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Monday was a quiet day at Latrobe for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team took a day off from training camp before starting preparations for their first preseason game Thursday in Philadelphia. The off day should have been a welcome sight for the players after a whirlwind weekend of practice at three different venues.After the annual night practice Friday, a return to Saint Vincent on Saturday for a lackluster set of goal line drills, and an hour long bus ride to the teams headquarters for a closed practice on Sunday, it is clear that the coaching staff is creating a challenging environment for the players. A group of situations that could help build chemistry for the long road ahead. On Sunday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was held out of action after leaving practice early on Saturday. While head coach Mike Tomlin continues to say the injury is minor, it would be surprising to see Roethlisberger on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. One player that should see a lot of...

Kugler Says DeCastro Has Gotten Better Over Past Week

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler doesn't sound worried about first round draft pick David DeCastro, who according to several reports hasn't been overly impressive in training camp thus far. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was quoted as saying this week that his rookie guard, who will start Thursday night in the Steelers first preseason game against the...

Source: Steelers won't trade Wallace

Despite the contractual impasse between the team and Mike Wallace, the Pittsburgh Steelers have no intention of trading the disgruntled wide receiver.

LeBeau Thinking Turnovers, Not Retirement, After Atypical 2011 Season

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has made it clear in a recent interview with 93.7 The Fan that his defense must force more turnovers in 2012, and he is confident that they will. The Steelers defense finished last in the NFL in 2011 in defensive takeaways with 15, with 1 of those 15 coming via a fumble recovery on special teams. LeBeau, however, thinks it was...

Steelers GM: There’s been no contact with Mike Wallace

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was a guest on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh (via and told Vinny and Cook that they’ve not been in contact with wide receiver Mike Wallace as he continues to hold out. “Yeah there’s really no contact. Mike knows where things stand,” said Colbert.  ”The next step for him really is...

Steelers will start two rookies vs. Eagles

Steelers rookie offensive linemen David DeCastro and Mike Adams have endured the grind of NFL training camp for two weeks, all along just waiting for the opportunity to ''hit someone else.'' Well, worry not. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said they won't have too long to do so come Thursday night. Tomlin on Tuesday officially named DeCastro and Adams starters...

Pittsburgh Steelers Will Start Rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams on the Offensive Line in Their Preseason Opener

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their first preseason game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, they will do so without two players with high expectations for 2012. Yesterday, head coach Mike Tomlin announced that guard Willie Colon and defensive end Cameron Heyward were ruled out for the game due to injury. These two, will join the five players remaining on the...

Raiders’ Tyvon Branch living in the shadow of Polamalu

Great players always overshadow players who try to unseat their status as the best player in the NFL. Steve Young had to overcome the legacy of Joe Montana on the San Francisco 49ers in the 90’s. John Elway left a shadow on the Denver Broncos that they hope to take away in Peyton Manning this year. [...]

Steelers have speed to burn even without Wallace, but is it enough?

I keep saying that I’m over and done with this whole Mike Wallace thing but as camp moves forward, heading into it’s second full week, the passing attack of the Steelers continues to prepare for life with out their speedy deep threat.  Whether or not you’re in the same boat as me, tired of the Wallace circus, thinking he’s a one trick pony, or whatever, he fills a role and...

Report: Mike Wallace will eventually report to camp

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Bob Holtzman via Evan Silva, a source who knows Wallace told Holtzman that he’ll eventually cave in and report to training camp. “A source who knows Wallace well told me yesterday that he thinks Wallace will eventually be in camp,” said Holtzman. THere’s no doubt in my mind that Wallace will report. He has to make money this season, and...

Steelers preseason: Who and what to watch for on offense

Things to watch for during the Steelers preseason on offense. This is an important time for this group, they finally get to start putting into action what Todd Haley has been installing this offseason and in camp. As Mike Tomlin said in a recent press briefing after camp, “This isn’t a new offense to us, it’s just new to you guys. We’ve been working on this for months”...

Antonio Brown’s extension reportedly didn’t sit well with Mike Wallace

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Bob Holtzman via, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace wasn’t too happy to hear about Antonio Brown’s recent contract extension, as he continues to hold out for more money. “(The source) said that there’s a lot of healing that needs to be done — for both sides,” Holtzman reported. “I’m also told, though, that...

Steelers hear "the voice"

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Jerricho Cotchery hears ''the voice.'' Troy Polamalu senses the ''phantom leadership.'' It's all part of the Steelers Way. Few organizations boast the stability and winning tradition of the Steelers. Try just three coaches in 43 years. Try the same family in charge - the Rooneys. It...

More Than Rookie OL Showing Up Tonight

The preseason opener means it’s time to match the new names with the numbers for this year’s Pittsburgh Steelers. The unveiling occurs tonight in Philadelphia ...

Ben being Ben, again

This is getting to be as routine as getting the oil changed or seeing another ridiculous political ad on TV. ‘This’ that I speak is my annual article imploring all of you and myself included to take Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with a grain of salt. Every season it seems Big Ben announces to us that there is something bothering him physically. An ankle here and...
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