Behind The Steel Curtain is continuing its cool "five players to watch" series that it began doing in the preseason, and this edition is for the Steelers vs. Ravens matchup in Week 1 of the regular season. Not surprisingly, two of the five are offensive linemen – Doug Legursky (who will have to block Haloti Ngata) and Jonathan Scott (who will have to deal with Terrell Suggs).
BTSC’s list also includes Bryant McFadden, a weak link in the secondary who often frustrates Steelers fans, and Isaac Redman, who’s continuing to establish himself as a strong contrast to Rashard Mendenhall.
Topping the list is James Harrison, who has looked out of shape in the preseason. His matchup against Bryant McKinnie would often seem like a great one, but who knows what to expect out of Harrison this time. BTSC notes that Mike Tomlin believes Harrison has been "sand-bagging" and that he’s actually ready to go; we’ll see if that’s true.