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One of the time-honored traditions in sports is that of the comparison between two great players. Most of the time, we already have a preconceived notion of who we believe is the better based solely on a couple of key statistics or key wins.
For fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the inevitable debate would surround the two greatest quarterbacks in the team’s history. One, now retired and with four Super Bowl rings and the other, in his prime with two Super Bowl rings and three appearances.
Whenever you compare players from different eras, it becomes subjective in many ways because the game changes so much as it has in this particular case, but what I’ve decided to focus on here are the first eight years of the respective careers and also, the intangible factors that has made each a little better (or worse) than the other.
Part One will start with the important numbers first which means playoffs and Super Bowls.
Playoff Record (’70-’77) – 8 wins 4 losses
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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday that former Heisman winning quarterback Troy Smith was cut from the team. Smith was fighting for a back-up quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger. However, he was fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are still o ContinueThe post Why Troy Smith, Not Jerrod Johnson, Was Cut appeared first on SteelBlitz.
Undrafted free agent punter Drew Butler likes his chances of beating out Jeremy Kapinos in training camp and he said as much in an interview last week on 680 The Fan.
Butler of course is the son of former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler, who kicked for 13 seasons in the NFL. Drew, like his dad, played at the University of Georgia, where he won the Ray Guy Award in 2009.
The post on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons by Jeremy Hritz from earlier this morning warrants an even deeper look at the drop-off the former first round draft pick had last season. Timmons finished tied for 50th in the league in 2011 with 93 combined tackles after finishing 8th in 2010 with 135.
The obvious reason that his tackle numbers dropped off last year was...
This is Part Two in my comparison of Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger through the first eight seasons of their respective careers. Be sure to check out Part One which covered their playoff and Super Bowl numbers.
In Part Two, I’m looking at not just the the regular season numbers for the two stars but also the intangibles as I did in Part...
One player that I will be watching closely this preseason is Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Mortty Ivy. Ivy, who was originally signed in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia by the Carolina Panthers, is believed to be out of practice squad eligibility now after stints on the practice squads of the Panthers, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and the Steelers....
Recently, Pittsburgh Steelers grizzled defensive end Brett Keisel joined WDVE’s morning show to discuss his trip to Mexico City for a youth camp and Steelers fan camp, which took place over the weekend.
Among those who joined ‘The Beard’ was star linebacker James Harrison, arguably the most notable (and outspoken) Steeler to make it south of the border.
Although giddy to begin...
Today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles for the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at the running back position. The two things we know for sure right now is that Isaac Redman is the starter and that Rashard Mendenhall is all but guaranteed to open the 2012 season on the PUP list, where he will not count against the 53 man roster.
In all likelihood the...
With rookie camps in the books and all 32 NFL teams preparing for full blown training camps, it is time to take a look at the roster of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. What I am going to offer is not a prediction of the final 53 man roster like some have done, but my ideal 53 man roster I’d love to see including who I’d place on the practice squad.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison thought he was heading down to New Mexico for a youth football camp. Then his teammate Brett Kiesel who’s joining him, cleared things up and let him know that he would in fact be going to Mexico City, Mexico. He told the story on WDVE-FM (via NFL.com).
“James sends me a text, like, before we agreed to do this...
When Pittsburgh Steelers fans look around the AFC North, they see a division full of teams with starting quarterbacks that are younger than the top three signal callers on the teams roster are. While this may be a good thing for 2012 as the Steelers look to compete for a Super Bowl, but there is definitely a need to find a young developmental quarterback.With Ben Roethlisberger,...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, a former Ohio State star who won the 2006 Heisman Trophy.
Smith signed with the Steelers earlier this year. He has also spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009). The Ravens drafted him in the fifth round (174th...
The Steelers are going to have an all out battle on their hands at the left defensive end position during training camp. Fourth year player Ziggy Hood will take on second year player Cameron Heyward for the spot that has been held down by Aaron Smith for so many years. Both players have high expectations and are willing to put in the work. This will be a fun battle to watch...
Retired Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said the players gave NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to much control of player discipline in the collective bargaining agreement signed last year. "So Roger Goodell, even though a lot of players don't like having him in charge, the NFLPA, we signed off on the collective bargaining agreement," Ward told WFNZ radio in Charlotte...
The Steelers released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, the team announced via its official Twitter feed. Smith had been listed fifth on the Steelers' QB depth chart behind Jerrod Johnson, Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger. Smith was a fifth-round pick from Ohio State and spent three seasons with the Ravens before joining the San Francisco 49ers in 2010.
In another shining example that playing in the NFL and owning a Heisman trophy doesn’t mean squat, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released 2006 Heisman winner QB Troy Smith.
This was Smith’s second NFL team since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. He also played for the 49ers and most recently the UFL’s...