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The National Football League is a copycat league plain and simple. If teams have success throwing the ball then other franchises take notice. If the 3-4 defense is more productive than the 4-3, teams make changes.
The tight end position is no exception. Once a spot reserved for men who were nothing more than extra offensive tackles who caught 30-40 balls per season, they are now athletic, speedy guys who can now change games with their abilities to stretch defenses and catch balls in traffic. Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates shattered barriers and guys like Dallas Clark, Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski are reaping the benefits.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the tight end position has never been one of overly huge production but with the drafting of Heath Miller in 2005 that started to change. As we continue with our Training Camp Preview of Roster Throwdowns, we look to the tight ends in this edition.
With the hiring of Todd Haley as the offensive coordinator, the tight ends will be a...
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor sang the praises of second year cornerback Cortez Allen Tuesday on his weekly radio show, which is broadcast live on Trib Live Radio.
Allen, the Steelers fourth round draft pick last year out of the Citadel, has been training this offseason with Taylor down in South Florida at the Wide World of Sports Complex under watchful eye of trainer...
A number of designers have taken their shot at redesigning the Pittsburgh Steelers helmets and uniforms to their liking. Featured are a number of designs. Some are interesting options, while some may hit a nerve with fans. Could you imagine Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison or Troy Polamalu wearing something like this? Images are by multiple authors including, Charles Sollers...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently sent a very special video message to a Steelers fan who lives in Brighton, Colorado that is battling breast cancer, according to his official website.
Word apparently got to Roethlisberger about the time that he was hosting his annual football camp in late June that Julia Pollock, 38, had been battling her illness since...
By Christopher DiMarino
The level of excitement for the 2012 NFL season continues grow as the season opener draws nearer. Accordingly, the time for draft scouting is also about to begin. Getting a jump start on next year's draft class is important and will help garner a general interest in college football for Steelers fans. There are many factors that prevent any accurate, in...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the one thing over the last eight years that most National Football League teams covet and I’m not talking about their two Super Bowl wins over that span. What the Steelers have is stability at the quarterback position and any general manager around the league as well as head coach will tell you that if you’re going to win and win a lot then you...
Season 2, Episode 124 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off this episode by going through some of the names and situations facing the potential 2013 free agents for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are all entering their final season under contract in 2012.
We move on to talk briefly about wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, who will announce his retirement...
PITTSBURGH -- One of six former undrafted free agents who figures to open the year as a starting tailback for his franchise, Isaac Redman of the Pittsburgh Steelers is also the only member of that half-dozen lead runner subset who has yet to rush for 500 yards in a season. Yet the third-year veteran, who almost certainly will supplant the injured Rashard Mendenhall as the Steelers...
Straight from his website, www.bigben7.com, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sends a special video message to Julia Pollock, a big Steelers fan fighting a battle with cancer.
Ben was recently made aware of a very special fan that is fighting cancer. Julia Pollock was in the hospital for 52 days before being recently released and is now recuperating at home. Ben sent her a...
By Christopher DiMarino
This is a follow up article to the 2013 Draft: Early Positional Analysis on Offense. Please refer to that article for a better explanation of the purpose behind this analysis.
Defensive End: This will be a position that could receive some early round attention, but shouldn't. While Brett Keisel is getting old (33), the Steelers have spent two first round...
As many know by now, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is ranking the quarterbacks in his Jaws' QB Countdown series. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished 6th in the rankings and Doug Farrar has the rundown of what Jaworski said not only about Roethlisberger, but the other top QB's in addition.
Speaking of Roethlisberger, he hosted his first annual Ben Roethlisberger...
In the market for a tricked out, gas guzzling Hummer that belongs to a former starting NFL QB? Here’s a deal for you: buy Byron Leftwich’s 13-14 mpg H2 off eBay. Don’t be scared off by the Buy It Now price of $60,000. It’s a pipe dream. Sure, this ride is full of electronics built into a 2004 ride. Offer $12,500 and see how desperate he is to rid himself of this sieve. ...
When I saw the flier for a party former Sixer Allen Iverson and current Steelers coach Mike Tomlin are hosting together my brain kept screaming ODD COUPLE.
Then I remembered that they’re both from Newport News, Virginia and they’re both about the same age. I’m guessing this party is the kickoff to Iverson’s Crossover Basketball Tournament to be held on July 14th and 15th...
Finally the light that is the NFL season is starting to actually come into view, even if it is a few weeks away still. Considering how far away it seemed before the draft, we’ll take what we can get right? With camp just around the corner it’s time to start really looking at the key [...]
A lot of week-by-week game previews of the upcoming 2012 NFL season have been flying around lately. I personally think it's delusional to preview any game when we haven't even made it to training camp yet. But I understand football writers and broadcasters need to get veeery creative and theoretical to fill space in early July. The real problem with projecting game previews...