Found February 20, 2013 on
Steel City Blitz:
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union rattled their respective sabers for 70 or so years and in doing so they helped build one of the greatest rivalries in sports’ history. In the 1970′s, then-Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford started a process with the USSR called ‘detente.’
Detente of course is a French word that means ‘relaxing of tensions.’ At a time when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens’ rivalry should be at an all-time high, there appears to be a detente of sorts taking place. Sadly, it appears the Steelers are the ones forcing the issue.
Since the two teams split their season series this past football season, we’ve learned a couple of things.
First, Steelers Safety Ryan Clark apparently spent time after a 13-10 loss in the Ravens’ locker room less than an hour after the game.
Clark would later defend Ray Lewis when people attacked Lewis about his alleged criminal activities in 2000, yet seemingly had nothing to say when his own quarte...
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I recently wrote about how the health of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence holds the key to what might happen this offseason at the inside linebacker position. After tearing up his knee last preseason there really hasn't been anything concrete from the Steelers organization as to how his rehab is going and whether or not he will be ready for action by the time training...
The free agency signing period is now less than three weeks away and that means Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is very close to finding out which team, or teams, will be actively pursuing his future services.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated said in his most recent Monday Morning Quarterback article that Wallace is facing an intriguing free-agency period because...
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is of course in Indianapolis this week at the NFL combine and on Thursday he gave an update on the condition of linebacker Sean Spence, who suffered a serious knee injury last preseason that forced him to sit out his rookie year.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is in Indianapolis this week and reports via Twitter that...
There is more news in the Steve Breaston to the Steelers rumors. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Breaston’s agent and the Steelers will talk during the NFL Combine about the possibility of Breaston playing for Todd Haley on their third team. This morning I posted that according to 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh there is a mutual interest between the Steelers...
The Steelers have salary cap issues that aren’t going away, and they will lose their top receiver Mike Wallace as well. However, they may be able to land a former 1,000 yard receiver that fits their offense like a glove.
According to Jamison Hensly of ESPN.com, in an attempt to shore up their receiving corps, the Steelers may make a move for freshly released Kansas City receiver...
Starting on Monday NFL teams could officially place the Franchise Tag on their own free agents. The deadline to use the tag is March fourth, but the Steelers won’t be using the tag this year. Pittsburgh has plenty of unrestricted free agents and would love to retain Keenan Lewis and they have expressed some interest in bringing back Mike Wallace.
Those two players are the only...
There has been a lot more discussion as of late about which of the Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agents may or may not be tendered over the course of the next few weeks and most of the concern seems to revolve around the cap space needed to do that.
I still stand my prediction that the five primary restricted free agents: Emmanuel Sanders, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Stevenson...
Luck and injuries play a big role in the NFL. This week Dick LeBeau said that he believed the Steelers could have won the Super Bowl if they hadn’t suffered so many injuries. LeBeau’s comments were featured on NFL.com and bring another issue to the forefront. The Steelers injury woes in 2012 played a large role in their 8-8 season.
Early in the season the Steelers were without...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished last season 8-8. They watched as the Cincinnati Bengals went to the playoffs. They watched as their bitter rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, won the Super Bowl. And now they are still aging and approaching free agency $13.9 million over the salary cap. The Steelers need to cut players to make their salary cap while simultaneously adding quality to the...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote can’t imagine that a teammate of his would come out and say that LaMarr Woodley was out of shape and awful this past season. He believes it may be a coach.
“I mean there have been fights in the locker room, there’s been stuff on the airplane that never got out and that’s the Steeler way,” said Foote on 93.7 The Fan, per SteelersDepot...
It's early in the process but the Steelers met Wednesday with OG Jonathan Cooper, who just might be a perfect fit. And find out why Larry Foote will re-sign soon.
Season 3, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk first about the continued fallout from the Pittsburgh Steelers anonymous player telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that linebacker LaMarr Woodley was out of shape last season and played awful. We discuss the most recent interviews that Ryan Clark, Larry Foote, Ike Taylor and Antonio Brown gave regarding...
With the start of the 2013 NFL Combine this week and the impending start of free agency in just three weeks, NFL rumors are flying around the league regarding possible roster changes. One such rumor surfaced from Indianapolis this afternoon regarding former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston and the possibility of him joining the Pittsburgh Steelers next season.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentions that the Arizona Cardinals could be a potential option for free agent RB Rashard Mendenhall this offseason.
The Cardinals brought in former Steelers’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as their head coach, so he’s more than familiar with what Mendenhall brings to the table.
Arizona currently was Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams on their...