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Rewind to the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft… Commissioner Roger Goddell approaches the podium, takes a breath, and announces, “With the 115th pick of the NFL Draft, The Pittsburgh Steelers pick Landry Jones, Quarterback, University of Oklahoma!”(OK, so maybe the Commish was at home chillin’ during the fourth round of the draft… You get the idea…)With the utterance of those 18 words, one person’s life most assuredly changed – Landry Jones’ life. But is Jones’ life the only one that changed?Fast-forward to the end of the 2013 NFL Draft… As the draft dwindles down to its waning moments, draft analysts recap the high points of the occasion. One of the analysts reflect on Pittsburg’s drafting of Jones. “This pick (Landry Jones) may force Charlie Batch into retirement (paraphrase)!” According to these words, Charlie Batch’s life is also about to change – FOREVER!To borrow a famous catch-phrase from ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friends!”Now, if
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Many of you won’t want to hear this for a variety of reasons but I’m going to say it anyway. I don’t think Charlie Batch is completely done yet with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I understand that you want nothing to do with a guy who is closer to his AARP card than his rookie year, but take an objective look at things and you’ll see where I’m going.
Yesterday on my weekly appearance...
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three young starters during the 2013 off-season and possibly the most important departure may have been corner Keenan Lewis. Lewis, 26, finally turned the corner in 2011 and became a full-time starter for the Steelers in 2012. It took Lewis a few years to get a hold of the Steelers defense, but once he did he became an important part of the defense. Lewis’...
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper to help bolster their depth on the offensive line and I speculated that tackle Marcus Gilbert might not be ready for the first OTA session that takes place in a few more weeks due to him coming off ankle surgery in December. Gilbert, however, told me tonight that the ankle is indeed fine and that he plans on...
Yesterday Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted some remarks from Steelers lengend “Mean” Joe Greene about the “attitude change” surrounding the team. Today, safety Ryan Clark fired back on ESPN’s “First Take” about the change, which he believes is here to stay. “The scary thing is that players have a one-upmanship about money; they sign a contract and...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Terence Garvin to contracts Monday. Whimper was originally drafted in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) by the New York Giants in the 2006 NFL Draft. The East Carolina graduate played for the Giants from 2006-09 and was a member of their Super Bowl XLII...
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is going to be back on ESPN this week on multiple programs, but this time it is for a long-term reason. Clark is hoping to become an NFL analyst and broadcaster for ESPN after he leaves football. According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated Clark approached ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman during Super Bowl week to ask him...
Vince Williams, drafted second in the the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, showed something special to the Steelers organization during rookie minicamp. While some believe he will struggle to make the cut following training camp, there is a real possibility that Williams has more to offer than first expected. Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest certainly thinks that is the case...
One of the most beloved Steelers legends, Joe Greene, or ‘Mean Joe’ as other players called him during his playing days, has chosen to retire from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. Greene was a member of the Steelers’ player personnel department for nine years as a special assistant to General Manager Kevin Colbert. In 1984, Greene was inducted into the Pro Football Hall...
With more and more NFL teams drafting athletic tight ends these days, combined with more teams trying to incorporate spread style offenses, defenses are forced to combat this with more athletic players that can defend against it.
The Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years have primarily used just two types of personnel groupings on defense. Those two groupings have been...
The selection of Quarterback Landry Jones of Oklahoma in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft shocked many fans; many were disappointed that other play-makers were available in positions of need still on the board, others were confused at the selection. Kevin Colbert had said during his rounds with the media that no position was off the table as far as far as the Steelers were...
On Monday, the legendary Joe Greene retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talked to him by phone after the announcement had been made. During his talk with Greene, the Hall of Famer told Bouchette how he thought money, and more specifically, the one-upmanship attitude that players have today, in his opinion, is ruining the...
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene is stepping down from his role in the team's player personnel department.
Greene announced his retirement on Monday. He had spent the last nine years as a special assistant for pro and college personnel for general manager Kevin Colbert. The 66-year-old Greene says he enjoyed his time scouting for the Steelers and will miss working...
According to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper. Whimper was a fourth round pick of the New York Giants in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played for the Giants from 2006-2009 and then played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2010-2012. During the last two years he has player right tackle, left tackle and tight end for the...
Steelers safety Ryan Clark is studying up on how to be an ESPN talking head for a second career when he retires from the NFL in a few years. Naturally, a fundamental part of being an ESPN analyst is saying purposefully provocative things and/or general trolling. To that end, Ryan Clark is already a smashing success, for he was on the air yesterday talking trash about the Patriots...
Landry Jones had another bad day at the Steelers’ rookie minicamp, but there may be a good reason. First, these notes, quotes, anecdotes from Day 2: