Originally Posted by Kingmagyar
No matter how good Battles plays special teams are you really going to have him active over the 5 guys in front of him.
This is a good point that I have not considered before. As you say even if they keep Battle, it would be a weekly struggle for him to even get a helmet on game day. Yet we also must consider the possibility that the Steelers elect to dress 2 QBs on gameday and use the 46th man for a special teamer, which would very likely be Battle.
And people keep forgetting that the new kickoff rule does nothing to change punts.