Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 7:52 pm
June 11th will mark what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and in honor of that, CBSSports.com is ranking the best coach from each decade of NFL existence.
In his piece, Mike Freeman ranked former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula ahead of former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll as the best head coach of the 1970's Below is what Freeman wrote about the decade and what former New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi added as far as his thoughts on that decade.
In the training camp following a brutal loss to the Dallas Read more [...]
Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 3:37 pm
Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is quietly entering his third year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he hasn't been quiet when it comes to making chain moving third downs in his previous two seasons with the team.
Cotchery, who will turn 31 years old in June, has registered 14 third down catches for 187 yards since arriving in Pittsburgh with 13 of those catches resulting in either a first down or a touchdown.
Last season alone, Cotchery caught 8 of 12 passes thrown his way on third down for a 66.7% completion ratio, which led all the Steelers eligible receivers who were targeted more than Read more [...]
Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:33 pm
I posted about free agent offensive lineman Doug Legursky on Thursday and it just so happens that he is in the news on Friday as Bo Marchionte of college2pro.com is reporting that interest in Legursky is starting to pick up now that teams are starting to wrap up their OTA sessions.
According to Marchionte, Legursky's agent David Rich claims the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills have all expressed interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent undrafted offensive lineman and that a visit with the Bills will take place on June 4th.
Steelers Read more [...]
Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is entering what could be his final season in the league in 2013, but he feels like this could be the year that the team adds a seventh Lombardi Trophy to their collection.
"I do; I still feel like there's something out there," said Keisel in an interview this past week with DVE Radio. "I still feel like there's a championship out there, and I see signs all over the place.
"I'm kind of superstitious and I read certain things, and I guess the best word is hopeful. I really feel like if we put in the work, and we all are on the same page in the Read more [...]
Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 10:54 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers, per the norm, didn't sign many free agents during the offseason, but the addition of running back LaRod Stephens-Howling figures to be one that will pay a few dividends in 2013.
The University of Pittsburgh product might only be 5 foot, 7 inches and some change, but inside of that diminutive body is a ton of versatility. Stephens-Howling can run between the tackles, catch the ball out of the backfield, pass protect and return kickoffs on top of it all.
While he won't compete for the starting running back position in 2013, Stephens-Howling already knows how he intends Read more [...]
Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 1:13 am
Now that James Harrison is gone, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds will finally get the chance to fill in his shoes in 2013. While filling Harrison's shoes is probably just fine with Worilds, being compared to the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year and five-time Pro Bowler while wearing those shoes isn't, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"I'm not James Harrison," said Worilds, per the Friday report by Bouchette. "When Jason Worilds steps on the field, anyone who expects James Harrison is fooling themselves."
Stepping on the field as a member of the Steelers Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 10:52 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped of their second OTA session of the 2013 season on Thursday and below is a recap of what we know took place during the week. The Steelers have tightened their grip on the media even more this year and that is why you are not seeing much come out of the practices from the beat writers. Unless a member of the media gets information from one of the players via an interview, they can't report it. This is the reason why we aren't seeing a lot of reports about who is playing where and who is banged up. If this continues, and I expect that it will, I wouldn't expect much Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a very interesting picture Thursday on Twitter that included himself along with offensive linemen Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum and John Malecki. Legursky of course is not currently under contract.
I'm not sure where the picture was taken, but it certainly looks as if it could have been snapped at the Steelers facilities.
Through the first two weeks of the Steelers 2013 OTA sessions, Beachum as been working as the backup center behind Pouncey. However, according Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Training camp is right around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and I have decided that now is a good time to bring on another writer for the site being as traffic has jumped tremendously over the last two years.
For starters, I only want serious inquiries from people that are willing to be dedicated to adding quality content to the site. Your grammar and writing skills must be far better than my own, as I already spend enough time editing my work.
In addition, you need to be very in tune with the Steelers and able to come up with your own topics to write about. If you don't have a solid Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7:19 pm
Bill Cowher hasn't coached in the NFL since 2006, but he still has a ton of respect for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Cowher was a guest Thursday on NFL Total Access and was asked if he thinks his former 2004 first-round draft pick still has some good years left him, and if anything should be read into the team recently drafting Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones.
"I think he can play more," said Cowher. "I think that one of the best things to happen was bringing Todd Haley in there, and I think Todd, with what he's trying to do with some of the quick passing game, and I Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
During the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season, the team was treated to a sight that put smiles on all of their faces, as rehabbing tight end Heath Miller was spotted doing 100-yard sprints on the field next them.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained what they observed after Thursday's practice when he was a guest on 93.7 The Fan.
