Marvel Smith is battling back spasms that have plagued him for a considerable portion of his career.
Head coach Mike Tomlin stated that if Smith cannot play then Steelers backup tackle Max Starks, a player who received the transition tag this past off season, will make his first start of the season.
Has the more recently selected replacement Trai Essex fallen from favor? Has Tomlin received word from above that the $7 Million Dollar Benchwarmer must see playing time? Your guess is as good as mine.
Who would take Starks’s place in the jumbo package remains to be seen but if the Steelers ever get a first and goal, it’s sure to be revealed.