Found May 02, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton. That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Hampton started 148 of the 157 games he’s played in during his 10 years in the league. When you talk 34 nose tackles in the NFL, the big snack is always at the forefront of what you are looking for. The immovable object who’s main purpose is to do 1 thing, stop the run. In fact, that’s the main goal of the defensive line in general in a Dick Lebeau defense. You don’t see guys like Hampton getting a lot of sacks; he’s got a total of 9 since being drafted by Bill Cowher back in 2001. You also won’t see nose tackles making the stat sheet on Tackles either, Hampton has 200 total for his entire career. So why then was drafting Alameda Ta’amu so important? Ther...

Steelers Drafted Sean Spence For His Instincts, Not His Measureables

When you look at the NFL scouting combine and pro day measurables of the Pittsburgh Steelers third round draft pick Sean Spence, you might not be overly impressed. His 5 foot, 11 inch height combined with his 231 pound weight certainly has you envisioning a pretty smallish linebacker. Even Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review commented on first seeing Spence up close that...

Steelers Release RB Chad Spann & CB Antonio Smith

I had a feeling that a few corresponding roster moves might be on the way soon as the Pittsburgh Steelers roster was over 90 players after the undrafted free agents had been identified. That indeed was the case on Wednesday as Mark Kaboly reports via Twitter that running back Chad Spann and cornerback Antonio Smith have now been released. Spann was signed to the Steelers practice...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Draft Grades

A rundown of the Steelers' draft picks. It has been a few days since the Draft and I have had to do some reserch on some of the Steelers' lower draft picks. 1st Round Pick 24 OG David DeCastro, Stanford A+ This player was a great pick up. The Steelers commented after the Draft that he was one of the players they would trade up for and didn't have to.  With a...

Mike Adams, a Steelers starter at Tackle for 2012?

The most controversial pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers on draft day since Santonio Holmes in 2006, is this years 2nd rounder Mike Adams out of Ohio State. The Steelers just simply don’t take these types of players normally, they want high character guys who are football players above all else. You could be the guaranteed best college athlete on the planet but if you don’t make...

The Terrible Podcast – Draft Pick Kelvin Beachum & Jon Linder Of WQAM Interviews Episode

Season 2, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I take a look first at the 2012 rookie pool for the Pittsburgh Steelers as it relates to the overall salary cap and the first contract for David DeCastro. We move on to discuss the Rosetta Stone comment made in regard to the new playbook by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday. It was clearly a little fun...

Steelers 2012 Off-Season Roster

Offense QB: 1. Ben Roethlisberger #7 2. Byron Leftwich #4 3. Charlie Batch #16 4. Troy Smith #10 5. Jerrod Johnson #8 RB: 1. Rashard Mendenhall #34 (injured) 2. Isaac Redman #33 3. Barron Batch #20 4. Chris Rainey #22 5. John Clay #38 6. Jonathan Dwyer #27 7. Chad Spann #30 FB: 1. Will Johnson #46 2 Continue

James Harrison chimes in on Bountygate suspensions

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison gave his two cents on the NFL’s suspension of four players in connection with the Bountygate scandal earlier today. “Ridiculous, and nobody really sees why the punishments have been so severe over the past 3 – 4 years!” he exclaimed on his Facebook page just after Goodell’s ruling. James Harrison is no stranger to punishment...

Video: Antonio Brown’s offseason training routine

  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown flourished during his second NFL season, forming a dangerous combo with speedster Mike Wallace. In 2011 Brown was named to his first Pro Bowl and hauled in 69 passes for 1,108 yards with 2 touchdowns. He was also equally as dangerous as kick/punt returner, becoming the first player in [...]

Todd Haley Likes Using Running Backs In The Passing Game

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft, one really can't help but to think that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to use him the same way that he used Dexter McCluster when he was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. It got me wondering just how much Haley used his running backs in the passing...


Peeps seldom get an insight into the preparation and dedication that it takes to make the magic that NFL players conjure up on Sundays. Pittsburgh Steelers wideout ANTONIO BROWN provides a clue as he takes us on a video odyssey of what makes him an awesome playmaker and Pro Bowler for the Steelers… Video courtesy: NOC Brown cycles from his home in Pittsburgh to the Steelers practice...

Steelers Draft Shows They Appear To Be Comfortable With Outside Linebacker Depth

Heading into the 2012 NFL draft it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have interest in drafting not only an inside linebacker, but an outside linebacker as well. Of their 30 allowed pre draft visitors, 4 were considered 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the form of Nick Perry, Andre Branch, Cam Johnson and Olivier Vernon. There were also reports that the Steelers had some...

Post-Draft Grades Don’t Mean Much

The Steelers were touted by USA Today as having the best overall draft following this weekends 2012 NFL Draft. However, draft grades don’t always equal the production on the field. As every fan knows there are surprises and busts throughout the NFL Draft and the only way to weed out the good f Continue

Steeler-Killer Suggs Likely to miss 2012 Season

Steve McNair, Fred Taylor, Derrick Mason, and Carl Pickens, among others, spent their careers killing the Steelers. Some player seem to come up big against certain teams and these guys dominated the Steelers almost every chance they got. Over the past few years Baltimore Ravens outside lineback Continue
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