A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation. And consider this your open thread for discussing the days events and, well, anything else that comes to mind about the Black and Gold.
– There were some rumors floating around on Thursday that the Cincinnati Bengals might be thinking about releasing Antonio Bryant, possibly eliminating a small part of the appeal to that team: a bunch of insane wide receivers that could lose their minds at any moment. Granted, even without Bryant, they still have plenty of options.
Are you concerned about their passing attack, which has a lot of volatile, high maintenance big-name players? Put me down for a “no.”
Actually, I think I’m more concerned about Baltimore’s receivers, mainly because I’ve always had a ton of respect for Derick Mason as a football player. He’s as underrated as they come — though, I suppose he’s getting dangerously close to that line of being so underrated that he’s actually kind of overrated — and damn productive. And now he has an actual No. 2 (more like another No. 1) to line up across from him.
So, what do you think, fellow loungers: which passing game is a bigger threat? Cincinnati or Baltimore.
In other news, former Browns whipping boy Derek Anderson will be starting the next preseason game for the Arizona Whisenhunts, which doesn’t seem like good news for Matt Leinart.
– Another look at the quarterback situation, this time from Dale Lolley. [NFL From The Sidelines]
– Ryan Clark spent Thursday evening Tweeting about the Packers-Colts game on ESPN, and was very impressed with Aaron Rodgers. And for good reason, the Packers quarterback was ripping the Colts defense to shreds. [Twitter]
– And for your random YouTube of the day: Troy Polamalu’s first NFL touchdown, courtesy of Carson Palmer.