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Can LaMarr Woodley put together a full season?

LaMarr Woodley has been an outstanding player for the Steelers.  Since he has come into the league he has been a great pass rusher.  He has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with when the defense steps on the field.  The real question though is can Woodley put together a full season? Woodley has two speeds.  Great and unstoppable.  Woodley is great all season long. ...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Colbert says Wallace will not be traded

Rumors have been flying from all around of whether or not Mike Wallace would be traded.  Since the signing of Antonio Brown the other day there was a question as to whether or not Wallace would be with the Steelers this upcoming season.  Well it seems as if that question has been answered.  Kevin Colbert says no to that option. “Mike Wallace is not available for trade.” Wallace...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace on the trade block?

With the extension of Antonio Brown the Steelers will not give an extension to Mike Wallace according to Ed Bouchette.  The Steelers have grown tired of Wallace and have moved their interest to the team.  If Wallace is not going to receive an extension they could franchise him next season and keep him on the roster even if he does not want to be.  Bouchette also believes that...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown signs extension in the midst of Wallace hold out

There has been many a worry this week about the wide receiver who was going to sign an extension with the Steelers.  Many were worried if Mike Wallace would sign his deal and report to camp on time.  That did not happen and the Steelers stopped negotiations with Wallace until he returned.  While Wallace was missing camp the other big receiver for the Steelers signed his extension...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Carter has a large oppurtunity in front of him at Training Camp

Steelers second year outside linebacker is being given a great oppurtunity at Steelers camp.  He is the starting outside linebacker right now as camp begins.  Starter James Harrison and back up Jason Worilds are both on the PUP list and there is no timetable give for their return. Carter will get the reps with the first team in Harrison’s position until either Harrison or Worilds...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers place 6 players on PUP List to start camp

The Steelers have started off this years training camp with 6 players on the Physically Unable to Perform List.  The Steelers do not have to list official injuries until week 1 of the regular season.  Many of the players were expected to be on this list.  There are no surprises here. Players on PUP List: James Harrison Max Starks Casey Hampton Rashard Mendenhall Jason Worilds...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers pulling the plug on Wallace contract talks?

Ed Bouchette reported today that Mike Wallace would not be reporting to camp on time.  He is now also reporting that the Steelers may be planning to cut off talks with Wallace.  This is a sign of bad news.  It seemed as if sides were getting better and it was expected that Wallace would sign his tender and come to camp out of good faith and the two sides would continue negotiating...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Brett Keisel arrives to training camp on a tractor

Keisel arrived to camp today. Click the link under the main video for Players Move In, after you watch his interview. Also, keep an eye out for April O’Neil and The Show at training camp next Thursday sporting their BB&G shirts. Photo from to @MarkKaboly_Trib for the picture from Twitter.
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates pick up Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros

The Pirates made a move yesterday to add depth to their pitching rotation.  In a four player deal the Pirates traded for Houston Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez.  Rodriguez is 7-9 this season with a 3.79 ERA.  The Pirates gave up three of their top 16 prospects in the deal.  Pitchers Rudy Owens and Cotton Cain are headed to Houston a long with the Pirates Outfielder Robbie Grossman...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Report to Training Camp Today

Today is the day when all the fun begins.  The Steelers will arrive in Latrobe today at St. Vincent College for the start of Training Camp.  It is a day that most of us have waited for since the team lost to Denver in the playoffs.  It left a bad taste in the mouth of players and fans alike. The Steelers come into training camp with many new faces.  Gone are Hines Ward,...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers, Tomlin come to terms on contract extension

The Steelers have given a three year contract extension to Head Coach Mike Tomlin good through the 2016 football season.  Tomlin has been with the Steelers for five seasons, including two Super Bowl appearances and only missing the playoffs once.  Tomlin is 55-25 in his 5 years as head coach and 5-3 in the playoffs.  Financial information on the extension has not yet been released...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers sign first round pick David DeCastro

Steelers came to terms with their number one draft pick David DeCastro yesterday.  DeCastro who fell beautifully to the Steelers at pick number 24 signed a 4 year contract worth approximately $7.814 million with a 5th year option.  Based on the rookie wage scale the first 3 years are fully guaranteed.  There is a good chance that DeCastro will begin the season as a starter as...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Round Up: Batman, Middle School photos and Manning Welcome Back Party

We are only a few days away from training camp!!!!!!!  So exciting!!!!  I can’t believe the season is right around the corner.  All the guys are gearing up and it’s great to see.  Myself and The Show will be making a trip to training camp this year on August 2nd so keep your eyes out for Bleedblackandgold.com shirts and come say hi!  I have some gems though in this week’s...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Adams still first in line to start at Left Tackle

