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It’s not often that a defensive tackle can become the most important draft pick in the history of a professional football team but ultimately, the fourth overall selection in the 1969 National Football League Draft became exactly that.
Charles Edward Greene, better known as “Mean Joe” Greene was the defensive tackle in question. Drafted out of North Texas State by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Greene would go on to become one of the most dominating defensive players of his or any other time. Known as a man that absolutely despised losing and would do anything to avoid it, Greene would win four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers and would enter the NFL Hall of Fame in 1987. His story is quite familiar, but two other guys from that draft would prove extremely crucial to the Steelers’ dominance of the 1970’s as well.
In the third round of that draft a young man name Jon Kolb was selected by the Steelers out of Oklahoma State. While Kolb didn’t see the field much in his first two seasons, h...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be celebrating their 80th season, so the team unveiled their throwback 1934 uniforms — and they look absolutely hideous.
Fortunately, the black-and-gold striped jerseys will be worn for just two games in 2012.
"We wanted to go back ... and recall some of the early days of the franchise," Steelers’ President Art Rooney...
Two more Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agents have signed their tenders now according to Howard Balzer on Twitter. Safety Ryan Mundy and cornerback Keenan Lewis both had low original round tenders of $1.26 million placed on them prior to the start of free agency. Their signings leave wide receiver Mike Wallace as the only restricted free agent yet to sign his tender as Ramon...
All the Steelers RFA and ERFA have been signed but Mike Wallace. According to Howard Balzer the Steelers signed restricted free agents Keenan Lewis and Ryan Mundy. They also signed exclusive rights free agents Isaac Redman, Jeremy Kapinos and Steve McLendon. Mundy and Lewis both received the lowest tender of $1.26 million.
That means the Steelers roster is most likely set other...
The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 schedule has now be released and it includes 5 primetime games on it. Those nationally televised primetime games at Heinz Field include one against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), and another on Sunday night, Nov. 18 at 8:20 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens (NBC). Pittsburgh’s other national primetime games include road...
The Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled their 80th-season throwback uniform by posting pics on their Twitter page today, and let’s just say … yikes.
(Photo: Pittsburgh Steelers via SI.com)
This bumblebee-esque monstrosity was apparently inspired by the original 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates, and was chosen “to show a unique part of Steelers’ history”:
“We wanted to use a jersey...
These last 2 weeks have nothing short of glorious if you’re a Steelers fan. Ramon Foster and David Johnson sign their tender offers, Jerricho Cotchery is brought back on a 2 yr. deal and a reserve Tight End Leonard Pope comes over from Kansas City. And now today as was previously reported, Charlie Batch is back for his annual contract to backup Ben Roethlisberger. How can you not...
We’ve done absolutely nothing all day in anticipation of the Steelers showing off their new throwback uniforms for the first time and man, we’re we disappointed when Isaac Redman rolled out the 1934-themed duds.
Redzone tweeted that he loved the new unis and can’t wait to wear them but you have to think that’s only because he works for the team that allowed them to be...
It looks like the Steelers secondary is pretty much filled out now that cornerback Keenan Lewis and safety Ryan Mundy have signed their RFA tenders. Both of them will make $1.26 mil this season as part of their original low round tenders.
A solid move by both guys; Lewis could be the Steelers No. 2 corner this year opposite Ike Taylor now that William Gay is out in Arizona, and...
Yesterday, the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers revealed their new throwback jerseys celebrating the team's 80th year in existence.
To be honest, they aren't exactly the prettiest jerseys on the world and poor Isaac Redman for having to be the first seen in them:
(Courtesy of Shutdown Corner and Pittsburgh Steelers.com)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC. Since being founded in 1933 the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls, 8 conference championships, 20 division titles, and made 27 playoff appearances. They have called 6 stadiums home and have 25 representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What could [...]
Inside linebacker James Farrior is one the many veteran players the Pittsburgh Steelers have cut ties with this off-season. Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that one player looking to step up in Farrior's place is Stevenson Sylvester, a 2010 fifth round pick out of Utah. "I feel like I'm the linebacker of the future," Sylvester said. "I...
Charlie Batch has been signed by the Steelers to a 1 year deal according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He will come back in to back up Ben Roethlisberger for at least one more season. He joins Tyrod Taylor and Troy Smith as the four QB’s on the Steelers roster
The Steelers new throwback jerseys are supposed to honor the 1934 team known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. When the Steelers released the 75th anniversary throwback jersey they were received with open minds. They weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either. The yellow helmet was welcomed and Continue
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