel Batch is fragile and may bring in another QB. Could possibly be a PS QB because he won't help game 1. Let's assume Lefty to PUP or IR & J Scott's injury isn't serious. Scott might miss some time which means another injury at OT will cause alot of shuffling. Urbik benefits from this and they might carry 10 OL until Scott is healthy.
I also like to give props to Bailey & Urbik for last nights play. I was critical about Bailey's position play and he did very good last night. Don't know if it is enough to make the team but congrats to him.
Urbik actually had a solid game. Look very good pulling and moving guys off the ball. Needs to be a little more under control in space when he gets to the 2nd level. If it wasn't for the missed block on Tyler when he dropped Dwyer, he would have had a very good game. Legursky pulling/fold behind Urbik's block limited what Urbik could do on the penetration to counter but Urbik needs to take the first step of the fold more aggressively of the snap to cut off the penetration angle so Legursky could come off his block. I think his progress this season and that game would at least get him on the PS. In my opinion, outplayed Foster the entire pre-season. Very disappointed in Fosters play. I was anticipating a big step year 2. He took a step backwards through the preseason and Urbik came forward.
There are some bubble guys I stuck on. Urbik makes it because of Scott's injury. Burnett's play didn't impress but I think he sneaks on over Madison. But he lost his rotation spot to a fast climbing Butler so perhaps Madison gets the nod. Both Urbik & Burnett will be first to go if they need to add outside their position. Battle is another. I wouldn't put him on based on play at WR but if they don't keep Madison I believe he makes it.
Here's my 53 + *2:
QB (2) --Dixon, Batch, *Roethlisberger
RB (4)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore, Dwyer
FB (1)--Johnson(#3 TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (10)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, Urbik
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Butler, Burnett
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy
Harris might not clear or want to sign here. I believe they might look to add a QB (just in case) & an OT. Usually carry a true RB on the PS but I believe Dwyer will get plenty of work as the scout team runner. Good way to get him work.
Worthington, Grisham, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Harris, Summers, (QB/OT)