Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Ben Roethlisberger is selective when it comes to saying anything overly positive about rookies for fear it might lead to an inflated ego.
Following Chris Rainey's debut against Philadelphia, Roethlisberger will take his chances.
"I don't like talking about him ... but he's pretty good," Roethlisberger said.
Rainey transferred his training camp hype to the field with an explosive performance that included a third-quarter screen pass that he turned into a 57-yard touchdown.
"Man, he's spectacular," receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. "I mean, I saw him on the high school level, I saw him on the college level, and he looks like he going to be a pretty good NFL player. That screen he caught and took it to the house was the Chris Rainey of Florida."
The Steelers used their fifth-round pick on Rainey with the hope he could provide the offense he did late in the third quarter against the Eagles.
Jerrod Johnson dumped off a pass to Rainey in the left flat, where Rainey made Xavier Brown miss at the line of scrimmage. Rainey picked up a block by John Malecki at the Eagles' 40-yard line before juking Brandon Boykin at the 10 and diving into the end zone.
"I felt good," Rainey said. "I am just doing my job and taking every opportunity that I can. I did everything right. I just wanted to get a touchdown."
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