Archive | 2011 Draft

Recently Released LB Dontay Moch Would Make For An Interesting Summer Project

The Arizona Cardinals released outside linebacker Dontay┬áMoch on Thursday after just one season and while I did think the Cincinnati Bengals reached for him in the third-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, I’ve always been intrigued by him when I studied his college tape prior to that draft. Moch was combine phenom back in 2011 […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Class Now Down To Four Remaining Members

Outside of the timing of it, the decision made on Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to release cornerback Curtis Brown wasn’t a surprising one, but now that he is indeed gone, the 2011 draft class is now down to four remaining members. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert have started […]

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Reader Homework: Keith Butler Talks Linebackers & You Listen

I could listen to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau talk football for hours, but a close second to him is linebackers coach Keith Butler. I was going back through some post draft interviews tonight of Butler after the draft selections of Jason Worilds, Stevenson Sylvester and Chris Carter to refresh my memory on what […]

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Steelers Main Concerns Can Be Traced Back To Poor 2008 & 2009 Drafts

The Steelers formula for success for many years has been simple. Draft well, re-sign quality free agents and add a low profile free agent or two during free agency for extra depth. That very formula has resulted in 3 Super Bowl appearances over the last 6 seasons with 2 of those appearances ending with the […]

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Steelers Sign 3rd Round Draft Pick Curtis Brown

All of the Steelers 2011 draft picks are now under contract as third-round draft pick Curtis Brown has now been signed. No numbers have been announced yet, but it is a four-year deal. The Steelers started the day with only Brown and first-round pick Cameron Heyward left to sign, but Heyward was signed earlier in […]

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Steelers Sign 1st Round Draft Pick Cameron Heyward

Another Steelers draft pick is signed, sealed and delivered today as first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward has agreed to terms on Friday. It is a 4-year deal with a club option on the 5th year I believe and Heyward was only a little late for the first day of on field work. He did manage […]

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Contracts Of Steelers 2011 Draft Picks Coming Into Focus

With the lockout looking like it will end early next week, the Steelers will have a full plate once the 2011 league calendar begins. Not only will they be tasked with signing their own unrestricted free agents they want to try to keep, but they also will charged with signing undrafted free agents in addition. […]

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Examining The True Market Value Of Ike Taylor

When trying to put a market value on Ike Taylor, the best place to perhaps start would be what the projected franchise tag amount is, which is determined by the average of the top 5 salary cap numbers at each position. The cornerback position was estimated to be between $14-$15 million for 2011. That amount […]

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Examining The Mythical Steelers Draft Day Trade With Redskins For Pouncey

The hottest story in Steeler Nation right now outside of the retirement of Alan Faneca, the pending free agency of Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and the Hines Ward run on Dancing with the Stars is the rumored report that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he had a draft day deal in place with the […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #54 Interview With Baron Batch Episode

Episode #54 of The Terrible Podcast is up and in this special edition podcast I interview the Steelers 2011 7th round draft pick Baron Batch, running back from Texas Tech. Baron discusses how he has been received thus far by Steeler Nation since being drafted on Saturday and talks a little about spending draft day […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Picks Assigned Numbers

The Steelers seven 2011 draft picks have been assigned their new jersey numbers according to the Steelers.com website. Below are the newest rookies and the their new numbers, but I will caution you that as roster cuts go on that there could be some number shuffling. Cameron Heyward is unlikely to get his #97 from […]

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Steelers Draft Two Linemen – Post Draft Look At The Offensive Line Situation

Not only did the Steelers draft two cornerbacks over the weekend, they also drafted two offensive linemen in the form of 2nd round draft pick Marcus Gilbert out of Florida and 6th round selection Keith Williams from Nebraska. Much like I did with my post draft look at the Steelers cornerback situation, I will now […]

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2011 Steelers Draft Picks On Twitter

The 2011 NFL Draft has ben over for more than 24 hours now and the Steelers have 7 new draft picks to add to the fold. Several of the seven newest Steelers are also on Twitter as Cameron Heyward, Marcus Gilbert, Cortez Allen, Chris Carter and Baron Batch all have Twitter accounts. Curtis Brown and […]

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Video: Steelers Rookie Baron Batch Hawks Down Fellow Rookie Curtis Brown

