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Check out a story featured on the Today Show featuring Chris Rainey and Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Most know him as ‘the guy’ that returned a 47 yard interception for a touchdown in preseason. If you watched closer, you could see a good tackling safety with natural instincts and abilities.
Robert Golden earned himself a roster spot after being signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent from the University of Arizona. He will wear #21 and he may be the future starter at free safety (FS). The Steelers are desperately thin at safety (S) with Ryan Mundy being the #1 backup to both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark.
Robert Golden Profile:
Jersey #: 21
- Attended University of Arizona
- Three–year starter who played both cornerback (CB) and safety (S)
- Project as a 7th round pick. He ended up being undrafted and signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent
Good size and speed combination
Athletic player that played both CB and S showcasing his fluid hips, backpedaling and change of direction skills
Shows good instincts in coverage by quickly locating the ball in the air and shows above average burst to the ball in flight
Solid fundamental tackler
Lacked ‘big play’ ability. Golden only accounted for 2 total INTs in his junior and senior years
Has shown indecisiveness in zone coverage
Max Starks has been consistently one of the better Steelers offensive lineman over the past several years. Yes, Starks is rehabbing a torn ACL injury but he is expected to be healthy shortly even though he was listed on the PUP. Consider this. Starks has 8 years of experience and is still only 30 years old. 30 isn’t “over the hill” for a left tackle. Starks knows Ben Roethlisberger’s playing style very well and that can’t be overstated. It’s well documented that Ben likes to extend plays and having a LT that is proven and whom is trusted with protecting Big Be’s blind can’t be underestimated.
What if Mike Adams isn’t ready to play week 1? Starks is literally a huge security blanket for this team. If you need proof of that, refer to last year. Starks was able to relieve Jonathan Scott from his duties after a few poor weeks of play. Starks will do the same this year if Mike Adams isn’t ready.
Let’s also consider leadership. Ben is clearly the leader on offense but Max will be a close second. With the loss of key longtime leaders (Farrior, Ward and Smith), it’s important to sustain good leadership. Having Max Starks back certainly helps out the offensive leadership.
Over the past 3 years, Mike Wallace has been one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. Now, Wallace wants to be paid like one. There is little doubt that the Steelers are a better team with Mike Wallace but at what cost? Do you jeopardize future signings such as Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders? I don’t think so.
Wallace has been rumored saying he wants to be paid like Larry Fitzgerald who signed a 8 year, 128.5 million dollar contract.
The Steelers won’t pay Wallace, Larry Fitzgerald money. That would be a poor decision and that is not the way the Steelers do business. They won’t overpay for a wide receiver (see Burress, Randle El, etc) and they never let a player (see Santonio Holmes) jeopardize the future of the franchise. And quite frankly, Wallace isn’t worth Fitzgerald money. Wallace has elite speed but he’s not close to being a Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald talent. They are in a class of their own. Wallace is in the next tier of wide receivers. He’s still a 1 trick pony that disappeared towards the end of last year. He might not be the best overall wide receiver on the team. That title probably goes to the Antonio Brown.
With that being said, I want Wallace on the Steelers if the price is right. What’s the right price? I think 5 years, 45 million seems about right. The contract will be back loaded and much less than that will be guaranteed. If Wallace doesn’t agree to a contract similar to that, he won’t be a Steeler after this season.
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Tyler Palko, the journeyman quarterback that will always call Pittsburgh home, faces players he once looked up to and later called teammates in Week 12.
The Steelers offensive coordinator said Doug Legursky has simply played a little better than Chris Kemoeatu, which is why he will start at left guard in Kansas City.
Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians weighs in on the issues heading into his team’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers have thrived this season because they are physical, relentless and combative. Just like their coaches.