AP photo: Don Wright
I recently promised to cover the defensive line “soon,” and given the plethora of plumbing problems and viral indispositions, this counts as soon.
In many ways the core of the defensive line is the most uniformly impressive group on the team. The middle is anchored by Javon Hargrave, who could have but didn’t win the Steelers’ Rookie of the Year award. Read more
By Ivan Cole
That pretty much sums up a game that presented a little something for everyone and provided what could be called a Hollywood type ending. If you saw it, no explanation necessary. If you didn’t, you want to be sure to catch both the first and fourth quarters of any replay, that was the good part.
Steelers and Steelers fans were the obvious short term winners of the 31-27 Pittsburgh victory, but there were more winners than just the Steelers.
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Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports
I covered the first half of the game from the standpoint of the defensive front in Part 2, and we’ll move on to the second half of the game, where a host of young guys had a opportunity to catch the eye of the coaching staff.
photo via Mars Hill Athletics
I thought about titling this article “Johnny Maxey, Man of Mystery.” He went to a school hardly anyone has heard of, he plays a position but nobody is quite sure which one, and nobody knows how long he will be a Steeler. This is the hard reality of writing these profiles—I have to finish them quickly, because once training camp begins there is no telling how much longer they will be on the roster.
It’s already too late for some of them. When deciding who to profile I looked at the list the Steelers published of the undrafted free agent signings immediately after the draft. I was intrigued by a couple of things I saw about TE David Reeves out of Duke. But before I started researching him I checked the current roster, and it is a good thing I did, because he wasn’t on it. I discovered after a bit more digging that the Steelers released him to make room for former Steeler David Johnson, and that was the end (at least for now) of David Reeves’ career as a Steeler.
But Johnny Maxey is still definitely with the team, so let’s check out the mysterious man.