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.
– Ben Roethlisberger will be making his preseason debut on Saturday night against the Giants. I only have one request: Don’t send him in behind the second-team offensive line. Please. [Post-Gazette]
– This should make everybody at least a little bit excited. Potentially, anyway. Daniel Sepulveda — also known around these parts as Robo-Punter — has been putting on a show in training camp with his kickoffs, and now it appears as if the Steelers want him to at least share kickoff duties this season. For what it’s worth, the destroyer of paper towel dispensers didn’t look all that bad with his kickoffs on Saturday, even recording a touchback (Steelers Depot put together a video that highlights all of them, if you wanted to check that out). Though, I’d add that the touchback was clearly wind-aided during the monsoon that rolled through town. [View From The Press Box]
– OK, this is just a little bit out there, but, somebody named Taylor Lautner visited the Steelers on Saturday night and posed for a picture with Sepulveda. I have no idea who Taylor Lautner is, or why he’s famous, so if somebody can explain that to me, I would greatly appreciate it. As for why I’m posting it, the guy looks like Sepulveda’s twin brother … well, minus about six inches in height and 150 pounds in muscle. Seriously, they couldn’t look more alike. [Post Game Heroes]
– And for your random YouTube of the day: Rod Woodson with a huge kickoff return against the New York Jets. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen Woodson running with the football and actually getting caught from behind.