So, while it's easier to suggest nicknames for new Ravens rookies ( I was thinking Mount Doughboy), I wonder what nicknames will stick to the new Steelers players. Will they earn the pseudonyms from fans, coaches, or other players?
Some will bring nicknames with them. A little Googling turned up some possible nicknames that may hang on. Time will tell.
Emmanuel Sanders, our speedy WR drafted in round 3, has a great one: Go Go. Nice story about him on Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10116/1053408-66.stm
Jason Worilds, our second rounder to play OLB, said this in an interview: "Oh man, they call me so many things... "Aggy-Daddy," "All Worilds," "King Kong," "Optima" and that's about it. I didn't have any nicknames as a kid." (source: http://www.beamerball.com/free/travelinside.htm)
Thaddeus Gibson sounds like Deebo 2.0, and not just because of team, position of play (soon), and physicality. Check this out from a Buckeye blog in 2009:
"... our DTs dont exactly keep me awake at night wondering if they are watching me. thaddeus gibson, however, does. he has a few nicknames that i like to use - thad, thad the impaler, DESTROY EVERYTHING MOVING, and BEAST MODE. dude is a freak. dude is always angry. dude probably killed a live animal with a knife today and he didnt know why. i dont know why, and i dont care why. #90 is for real." source: (http://www.teamsecretfalcon.com/2009/08/ohio-state-football-preview-2009.html)
Wow. Thad the Impaler has my vote, but I have lots of geek love for Beast Mode.
Stevenson Sylvester's is simply "Sly," according to source (http://prod.www.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/news/article-1/Steelers-select-Stevenson-Sylvester/3a367674-fda5-4771-96e4-08ea14e3b1cf)
Jonathan Dwyer: Diesel according to Steeler Depot (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/04/steelers-draft-recap-class-of-2010/)
Anybody know about the other guys? Pouncey was gifted with an interesting last name, so maybe he misses the boat on this one.
Couldn't find names for Chris Scott, Crezdon Butler, Antonio Brown.