Steelers linebacker Patrick Bailey was honored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association as the team's 2008 rookie of the year.
While Bailey's certainly distinguished himself on special teams, his selection underlies the fact that thus far the Steelers 2008 draft class has been very, very short on results. Rashard was lost for the season in the four game of the season, Limas Sweed only has six catches, and the rest of the picks have played little, are on IR, or the practice squad.
The association also honored Ryan Clark with its "Cheif Award," which they present to the member of the Steelers organization who best embodies the spirit of cooperation with the media as established by Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr.
Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....