Found April 29, 2013 on Steel City Blitz:
A year ago today, I felt like a kid in a candy store. The Pittsburgh Steelers were coming off a draft where really the only concern I had was Mike Adams being taken in the second round. From top to bottom, the 2012 draft for the Steelers looked good on paper and had the potential to be really, really good. And then the season started… David DeCastro was lost for most of it with an injury suffered during a preseason game. Sean Spence went down with a catastrophic knee injury in the preseason and Mike Adams was slow to pick things up before playing and eventually getting hurt. Do I even need to mention Alameda Ta’amu? 5th round pick Chris Rainey was a bright spot in the return game but was cut following a domestic assault allegation and amazingly, two other players who saw the most time were 7th round selections in tight end David Paulson and tackle Kelvin Beachum. With all of that said, the 2013 draft for the Steelers looks promising as well. The Steelers have an absolute pass-rushin...

Steelers’ Selection of Landry Jones is a Head Scratcher

There is no question the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to accomplish something whether through the late rounds of the NFL Draft or in signing undrafted free agent players. That ‘something’ was to find a younger back-up quarterback for Ben Roethlisberger as Byron Leftwich is out of the picture and with Charlie Batch being somewhere near the age of gaining his AARP card. The Steelers...

Steelers draft nine, add 15 rookie free agents

The Pittsburgh Steelers completed their 2013 NFL Draft with nine selections as well as agreeing to terms with 15 other rookie free agents following the draft. The 24 rookies added to the roster will participate in the team’s rookie minicamp next weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 3-5.

Lacy bypassed because of toe?

Running back Eddie Lacy wasn't drafted until late in the second round, which was lower than expected. Did a toe problem contribute to that? 

Steelers 2013 Draft Class Rookie Season Expectations

The 2013 NFL draft is now behind us and the nine Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks will be present for rookie camp this coming weekend in Pittsburgh. Now that things have settled down, here is  my look at what I expect this upcoming season for every member of the Steelers 2013 draft class. Round 1 - OLB Jarvis Jones - At the very least, Jones should dress for every game and have...

Steelers Ignoring Tight Position In Draft Might Mean Heath Miller Is On Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected nine players in the 2013 NFL draft and signed 15 more as undrafted free agents immediately after it concluded, and of those 24 total players, not a one of them plays tight end. Judging by the Steelers decision to not add to the position group over the course of the weekend, one can easily speculate that this bodes well for veteran tight end Heath...

Batch believes the Steelers may want to groom Landry Jones to replace Roethlisberger

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that’s it’s possible that the Steelers drafted Landry Jones to take over for Ben Roethliserger at some point. “Maybe they weren’t happy with what they had behind Ben and Bruce. That could be. But ultimately, I think this isn’t about replacing me. Big picture, maybe they’re thinking,...

Offseason Roster Moves & Their Impact On The Steelers 2013 Draft

Christopher DiMarino Before I get into my thoughts on the 2013 draft, I want to review the players that were signed this offseason. Looking at the completed picture, I can see how the moves in free agency directly led to what positions were addressed in the draft. I am actually very impressed with the  job that the Pittsburgh Steelers did in free agency for a normally dormant free...

Reading Way Too Much Into The Offensive Depth Chart On The Steelers Website

It is hard to read very much into the latest offensive depth chart on the official website of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but we will dissect it nonetheless. For starters, Mike Adams is listed as the top right tackle as well as the backup at left tackle behind an empty spot. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the tackle spot during his pre draft press conference and would not commit...

Jarvis Jones will not be 'given' Steelers starting job

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not just give pass-rushing outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the Steelers 17th overall pick, the starting job, he will have to battle for it. Head coach Mike Tomlin and linebackers coach Kevin Butler both said Jones, 

Steelers won’t hand Jarvis Jones a starting spot

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones won’t automatically start right away.  Veteran Jason Worilds will compete with him. “I think it’s a daunting task for rookies to start in any system and play and perform well,” said Tomlin. “Obviously it is difficult when you have established veteran players...

Steelers LB Sean Spence’s Career Could Be Coming To An End

Steelers LBs coach Keith Butler mentioned that it would be “miraculous” if last year’s third-round pick Sean Spence was able to continue his career in the NFL, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Spence, 22, suffered a terrible knee injury last season. He torn both his ACL and LCL while dislocating the knee, so there are some legitimate questions as to whether or not he’ll...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Jarvis Jones the Next Von Miller?

After losing James Harrison to division rival Cincinnati, the Steelers needed a replacement at the linebacker position. When their name came up at number 17 in the first round of the draft, Pittsburgh chose to go with Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones is a great linebacker who should do an amazing job in Steel Town. Is he good enough to resemble a certain beast out in Denver...

Steelers sign punter Brian Moorman

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran punter Brian Mooreman today.  He played for the Cowboys in 2012 after being released by the Bills. Mooreman spent his first 11 years in the NFL with the Bills.  He’s a very good punter that’s averaged 44 yards per punt during his 12-year career.     Need NFL Tickets?

Hines Ward: Football is not ready for an openly gay player

The NBA became the first of the four major American team sports to have an openly gay player on Monday with Jason Collins’ decision to come out. Now, the question on the minds of many people is whether or not any of the other three sports will follow. Will Collins’ announcement inspire others to come forward and in hopes of gaining acceptance for who they are? Former Pittsburgh...
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