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Hope everybody had a nice Labor Day weekend. Sorry for not updating the past couple days but as the proud grandson of a steelworker, I honor my forefathers by doing nothing more strenuous than throwing brats on the grill, cracking open a PBR and watching fireworks over Labor Day holiday.
While in absentia, the Pittsburgh Steelers finalized the roster which will lead them to legendary glory here in 2011 (and hopefully well in to 2012). The biggest surprise cut was second year cornerback [intlink id=”96″ type=”category”]Crezdon Butler.[/intlink] Butler played quite a bit during the preseason, struggling at times but also showing flashes of ability. The team is thin enough at corner that it’s surprising they’d just give up on a youngster so soon. It’s slightly reminiscent of last year when Joe Burnett played similarly well yet still failed to make the team. Then again, Burnett was a final round cut by the New York Giants this season so I guess [intlink id=”23″ type=”category”]Kevin Colbert[/intlink] knows what he’s doing.
Read More »Your 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers
The [intlink id=”19″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers [/intlink]kick off their preseason this evening at 7:30 p.m. We all know preseason football blows but remember a few months ago when the year was in peril? Consider preseason football better than no football at all. Or Arena Football. Although I wouldn’t mind having a Lingerie Football team.
Seriously, whose bright idea was it to open up a beautiful state-of-the-art facility like the Consol Energy Center then make it their first priority to bring Arenaball back to the ‘Burgh? If Green freakin’ Bay has a Lingerie Football team, why don’t we? Get on it, Consol bigwigs. There are some hot Polish chicks down in McKees Rocks that could kick the Pittsburgh Power’s asses up and down the field.
*Ahem* Sorry for the little detour. When you’re a team coming off a soul-crushing Super Bowl defeat, the thing about the preseason is there is precious little suspense. You may hear about so-and-so having a great camp but the bottom line is the coaches pretty much already know who is starting and who is backing them up. However, there are still a few interesting battles to keep an eye on.
Read More »Are You Ready For Some (Preseason) Football?
Maybe the [intlink id=”58″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] should have signed Tiki Barber after all…
Training camp claimed another victim yesterday when this year’s 7th round draft pick, running back Baron Batch, blew out his knee making a cut on the practice field’s artificial turf. Batch later confirmed on his fantastic blog that it was indeed a torn ACL. Which is a shame not only because it ends his season but also because now I don’t have any reason to visit his site. The man has great taste in music.
Batch was one of the shining stars of camp, which is kinda like saying someone is the prettiest girl in Cleveland. Every year the Steelers beat reporters speak glowingly of some undrafted rookie or unheralded practice squadder who comes in and kicks ass from one sideline to the other. And then said player invariably ends up spending the entire regular season sitting on the bench or running with the taxi squad.
Read More »Bye Bye Baron Batch
The Pittsburgh Steelers have holes. Okay, maybe not huge Parkway West size pot holes but they are dangerously thin in terms of depth. Unfortunately, nobody seems interested in becoming a Steeler.
Former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Reggie Kelly came in for a visit yesterday. And then left just as quickly as he came. Over the weekend, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery also popped in for a quick hello. He, too, rejoined the ranks of the unemployed shortly thereafter.
Perhaps both players failed to impress the coaching staff. If that’s the case, then in [intlink id=”23″ type=”category”]Kevin Colbert [/intlink]We Trust. However, looking at the Steeler’s depth chart, it sure looks like either man would make a nice addition. Neither are bold faced superstars but at this point beggars can’t be choosers.
Read More »Who Wants To Be A Steeler?
The first couple years of the Mike Tomlin regime saw training camps so punishing and intense, many veterans blamed them for the injuries which seemed to plague the Pittsburgh Steelers during the regular season. Last year, Tomlin acknowledged their grumbling by holding practices so light that Latrobe became known as “Camp Cupcake.” With the new CBA forbidding two-a-days and limiting how many full contact drills can be held per week, the choice of what kind of camp to run has effectively been taken out of Tomlin’s hands.
Yet as we approach the first full week of training camp, it seems like half the roster are among the walking wounded.
Read More »Steelers Already Getting Banged Up
As players began their annual pilgrimage to Latrobe for training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a few interesting announcements which may hold great importance as we watch the 2011 season unfold.
First, they agreed to terms with draft picks OT Marcus Gilbert, CB Cortez Allen, LB Chris Carter, OG Keith Williams and RB Baron Batch. This leaves only third round pick CB Curtis Brown and first rounder DT Cameron “IronHead Jr.” Heyward unsigned. With Will.i.am Gay and Anthony Madison unrestricted free agents and absolutely no proof Keenan Lewis deserves a hat on Sunday, Brown is a complete idiot if he doesn’t sign soon. Rookies practically never play for this team but the nickel back job would seem to be wide open.
They also placed two players on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Chris Kemoeatu is experiencing some pain and swelling in his knee which is understandable considering he didn’t have OTAs keeping him away from the buffet table. The other player on the list is [intlink id=”34″ type=”category”]Hines Ward.[/intlink]
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