SL Discussion Thread for Week of June 27

This is your thread to talk about … well, whatever you want.

– Arena Football! The Pittsburgh Power pulled out a thrilling win on Saturday night, winning on the final play of the game when quarterback Chris Wallace, in his Power debut, scrambled to his right and “found a leaping Lonnell Dewalt in the corner of the end zone flipping over the boards with the ball in hand.” You don’t see that type of play in the NFL. Or anywhere. [Pittsburgh Power]

– An update on Ben Roethlisberger’s foot. [Tribune-Review]

– Speaking of Roethlisberger, he says the Steelers have had offseason player workouts. [Pro Football Talk]

– I’ve always wondered why the Steelers — or any team — don’t take more chances downfield on second-and-short situations. You figure the defense is expecting a run, so why not fake it and take a shot with something deep? If the pass falls incomplete, you can still take the safe play and run it for the first down on third-and-short. [Football Outsiders]

– Mike Wallace: Underrated. [Shutdown Corner]

– And for your random YouTube: Here’s Will Blackwell returning  a kickoff for a touchdown against the Ravens during the 1997 season. This play helped start a huge second half rally that was capped off by an 80-yard touchdown run by Kordell Stewart. Awesome game…

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  • Anonymous

    The Steelers are not usually big players in free agency. And I have no problem with that. But they still do make occasional moves, especially on the non-splashy side of things. What do you guys think of having a look at Brent Grimes and Zach Miller?

    I think Grimes is underrated and young, so perhaps he could be had for a good deal, and the Steelers could certainly use a veteran CB with a lot of tread left on the tires. For the same money I’d prefer Taylor, but I don’t think the money is going to be close. Zach Miller is like kind of like Health Miller. He’s good at both blocking and receiving, but doesn’t put up the gaudy receiving numbers that people like to drool over. He’d be an upgrade over Spaeth as a second TE. He did make the pro bowl as an alternate once, so he might end up being too pricey.