The entire situation surrounding the quarterback position and the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason has been confusing. First, Ben Roethlisberger decides to leave the team and all the fans blowing in the wind while he contemplates his future, and then the team decides to give a new contract to backup Landry Jones for no apparent reason. So, with all that, when head coach Mike Tomlin decides to take a strong stance about the team’s quarterback plans, it does come off a bit confusing. I’ve never been a big critic of Tomlin, but this is something different. Which succession plan are you talking about, coach? The one where Roethlisberger fell into the team’s lap in the first round of the 2004 NFL
Trevor Gott and A.J. Cole were optioned to Triple-A today and Jacob Turner, LHP Neal Cotts and Jhonatan Solano were reassigned to minor league camp, while Vance Worley was released. In the latest round of cuts, the Washington Nationals whittled their roster down to 27, leaving three players (Wilmer Difo, Michael A. Taylor and Jeremy Guthrie) in the mix for the 25th spot on the Opening Day (25-man roster).
Apparently the rest, rest and more rest that Cam Newton’s body needed this offseason wasn’t the only thing required. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday there’s a little bit of repair going on, too. “He’s going to have to rebuild his confidence,” Rivera said at the NFL owners meetings