"We saw Heath Miller running today on the field next to our practice and everybody kind of just had this big smile on their face," said Roethlisberger. Coach Kirby (Wilson) said, 'Ben, look over there', and we Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 3:36 pm
Bill Austin, the man that preceded Chuck Noll as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away Thursday at the age of 84.
Austin originally broke into football as a 13th-round draft choice of the New York Giants in 1949. After playing guard with the Giants in 1949 and 1950, Austin spent two years in the service, returning to the Giants in 1953 and remaining until 1957.
After his playing days were over, Austin coached the line at Wichita University in 1958 before joining the Green Bay Packers coaching staff for six years. While with the Packers, Austin was the line coach under the legendary Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second OTA session of the 2013 season Thursday and over the course of the first two weeks, second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has been getting a chance to play center behind starter Maurkice Pouncey. According to Beachum, however, he hasn't gotten the snap of it just yet, literally.
"Some growing pains right now," said Beachum, the Steelers fourth of four seventh-round draft picks in 2012. "Having some good days, having some bad days. You got to be a little more consistent. Working hard at it before practice and after practice.
"I understand Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
There's a new club in Pittsburgh called the 08'ers and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked Thursday on 93.7 The Fan about how it was formed and how head coach Mike Tomlin is not catering to them during the offseason practices.
"Day one, coach Tomlin asked for anybody that was with the Steelers in 2008 to come into the meeting room, and he wanted to talk with us," said Roethlisberger. "He kept all of the other guys out and so, I don't know the exact number, but there weren't very many of us.
"So we now have a nickname called the 08'ers and there's very few us, and coach Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 11:22 am
Season 3, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and talk about a few of the news tidbits that have come out of the Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices. This discussion includes us talking more about the left tackle position as well as the nose tackle position once again with Al Woods continuing to receive second team reps at the position.
Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton will miss the Steelers mandatory mini camp next month so David and I discuss whether or not that is overly important. We pass along what Jerricho Cotchery had to say about it in Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 10:08 am
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said a few weeks ago that he hoped rookie wide receiver Marcus Wheaton would be able to make the mandatory mini camp next month after being forced to sit out all of the OTA sessions due to Oregon State being on the quarters system, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Thursday on Twitter that he's confirmed the Steelers third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft will not be permitted to attend.
Oregon State has their finals listed as taking place on June 10–14 while the Steelers Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 9:17 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers have done pretty well as far as injuries go as they wrap up their second week of OTA sessions on Thursday, but a source has informed us that cornerback Justin King has been sidelined with a hamstring injury this week.
Kind signed with the Steelers in the middle of December last season after Ike Taylor and DeMarcus Van Dyke injured, but he wasn't active for the final two games he was on the roster.
King was originally drafted in the fourth-round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams out of Penn State.
In addition to King, undrafted rookie offensive lineman Read more [...]
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 5:39 am
We have known now for several months that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence did damage to his peroneal nerve when he tore up his knee last year in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Despite the long odds, however, Spence said on Wednesday that he intends on playing in 2013.
"I know a lot of people have not been able to come back after damage like that, but I'm going to see if I can be one of the only ones," Spence said. "Actually, I know that I'm going to beat the odds. I'm not really worried about that."
In a Thursday article by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Read more [...]
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 11:48 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is entering his 11th season in the league, and apparently he's still learning a thing or two from defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau during OTA practices.
"I was just sitting there talking to Coach LeBeau at one of the OTAs, and we was like, 'Ike you got it; you just don't trust your ability sometimes,' Taylor said Tuesday on Trib Live Radio. "That's what he told me. I was like dang; I thought I was good, but if I could trust my ability, I could be great."
Taylor was then asked by host John Harris to further explain and clarify what LeBeau was trying Read more [...]
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 10:25 pm
By Jeremy Hritz
Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress recently had some interesting comments about fourth-year receiver Antonio Brown. He said, “[Brown] is going to be one of the most feared receivers in the league this year.”
Mr. Burress, we hope you are right.
Being without their number one receiver from the past two seasons, the Steelers would love nothing more than for Brown to make up for the production that will be lost from the departed Mike Wallace. And during his short time in Pittsburgh, he has shown that he can make big plays.
The 5’10, 186 pound Brown Read more [...]