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Saturday is 'moving day' for Pittsburgh Steelers' position battles

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When the Buffalo Bills come to Heinz Field this Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin expects some players to make a 'move' towards making the 53 man roster.


'Moving day' is a golf term used during a four day tournament. You make the cut from Thursday and Friday, then you typically make your move up the leaderboard on Saturday.

Enough golf jargon.

Mike Tomlin might be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is also employing the same philosophy of 'moving day' as his team approaches their second preseason game this Saturday when the Buffalo Bills invade Heinz Field.

"If somebody is going to make a substantial move it's going to happen this week." Tomlin told reporters Monday after practice.

In other words, if you are on the proverbial bubble in terms of making the cut, it might be time to make a play for yourself and move yourself into the 53-man roster discussion.

In week 1 of the preseason rookie Howard Jones did just that by capitalizing on plays that presented themselves to him. It is hard to ignore a player when they are scoring defensive touchdowns and recovering fumbles.

Tomlin's quote also spans beyond the game on Saturday as the Buffalo Bills are not only coming to Pittsburgh for the preseason game Saturday, but are also conducting joint practice sessions with the Steelers at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA on Wednesday and Thursday.

All the repetitions against unfamiliar competition will go a long way towards impressing coaches, or essentially signing your waiver papers and looking for employment elsewhere.

There is still  a lot of football to be played this preseason, but as Mike Tomlin alluded to during his session with reporters today, time is running out on some players to make an impression.