Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steelers 2014 Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Schedule Posted

Steelers will also be playing five games in prime-time including two appearances on Monday night, two on Sunday night and a Thursday night game.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Steelers 2014 Pre-Season Schedule; Recent Transactions; Pouncey Says His Knee Feels Great

2014 Pre-Season Schedule Announced

Week 1: At NY Giants (TBA)
Week 2: Vs. Bills . Saturday, August 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Week 3: At Eagles (TBA)
Week 4: Vs. Carolina, Thursday, August 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

Recent Transactions:

4/2/14 signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
4/1/14 signed CB Brice McCain

Report: Center Maurkice Pouncey said his knee feels great.

Seven months after Maurkice Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and MCL, he said he feels great according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pouncey has been rehabbing in Pittsburgh instead of Miami where he normally trains this time of year.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Steelers Draft Order; Steelers Sign RB Blount To A 2 Year Contract

Here It Is...Courtesy Steelers

Steelers Sign LeGarrette Blount

Steelers signed RB LeGarrette Blount from New England. Blount was signed to a 2 year contract. With the Patriots, Blount was primarily used on 1st and 2nd downs.  His pass protection was impressive but his hands remain questionable. In four NFL seasons, he had only 23 catches. Nevertheless, Steelers are hoping he can share the work load with Le'Veon Bell., Bleacher Report

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Greatest Steelers Of All Time; Steelers Will Not Be Docked A Pick; Cotchery Signs With Panthers

The Greatest Steelers Of All Time.

According to, the following are considered the greatest Steelers of all time:

  • Joe Greene
  • Jack Lambert
  • Mel Blount
  • Franco Harris
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Troy Polamalu
  • Mike Webster
  • Jack Ham
  • Rod Woodson
  • Hines Ward
And that's where the list stopped. Me thinks Ranker forgot a few others---

  • Jerome Bettis
  • John Stallworth
  • Lynn Swann
  • Dermontti Dawson
  • Alan Faneca
  • L.C. Greenwood
  • Andy Russell

NFL: Steelers Will Not Be Docked A Pick

According to the Steelers, the organization was notified by the NFL that it will not be docked a pick in the 2014 Draft in the Thanksgiving night game involving coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin, however, was fined $100K for the incident.

Breaking News:

WR Jerricho Cotchery signed by Panthers to a 2 year contract

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Steelers Release Three; Polamalu + Heath Miller Get Extensions

Steelers Release Three

Steelers announced the release of LB Larry Foote, CB Curtis Brown and offensive tackle Levi Brown.

Foote was an 11 year veteran with the Steelers selected in the fourth round (128th overall) in 2002. Foote played for the Lions in 2009. Curtis Brown was a three year veterans with the Steelers. Levi Brown was picked up from the Cardinals in 2013. After sustaining an injury, he spent the rest of the season on the team's Reserved/Injured list.

Polamalu + Miller Get Contract Extensions

Steelers announced new 3 year contract extensions with Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller. In addition, their contracts will be restructured. GM Kevin Colbert is facing a tight cap for the second consecutive season. This might include the team moving on from some veterans. One questionable veteran under this cap might include WR Emmanuel Sanders.  Also, if Brett Keisel accepts a reasonable discount, Steelers should hold on to him. S Ryan Clark will probably give way to the younger Shamarko Thomas. OLB LaMarr Woodley was a disappointment. Look for the savings with Woodley to be tossed to OLB Jason Worilds who already received the tag as transition player last week. 

USA Today,, Bleacher Report

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Joe Porter Returns To Steelers; 1976 Steeler Defense Best Ever?

Porter Will Serve As Defensive Assistant Coach

"We are excited about having Joey back with the Steelers family," said Mike Tomlin.

This will be Porter's 14th season in the NFL, his first as a coach. Porter was the Steelers linebacker from 1999-2005. He went on to play for Miami and Arizona where he ended his career in 2011.

Porter was selected to four Pro Bowls.  He was also selected to the NFL's All Decade Team for the 2000's. In his career, he registered 98 sacks, 721 tackles, 25 forced fumbles and 12 interceptions. As a Steeler, he recorded 60 sacks.

On a personal note---Porter is one guy who can help the Steelers get their bad on next season. Great hire.

1976 Steeler Defense: Best Ever?

A lot was written about the Seahawks defense in their rout of Denver. No doubt, their defense was impressive but they have a long way to go to come within reach of the 1976 Steelers.

Consider these two facts: In the last 9 games of that season, the Steelers only allowed 28 points. And the outstanding "Steel Curtain?" It was composed of four Hall of Famers in Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount. 

Debate over.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Steelers: Super Bowl Edition---A Look Back

"Perfection is unattainable but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence." Vince Lombardi

With the focus on the Super Bowl today, it's a good time to take a look back at Steelers Super Bowl history in images. This presentation is in no particular order because---quite frankly, we know it.  Enjoy...

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