Found September 05, 2012 on
There isn’t a player today in the National Football League or in the past that didn’t have his detractors. Whether those fans find criticism in a particular players’ style, ability, or decision to even keep playing or not the fact is all players receive criticism. Even a guy like Barry Sanders had detractors.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Free Safety Ryan Clark is not unique to this. He has earned his share of criticism over his career which now spans more than 10 years, but he has also earned some deserved praise as well. We can talk at length about how great Troy Polamalu is and certainly he is one of the all-time great strong safeties, but much of what he is able and allowed to do is because of Clark.
No other game illustrated the problems the Steelers’ secondary has with Clark out than the Wild-Card loss in Denver. The final, game-ending play was of course the perfect example of why Clark is so important to the defense. First of all, the defense on that play reeked of arrogance as the St...
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The big talk heading into training camp this year for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year was whether or not Keenan Lewis would be able to hold off Cortez Allen for the starting job opposite Ike Taylor.
Both corners played well in the preseason with Lewis starting opposite Taylor in all four of the exhibition games. Even though it is pretty obvious that Lewis has the starting job...
The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first depth regular season depth chart for the 2012 season on Monday, and there really are no surprises listed on it.
Chris Rainey is listed as the primary kick and punt returner over Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown respectively.
Casey Hampton is listed as the starting nose tackle over Steve McLendon, but rest assured that both will...
We noted on Monday that some jersey number changes were forthcoming for a few Pittsburgh Steelers players and we now have confirmation of those changes via the Steelers official website.
Undrafted free agent safety Robert Golden will now wear No. 21 after wearing No. 30 throughout the preseason. Undrafted free agent linebacker Adrian Robinson thought that he was beaten to the...
Adam Caplan reported via Twitter on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers recently brought in free agent defensive backs Terrence Johnson, Dominique Franks and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah for workouts.
The reason for the workouts was likely due to cornerback Curtis Brown and safety Robert Golden being dinged up in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Brown injured a knee...
Safety Ryan Clark won't play in Denver for the fourth time since 2007 because of a sickle-cell trait that exposes him to health risks at higher altitudes. Clark also sat out the season-ending AFC wild-card playoff loss at Denver in January. He was held out of the last regular-season trip to Denver in 2009 and a preseason game in 2010. Clark, 32, led the Steelers in tackles...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the door is open for running back Rashard Mendenhall to play Sunday night in the opener against the Denver Broncos. While the likelihood of Mendenhall actually playing remains low, the Broncos coaching staff must still prepare for the former first round draft pick just in case, as he is in the...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos, but the status of one of their best players on defense remains unclear.
All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was limited in practice Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Harrison was officially activated by the Steelers last week after...
Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II said Thursday afternoon on Steelers Live at 4 that the team will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms in the home games against the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens.
The 1934 stripped uniforms were unveiled back in mid April and modeled by running back Isaac Redman...
I’ll be the first to tell you that the Steelers’ window is closing. 11 of the 13 players with 9 years’ experience or more are starters, including their star QB and 2-time Super Bowl winner “Big” Ben Roethlisberger. The remaining 2 on that list are both of his backup signal callers. All the starters in that elite secondary have 10 years or more in the league except...
The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it shows that both linebacker James Harrison (knee) and running back Baron Batch (groin) did not practice after both were limited on Wednesday. Linebacker Larry Foote (ankle) participated fully after sitting out on Wednesday with a minor ankle issue
Participating fully on Thursday were, running back Rashard...
Affiliate: Football fans are given a gift from schedule-makers in Week 1 as the Denver Broncos will be at home versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season’s first edition of Sunday Night Football.
The NFL odds give a good barometer of what’s expected out of these teams this season.
As it stands, the Steelers are the one-point underdogs for this Week 1 meeting in the high altitude...
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was a full participant in practice Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Mendenhall has recovered quickly from ACL surgery last December. While we wouldn't start him Week 1 with the Steelers playing on Sunday night, Mendenhall may prove to be a useful No. 2 RB later this month.
Is something to behold. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.