With the return of Max Starks to the Steelers many are questioning who will be the starting Left Tackle.  It still looks though as if there will not be a question to who the starter is.  Starks basically answered that question for us in an interview with WDVE.  Starks plans to start the preseason on the PUP List.  He still wants to start and plans to compete but by the time...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Release Jonathan Scott, More Money Open for Wallace

In a move that was basically inevitable the Steelers released Jonathan Scott.  Scott was awful last season and was projected to make 2.2 million dollars this year.  The Steelers have only kept him on the roster this long because they had no other option.  Once Max Starks resigned with the team that gave the Steelers the ability to let Scott go. This move also gives more optimism...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Troy Polamalu admits to lying about concussions

In the last couple of years with all the emphasis put on concussions and the rules about people being out of games because of them, Troy Polamalu has said he’s lied about concussions before to team doctors.  Polamalu was on The Dan Patrick Show the other day and they talked a little bit about concussions and here’s what Troy had to say: “I’ve had, I believe, eight or nine...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Joey Porter Retiring as a Steeler

Former Steeler OLB Joey Porter has decided to hang up the cleats.  Porter spent 13 seasons in the NFL.  He was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 1999 draft.  Porter did not take long to make his mark.  He started in his second season with the team and recorded 10.5 sacks for the season.  Porter continued to start until his days a Steeler ended.  He racked up...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Winners of the HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway

Congratulations to Jason Malone, Andy Hewitt, Lewis Staubs, Steven Kauffman, and Jay Cee for being selected as the winners of the HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway!  Each winner will receive a free T-Shirt inspired by Pittsburgh’s own Willie Stargell courtesy of HOMAGE sports apparel.  Winners should contact Jimmy to claim their prize. We would like to thank all who entered the giveaway...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers 2012 Position Battles: 3rd Wide Receiver

The Steelers are set at the number one and number two receiver position.  Mike Wallace is the guy.  Even if he holds out for a little bit of camp he will still be the number one receiver.  Antonio Brown came out of nowhere last season and took grasp of the number 2 role.  These guys are basically cemented in to their spots.  That leaves a number 3 receiver battle in the works...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers sign Max Starks to one year deal

The Steelers have signed Max Starks to a one year deal according to Ed Bouchette.  Starks has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee this summer.  He had yet to sign with a team due to his health.  Starks will come in and compete with Mike Adams for the Left Tackle position.  He will provide good offensive line depth as he has played and won a Super Bowl as both a left and...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

McCutchen named NL Player of the Week…again

Andrew McCutchen is just tearing it up right now.  After appearing last week in the Home Run Derby and then in the All-Star Game, he comes back and has a fantastic 3 game series against Milwaukee (even though the Buccos didn’t win the series).  It’s awesome to note that he won this award for the second week in a row! His stats are just amazing: (These are all courtesy of the...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Final Chance: HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway

Last week, we announced a T-Shirt giveaway sponsored by HOMAGE exclusively for BB&G readers.  The shirts have designs inspired by Pittsburgh’s own Willie Stargell.  We will be giving away 5 “Chicken on the Hill” T-shirts. Today is the last day to enter so don’t hesitate! There are three different ways to enter: 1) Sign up for the BB&G Newsletter, 2) Like/Share...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Hines Ward at premiere of Dark Knight Rises

Hines Ward posted a picture of him and his son at last night’s NYC premier of the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.  A lot of this film was done in Pittsburgh and some of it filmed specifically at Heinz Field and Ward appears in the movie.  You can see Ward in action in the official trailer below around the 1:20 mark.  The movie opens in this Friday! http://www.youtube...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates’ first half by the numbers

The Pirates are 48-37 at the All-Star Break which is 11 games above .500! This  is the first time since the 1992 season that they have been 10 or more games above .500. 1992 was also the last time Bucs made the playoffs where the Braves beat us 4 games to 3 in the NLCS. The Pirates are 1st in the NL Central for the first time since 1997. If the winner of a baseball game was awarded...
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July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Reminder: HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway

A few days ago, we announced the beginning of a T-Shirt giveaway sponsored by HOMAGE exclusively for BB&G readers.  The shirts are designs inspired by Pittsburgh’s own Willie Stargell.  We will be giving away 5 “Chicken on the Hill” T-shirts. There are three different, simple ways to enter: 1) Sign up for the BB&G Newsletter, 2) Share any BB&G post on Facebook...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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