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Antwaan Randle El
New Orleans Saints
The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers roster included players from each of the last 13 NFL drafts.
Casey Hampton was drafted in 2001. Larry Foote and Brett Keisel were drafted in 2002.
Even the 2000 draft was represented when first-round pick Plaxico Burress rejoined the Steelers. The benefit of that class essentially was tapped out, however, when left tackle Marvel Smith was injured in Week 5 of the 2008 season.
Before the Steelers show Hampton and/or Foote the door, let’s start our analysis of the Steelers’ draft value with 2001. The Steelers made the playoffs that year after a three-year absence, and playoff appearances have been the standard in Pittsburgh every year since. That, as well as the opening of Heinz Field, makes 2001 a turning point in Steelers history.
For an explanation of the system used in this series, click here.
Casey Hampton, NT: Hampton made five Pro Bowls and has been a regular starter throughout his career. The only season he missed more than ...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers officially severed ties on Monday with one of their 2012 draft picks as running back Chris Rainey was officially waived, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter.
The Steelers announced back on January 10 that the Florida product would be waived following his simple battery arrest earlier that day down in Gainesville, Florida. NFL rules, however, prevented the...
The 2013 NFL Draft is almost three months away. There will be plenty of time to slice and dice the draft in every way possible.
Before looking at what the Pittsburgh Steelers need to do in the 2013 draft, we’re going to look back at their last 12 drafts.
This series of articles won’t necessarily provide an overall grade for each draft, but rather grade the Steelers’ ability...
Having had a chance to digest what I admit was a very entertaining and bizarre Super Bowl, here is what I think:
Let’s just get this out of the way up front. No self-respecting, card-carrying Citizen of the original sports nation can say they are happy with how this Super Bowl played out.
The ravens winning their second Super Bowl by beating the San Francisco 49ers means that we...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown visited Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh recently and said during an interview with KDKA-TV that he plans to take on more of a leadership role next season and that he wants to be a Steeler for life.
Brown was asked during the interview how difficult it will be should fellow wide receiver Mike Wallace end up leaving via free agency...
Steelers 2013 Mock Draft:
Round 1.) Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
Jordan has the look of one of the next monster pass rushers in the NFL. He is very athletic at 6’6″ and around 250 pounds. Jordan also has great quickness off the edge and has been compared to San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith. Jordan may still be a bit raw and may need time before stepping in as a...
As long as Ben Roethlisberger is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, healthy, and the team has any semblance of a defense, the Steelers should be at least mediocre. However, no one player can take a terrible team and turn them into a winner. The Steelers currently have a very good defense and a few play-makers on offense, though certainly not as many as was previously perceived...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will have to wait at least another year as he was not selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII.
The five modern era players that did make it were Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp. The two veteran selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson, were...
When a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers struggles during the regular season and misses the playoffs it causes an overreaction as to what needs to be done to fix the team. Many fans are ready to throw head coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley out the door following the Steelers 8-8 2012 season. However, there may be an easier way of looking at things. Pittsburgh...
The third time was not the charm for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis as he was not elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 on Saturday.
Most of the arguments I have read as to why Bettis should not get in right now seem to revolve around the fact that he finished his career with less than a 4.0 yards per average. If indeed this is the general...
Bettis retired as the fifth-leading rusher in NFL history and ranks sixth with 13,662 yards. Of the top 10 rushers in NFL history, Bettis is the only one not yet in the Hall of Fame who is eligible. His career stats are as follows (via Steelers.com): Bettis played in 192 games over 13 seasons, during which his 3,479 carries netted 13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns. He had eight 1,000...
So, we arrive to arguably the hardest position to grade in the entire game.
There are a multitude of stats for every position on the field except for offensive lineman. The reason for that is that you only notice these guys when they do something bad or mess up.
The good news is, we can still use stats to try to determine the level of play we saw from the big men up front this past...
By Jeremy Hritz
The 2013 NFL Draft is still a ways off, but it is never too early to begin prognosticating the players the Pittsburgh Steelers will select. Below is the first edition of my mock draft, and you can expect it to evolve multiple times as we advance through the offseason. Player availability and moves made in free agency will have a tremendous impact on what the team...
Bob Labriola reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers have officially placed RB Chris Rainey on waivers today.
Rainey was arrested back in January for allegedly pulling his girlfriend out of a car and slapping her across the face. He recently pleaded no contest to the charges of disorderly conduct.
The Steelers took Rainey in the fifth-round of last year’s draft, but didn’t...
Season 3, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Super Bowl XLVII that featured the Baltimore Ravens holding off the San Francisco 49ers to capture their second Lombardi trophy. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the MVP of the big game so we discuss his playoff run and what it means for him going forward as far as a new contract is...
By Jeremy Hritz
Is it me, or does Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers writer Gerry Dulac have a new-found infatuation with the Baltimore Ravens?
Each week, Dulac publishes his NFL Forecast where he selects the winners for every NFL game. Prior to the AFC Championship Game, Dulac had selected the Broncos to defeat the Ravens 28-17 and stated that the Ravens were “fortunate” to...