Friday, July 27, 2012

WR Antonio Brown Signed To 5 Year Extension; Coach Tomlin Signed Through 2016; Steelers Celebrate Coach Wilson's Return

Antonio Brown Signed To 5 Year Extension

Steelers announced the signing of WR Antonio Brown to a 5 year extension. This will mean Brown will remain a Steeler through the 2017 Season.

Last season, Brown made NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards as well as over 1,000 return yards. He also finished the season with 69 receptions, second to Mike Wallace. Brown was also voted the team's most valuable player by his teammates.
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Note: Negotiations with Mike Wallace remain at a standstill.

Coach Mike Tomlin Signed To 3 Year Extension

And just last week, Steelers signed Coach Tomlin through 2016.

Tomlin will be entering his 6th season as head coach this year. Tomlin is the youngest coach in NFL history to lead a team to the Super Bowl. In addition, with two Super Bowl rings, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl in Steelers history. Tomlin reached the playoffs four times in his five seasons.

Financial terms of his new contract were not disclosed.

Steelers Rally Around Kirby Wilson's Return

Running backs coach Kirby Wilson, coming off suffering life-threatening severe burns at his home last January, was thankful he was back with the Steelers. "It's awesome," Wilson said. "My favorite time of year. The most rewarding camp I've had," he added.

With Rashad Mendenhall still recovering from knee surgery, Wilson is looking forward to the challenges ahead. When asked about the competition in camp for roster spots, Wilson simply replied, "It's heated." I'm sure that pun was unintended.

Welcome back Coach!!!
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Yes, this is a publication about the Steelers, but there is a good reason to watch the Olympics: Women's Beach Volleyball & Gymnastics

A Touch of Steelers History

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 25: Training Camp Begins; Polamalu Admits He Withheld Information About His Head Injuries; Porter Intends To Retire As A Steeler; Steelers Sign Starks; Guest Columnist Critiques Arians Years and Offers Advice To Haley

Steelers Training Camp Begins July 25

Yes, in 6 days, Steelers begin training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. As far as many are concerned, it's the beginning of the NFL season.

It's also the 47th year the Steelers will train at St. Vincent.

The first official practice begins the following day on July 26th. The first practice open to the public will be on Friday, the 27th. Afternoon practice sessions are open to the public.

Polamalu Said He Withheld Information About His Head Injuries

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Pittsburgh Steelers---79 Years Young Today

On July 8, 1933, Art Rooney gave birth to the greatest football franchise in NFL history, The Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally known as the "Pirates," the team would not be called the Steelers until 1940.

It wasn't until the 1970's when the Steelers would start dominating the League with four Super Bowls. In the 1990's, the Steelers once again were one of the dominant teams in the League. After losing to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX, the Steelers showed their grit and determination ascending to victories in Super Bowls XL and XLIII

The Steelers played in a total of 8 Super Bowls winning 6 of them including 4 in six years.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Expect Steelers To Take The AFC North: Building A Solid Foundation; Steelers Images and Photos in Demand

Steelers Should Take The AFC North...Again

12-4 in 2011. That's not good enough for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans. Expectations by both are that the Steelers should---once again---stand atop the AFC North.

There is no debate that the division remains one of the toughest in the NFL. The Ravens are always seem to be in the Steelers rear-view mirror.  But there continues to be no doubt that Roethlisberger will lead the offense effectively even with the addition of new OC Todd Haley. There are also indications that Haley will provide more opportunities for his running backs. Although Mendenhall might lose his lead back position, Redman is capable of stepping in and doing an effective job. In addition, it now appears Roethisberger will have better protection from his offensive line considering a makeup of two first-round pics and two second-round picks. That should come as  good news for a quarterback whose been the most sacked in the last six NFL seasons.