“I am ready for it,” said Wallace. “I have been here all year. I have had a chance to learn everything. I will step in and hopefully fill in just as well as Fernando did and won’t miss a beat.”
Velasco has started every game since
“It will be my first real NFL start,” said Wallace. “It will be a lot different than the preseason games. I feel good about my conditioning level. I think I will be okay in there. I will be able to identify the fronts and see blitzes coming. There are things you can pick up off guys. You just have to study your film.”
Fast learner: Newly signed center
Olsen, who played in 16 games and started four for the Saints last year, said he is getting a crash course on the Steelers offense and knows position flexibility will be a key.
“I was able to get with coach and look at the playbook,” said Olsen. “Any time you go to a new team, especially this late in the season, you have to catch up. Luckily for me football is football and it’s coming along and it’s not an issue.
“I think to make it in the NFL you have to play more than one position. It’s something as a player adds value and it’s something I try to do every day and show the coaches I can do multiple things.”