3 Steelers that need to be benched for the rest of the year
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Henry Mondeaux
A name that was quietly a fan favorite in camp this offseason, Henry Mondeaux has earned the chance he received this season on defense. He was a unique player, as he could play on every special team’s unit (including kickoff coverage) and had been a valuable backup in the past. Unfortunately, him seeing regular defensive snaps has been bad, as his play has been wildly inconsistent and hindering to this run defense.
Worse yet, he is playing out of position as a nose tackle for this team. He is a player that when he does well, it is due to his sneaky athleticism, not his strength and power. He has been bullied at nose tackle and he can’t continue to start there. All of this is especially true when you consider the fact that the team has two names on the roster healthy and with far more potential than Mondeaux.
Montravius Adams has been a revelation since joining the team when he was signed from someone else’s practice squad, playing well when he has seen the field. Carlos Davis is finally healthy again, and he should be the one penciled into the nose tackle job. At this point, Mondeaux should be relegated back to his reserve role where he excelled at. The occasional backup snap and special teams work is a good fit for him. It’s time for him to see less playing time.