Found May 10, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
Chris Hoke may have retired this offseason, but he stays active in the media and he joined 93.7 The Fan Thursday morning for an interview. Hoke, who backed up Casey Hampton at nose tackle for  the Pittsburgh Steelers for over a decade, was asked about fourth round draft pick Alameda Ta'amu. Hoke said, "I tell you what, he's going to be a good football player, I don't know if hell be ready to go right away playing the nose tackle, maybe doing some situational things next season, but this guy is going to be a good football player for a lot of years here." Hoke was asked next how long it takes Read more [...]

Pittsburgh Steelers: Projected 2012 Starting Lineups

Overall I am projecting six new starters for the Steelers next season. The offensive line was probably the toughest group to predict due to the uncertainty surrounding just about every spot but center Maurkice Puncey's. Apart from the offensive line, the main changes in the Steelers lineups will be the absences of Aaron Smith, James Farrior, and Hines Ward, who were all released...

Big Ben believes 49ers targeted him

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As Roethlisberger goes so do the Steelers

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (Draft Edition Pt. 2)

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Steelers sign 7th round pick Kelvin Beachum

The Steelers are now almost done signing draft picks.  They signed 7th round pick Kelvin Beachum.  Beachum signed a 4 year deal.  Beachum is the 8th of nine draft picks to sign.  As soon as David DeCastro is signed the Steelers will be ready to head to camp.  They may sign another free agent somewhere a long the line but they are pretty much set. Beachum has a shot at making...

Ben Roethlisberger “Confused” About Impending Changes On Offense

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Steelers sign two 7th-round picks

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Steelers sign OG Beachum

Guard Kelvin Beachum, a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, agreed to a four-year deal with the Steelers. Financial terms were not disclosed. Beachum started 52 games at left tackle during his career at SMU, and was named to the Lombardi Award and Outland Award watch lists as a senior.

Steelers players reaction to Todd Haley’s playbook shows how weak Arians playbook was

Todd Haley has handed out the Steelers new playbook.  From the reaction of the players it is nothing like the playbook Bruce Arians has put out in the past.  Ben Roethlisberger compared it to learning “Rosetta Stone”.  That is expected when a new coordinator comes in.  You get his playbook rather than the one you were using. There were two comments though that stood out...

Ben Roethlisberger talks about his ankle, offseason so far in 2012

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