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By Cian Fahey
Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful.
The New England Patriots are the perfect example of a team with leadership that transcends through the whole organization.
In New England, Robert Kraft has learned over the years to lead by example opposed to cause friction with his coaches. Bill Belichick is undoubtedly a leader because Read more [...]
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After being released by the Steelers, defensive end Aaron Smith took out a newspaper ad to thank the fans and organization.
Aaron Smith put out a letter today in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette saying thank you for his years here in Pittsburgh. I can not say enough about how well this was written so I will let the letter speak for itself.
Dear Steelers Fans,
As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for...
There are two draft picks that everyone seems to have the Steelers interested in since the combine, if not before. Dontari Poe appears to get further and further out of sight by the day with many experts saying he’s a top 15 pick by now. The more realistic name is Dont’a Hightower, LB out of Alabama. Of course you can still make a case for an offensive lineman in round one but...
Kevin Colbert said that the Steelers were done making cuts “for the time being.” That means we could still see some names hacked from the locker stalls but for now, Art Rooney II, Mike Tomlin and Colbert like the way the Steelers’ roster looks.
That’s fine, but if they were able to so easily give Hines, Smith and Farrior the ax (not that it wasn’t the right move) to save...
Aaron Smith, one of the all-time great Steelers, took out an ad in Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thanking Steelers fans and the city of Pittsburgh. Here is the complete text of the page:
Dear Steelers Fans,
As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for such a tremendous...
I feel like today is a good day to put out free agent fire before it gets started, just like I did at this same time last year with Tiki Barber. This year it is another former New York Giants running back that will have at least half of Steeler Nation frothing at the mouth after he was released today by the Super Bowl champions. Jacobs will turn 30 years of age in July and his best...
Monday is the next important date up on the calendar for the Steelers and all NFL teams. The NFL will release the final 2012 salary cap amount on March 12th, giving teams the remainder of the weekend to make sure everything is in order so they aren’t over the limit. The future of key restricted free agents for the Steelers will be affected one way or the other. As an FYI, if any...
One of the classiest and most talented players in the history of the Steelers franchise said his final farewell to the Steeler Nation on Sunday, March 11, 2012, with an advertisement in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It reads as follows:
Dear Steelers Fans,
As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful...
Aaron Smith said his final goodbyes to the Steeler Nation today in an advertisement printed in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (below). Smith, who spent his entire career with the Steelers, was notified of his release a little over a week ago along with James Farrior and Hines Ward. Smith has been a cor Continue
By Christina Rivers
It's the numbers that many have been waiting for, and according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the National Football League is nearly set to release them to all 32 team by the end of the week. La Canfora posted on Twitter:
La Canfora admitted he'd like to see the numbers be over the $120M this season. Many teams probably feel the same way...
With the parting of ways with James Farrior, inside linebacker becomes a position of keen interest. Larry Foote is the obvious choice of the moment to step into the shoes of the departed Potsie. Larry is one of those guys you can’t dismiss because he’s a gamer, one who’s “game brains” or understanding of [...]
Season 2, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and with not a lot of Steelers news to discuss since the Tuesday podcast, we touch one last time on the Mike Wallace situation quickly as we turn our attention more to free agency around the league in general. Of course the biggest free agent on the market right now is Peyton Manning and we discuss him along with...
Free Agency starts next Tuesday March 13th. The Steelers are strapped tight with cash. After signing all of their restricted free agents and working towards a deal with Mike Wallace the Steelers will not have much to spend. They will not be big players in free agency. There are some guys out there who could come cheap and help this team out in 2012. They could also fill...
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the Steelers organization, but this week has been relatively quiet. But all the guys have been busy.
Big Ben has been doing some fishing with former Steeler Merril Hoge.
With all the nice weather this week, it looks like James Harrison is thinking about breaking out the motorcycle.
Thinking about pulling out the bike for a minute!!!
The Patriots love to play a split safety system, dividing the field in 2 halves and covering the deep ends. The issue is you can play this system with ordinary players and get decent results.
Playing a disciplined cover 2 shell is a conservative style that yields little over the top big plays. However, it gives up 10-20 yard gains in chunks as the voids in the defense; As it expands...