Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

AFC North Whispers

Steelers concerned by shortage of deep threats

Related Stories

Browns strike early, sign Kruger

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m.

Dolphins land WR Wallace

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:13 p.m.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 7:07 p.m.

Steelers sign CB Gay

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m.

Steelers restructure Roethlisberger's contract

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:14 p.m.

Was injury behind Schaub's late-season issues?

Posted Feb. 09, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m.

Steelers hire Bicknell Jr. as O-line coach

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m.

Would Branden Albert return to Chiefs as a guard?

Posted Jan. 26, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m.

Steelers' backfield could be blown up

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m.
Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

These are a few of the whispers we've been hearing from around the AFC North lately:

• The Steelers' ability to stretch the field in the passing game with receivers other than Mike Wallace could become a concern, the way we hear it. Veteran WRs Hines Ward and Antwaan Randle El are more short and intermediate threats, whereas rookies Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, while possessing playmaking ability, are still works in progress.

• The Ravens moved ORG Marshal Yanda to right tackle for the injured Jared Gaither in Week One, and Yanda generally fared well. Asked about whether Yanda could be a longer-term replacement at the position if Gaither's back injury continued to linger, head coach John Harbaugh responded, "Yes, yes, we do."

• Browns TE Evan Moore may be listed as second string on the depth chart, but his role in the passing game looks like it will not be that of a backup. Moore led the Browns with 87 receiving yards in the season opener and was targeted five times. Moore has good speed for a tight end and has some run-after-the-catch ability.

• Ravens LB Jameel McClain won the starting "Will" linebacker spot in the Ravens' defense over Dannell Ellerbe and Tavares Gooden, but LB coach Dean Pees told PFW he is high on all three players. While McCain was deserving of his starting role, "just as equal, I could see Ellerbe starting, I could see Tavares Gooden starting," Pees said. "I feel very blessed about all of them. I feel good about all of them."

 

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE