The Pittsburgh Steelers arrived in Latrobe on Friday, officially kicking off training camp with their annual Welcome Back “conditioning test” aka long-ass run. I’m happy to report there were no stragglers this season, sparing us the ignominious sight of a lone out-of-shape fatso struggling to jiggle their enormous mass across the rolling hills of St. Vincent’s College (I’m looking at you, Casey Hampton). Even offensive lineman Mike Adams completed the test, an impressive feat considering he’s only two months removed from being stabbed in the gut.
And then some players rolled into St. Vincent’s driving a bright orange Kubota tractor. Although you can’t really see him in that shot, Pittsburgh Steelers… Read More »Steelers
Report Limp To Latrobe Absent Wallace
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.
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Best. Twitter. Avatar. Ever.
Sorry for being tardy with this update but since the [intlink id=”19″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers [/intlink]mauling of the Dream Team aka Philadelphia Eagles was nationally broadcast last night, I figured it better to do a more news-specific update than a recap of the game. Speaking of Twitter, twittering during preseason games makes them much more tolerable (and if you’re not following my twitter, well, my legs aren’t as nice as Kym’s but I know a lot more about football). Especially when you’re forced to listen to the unholy combination of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Adding the greatest Steeler QB of all-time, Terry Bradshaw, to the mix did help a little if only because it’s amusing how discombobulated TB makes Aikman.
Oh and that horrifying NFL on Fox commercial featuring all the announcers in their underwear? Had to be Joe Buck’s idea.
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For members of Steeler Nation living outside of Western Pennsylvania, tonight is your first opportunity to see your [intlink id=”19″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] when they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Fox. Despite the Black and Gold coming off a glorious Super Bowl run, prepare yourself for almost non-stop praise for the Iggles. Philly, you see, is this year’s Greatest Team Ever Assembled. On paper.
Sure, they pulled off the biggest move in free agency by signing Nnamdi Asomugha. Then they traded Kevin Kolb to Arizona for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. TWO ALL-PRO CORNERBACKS! ON THE SAME TEAM! YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY LOSE WITH THAT 1-2 PUNCH!
Today is a dark day for the [intlink id=”23″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink]. Earlier this morning, wide receiver Limas Sweed was cut by the Black and Gold. I’ll give you a moment to process this shocking news.
For a guy fighting for his career, spending the majority of training camp on the sideline isn’t the best plan of attack. You can’t make the club from the tub.
Poor [intlink id=”81″ type=”category”]Limas Sweed[/intlink]. When the history of the Steelers is written, his name will be near the top of any list detailing the biggest draft busts in history. Even a first round disaster like Troy Edwards lasted seven mediocre seasons before calling it a career. Limas never got out of the blocks.
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With the days left at training camp dwindling down, the Pittsburgh Steelers are busy getting their medical house in order. I haven’t been following other teams’ camps but I have to wonder if they’ve been experiencing the number of injuries this team has. Every day somebody is sitting out of practice. If things continue at this rate during the regular season, they might as well install a revolving door in the trainer’s room.
The biggest news on the injury front involves cornerback [intlink id=”101″ type=”category”]Ike Taylor[/intlink]. Evidently, Friday’s debacle in Washington was more costly than simply robbing our lives of precious minutes we’ll never get back. Face Me Ike broke his left thumb which is sort of ironic for a guy whose hands are made of stone. He underwent surgery to insert a pin but is expected to be back in time for the season opener. The other good news is, it’s Ike Taylor. It’s not like breaking a finger or wearing a cast is going to impede his ability to catch the ball.
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Repeat after me: “It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”
The[intlink id=”19″ type=”category”] Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] played their first preseason (don’t call them exhibitions!) game last night. I tapped out shortly before half time but thanks to the magic of DVR, I finished the game a few minutes ago. Even in fast forward, it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. To say it was a forgettable performance from the boys in Black and Gold would be an understatement.
“It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”
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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.
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