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While many of us out there in the Steeler Nation use the term, ‘Steel Curtain’ to describe our defense, in my opinion there will always be just the one of the 1970′s. Mean Joe Greene, LC Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White will forever be linked to that name and rightfully so.
Part of the problem with calling the current defensive line the same thing is that this line is comprised of three guys and not four and the responsibilities of the two are/were significantly different. Perhaps I’m being snobbish, but that’s my opinion. As we wrap up the defense today in our ‘roster throwdowns,’ I’m taking a look at who we can expect to see on the three-man front in 2012.
Casey Hampton – At 34 years of age, ‘Big Snack’ is coming off a season-ending knee injury coming in the first quarter of the team’s playoff loss in Denver. Very few men have played the nose tackle position in the 3-4 defense better than Hampton but how much does he have left in the tank?
The good news for Hampton is that h
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Plamalu said on the Dan Patrick show said that he had often lied to the Steeler's staff about the seriousness of an injury so that he would be clear to continue playing. He says he's had 8 or 9 concussions in his playing career.
“Yes, I have, for sure,” he said. He didn't necessary mean that he had a concussion and kept playing...
Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks was welcomed back to Pittsburgh Wednesday morning in an interview on DVE Radio. During the interview Starks shared his thoughts on whether or not he thought he would be back with the Steelers, if he thinks he will start at left tackle and the new play-book of offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
"Did I think I would not be here? Yeah, yeah...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tackle Jonathan Scott today in a move that has long been anticipated. Scott spent the past two seasons with the Steelers and started 14 of 28 regular-season games and three of four postseason contests.
The Steelers will save $2.2 million in salary cap space by releasing Scott and that money will most definitely be needed if the Steelers are...
The Steelers are set at the number one and number two receiver position. Mike Wallace is the guy. Even if he holds out for a little bit of camp he will still be the number one receiver. Antonio Brown came out of nowhere last season and took grasp of the number 2 role. These guys are basically cemented in to their spots.
That leaves a number 3 receiver battle in the works...
The Pittsburgh Steelers' young offensive line now has a veteran to lead it.
The Steelers re-signed tackle Max Starks to a one-year deal on Tuesday, hoping his surgically repaired knee is healed and his leadership can help one of the NFL's youngest lines provide better protection for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Terms were not disclosed, but Starks gives the Steelers...
The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to talk to Mike Wallace regarding reaching a new deal for the star wide receiver, according to Jason LaCanfora.
Negotiations have been moving along well and both sides are determined to get a long-term deal done before Pittsburgh opens training camp. We are optimistic Wallace wont be a holdout, but he does have a lot of ground to make...
Simultaneously, and not coincidentally, the first thought going through the minds of the Steeler Nation after Max Starks was signed to a new one year deal was how much longer will veteran tackle Jonathan Scott be around?
We got our answer on Thursday afternoon as the team announced that they’ve parted ways with Scott.
There was no way they’d have room to carry both and Starks...
Last year the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive age was a year older than any other seen post-2000. It was heard repeatedly that a team this old (2nd oldest overall) and more particularly a defense this old could not continue to produce at the level they had in previous years. However, lo and behold, the Steelers defense came [...]
By Jeremy Hritz
Ron Jaworski recently finished his top 30 quarterback rankings in which Ben Roethlisberger was notched sixth, behind Eli Manning (5), Peyton Manning (4), Tom Brady (3), Drew Brees (2), and Aaron Rodgers. Jaworski’s comments about Roethlisberger were intriguing, especially when declared “[Ben is] on the cusp of becoming elite.”
On the cusp? Are you kidding me...
According to numerous sources including Max himself via Twitter, Steelers’ right tackle Max Starks has re-signed with the team and will be joingin them in Latrobe in eight days. This was the tweet sent out by Starks just recently;
Max Starks IV @maxstarks78
It’s real and sealed! I’ll be seeing you in Latrobe! http://instagr.am/p/NMQ9-hufnW/
Drafted in 2004, the same year...
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott.
Scott was with the Steelers for the past two seasons, starting 14 of 28 regular-season games and three of four playoff games.
Before joining the Steelers two years ago, Scott had stints with the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu admitted on the Dan Patrick Show (via ProFootballTalk.com) that he’s lied about having concussion symptoms to stay on the field during games.
“Yes, I have, for sure,” Polamalu said.
Polamalu says there are different degrees of lying about injuries.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve had any major lies,” Polamalu said. “Somebody...
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team. ~ George Raveling
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is one of the best regarded players in the NFL. So it comes as a surprise to hear him admit that...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that he plans on retiring as a memeber of the Steelers organization.
“That’s where I started at,” Porter told me on the driving range before a practice round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic in South Lake Tahoe. “It’ll be an honor to go out there and retire as a Steeler...