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The Pittsburgh Steelers took highly rated guard David DeCastro out of Stanford with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. DeCastro was the number one rated guard in the draft and no one thought that he would drop that far to the Steelers. With that pick and the selection of center Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, the Steelers took an offensive lineman in the first round in two of the past three years. Before taking Pouncey, the last time the Steelers had taken an offensive lineman in the first round was Kendall Simmons in 2002.
When the Steelers selected DeCastro, most thought the team got a steal and the offensive line was supposed to be immediately upgraded by his presence. Unfortunately, DeCastro suffered a knee injury in the Preseason and was put on injured reserve but designated to return. The new injured reserve rule allowed DeCastro to return during the season and he got his first start as a pro against the Dallas Cowboys in week 15. Although DeCastro was inconsistent when he...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason has started and it is that time of year unfortunately to start breaking down and analyzing the free agents as we head towards the start of free agency. We will knock out a few of these a week and will start with the unrestricted free agents first before moving to the restricted and exclusive rights free agents. First up on the list of unrestricted...
On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis refuted a report by Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that quoted the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent as saying that the team "made a mistake" by not offering him a multi-year deal before the 2012 season.
On Wednesday Lewis talked more about his situation heading into the offseason and how he indeed...
The Pittsburgh Steelers watched for years as Ben Roethlisberger was sacked again and again due to a poor offensive line in front of him. In a four year stretch from 2006 to 2009 Roethlisberger was sacked at least 46 times per season and even hit 50 sacks in 2009. Following that dreadful 2009 season the Steelers knew it was time to protect their franchise quarterback.
In the subsequent...
In his final press conference of the disappointing 2012 season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was for the most part his usual self. Watching and listening to a Tomlin presser is often like trying to decipher a Little Orphan Annie Decoder ring. It starts out with all kinds of anticipation and then leaves you feeling completely perplexed and disappointed. In other words...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are very unlikely to retain wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency. Wallace will officially become a free agent in March and is expected to look for a large contract in the open market. During the 2012 off-season it was rumored that Wallace was looking for a contract that averages $11 million a year.
With teams like the Miami Dolphins, who are need of a...
As twelve teams prepare for the playoffs the Steelers have begun their off-season in typical fashion. The first mark of the off-season is the signing of players to reserves/futures contracts.
Today the Steelers signed six players to such contracts marking the start of what will likely be a very busy off-season for the Steelers.
The players signed today were offensive tackles Joe...
Todd Haley was the Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. He called the plays for the Cardinals offense that led them to Super Bowl 43; the only Super Bowl in franchise history. During his time with the Cardinals Haley formed a strong relationship with the Cardinals’ ownership.
After the 2008 season Haley left the Cardinals to become the Kansas City Chiefs head...
The 2012 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers was tough mentally and physically for the players, coaches and the fans. Fear is hardly a word you hear thrown around when it comes to the Steelers, but the retirement of Hines Ward was the first sign of the decline of the once proud Steelers. The Steelers with all of their Super Bowl pieces starting to show their age like James Harrison...
The Steelers will have the franchise tag and transition tag at their disposal once again this off-season, but once again it is questionable as to whether they will choose to use either one. Of their free agents only two are deserving of the type of money that comes with either tag: corner Keenan Lewis and wide receiver Mike Wallace.
Wallace will be an unrestricted free agent this...
By Jeremy Hritz
The NFL Draft is slowly becoming the focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 2012 season nears completion and soon, end of the year evaluations of players will begin. The Steelers are a team that build through the draft, and in the 2013 season, the team will be counting on several of their previous draft picks to assert themselves in the starting line-up. Never...
The Steelers offense is much younger when compared to the defense. Over the past few years the Steelers have focused on the offensive line in an effort to resurrect the run game and protect Ben Roethlisberger. It will be up to the Steelers front office and coaches to determine whether or not they are content with their offensive lineman and where they stand in terms of position...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made another offseason signing on Friday as linebacker Kion Wilson was signed to a reserve/future contract, according to a source.
Wilsonwas originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 drat after playing his college ball at the University of South Florida.
Wilson was released by the Chargers prior to the...
The Steelers signed their seventh player to a futures/reserves contract of the 2013 off-season. Linebacker Kion Wilson played football at University of South Florida.
During Wilson’s senior year, he played in all 12 games and led the team with 105 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and also had one sack, one force fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass breakup.
Season 3, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by talking about the new from Thursday that centered around the possibility of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley getting the vacant head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals. That is far from set in stone, but we discuss his chances and what the Steelers would do if indeed...
Season 3, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by talking a little about the Pittsburgh Steelers injured player list heading into the offseason as well as the season finale win over the Cleveland Browns. Mike Tomlin had a few nuggets in his Monday press conference that we try to decipher and we also ponder who may or may not be a candidate for...