Found May 12, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
The 2012 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a few weeks behind us now. I have already posted about the state of the offensive and defensive line positions following the draft and today we will look at the state of the running back depth chart following the draft. Rashard Mendenhall - Mendenhall is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is likely to start the 2012 season on the PUP list as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered in the 2011 season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Should Mendenhall indeed start the season on the PUP list he will miss the first six games Read more [...]

Limas Sweed Still Having Trouble Catching On With Another Team

It is extremely tough not to root for wide receiver Limas Sweed, who was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. The Steelers gave the 6 foot, 4 inch receiver out of Texas every opportunity to shake his demons since they drafted him, but they finally were forced to part ways with him last season as he had problems staying on the field...

Hoke Says It Could Take A Year Or Two For Ta’amu To Play In Steelers Scheme

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...

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...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Starting Lineups

Offense Quarterback – Ben Roethlisberger: Out of all the people that liked what the Steelers did in the draft, no one liked it as much as Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers need Big Ben to stay healthy down the stretch this season or else they’ll likely face another early exit in the playoffs. Running Back – Isaac Redman: With Rashard Mendenhall likely out for at least the majority...

After The Draft Emmanuel Sanders Should No Longer Be A Returner

By Cian Fahey Back in February, Emmanuel Sanders revealed that he had been told he would be returning kicks and punts for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season. Quite a lot has happened with the Steelers' roster since then which has given the Steelers a lot more flexibility with Sanders. Despite how good he may be in the role, ideally Sanders would not be needed as a returner...

The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. What an addition. How many teams added a guy in the 5th round that had everyone talking? There is no doubt that Rainey is a high level talent, but is he a high risk high reward type of player? This is the big question on his shoulders. Eternally positive Pittsburgh Steelers fans automatically have him as a lock for punt and kick return duties...

Prime Nine: Best Year For Ben Roethlisberger In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz With the egress of Bruce Arians and the addition of Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be lining up opening night against the Denver Broncos with a new offense that apparently is so complex that Ben Roethlisberger labeled it the Rosetta Stone. While nobody has ever accused Ben of being a rocket scientist, the seasoned veteran should not have any issues in assimilating...

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Free Agent Visits & Interview With Jonathan Dwyer Episode

Season 2, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off with a little house keeping as we recap the draft picks that have been signed thus far by the Pittsburgh Steelers and talk a little about the free agent visitors that were in town this week in the form of Matt Roth, Brandon Johnson and Dave Rayner. We also note the release of undrafted free agent kicker...

Steelers need Competition for Suisham; Should look at CFL

The Steelers invited Mizzouri kicker Grant Ressel to their rookie mini-camp last week, but his name is no longer listed on the Steelers roster. All other undrafted rookies are still listed on the roster; it seems the Steelers have already cut Ressel and are looking for another kicker to compete with Continue

Draft Grades: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers take the smart, patient approach to the draft almost every year and it is one of the key reasons why they are perennial contenders. While other teams reach to fill needs, the Steelers sit back and wait for someone to fall into their lap. This year was no different as the Steelers landed David DeCastro, who will step into an immediate starting role and should...

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...

Steelers Six From Around The Web – May 11th – Keisel Wants You To Buy A Kubota Tractor Edition

Retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward threw out the first pitch before the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals on Thursday evening at PNC Park. Ward was a star baseball player in high school back in Georgia and was even drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 73rd round of the 1994 Major League Baseball draft. Thankfully Ward decided to not...

Pittsburgh Steelers Will Benefit From Terrell Suggs' Injury

Make no mistake, Terrell Suggs loves to play the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The All-Pro LB for the Baltimore Ravens has always seemed especially motivated when the two AFC North rivals square off.  Some of his best games have come against the Steelers' offensive line and QB Ben Roethlisberger.   Unfortunately for the 2012 Baltimore Ravens, it appears that Suggs will not be...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Seventh Round Selection OG Kelvin Beachum to a Four-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making quick work of signing their draft choices. Yesterday the team reached an agreement with their fourth seventh round selection SMU offensive tackle / offensive guard Kelvin Beachum. With his signing, the Steelers only have two member’s of their draft class left to sign, first round pick Stanford offensive guard David DeCastro and third round selection...
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