Joe Greene knows a thing or two about talent. When the greatest player in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history speaks, you listen.
In a recent interview on Steelers.com, Greene challenged nose tackle Daniel McCullers to elevate his level of play. And true to his old-school form, he didn’t mince words.
“I’d like to see number 62 get his tail over the center and beat the crap out of the center, the guard on the right side, and the guard on the left side. Then we’ll be better. Show some energy about what we’re trying to do. You have the size, I know you have the ability, you just got to get out there and do it. If he starts to do what he’s capable of doing, then the rest of the defense will fall in line.”
Through the first two weeks, McCullers has played on just under a quarter of the Steelers’ snaps, rotating with Steve McLendon at nose tackle while mixing in as a defensive tackle in subpackages. His play has been solid but like Greene says, for a player of that frame, it’d be nice to see a little more dominance.