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Steel City Blitz:
Yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was added to the National Football League’s Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell. This is a group comprised of coaches, GM’s and owners that discusses the rules of the game and when necessary, make changes to those rules.
It was this committee for example (prior to Tomlin’s appointment) that drove the new rule related to running backs no longer being able to lower their head at contact.
Unless you’ve been living like the Unabomber, then you know the Steelers aren’t exactly crazy about many of the changes to the rules of the game pushed through by Goodell all in the name of ‘player safety.’ While Mike Tomlin has always tried to tow the company line in regards to his feelings on players like James Harrison and Ryan Clark being suspended and/or fined for ‘illegal hits,’ it was also clear at times that he didn’t always approve of the punishments handed down.
Tomlin’s own team of course was the only one to vote against th
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL announced on Tuesday.
Tomlin, who has served on the Coaches Subcommittee of the Competition Committee since 2009, fills the position on the committee held through the 2012 season by former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert probably isn't shocked that the New England Patriots decided to sign restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. After all, it is only the third time since 2001 that it has happened.
In 2001, the Patriots signed Steelers restricted free agent running back Chris Fuamatu- Ma'afala to a one-year...
According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskin quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record.
As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy Polamalu finished 17th overall in individual sales...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now looking at corners in their pre-draft visits. Yesterday they met with Will Davis of Utah State. They are now, according to multiple sources on Twitter, expected to meet with two more corners this week. Those players are Blidi Wreh-Wilson of Connecticut and Tharold Simon of LSU. Wreh-Wilson is expected to go somewhere in the top fifty picks and the...
There has obviously been a lot of talk regarding the poor quarterback class in this year’s NFL Draft and rightfully so. Especially when you compare the potential picks to last year’s haul which resulted in five starters in the league, this April’s draft class has tons to prove.
The other area that I don’t find particularly awe-inspiring is the running back position and there...
In a statement of ownership transaction released by the team, Jimmy Haslam III’s minority ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers has officially been sold.
The Steelers that in a series of transactions approved by the NFL all of the Steelers stock owned by Haslam has been acquired, the majority of which was purchased by existing Steelers stockholders while the residual portion...
Jason La Canfora reports that the Patriots have submitted an offer sheet for Steelers restricted free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots offer sheet is for just one year.
Schefter adds that the money involved “won’t be the determining factor.”
La Canfora mentions that the Steelers could approach S Troy Polamalu about restructuring his deal...
The way the offer sheet works is simple. The Steelers can either match the contract or the Patriots will have to hand over a 3rd round pick.
The Steelers have to decide if Sanders is worth the money that the Patriots want to sign him for or would they rather just have the draft pick.
The #Patriots will need to pay the #Steelers a 3rd round pick if the #Steelers chose not to match...
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders
signed an offer sheet with the New England Patriots worth $2.5 million for one
year yesterday, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Now, the Steelers will
have five days to either match that offer or allow Sanders to walk and accept
the Patriots’ third-round draft pick.
It isn’t clear what direction the Steelers...
The Steelers need a big back, but the biggest and baddest has a reputation as a malcontent. Should the Steelers take a chance?
ESPN is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, has signed the Patriots offer sheet on a one-year deal. That is significant, because the Steelers have one of the leagues worst cap situations and tendered Sanders as an original round value. They can either choose to match the offer to Sanders or take a third round pick from New England.
With Sanders due...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the offer sheet that the New England Patriots signed Emmanuel Sanders to is worth $2.5 million.
The offer sheet that Steelers RFA Emmanuel Sanders signed is worth $2.5 million. Steelers choice: match or get NE’s third-round pick by Sun.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 10, 2013
I’m sure the Pats wouldn’t mind having Sanders on their...
As the New England Patriots try to upgrade their wide receiving corps, multiple sources are reporting this morning that they have signed restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. Both Jason LaCanfora and ESPN’s Adam Schefter are among those reporting this news.
This move now gives the already cash strapped Pittsburgh Steelers five days to match the...
From the "one way to end your career" file comes the latest buffoonery from Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu.
On Sunday night, Ta'amu retweeted a photo of himself and (presumably) a friend driving while brandishing a bottle of whiskey.
That, in itself, would be a pretty bad idea. Making it worse, though, was this came just three days after Ta'amu was...
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