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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: