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Most of us expected Alabama standout running back Eddie Lacy to be taken as the No. 1 running back in the 2013 NFL Draft. That title, however, now belongs to former Michigan State running back LeVeon Bell after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 48th overall selection. At 61, 230lbs, Bell is a beast of a man and a perfect fit for the Steelers ground and pound offensive style. Head coach Mike Tomlin has reiterated that the Steelers offense is predicated on the running game. Bell may be a bruiser of a running back, but he doesnt have to worry about a heavy college workload like Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball. Although Bell did carry the ball 382 times during his senior season, he amassed a reasonable 671 carries in his three years as a Spartan plenty left in the tank. One area of concern fantasy owners may have with LeVeon Bell, is his lack of production in big games or at least against better defenses. In 2012, Bell had 77 rushing yards against Notre Dame, 45 against Ohio State, 68 against Michigan, and 77 against Wisconsin. He had a total of zero touchdowns in those games as well. Even for someone with the biggest fantasy man-crush on Bell, has to admit this is a bit of a concern. It wasnt just one year that Bell struggled against stout defenses either. In 2011 he had 27 yards against Notre Dame, 50 against Ohio State, and 20 against Michigan. These numbers are trivial for someone with Bells size and athleticism, although Pittsburghs 2013 schedule includes games against the Bears, Jets, Ravens (2), and Bengals(2), all of which with respectable defenses.
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As a quarterback, Denver Broncos executive John Elway reached the promised land with the help of running back Terrell Davis in the 90′s.
Together the pair generated back-to-back Super Bowl wins and sent Elway riding off into the sunset on top.
Elway and his director of player personnel Matt Russell are hoping that a hunch will yield Denver’s current field general Peyton Manning...
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is going to be all over ESPN’s programming this week as part of a summer internship with the broadcasting giants. Clark is attempting to build a career for after his playing days end and given his poise and charisma working for ESPN makes a lot of sense. However, Steelers fans may hope he stops joining shows until his playing days do end. On...
The NFL may need a new location to fill the bid for Super Bowl L, now that the Dolphins chances were ruined by the state legislature in Florida. The league wanted upgrades or a new stadium in Miami, and because the Dolphins can’t currently public funding, it looks like the Denver Broncos are going to step in and take a shot at land the Big Game. The NFL is not afraid of bad weather...
Defense wins football games! Denver Broncos fans will find this to be a quote of the past because of their recent acquisitions. When Peyton Manning came to Denver, fans would have an understanding of the moving parts that would follow him. With an average defense on the other side of the ball, Manning won as a Colt by scoring with many weapons surrounding him. That's not...
I passed along the word Sunday night that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark would be all over ESPN this week and on Monday he was a guest analyst on NFL Live.
During the hour long show, Clark was asked if he thought that the Steelers did enough this offseason.
"Well if you look historically at the Steelers, we're not a very active team in free agency, said Clark...
One of the most beloved Steelers legends, Joe Greene, or ‘Mean Joe’ as other players called him during his playing days, has chosen to retire from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. Greene was a member of the Steelers’ player personnel department for nine years as a special assistant to General Manager Kevin Colbert. In 1984, Greene was inducted into the Pro Football Hall...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the injury
rehabilitation for players – including linebacker Sean Spence, tight end Heath
Miller and offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert – is all “going according to plan,”
the team has announced.
There have been questions surrounding Spence – who was
selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Steelers – and his...
Many of you probably already knew that the Pittsburgh Steelers did away with mocking the first round of the draft several years ago and now choose to mock themselves instead. General manager Kevin Colbert was asked to explain the process following the draft in an interview with David Todd on ESPN 970.
"About five years ago we did away with really the mock scenarios, because...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent offensive lineman Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Terence Garvin.
Steelers announced they signed veteran OT Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent LB Terence Garvin.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 6, 2013
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Denver Broncos, FLAT: Although the Broncos didn't add any blockbuster picks in the draft, the addition of Wes Welker should add an extra weapon to the Broncos offense. The Broncos are still the kings of the AFC West, and they're still going to be included in any preseason Super Bowl talk, so we'll label them as just flat lining.
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When you hear the name Hines Ward, you immediately think of his career as a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two time Super Bowl champion and one time Super Bowl MVP played his entire career with the Steelers. Ward has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times and is the Steelers All-time leader in receiving touchdowns, receiving yards, and receptions.
Now retired from...
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene is stepping down from his role in the team's player personnel department.
Greene announced his retirement on Monday. He had spent the past nine years as a special assistant for pro and college personnel for general manager Kevin Colbert. The 66-year-old Greene says he enjoyed his time scouting for the Steelers and will miss working...
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Steelers safety Ryan Clark is studying up on how to be an ESPN talking head for a second career when he retires from the NFL in a few years. Naturally, a fundamental part of being an ESPN analyst is saying purposefully provocative things and/or general trolling. To that end, Ryan Clark is already a smashing success, for he was on the air yesterday talking trash about the Patriots...