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.
– I had a debate with Ryan about this a couple of days ago, but I’m not sure what Mewelde Moore brings to the Steelers right now (Ryan disagrees with me, for what it’s worth). He wasn’t anywhere near as effective running the football in 2009 as he was in 2008, and he doesn’t seem to be all that strong in pass protection. He’s pretty good catching the football out of the backfield, but that’s about it … so, what are the thoughts on Mewelde Moore around here? Still a useful player or not? And if Rashard Mendenhall were to get injured, which running back would you want taking over in his place?
– Hey, this is a fun read. Ryan had a chance to chat with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad OchoCinco about a variety of topics, including Troy Polamalu being one of the best safeties to ever play the game and how he never, ever talks on the field. [Ryan at FanHouse]
– One person that’s not excited about Dennis Dixon starting for the Steelers on Sunday? Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson. Here’s what he told D. Orlando Ledbetter (nice bow tie) of the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “Dennis Dixon, in his start last year, looked real good. Everybody gives you something different. With Dixon, you have a versatile quarterback. You hate playing against quarterbacks that can get out of the pocket. That’s one of the things that defenses hate the most.” [AJC]
– And for your random YouTube of the day: Here’s a Steelers quarterback wearing No. 10 throwing a touchdown pass.