No one had to.
"I'm not unhappy, let's put it that way," said Kevin Spencer. "We got No. 29 [Iwuoma] back and Sean did a good job. We've got a good group."
Spencer went into camp hoping to keep both gunners, but Iwuoma injured his shoulder and had to sit out the third preseason game.
Iwuoma thought his situation was precarious, so he played with the injury in the fourth preseason game. And he played so well – even though he couldn't hide the pain from cameras – that Cowher made Spencer's day.
"He really is a godsend," Spencer said of the 184-pound Iwuoma. "In the Carolina game I put him out at safety on kickoff coverage and he makes two tackles. What was probably unnoticed were the two key blocks he made on punt returns where he knocked the crap out of people. He really does a good job. He's a special kid; he really is."
So that gives Spencer two coverage aces, a coverage ace of the future in Bryant McFadden, a kicker who's made 17 field goals in a row, a punter analysts ranked No. 2 in the league last year, and a rookie long-snapper.
A rookie long-snapper?
"Not in my mind," said Spencer. "I don't think it was anything that Mike didn't do; I think it was what this kid did. I know Mike won't agree with it, but Greg's better. He's younger, a little more athletic, snaps the ball a tad bit quicker. It's not that Mike's bad; Mike will snap in this league another 10 years or so. I just think this guy's better."
Spencer also likes Warren's ability to get down the field in coverage.
"He's around the ball," Spencer said. "He's done some good things where he's leveraged people and is in the right place at the right time. He runs pretty well.
"I like this kid because he's unflappable. He's quietly confident. I think you can get in his face and it's not going to faze him. He's really a cool customer. I like that a lot."
Cowher was asked about cutting Schneck, among others.
"It's not like there haven't been times when we have brought in other long-snappers," Cowher said. "The guy we brought in is good. He's the best guy we've brought in to challenge Mike."
Cowher also gave explanations about cutting the following: