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Where there was so much hubris a year earlier, a dark cloud hung over the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepared for the 2010 NFL Draft.
Just like they did three years earlier, the Steelers flopped as defending champions, missing the playoffs in 2009. The organization was disgraced further when Ben Roethlisberger’s transgressions in Milledgeville, Ga., came to light.
Roethlisberger never was charged with a crime, but still faced a suspension at the beginning of the 2010 season. That surely wouldn’t help a team trying to bounce back from a disappointing 9-7 season. Disaster seemed imminent.
It turned out things weren’t as bad as they seemed for the Steelers.
Football as it’s known to the rest of the world took sport’s grandest stage in 2010. The word “vuvuzela” was added to the vocabulary of anyone who watched the World Cup in South Africa. Those horns that collectively sounded like a swarm of bees provided the soundtrack of the summer.
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa created a buzz in t...
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The Steelers could go a lot of different directions with their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. One of those positions is inside linebacker. Last year the Steelers drafted Sean Spence in the third round with the hopes that he would become the starter alongside Lawrence Timmons, but Spence suffered a major knee injury during the pre-season and there is still no time table on when...
On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert updated the status of linebacker Sean Spence, the teams third-round draft pick from last April, who suffered a serious knee injury last preseason. During his update Colbert said Spence is doing everything that the doctors and trainers are telling him to do but that there is still no timetable for his return. Colbert said...
Ever since the report by Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette surfaced last week in which an anonymous player was quoted calling out Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley for being awful and out of shape last season, several players have chimed in with their thoughts on the subject On Friday a former Steelers player made his thoughts known on the matter as Hines Ward was...
The Steelers are going to have a lot of options with the seventeenth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. There are multiple positions they could choose to select with that pick and none of them would bring much surprise. With the NFL Scouting Combine just getting underway there will be a lot of talk about who the Steelers are interviewing and who they are scouting, but that is very...
Renowned trainer Tom Shaw reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley after the 2012 season ended and invited him to train down in Florida at the Wide World of Sports Complex this offseason alongside cornerback Ike Taylor. Woodley turned the invitation down as he had already made plans to work out in Arizona, presumable at the urging of safety Ryan Clark, who said...
Soon-to-be former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is pretty confident that he will be getting paid this offseason. How confident? The Mississippi product took to Twitter on Friday to say that he has recently purchased himself a Phantom. That's right, he either bought himself a Rolls-Royce or a fancy watch. Wallace added in his tweet that he has always wanted one...
Take a quick look around the internet and there isn’t very much agreement on what the Steelers should do with their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Some fans say inside linebacker should be the pick and others want an outside linebacker. Many fans want the Steelers to find an offensive play-maker in either a receiver or running back; while others just want the Steelers...
As the days click down to the start of the new league year date of March 12, the name of Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon will remain a talking point as he is one of a handful players that could possibly be released, restructured, or asked to take a cut in salary prior to the Steelers needing to be cap compliant.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Saturday...
As is the usual paradigm, general managers from the 32 National Football League teams were forced to sit in front of microphones at the league’s annual scouting combine and answer questions about the current state of their teams. If you think a Mike Tomlin press conference is full of cliches and standard one-liners then you haven’t seen anything yet.
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An anonymous Pittsburgh Steelers player came out last week and blasted linebacker LaMarr Woodley by saying he played “awful” and was “out of shape” in 2012.
Former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest on the NFL Network’s NFL AM show and gave his take on the situation.
“When you lose so much leadership in the locker room, that’s when things present itself like...
For the Steelers’ defense, the rubber has always met the road with the play of the linebackers. There is a great, grand tradition of linebacker play in the Steel City, dating back to Jack Lambert and Jack Ham; through Levon Kirkland, Greg Lloyd, and Kevin Greene; to Joey Porter and James Harrison. Linebacker play has been the heart and soul of the Steelers’ defense.
The 2013 NFL combine continues on in Indianapolis and another player has been identified as one that the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet with for 15 minutes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports via Twitter that USC wide receiver Robert Woods has indicated that he has a meeting scheduled with the black and gold. Teams are allowed to meet with 60 players during the week.
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media and SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday about the entire combine process and what he and the organization get out of the week.
Colbert was asked in his radio interview to give a summary about the week that they spend at the combine.
"The week that we spend here with this collective group of 333 guys is huge...
When you look at the Pittsburgh Steelers you can see that their biggest needs right now are to upgrade the pass rush, find a receiver to replace Mike Wallace, finding a starting inside linebacker, and finding out who their starting running back is. Most mock drafts have the Steelers taking an outside linebacker or a nose tackle because of how deep the position is in the first round...
INDIANAPOLIS – The Steelers are taking an interest in two of the most well-known, albeit underrated, draft prospects here at the NFL Combine.