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Lawrence Timmons Ready To Emerge As A Leader

For the first time in his career, Lawrence Timmons finds himself standing in a meeting room representing the old guard, the sage veteran whom others look up to for advice, as the most tenured member of the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers. Throughout his first seven seasons, there have always been veterans from which to learn, starting […]

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Steelers QB Landry Jones Knows He Needs More Work

Regardless of what one felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers using their natural fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select quarterback Landry Jones—while trading their 2014 third-round pick to draft another player earlier in that fourth round—just about any objective analysis would come away with an unimpressive take on his rookie season. Of particular […]

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Dri Archer Allaying Fears Over His Punt Return Ability

After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedster Dri Archer in the third round of the draft, some questions were immediately raised about how he would be used. Given his size, there were naturally concerns about what role he could serve on offense while still protecting him from unnecessary injury. But there were also questions about what […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Tom Donahoe Reflects On The Evolution Of The Draft

Under a ‘normal’ season, the draft should have taken place this past weekend. We would already be labeling players Hall of Famers and busts by now. Instead, we get to labor through another week of mock drafts. The draft was pushed back into May in 2014. In the future, there are already talks of extending […]

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Heyward-Bey Signing May Do More Harm Than Good

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly kick the tires on former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey later today, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This continues a theme of the organization looking to plug some of the few remaining holes on the roster, coming on the heels of the signing […]

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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Expected To Sign With The Broncos

In what is perhaps the least surprising news this free agency period related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with another team other than the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. That team is the Denver Broncos, who lost Eric Decker to the New York Jets earlier in the past week. While […]

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Gerry Dulac: Sean Spence “Significantly Ahead” Of Schedule

Many people have commented on the release of veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote over the past couple days. Earlier, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac examined the release through the prism of how it relates to Sean Spence. In a blog post headed “What does Foote’s departure mean for Sean Spence?”, Dulac writes that “the peroneal […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Eagles Recap & Ed Bouchette Episode

Season 2, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I continue with our discussion of the Steelers roster battles while talking a look back at the team\’s dominating win over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday. As you might imagine, mostly glowing reviews, but concerns remain over the corner position […]

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Agent For Willie Colon Even Thinks He Would Be A Pro Bowl Guard

I hate to beat a dead horse. OK, who am I kidding, I love beating dead horses, especially when it proves my point. A great story by Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News just hit the wire tonight and it details the behind-the-scenes-look on how Steelers unrestricted free agent tackle Willie Colon landed […]

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Cancelled: Harrison To Discuss Comments Made In Men\’s Journal Tonight On ESPN Sportscenter

Steelers linebacker James Harrison will discuss his recent comments he made in Men\’s Journal magazine about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, fellow teammates and other current and former players on SportsCenter this evening. Jason Romano, the Senior Talent Producer for ESPN, reported via Twitter a short time ago that he had confirmed a live interview with […]

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Police Report Says Hines Ward Failed Field Sobriety Tests

According to the DeKalb County Police reports filed on the arrest of Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward for DUI, Ward failed a series of sobriety tests administered by Officer Robert Catalano according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Ward reportedly swayed back and forth and was getting agitated while the officer conducted the evaluation. Ward consented […]

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Hines Ward Apologizes, Manager Denies He Was Impaired After Hitting Curb

The long awaited statement regarding the early Saturday morning arrest of Hines Ward on suspicion of DUI has finally surfaced as Ward\’s manager, Andrew Ree, claims in a statement that Ward wasn\’t impaired. He also said that Ward is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this […]

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Beat Writer Says Buccaneers Will Not Sign Tiki Barber

Another day and yet another Tiki story. Last night Tom Pedulla of USA Today had a story on running back Tiki Barber and how his short list of teams that he wanted to sign with included the Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This afternoon Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune blogged that the Bucs […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday June 30th – Colon Wants Fair Deal Edition

Several teams might be possible suitors for free agent Willie Colon as he is looking for a fair deal according to Scott Brown. Although Colon would rather stay at tackle, he is not opposed to moving to guard if he returns. Colon, said. “We pull (left guard) Chris Kemoeatu so much that if I was […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #62 Ed Bouchette Interview Episode

Episode #62 of The Terrible Podcast is up and we are joined by Ed Bouchette, long-time Steelers beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, as he was kind enough to spend some time with us on during his vacation to discuss a wide range of football and media topics in the second part of the […]

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Foot Of Roethlisberger Not A Concern To Ben\’s Agent & Hines Ward

The news last week that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might require surgery on the foot he injured last year, has received quite a bit of attention in the media over the last few days as several interpreted the story as some sort of breaking news. The news however is to no concern to Roethlisberger\’s agent […]

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Colon Wants To Stay With Steelers, Not Totally Opposed To Playing Guard

Steelers tackle Willie Colon was on Sirius NFL Radio this morning and told host Ross Tucker that he still wants to play for the Steelers even though they\’ve passed up multiple opportunities to extend his contract. Colon told Tucker, “The Steelers do things their own way, and I\’m not worried about the money. I just […]

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Roethlisberger Confirms Steelers Offense Have Held Workouts

WDVE reporter Mike Prisuta reported on Twitter this morning that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told him today that the offense has indeed held players-only workouts since the lockout started. This confirms the news that wide receiver Limas Sweed told us on the Terrible Podcast a few weeks ago as well as the report that wide […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Feet Recovered Enough For Golf Course

It has been a few weeks since I posted about the recovery of Steelers second year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who underwent surgeries on both of his feet since Super Bowl XLV. In the last update in late May, it was reported that Sanders worked out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a few other teammates […]

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Conference Call: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell & Steelers Season Ticket Holders

The well awaited conference call between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Steelers season ticket holders took place this afternoon as Goodell fielded several questions regarding the lockout negotiations, rookie pay scale, preseason games, Super Bowl ticket distribution and the fines levied against linebacker James Harrison among several other great questions. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette […]

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Report: Ben Roethlisberger Ashley Harlan Wedding Date Set For July 23rd

Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette reported this afternoon on his blog that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his fiance Ashley Harlan have set a wedding date of July 23rd this Summer. Bouchette sat down with Roethlisberger this afternoon for an interview that will likely be posted very soon on the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The news […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday August 16th – Pouncey Pounced On Lions Edition

Mark Kaboly writes that the future may be now for Maurkice Pouncey at center and judging by his play Saturday, I totally agree. I suggested long ago that Justin Hartwig was not a lock to make the 53 man roster and Pouncey is making it more likely he won\’t. Sure it was just one game, […]

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