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Baron Batch getting back on track for 2012

Steelers 2011 rookie running back Baron Batch is recovering nicely from the torn ACL that he suffered in training camp last year. We talked to him on twitter yesterday with one of our followers about his recovery: @baron_batch: Fantastic!RT @SteelerAddicts: @baron_batch RT @AnthonyCrisco:  how is Baron Batch’s rehab coming along?  Batch also checked in with a local radio station...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Football 101: NFL Scouting Combine

The annual NFL Scouting Combine is the best way for teams to gauge the prospects on their list for the upcoming draft. It’s usually a week long event, this year running from Feb. 22-28. Since the combine is by invitation only, and also since some players choose not to participate or only do so in some drills, there are also individual pro days. Those are held after the combine...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers position review & outlook: Linebackers

We took a short break from our position review and outlook series once all the hoopla started with the Steelers coaching staff and Ben Roethlisberger.  While that’s still a hot topic, as is free agency, it’s high time we got back to this series. Next up is the Linebackers, arguably the most notable group on the Steelers year in and year out. They are traditionally the most talked...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers secondary in good shape for next year.

For once, the Steelers secondary is not a major concern heading into the off season. I say “for once” because in recent years they have struggled either with injuries or sub par play at a particular position.  Heading into this coming draft though, the last line of defense for Pittsburgh shouldn’t need much help thanks to a healthy group, good coaching, and solid drafting...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The answer to the Steelers backfield is already on the roster

I suppose I’m a lone wolf on this one, at least when it comes to the main stream media and social networking world. It seems that everyone is trying to tell me that Isaac Redman isn’t the long term answer at running back for the Steelers. I keep seeing on twitter and reading on the web how so many, including some of the “experts”, say the Steelers need to draft another running...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Fate of Aaron Smith yet to be determined

It’s no secret that the Steelers long time defensive lineman hasn’t been the same since 2008, that’s the last time he was able to play in all 16 games. He finished that year with 60 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, and 4 Passes Defensed. Since then he’s only played in 15 games since , fighting various injuries and father time (Smith will be 36 this coming April). Up until recent history...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cost of first round tender and franchising Mike Wallace

Starting on Monday, February 20th, NFL teams can begin using their Franchise Tag if they choose. It’s not required that a player be tagged on this date, it’s simply the earliest they can use it. There will be some teams that jump on this right away I’m sure. It’s very unlikely the Steelers will tag Mike Wallace immediately but they have about 3 weeks yet until the March 13th...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive Line possibilities for the Steelers in 2012

In one of the interviews that Kevin Colbert did recently he was asked about Marcus Gilbert moving to LT. He said it could happen but it’s Tomlin’s decision; Gilbert on the left side and Willie Colon on right. That obviously depends on how the draft goes as Colbert indicated also, what happens with Max Starks, etc. It got me thinking though on how the line could potentially look...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rooney II has things well under control for the Steelers

This whole offseason for the Steelers has been more of a circus than most of us can probably remember in a long time, if ever.  At least that’s how it appears from the outside right? Who really hired Todd Haley? Does Ben think he should have had more say in who was hired as the new OC? That’s just the tip of the ice berg as we all know but the fact is that Art Rooney II is the...
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February 17, 2012  |  1 Comment

Recent media interviews by Steelers officials & players

The Steelers have been fairly quiet since the season ended, in terms of media interviews and news announcements. That all began to change within the last week as Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been making the rounds with the local Pittsburgh media to talk about the offseason.  With so much speculation surrounding the hiring of Todd Haley, comments by Ben Roethlisberger, and the speculation...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Key offensive line injuries put Steelers in a bind

According to Max Starks’ tweet this morning, his rehab is progressing from the torn ACL he suffered in that fateful wildcard loss to Denver. @maxstarks78: Good morning tweeps! Another day of rehab w/ @Legursky. The knee is coming along nicely! #olinerehab The return of a healthy Max Starks and Doug Legursky is something everyone is watching around the Steeler Nation.  Starks was...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The REAL Scoop on Ben and Haley

If there is anything that is causing anxiety in this 2012 offseason of discontent in Pittsburgh, it’s the suddenly building animosity between two guys who have yet to meet. This is at least, what is being portrayed by the Pittsburgh Media and many websites like this one as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley have yet to meet face to face. I have...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Wallace isn’t the only receiver the Steelers need to worry about for the future

There are many tough decisions that the Steelers must deal with this offseason, not the least of which is trying to sign Mike Wallace to a long term deal.   If worse comes to worse they can franchise him to help ensure his services for another season, thus giving them more time to work on a long term deal.  They’ve used their franchise tag in a similar manner in the past, on...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

