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On Underclassmen: The Byproduct Of Success

While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment. With the news that a record number of underclassmen have declared for...
Via Steelers Depot
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Immaturity of draft prospects on social media concerns NFL GMs

Per a report from Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports, the general managers of the Minnesota Vikings, Rick Spielman, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kevin Colbert, have expressed concern over the maturity levels of some NFL draft prospects. This report comes amid assessments that this draft class may be among the deepest classes talent-wise in years. Spielman was specifically concerned...
Via Down and Distance
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft is deep because of underclassmen but also 'immature'

The interest and the spectacle of the NFL Scouting Combine has only increased over the years, with hours of evaluation and talk on TV and radio and the increase in draftniks who offer their opinions on blogs and Twitter. The focus for NFL teams has risen too. As more and more underclassmen decide for early entry into the draft, the importance of the combine has increased for NFL...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

On Underclassmen And The Shifting Dynamics Of The NFL Draft

While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment. While addressing the media, Colbert was asked essentially...
Via Steelers Depot
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers GM Colbert Says “This Is The Most Immature Draft”

Steelers GM, Kevin Colbert, made a comment I believe most NFL personnel would agree on, the 2014 draft is immature. Colbert spoke on Thursday, saying that this was one of the most talented group he has scouted in his 30 years in the NFL but one thing that concerns him are their age and their ability to go from college to professional overnight. “Even though it’s the most talented...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says 2014 Draft Class Is Deepest He’s Ever Seen, But Also The Most Immature

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert held his annual 15 minute press conference Thursday morning at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and reiterated once again how deep of class this one is as opposed to previous ones. However, with a record amount of underclassmen declaring this year, Colbert also said it might be the most immature one as well. "I've been doing...
Via Steelers Depot
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers GM: This is the deepest Draft class in 30 years

The NFL draft process is underway for every team in the NFL. Some have more picks than others, but every single GM and Scout is spending every hour looking into the talent pool that will be entering the league. This week is the scouting combine and players will be judged on several different drills. They can either raise their draft stock or send it spiraling downward. With a record...
Via Down and Distance
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2003 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period quickly approaching, we are taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first three years of Colbert's tenure in Pittsburgh and today we will look at what happened in free agency prior to the 2003 season. Please keep in...
Via Steelers Depot
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2001 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. We have already recapped the 2000 season and today we will look at what happened prior to the 2001 season. Keep in mind that these free agent...
Via Steelers Depot
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Could Be Forced To Do Hard Knocks This Year

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to make the playoffs for a second straight season, they are now one of eight teams that could be forced to be the subject matter of Hard Knocks, the HBO training camp documentary. NFL owners passed a resolution last year during their fall meetings in Washington that would give the league the authority to pick a team to be on the show if they...
Via Steelers Depot
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Steelers Really Inquire About Jake Long?

After it was announced the perennial All-Pro tackle Jake Long had signed a lucrative deal with the St. Louis Rams, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers inquired briefly about his services before he ultimately took the deal in St. Louis. The deal could be worth up to $36 million dollars. This opens up a litany of questions in my mind as it should yours...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

USC's Kalil could be option for Vikings in draft

In a league where there aren't enough good tight ends to go around, Matt Kalil believes he would have been a "sweet" one if given the chance."Like Anthony Munoz catching touchdowns," Kalil said Thursday with a smile.In this case, Kalil's father knew best.Frank Kalil envisioned his son following in Munoz's footsteps as an all-star left tackle at Southern...
Via Fox Sports North
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Kalil's path to NFL is a family plan

In a league where there aren't enough good tight ends to go around, Matt Kalil believes he would have been a "sweet" one if given the chance. "Like Anthony Munoz catching touchdowns," Kalil said Thursday with a smile. In this case, Kalil's father knew best. Frank Kalil envisioned his son following in Munoz's footsteps as an all-star left tackle...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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