|PHOTOS: MEET THE 2013 LINEBACKERS|
JOHN SCHMEELK: I think Dan Connor will start the first game of the regular season, but Mark Herzlich will get the nod in the first preseason game. He will be joined by Jacquian Williams and Keith Rivers, assuming they are healthy. That is a big assumption considering their injury histories.
DAN SALOMONE: Well I’ll first say I think the lineup will change from the opening preseason game to the start of the regular season. But as far as the Steelers game, I’ll say it will be Jacquian Williams, Keith Rivers, and Mark Herzlich in the middle. Like Herzlich said during OTAs and minicamp, the starting middle linebacker role is not his to lose, but his to secure. He has set himself up in a good position to do so, but will have to prove it with pads on. And not that it means much, but Herzlich’s only start at middle linebacker last season came against Pittsburgh.
20 QUESTIONS IN 20 DAYS ARCHIVE
Question 10: Turnover battle
Question 11: Team Captains
Question 12: Running back stats
Question 13: TE Myers' role?
Question 14: Thomas' position in '13
Question 15: Who will be 3rd safety?
Question 16: Debating touchdown totals
Question 17: Two kickers on roster?
Question 18: More 3-WR sets in 2013?
Question 19: Toughest Opponent in 2013?
Question 20: Best Position Camp Battle?