If there’s any team that has garnered the most of the spotlight in the month of November, without question it has to be the Pittsburgh Steelers . The roller-coaster ride that has been the 2012 NFL season for the Steelers, marred by injuries to big name roster players such as Troy Polamalu, took an unwelcome turn when their quarterback and leader Ben Roethisberger was injured on November 13th after being sacked against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Question swirling that week of who would replace Ben; who suffered a near fatal injury that day, for their game against the division rival Balitmore Ravens. In the end, the Steelers decided that Byron Leftwich would be their starting quarterback. Without question the Steelers suffered many causalities to injuries that game; in addition to Leftwich, the Steelers lost one of their most reliable receivers in Jerricho Cotchery to a serious rib injury.
With this injury and the loss of All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown, the Steelers needed an experienced receiver to fill the void at this position….. enter Plaxico Burress.
On Monday, Burress took a physical with the Steelers and auditioned; by Tuesday afternoon Burress became a member of the same team that drafted him in 2000. For many Steelers fans, this was a moment that they would have never conceived to be possible, considering the manner in which he departed from the team in 2004.
For now, this move begins a new chapter for the career of Plaxico Burress, who played last season with the New York Jets. Only time will tell if Burress can be the asset that he once was for 4 seasons with the Steelers, or if the chapter with his new team will be a short one.