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CASEY HAMPTON RUMORS

Where And How To Address D-Line In Draft Up For Debate

For years, since the Pittsburgh Steelers used a first-round draft pick on nose tackle Casey Hampton and solidified their anchor point along the defensive line in the final decade or so of the era of the nose tackle as a starting position, the team had not felt it necessary to...
Via Steelers Depot
12 days ago

Titans Free Agency 2017: Brandon Williams

Could Brandon Williams be Dick LeBeau’s Casey Hampton 2.0? At the center of Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s best defenses during his time in Pittsburgh was a very very large man named Casey Hampton. Hampton was officially listed at 6’-1” tall and 325 lbs, but by the prime of his playing career 325 lbs was probably in the rearview mirror. Asked if his nose tackle...
Via Music City Miracles
February 12, 2017

McLendon ‘loves’ ex-teammates but has ‘moved on’ — and so have the Steelers, to Hargrave

  Steve McLendon followed Casey Hampton and gave way to Javon Hargrave as the Steelers’ top nose tackle. (Chaz Palla/Trib photo)     When the New York Jets had some time off following an early-season Thursday night game last month, Steve McLendon could have chosen to hole up at home and rest. He could have taken a vacation. He could have visited family.   Instead, McLendon...
Via The Steel Mill
October 07, 2016

Looking Back At The Impact Of Casey Hampton

Since the days Casey Hampton left his post patrolling the middle of the Pittsburgh defensive line, the defense has seemingly gotten worse, as potholes were filled with duct tape instead of asphalt. After his retirement from the game, Hampton’s shoes have yet to be entirely filled to capacity, although current starting nose tackle Steve McLendon […] Looking Back At The Impact...
Via Steelers Depot
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dupree Needs A Kendrell Bell-Like Year To Capture DROY Honors

In the 2001 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed a linchpin that proved pivotal in the capture of their last two Super Bowl titles in the form of 6-foot-1, 325-pound nose tackle, Casey Hampton. However, it was their second rounder that year who ended up garnering some hardware for his on-field play. The team moved […] Dupree Needs A Kendrell Bell-Like Year To Capture DROY...
Via Steelers Depot
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Steelers NT Casey Hampton Inducted Into The University Of Texas Hall Of Fame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton isn’t likely to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Friday night the former first-round draft pick was one of 14 athletes to be inducted into the University of Texas Hall of Fame. Hampton, who played 12 years with the Steelers from 2001-2012, played […] Former Steelers NT Casey Hampton Inducted Into The...
Via Steelers Depot
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: 4 Potential Trade-Down Scenarios in 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t traded down in the first round of the NFL draft since 2001, when they took Casey Hampton with the No. 19 pick. This could be the year they do it again. The Steelers are more likely to trade down from the No. 15 pick than trade up. They don’t have their original third-round pick. They have a third-round compensatory pick , but those picks can...
Via SteelerAddicts
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers be on the prowl for a nose tackle in the draft?

In the 3-4 scheme of Dick LeBeau and the Pittsburgh Steelers, having a strong nose tackle is a must. For the better part of the last decade-plus, the man clogging the middle was none other than Mr. Casey Hampton. And he was a wall. A big, unmovable wall. But the Steelers released the aging Hampton before last season started. Statistically the Steelers ranked 21st in stopping the...
Via cover32 - Steelers
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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