Articles by Ron Lippock

Interview: David Gilreath Thankful For Time Spent As A Steeler

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with David Gilreath. former Steelers’ receiver who spent the 2012 season with the team. They discuss what it was like to play in Pittsburgh, finding his footing after his career, and discovering which guy…


Interview: Jimmy Orr Remembers The Chief As A ‘Great Man’

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with Jimmy Orr, who played for the team for three years in the late 50s/early 60s. Be sure to check out Ron’s book, Steelers’ Takeaways: Player Memories Through The Decades, featuring over 400 interviews with…


Interview: Ross Ventrone Explains Where ‘Rusty Benson’ Came From

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with the one, the only, Ross Ventrone, who played for the team on and off from 2013 to 2016. They discuss his fun personality, his nicknames, and what it’s like being cut 29 times…


Interview: Mitch Lyons Tells Current Players To ‘Enjoy The Ride’

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks with Mitch Lyons, a tight end who spent a few years with the team in the late 90s. They talk about Lyons’ career today, what it was like coming to Pittsburgh, and how tough…


Interview: Tony Dungy Used Chuck Noll’s Teachings To Become A Great Head Coach

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. We have a very special interview for Steelers’ Nation today. Ron chats with Tony Dungy, former Steelers’ defensive back, defensive coordinator, and former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. They discuss his switch to broadcasting, the lessons…


Interview: Chris Hope Says He And Troy Polamalu Cried After Hope Signed With Tennessee

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to ex-Steelers safety Chris Hope. Hope was drafted by the team in the third round of the 2002 draft, made 32 starts in four years with the team. The two discuss Hope’s close relationship…


Interview: Safety Larry Griffin Recalls Greg Lloyd Ramming His Truck Through Concrete (And Hurt Carnell Lake)

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to former Steelers’ safety Larry Griffin. Griffin played for the Steelers from 1987 through 1993, starting 12 games and picking off 13 passes. Here, they discuss how Tony Dungy convinced Griffin to keep his…


Interview: How Josh Miller Helped Jeff Reed Become The Steelers Kicker

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks former Steelers’ punter Josh Miller. They discuss his broadcasting career, how he helped choose Jeff Reed, and the time Bill Cowher asked to trade him to Green Bay. Be sure to check out Ron’s…


Interview: Tony Hills Remembers Playing Connect Four With Troy Polamalu

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks with Tony Hills, an OT drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 2008 draft. He spent three seasons with the team. In the interview, they discuss how Hills’ upbringing shaped his…


Interview: Doug Whaley Says Steelers Looked For Players Who Cared About Winning, Not Style

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks with Doug Whaley, who served as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Pro Scouting Coordinator from 1999 to 2009. He was named GM of the Buffalo Bills in 2013. In the interview, the two discuss the two…


Interview: RB Steve Avery Remembers Bill Cowher’s Super Bowl Inspiring Speech

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to former Steelers’ running back Steve Avery. Avery played with the team from 1993 to 1995, catching one touchdown pass during that time. They discuss being a longshot, Bill Cowher’s impact on him, and…


Interview: Aaron Smith Explains Why He Hated John Mitchell As A Rookie

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with former Steelers’ defensive linemen Aaron Smith. Starting 152 games for Pittsburgh, he racked up 44 sacks and won two Super Bowls throughout his career. They talk about learning to play under John Mitchell…


Interview: Ricardo Colclough Discusses Steelers ‘Unbelievable’ Super Bowl Run

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with former Steelers’ cornerback Ricardo Colclough, the team’s 2nd round pick in 2004. They talk about what it’s like to be the only player from Tusculum to appear in the NFL, how tough it…


Interview: Mark Malone Explains Why Chuck Noll Never Got Close With His Players

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron has a fantastic interview with former Steelers’ QB Mark Malone. He spent seven years with the team, making 46 career starts in Pittsburgh. They talk about his time in Pittsburgh, his broadcasting career, and the…


Interview: How Marvel Smith Found Out The Steelers Don’t Have Snow Days

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to former Steelers’ starting left tackle Marvel Smith. The two discuss Smith nearly getting drafted by the Bengals, his unique approach to the o-line, and his health post-football. Be sure to check out Ron’s…