Steelers Set Practice Squad

 Posted by at 5:33 am  Roster Moves  Comments Off on Steelers Set Practice Squad
Sep 052013
 

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With rosters set and the regular season looming, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to sign eight recently cut players to their practice squad.  I make a lot of jokes about “practice squad fodder” but in today’s injury-filled NFL, the practice squad has become increasingly important. With no disabled lists or reserve rosters, the practice squad is now football’s version of AAA as the place teams can turn to when they need to call up a replacement. At least two practice squaders have been added to the main roster and seen playing time in each of the past two seasons.

Introducing the 2013 Steelers practice squad *drum roll*… Continue reading »

What Can Go Wrong For Steelers Tonight?

 Posted by at 11:48 am  Not Football Players, Offensive Line, Preseason, Running Backs  Comments Off on What Can Go Wrong For Steelers Tonight?
Aug 242013
 

The Pittsburgh Steelers meet the Kansas City Chiefs tonight in the all-important third exhibition preseason  game.  As I did last season, I beseech you, if you’re going to the game, don’t walk under any ladders.  Steer clear of black cats.  And if you own a rabbit’s foot, by all means bring it with you. That is, if the NFL Security Overlords permit you to smuggle it in within your regulation size purse.

The third preseason game is always a mixed blessing. It’s the most watchable game because starters usually see a good half of action in preparation for the season opener. But it’s also the scariest because within that half, you’re constantly hoping and praying none of the starters get injured. In a just world, when that half is over, everybody is healthy and ready for the regular season.

Unfortunately, we don’t live in a just world. Continue reading »

Plax, Spaeth Undergo Surgery

 Posted by at 5:08 am  Tight Ends, Wide Receivers  Comments Off on Plax, Spaeth Undergo Surgery
Aug 132013
 

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Here come the injuries…

After a blissfully quiet start to training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers have joined the NFL wide injury parade. In the aftermath of the team’s first preseason game on Saturday, ultra-secretive head coach Mike Tomlin revealed that tight end Matt Spaeth underwent surgery for his foot injury. Yesterday, wide receiver Plaxico Burress also went under the knife, undergoing surgery for the torn rotator cuff he suffered during practice. Continue reading »

Thoughts On Steelers First Preseason Game

 Posted by at 5:31 am  Offensive Line, Preseason, Running Backs, Special Teams, Tight Ends, Wide Receivers  Comments Off on Thoughts On Steelers First Preseason Game
Aug 122013
 

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The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to the New York Giants 18-13 in Saturday night’s preseason debut. I note the score because I love being on Twitter during these meaningless games and watching Steeler Nation freak out over such minute details. I guess such passion even for games featuring a bunch of guys who’ll be selling car insurance two weeks from now goes hand in hand with having the best fan base in all of football. Remember, people, the Detroit Lions went undefeated in the preseason before taking an O-fer the entire regular season.

With that in mind, there were some interesting storylines coming out of the game: Continue reading »