Steelers must-watch players in opening preseason game vs Seahawks
By Andrew Falce
Kendrick Green has his shot at redemption with Steelers
It was about as bad of a first year as you could want with Kendrick Green. Thrown into the center role (a position he had some experience in despite being a natural guard) and expected to start, Green’s play varied from below-average to miserable. The Steelers seemed intent to move in a different direction this offseason, although they claim he is in competition for a guard spot.
While expecting Green to suddenly become a good lineman due to a position change is a stretch, there should be some natural progression from his first year to his second year. He hasn’t had a notable camp either way, but if he wants a chance to redeem himself, he needs to show up against the Seahawks. A positive first preseason would likely go a long way in restoring his confidence and the team’s confidence in him.
Considering Green won’t be playing against some of the top defenders on the Seahawks, he should be able to use his natural strength to move people around. If he really struggles, it will be another sign that he isn’t going to pan out. The time is now for him to get back on track and try to show some of the traits that made him a third-round pick.