John Harris talks to cornerbacks Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor and William Gay about the need for the Steelers to make more splash plays on defense in 2010 and more specifically in the secondary. This group has been training together down in Florida.
John Grupp, caught up with Steelers legend Frenchy Fuqua one day after former Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl safety Jack Tatum died from a heart attack, Fuqua, once again, declined to publicly discuss one of the most famous plays in NFL history. The two will be forever linked together by the Immaculate Reception in the 1972 playoffs at Three Rivers Stadium seen below.
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had his contract extended five years on Wednesday and Scott Brown looks at five hits and five misses of Colbert from previous years drafts. To be fair, you can\’t hang it all on Colbert, good or bad, but I for one am glad he is on our side. Mike Bires also has a great piece on Colbert in the Beaver County Times. Steelers.com has a pre-camp chat up with Kevin Colbert who talks about training camp and how the scouts are used to help in the evaluations made that go into determining the final 53-man roster. He also talks about the recent signing of free agent lineman Adrian Jones.
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Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons blogged yesterday about the upcoming training camp and how he has his abs back. Timmons thinks the Steelers will definitely contend for the league’s top defense again this season.
Ed Bouchette writes that the Steelers had $2,119,270 of cap room in their rookie salary pool before linebacker Jason Worilds signed yesterday. Only first-round pick Maurkice Pouncey remains unsigned, but quite a few players will need to be inked closer around Pouncey, so a five year deal can be reached. Things will move pretty fast today with other first rounders and I still like the chances of it being done before the first practice. we shall see.
LaMarr Woodley reported in as a correspondent for Jim Rome on the Jim Rome is burning show. You can see Woodley at his camp in Michigan clowning around with several other Michigan Alum and NFL\’ers.