A lot of experts are calling this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers a ‘transition’ year and they may be right in the end, but after cut-down day yesterday the real transition may be in the approach on offense. With the Steelers choosing to keep just four wide receivers and four tight ends on the active roster, I think the following conclusions can be drawn;
Despite not playing a down in the preseason, Mike Wallace will not only play next Sunday in Denver but he will start and he will contribute. I don’t believe conditioning will be a factor for him as he is in excellent physical condition, but in terms of ‘game speed’ that could take a few series for him to get going.
The Steelers did not feel like anyone acquitted themselves strongly enough to warrant a spot on the roster as the 5th wideout. Toney Clemons, David Gilreath and Derrick Williams seemed to have the inside tracks but with depth issues elsewhere on the team, they were deemed expendable.
Keeping four tight ends (Miller,P...