Day After: The Latest Steelers Buzz


*Much of the buzz surrounding the Steelers going into week 6 was who would start at running back. As expected Rashard Mendenhall started and got the bulk of the carries. Moving forward the starting job is Mendenhall’s to lose. Mendenhall gives the Steelers offense another dimension with his pass catching and blocking ability and the coaching staff wants Mendenhall to be their lead runner. His type of running style suits the kind of offense Bruce Arians wants to run. In Mendenhall’s three starts, the Steelers have scored 93 points. Willie Parker though has been a very important part of the Steelers franchise the past 5 seasons. He’s been their starting tailback for two Super Bowl winning teams. He won’t be pushed aside nor should he. If healthy, Parker will still play a key role for the Steelers this season. He will just have to make the most of his opportunities.Read More »