Found May 19, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Pittsburgh Steelers football organization prides itself on stability and continuity.  To that end, the Steelers have had exactly three head coaches since the start of the 1969 season; one of the coaches is in the Hall of Fame, the second is probably one tier below that, and the third is off to an excellent start.   Chuck Noll was one of the great old-time coaches, along with the likes of Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry and Don Shula.  The Steelers won four Super Bowls during his 23-year tenure.   Noll was followed by Bill Cowher, a fiery, heart-on-his-sleeve coach (and former player) who took his teams to a pair of Super Bowls – winning one – in his 15 seasons.   And now Mike Tomlin, the very definition of cool, has completed five extremely successful seasons in Pittsburgh.  His squads have reached two Super Bowls, winning one.   As Tomlin prepares for his sixth season at the helm, here’s a comparison of the first five seasons of his two immediate predecessors:   Chuck Noll’s firs...

Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd Says NFL Is A Violent Freaking Game

If you have been missing the brutal honesty of former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd, you got a gift this weekend as he spoke out against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his efforts to improve player safety while at a golf tournament in Cincinnati. Lloyd said in an interview with WXIX-TV in Cincinnati via, "This is not PBS, it's not the public channel that you...

Brett Keisel Ready To Get Back On The Field After Overcoming Groin Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a groin injury against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild Card game and it appears that he is now fully recovered. The injury was termed "severe" after it happened, but by many accounts the 33-year old Keisel was able to avoid offseason surgery and it appears he is ready for his 11th year in the league. Keisel...

Last Time A Rookie Started Season At Guard For Steelers Was Unfortunately Rememberable

I consider myself an amateur historian of the Pittsburgh Steelers and have a huge video collection of games dating back to the early 1970's. I also love going back in time via Google to read old newspaper articles about the team and that includes game recaps after disturbing losses as well. Ever since the Steelers drafted David DeCastro and Mike Adams in the 2012 NFL draft...

Trai Essex and Jonathan Scott to compete with Mike Adams, Starks not contacted

The Steelers have a vacant left tackle position at the moment.  The best bet is that Mike Adams is going to fill that void.  He will have competition at that spot according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.  Veterans Jonathan Scott and Trai Essex will compete with Adams for the starting spot. I do not like when guys are handed jobs without winning them out.  Even...

On the Steelers; Running more versus running effectively

There was a great disturbance in the force that is Steelers’ Nation this week and it has nothing to do with Jedi-Knights or Casey Hampton walking through the locker room. At about the same time that it was announced that former offensive tackle Willie Colon would be moving inside to the left guard position, he also made some comments regarding new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s...

Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for the job. What is kind of mind blowing though is that if indeed that...

Ohio State Players Will No Longer Miss OTA Sessions Starting Next Season

If you have not heard by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers first and second round draft picks, guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams, will not be able to take part in the teams' first OTA session that takes place this upcoming week because the semesters have not ended at their respective schools. Both Ohio State and Stanford use the quarter system instead of the semester system...

Steelers release 2 players and sign 2 more to 90 man roster

The Steelers have released K Grant Ressel and OT Trevis Turner.  To replace them on the 90 man roster they signed K Daniel Hrapmann and CB Andre Freeman.  Hrapman is out of Southern Miss and will help push Shaun Suisham a little bit.  Gives him some competition in camp.  Freeman is a local product out of Slippery Rock.  He will be some much needed depth at DB for camp.

2009 Florida Gators Produced Several NFL Players Including Steelers

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. Did anyone see that coming? I certainly didn’t, in fact I was adamant that if the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a running back in the first three rounds, they’d likely avoid one entirely. That being said, Rainey isn’t exactly a prototypical running back. Were the Steelers drawn to Rainey because he is an exciting back who can help...

Report: Todd Haley Did Not Lobby Steelers To Draft Chris Rainey

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 draft this past April, it seemed as if the selection had the finger prints of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley all over it. Many have pondered that Rainey would be the Steelers 2012 version of Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster, who Haley drafted during his time...

Q&A: Brett Keisel

Brett Keisel, the next captain of the Steelers' defense, says something's missing -- another ring. Keisel talks about that, the buzz among the team, and much more with publisher Jim Wexell:

Mike Tomlin Is The 7th Highest Paid NFL Coach According To Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has released its top 10 list of highest-paid coaches in sports and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin makes the list at 9th overall with an annual salary of $5.75 million. Tomlin is the 7th highest paid NFL coach on the list behind Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Pete Carroll, Lovie Smith and Ken Whisenhunt. Tomlin was originally hired to replace...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive Line Shuffle

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert excited Pittsburghers when the team stole Stanford guard David Decastro with the 24th pick and then selected Ohio State tackle Mike Adams in the second round. But fans should hold off a little on their celebration as head coach Mike Tomlin plans to rush both into the starting lineup and move incumbent right tackle Willie Colon to left guard according to...
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