Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Steelers News To Keep You Busy Speculating

The Following Is Some News To Keep You Busy Speculating:

  • Emmanuel Sanders will be remaining with the Steelers for the 2013 season. According to reports, he was offered 2.5M from the Patriots but the Steelers matched that number.
  • Heath Miller still recovering from his torn ACL + MCL.
  • Steelers signed WR Justin Brown, WR Marcus Wheaton and CB Terry Hawthorne.
  • Steelers also signed LB Vince Williams as well as S Shamarko Thomas.
  • According to early reports, Tod Haley is excited. However, he admitted, one of the goals is to "get better at communicating." He also added, "We have to run the ball much more effectively.
  • C Cortez Allen said---with confidence in a recent interview---he's ready to step in as a starter at corner.
  • Marcus Gilbert made it clear he wants to be Ben's body-guard at left-offensive tackle. He just needs to get by Marcus Gilbert.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jack Butler, Steelers Hall of Famer, Dies At 85

Jack Butler, Former Steeler Cornerback + Hall of Famer, Dies At 85

Jack Butler started his career with the Steelers in 1951 as a receiver. But the "old NFL" had many ball players also playing other positions. In Butler's case, he went on to play cornerback after an injury to fellow Steeler, Howard Hartley.

Jack went on to play 103 in nine seasons. In 1959, a severe knee injury ended his career as player.

Butler's interception rate of 50.5 is currently the best of any former player in the Hall of Fame. In his career, he had nine multiple interception games. He played in four Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1950's.

In February of 2012, Butler was honored by being name to the Hall Of Fame, 53 years after his career ended.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Steelers Legend Joe Greene Retires

"Mean" Joe Greene Retires From His Role As Special Assistant

Joe Greene, 66, announced his retirement today as special assistant in the player personnel department.

"Mean Joe Greene" as he was affectionately known was a key member of the "Steel Curtain" defense. He was selected in the first round in 1969 and went on to earn FOUR Super Bowl rings. He retired after 13 years and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

"There are a few people in the history of the NFL who have had a greater impact on one franchise than Joe Greene had on the Pittsburgh Steelers," said Steelers president Art Rooney II.

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