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Steel City Blitz:
A lot of people poo-poo’ed the third round selection of Miami, FL linebacker Sean Spence in last year’s NFL Draft but I wasn’t really one of them. While his size concerned me a bit, I looked at the selection as perhaps an acknowledgement by the ‘old guard Steelers’ of a changing National Football League.
Spence was a tackling machine coming out of college and just as importantly he could cover tight ends and backs out of the backfield very well. In today’s pass-heavy offenses, this is an absolute must for a linebacker, especially one in Dick LeBeau’s system.
When Spence went down on the Heinz Field turf last August in a pres-season game, you didn’t need to be a doctor to figure out this was a serious injury. Indeed it was as Spence was gone for the entire season and questions are still being asked about whether he’ll ever play again.
For the record, Spence tore both his ACL and LCL as well as dislocating his knee cap in the game against Carolina last year. The issue now centers arou...
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There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft.
Jarvis Jones could make opposing quarterbacks fear the Steelers again.
Le’Veon Bell could be the Steelers’ first iconic running back since Jerome Bettis.
Markus Wheaton could be Mike Wallace with a brain.
Shamarko Thomas could fly all over the field and make plays.
That’s a lot of “could”s...
Many of you won’t want to hear this for a variety of reasons but I’m going to say it anyway. I don’t think Charlie Batch is completely done yet with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I understand that you want nothing to do with a guy who is closer to his AARP card than his rookie year, but take an objective look at things and you’ll see where I’m going.
Yesterday on my weekly appearance...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a move to bolster their depth at the tackle position on Monday as it was announced that the team has come to terms with veteran free agent tackle Guy Whimper. In addition to Whimper, undrafted rookie free agent linebacker/safety Terence Garvin was also signed to the roster.
To make room for both Whimper and Garvin on the roster, the team released undrafted...
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper to help bolster their depth on the offensive line and I speculated that tackle Marcus Gilbert might not be ready for the first OTA session that takes place in a few more weeks due to him coming off ankle surgery in December. Gilbert, however, told me tonight that the ankle is indeed fine and that he plans on...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Terence Garvin to contracts Monday. Whimper was originally drafted in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) by the New York Giants in the 2006 NFL Draft. The East Carolina graduate played for the Giants from 2006-09 and was a member of their Super Bowl XLII...
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 last 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...
Landry Jones had another bad day at the Steelers’ rookie minicamp, but there may be a good reason. First, these notes, quotes, anecdotes from Day 2:
We recently reported that it might take a miracle for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence to ever play football again.
Head coach Mike Tomlin is more optimistic then most people. He believes Spence will play again after suffering a serious knee injury in 2012 that caused nerve damage.
“I did hear the opinion regarding Spence,” Tomlin said, according to the Steelers,...
According to the Steelers safety, Danny Amendola is 'fragile,' and
Tom Brady 'sees ghosts' under pressure.