With All the Talk of Offense This Offseason, the Steelers’ Defense Wasn’t Perfect in 2011 Either

Since the final, pain-staking moments of the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild-Card Playoffs well over a month ago much of he talk has been about the Steelers offense. Rightfully so I might add, but where has the talk about the defense been in what can only be described as a failed season in 2011? It’s hard to find fault with a defense that ranked...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Colbert talks with KDKA about the Steelers offseason.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert joined KDKA this morning to talk about the pertinent topics at hand facing the team this offseason. Key talking points include Hines Ward, in which Colbert mentioned there still has not been a decision made on his future. He talks about making sure you do the right thing and be sensitive to all those involved including the players in the locker room when...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison & Roethlisberger both open to restructures to help Steelers.

The Steelers have slightly less than a  month from now to get below the NFL’s salary cap; March 13, at 4pm EST is the deadline.  While they are in panic mode, the Steelers never are though, there is still significant work to be done. Normally you like to be in a position when free agency starts to be able to make moves to help your team. That’s not the case for the Steelers...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Nose Tackle now top priority for the Steelers draft?

If the Steelers weren’t considering taking a Nose Tackle early in this years NFL draft, they may be now.  Veteran Nose Tackle Casey Hampton had surgery on his left knee last month to repair a torn ACL he suffered in the wild card game in Denver. This is the 2nd surgery Hampton has had on that knee in his career. Bill Cowher originally drafted the big snack back in 2001 and he’s...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers can afford to let William Gay walk away

Cornerback William Gay is one of the free agents that Kevin Colbert was talking about when he mentioned that the Steelers were not likely to sign any players before the March 13th deadline at 4pm. At this point the Steelers have enough quality cornerbacks on the roster that they can afford to let him leave regardless. Will Gay did play better in 2011 so  you have to give him credit...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason LaCanfora backs up information about Ward not returning

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Jason La Confora of the NFL Network and NFL.com caused quite a stir in Pittsburgh over the weekend by saying that Hines Ward would not be back next year for the Steelers. He joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday explain. Jason backed his statement, calling Hines, “A player, who at this point in his career, is not part of their long-term plans.”...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Are Likely to Move on From Mendenhall

The Pittsburgh Steelers finally said something correct yesterday and even in that statement there are still questions. Steelers’ General Manager Kevin Colbert said yesterday that the team already has plans to put injured running back Rashard Mendenhall on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list at the beginning of the 2012 season. Mendenhall suffered an ACL tear in the regular...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cotchery hopes to sign a long term deal with the Steelers

In a brief interview at TEST Sports Clubs in Martinsville, NJ, Steelers Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery talked about his desire to return to the Steelers long term. He is spending the off season working out along with other NFL players at TEST, in preparation for free agency and off season training programs. “In exit meetings (with the Steelers), it was pretty much stated that...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Blitzburgh Radio Podast with Matt Finucane of ArrowAddict.com

BRC & Steeldad are joined by a great guest, Matt Finucane from www.ArrowAddict.com. Matt is on the senior staff of the website; writing articles & hosting the Arrowhead Addict podcast.  He’s a dedicated Chiefs fan who’s been writing about the team since 2007 but has been a fan for as long as he can remember. On top of all that Matt is also a contributing writer for cagepages...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert talks Steelers salary cap, free agency, & injuries

According to Steelers insiders Ed Bouchette of the Post Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribs Scott Brown, Kevin Colbert stated that no free agents on the Steelers roster are likely to be signed before the March 13th deadline at 4pm. That means all players who are not under contract at that time will hit the free agent market. This doesn’t come as a real big surprise though when you think...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Need to Stop the Off-Season Drama

Former Cincinnati Bengals’ Head Coach Sam Wyche once took to the public address system in the old Riverfront Stadium in the Queen City to address fans who were chucking snowballs at opposing players and officials. His comments were short and to the point and echoed throughout Ohio when the words “you don’t live in Cleveland” came out of his mouth. It’s with this same sentiment...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Kurt Warner talks with 93.7 The Fan, about working with Haley

93.7 The FAN talked this morning with Kurt Warner, former Arizona Cardinals QB who of course worked with Todd Haley. He gives some good insight into how Todd Haley coaches and how the players can relate to him.  He also talks about what Haley expects out of his players and what the players can expect out of him. Warner said that to date, Ben Roethlisberger has not contacted him...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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