Lost in the excitement of the Steelers draft this weekend is the funny story about one college football play that links 3rd round draft pick Curtis Brown from Texas and 7th round draft pick Baron Batch from Texas Tech together. When Texas played Texas Tech last season in mid September, Brown intercepted a pass from […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #53 2011 Steelers Draft Recap Episode

Episode #53 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start by recapping Day 3 of the 2011 NFL Draft. We take a look at the Steelers four picks (Cortez Allen, Chris Carter, Keith Williams, Baron Batch) and come to the conclusion that two are locks to make the team and two […]

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Possible Steelers Undrafted Free Agent Targets List

In a normal year following the draft, the Steelers usually have already called undrafted free agents and have their agreements in place with them. With the lockout still in place following the draft, no free agent signings can take place until the new league year starts. This could be as early as Monday or could […]

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Steelers Draft Cornerbacks – Post Draft Look At Cornerback Situation

We wanted cornerbacks, we got cornerbacks as the Steelers drafted Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen in the 2011 NFL Draft. Now that the draft is complete, it is time to take an early look at the cornerback situation as it stands today. The Steelers kept 6 corners on the active roster in 2010 and may […]

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Steelers 2011 NFL Draft – Day 3 Selection Recap

The Steelers 2011 NFL Draft is now over and we have 7 new Steeler players to welcome to the fold and it consists of 7 seniors this time around. 5 of these 7 players made pre draft visits to Pittsburgh. Day 3 of the draft was as exciting as the first 2 days in my […]

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Steelers Draft RB Baron Batch With 29th (232nd overall) Pick Of The Seventh Round

The Steelers drafted running back Baron Batch from the Texas Tech with the 29th pick in the 7th round (232nd overall) of the 2011 NFL draft. Comes out of a spread offense and measures 5 foot 9 5/8 and weighs 207 pounds. Had 40 times of 4.50 and 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7.03 […]

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Linebackers Coach Keith Butler Press Conference On Chris Carter

Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler held a short press conference to discuss the Steelers 5th round selection, Fresno State linebacker Chris Carter, of the 2011 NFL Draft after he was drafted with the 162nd overall selection. Butler tells what he liked about Carter and why was selected and how he will take time to transition […]

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Offensive Line Coach Sean Kugler Press Conference On Keith Williams

Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler held a short press conference to discuss the Steelers 6th round selection, Nebraska guard Keith Williams, of the 2011 NFL Draft after he was drafted with the 196 overall selection. Kugler tells what he liked about Williams and why was selected and how he is a nasty, mauler type […]

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Steelers Draft G Keith Williams With 31st (196th overall) Pick Of The 6th Round

The Steelers drafted guard Keith Williams, from the Nebraska with the 31st pick in the 6th round (196th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft. Williams was another pre draft visitor to Pittsburgh and started all 14 games at left guard for Nebraska. He helped lead them to 10 games with 200 rushing yards that included […]

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Steelers Draft LB Chris Carter With 31st (162nd overall) Pick Of The Fifth Round

The Steelers drafted linebacker Chris Carter, from the Fresno State with the 31st pick in the 5th round (162nd overall) of the 2011 NFL draft. Carter is another college defensive end that will make the transition to outside linebacker in the Steelers 3-4 defense. Carter led the WAC and tied for ninth in the nation […]

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Steelers Defensive Backs Coach Carnell Lake Press Conference On Cortez Allen

New Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake held a press conference following the selection of Citadel cornerback Cortez Allen with the 31st pick of the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL draft. Lake took questions from the media after the selection was made and you can listen to the audio of the presser below.

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Steelers Draft CB Cortez Allen With 31st (128th overall) Pick Of The Fourth Round

The Steelers drafted cornerback Cortez Allen, from the Citadel with the 31st pick in the 4th round (128th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft. Allen is a raw, long corner with a ton of upside as he is one of the premier small college outside cornerbacks. He is a physical cornerback measuring 6 feet 1 […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Introductory Press Conference

The Steelers 2011 second round draft pick, Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert, held his introductory press conference on Saturday morning at the Steelers South Side facilities and took several questions from the media. Gilbert talks about his relationship with center Maurkice Pouncey and his position flexibilty. He says he is willing to play whatever position offensive […]

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