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.
– Good news: Aaron Smith (sorta) practiced Tuesday. Bad news: he’s not expected to play on January 15 in the AFC Divisional game. Upside: Ziggy has shown in Aaron’s absence — especially in recent months — so it’s not as huge a loss as, say, having Flozell go down. Pretty sure nobody would have thought that in August. [Post-Gazette]
– More impressive individual stats from the 2010 regular season. (Just scroll down to “Quick Hits”) [Post-Gazette]
– Because it’s never too early for draft talk, Wex answers a couple tweets about guys he likes in April: “Right now my top choice is Mike Pouncey.” And “Carimi looked great to me vs. Clayborn, Heyward, Daniels. I doubt he lasts, but others criticize his lower-body strength.” [Tweet Machine]
– This is truly random — not even sure what made me think about it — but here’s Bussey treading Urlacher during the 2005 season: