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Steelers Daily Links: Baldy Raves on Herbig, NC State Honors Cowher



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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Kyle Trask, right, is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Nick Herbig during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger raved about Pittsburgh Steelers’ fourth-round pick Nick Herbig’s performance on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “@Steelers @nickherbig_ played 13 snaps last night and made his time count. Off to a good start showing a great takeoff; foot quickness and a plan to win. Could the Steelers find a “steal” in the 4th round?” Baldinger tweeted. Herbig recorded three total tackles and 1.5 sacks in his 13 snaps.

Baldinger also broke down Kenny Pickett’s 33-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens. Baldinger thinks the rest of the NFL better get used to the Pickett to Pickens connection.


🏈 The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-19, on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium. It was the Ravens’ 24th consecutive win in the preseason. It’s the longest preseason win streak since at least 1994.

Eagles’ first-round pick Jalen Carter created havoc on his first career snap in the NFL. It appears that Philadelphia might have got an absolute steal in Carter. 


🏈 Steelers second-year wide receiver Calvin Austin III gave his dad the ball following his 67-yard touchdown from Mason Rudolph on Friday night. It was Austin’s first career touchdown in the NFL. Austin missed all of last season with a foot injury.

🏈 Former Steelers head coach and Hall of Famer Bill Cowher will be inducted into North Carolina State’s Ring of Honor. Cowher played linebacker at NC State from 1975-78, under head coaches Lou Holtz and Bo Rein, and he is seventh all-time with 371 career tackles. Cowher is the only former NC State player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Cowher will be inducted into the NC State Ring of Honor before the Sept. 29 game against Louisville.

🏈 Former Steelers quarterback and Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw told AARP that his faith helped him overcome cancer. Bradshaw, 74, revealed on the the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show last October that he battled bladder and skin cancer over the last year. While he kept the diagnoses private, Bradshaw shared that he’s now cancer-free.

“My strength in dealing with skin and bladder cancer last year came from my faith,” Bradshaw said. “Like I told my wife, if I die I’m going to heaven, and if I don’t die I get to enjoy you some more, so what’s the downside? The nervousness with cancer comes after you’re told you’re cancer-free and you go back every 90 days for blood work and PET scans, and sitting there waiting on the results for three days.

“It still feels like I’ve just started in life. I’m really having a good time. When opportunities knock, there’s a certain part of me that says, ‘If I don’t take this, it may never come again.’”

🏈 Ben Roethlisberger stopped by the ‘The Field Burger & Tap’ in State College.


📅 On this date, Aug. 14, 1999, the Steelers acquired Iranian tackle Star Pourdanesh in a trade with the Washington Redskins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

🎥 Warren Sharp of Sharp Football shared the All-22 angle of George Pickens’ 33-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Kenny Pickett on Friday night.

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Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pat Narduzzi sounds off on recent realignment in college football.

West Virginia Sports Now: Sean Regan evaluates WVU quarterback situation.

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