Steelers: kicking confidence, roster projection, protesters


The Steelers long and mostly painful preseason has finally come to an end and resulted in only one win but many injuries. While they make their final roster cuts and turn their sights towards the New England Patriots we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Saturday, Sept. 5th.

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Scobee Do

The final preseason game at Heinz Field was actually the debut for kicker Josh Scobee. Scobee had kicked in Heinz prior to Thursday night’s game against the Panthers, as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Scobee connected for a pair of 27-yard field goals and sailed the ball out of the endzone for his kickoffs.

Not a bad start for Josh Scobee says Steelers’ Mike Prisuta.

"“Luckily got a couple short ones to get the confidence built. This place is obviously a tough place to kick later in the year so it was nice to get a couple kicks in, get a few kickoffs and get it rolling for next week.” – Josh Scobee"

Roster Projections

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler took his turn at making projections for the Steelers’ 53-man roster. Cuts are due by Saturday at 4:00 pm EST. Fowler suggests the team will be cutting draft picks L.T. Walton and Gerod Holliman.

Fowler also suggests the team will be carrying ten linebackers including Vince Williams, Terence Garvin and Anthony Chickillo.

Anti-Vick protests

Linda Wilson Fuoco of the PPG reports that a group of Pittsburghers organized by a Facebook page came to protest Michael Vick at the Steelers final preseason game on Thursday night. The 100-200 people in the group held what was a called a “Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of Michael Vick.” Otherwise known as, “We had nothing better to do on a Thursday night and we didn’t give a crap about what Michael Vick did 8 years ago before the Steelers signed him.”

The group carried signs saying “Real Men Don’t Fight Dogs” in protest of what Vick was sent to federal prison for in 2007. Clearly this group of concerned citizens came from a Facebook group because Facebook is where you go to display outrage about issues without actually knowing anything about them. Wonder where these guys were when Vick played for the Jets and Eagles before this? Incidentally, there’s a Facebook group of Pittsburghers for Michael Vick as well. A city divided. 

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