Daily Archives: February 4, 2012

Roethlisberger could be making a power play for Fichtner

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So why is Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger planning to park his rear end on the other side of Art Rooney’s desk and ask hard questions about the future of the offense? It could be that Roethlisberger wants to ensure that quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner replaces Bruce Arians as the next offensive coordinator of the Steelers.…

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Hines Ward recovering from ankle surgery

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is recovering from surgery to repair bone fragments in his ankle. It’s the latest bit of confirmation that Ward intends to play football in 2012. He may have passed on the procedure if his career were over. As to whether he’ll return to Pittsburgh, Ward…

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Steelers Add Two More Hall of Fame Members, C Dermontti Dawson and CB Jack Butler


It’s about (Steelers) time. Add two more Steelers to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Steelers C Dermontti Dawson, a candidate since 2006, will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. He joins Steelers CB Jack Butler, a seniors committee nominee, made it, 53 years after he stopped playing.

Also set for enshrinement in 2012, OT Willie Roaf, DE Chris Doleman, DT Cortez Kennedy and RB Curtis Martin.

Dawson led the Steelers’ powerful rushing attack from the mid-90s through the early 2000s. His quickness set him apart from his contemporaries in that he was able to snap and pull around the end, leading the blocking for such successful runners as Barry Foster, Bam Morris and Jerome Bettis.

He had been overlooked the past few years, as were many linemen in general. This class sees some of the best offensive and defensive linemen from the last 20 years.

Willie Roaf was as gifted and dominant a pass protector as the game has ever seen. Kennedy and Doleman were predators hunting quarterbacks for more than a decade.

While some may be upset over Bettis not being selected, but Curtis Martin is one of the most underrated players in NFL history. To put both of them in at the same time seems less meaningful for both players. If Martin goes in as the only running back this year, and Bettis is the same next year, it will even itself out.

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Tomlin Talks to Todd Haley About the OC Job

Add another name to the list of possible OC candidates, as today Mike Tomlin spoke to former Chiefs head coach Toddy Haley about the position.

According to Steelers.com, Tomlin spoke to Todd at the team’s practice facility.

The 45-year-old was canned by the Chiefs late in the season with three games left. He was 5-8 there this season, this after he led the team to the AFC West title a season ago, getting beat in the AFC Wild Card game by the Ravens.

Haley was the OC for the Cardinals when they played the Steelers for the Super Bowl in SB 43. He worked as an NFL assistant for four different teams over a 10-year span. He started as a wide receivers coach with the New York Jets in 1999; moved to Chicago to coach the Bears wide receivers in 2001; became the wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator in Dallas in 2004; and then was hired as Arizona’s offensive coordinator in 2007.

Haley is the son of Dick Haley, a Steelers defensive back from 1961-64 who went on to team with Art Rooney Jr. and Bill Nunn to head up the personnel department during the 1970′s.

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Former Steeler Rod Woodson Previews Super Bowl

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Steeler and Super Bowl Champion with the Baltimore Ravens Rod Woodson joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on 93-7 The FAN to talk about his experience playing in the Super Bowl.

Woodson said that for the players, the Friday before the Super Bowl is all about getting back into their regular routing now that all of the media requests are done.

We also broke down the Super Bowl matchup with Woodson looking at the New York Giants and Eli Manning’s performance which has gotten them where they are right now.  When discussing the Patriots and what they need to do to win, the focus was on Rob Gronkowski and what a difference maker he is.

We also got into Bill Belichick’s place amongst the top coaches in the history of the NFL and whether or not Spygate will affect his legacy.  Woodson said what you can’t take away from Belichick is his ability to get his teams to play at a consistently high level year after year like he has.

We wrapped things up with Rod getting his thoughts on a couple of other former Steelers who are up for Hall of Fame induction this year.

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Report: Bruce Arians to join Colts

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While an assistant with the Ravens for the last four years, Chuck Pagano tried to stop Steelers offenses run by Bruce Arians at least twice a year. Based on a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, he must have liked what he saw. Schefter reports that Arians is headed to Indianapolis to become offensive coordinator…

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 4th – Deacon Likes Deebo Edition

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Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones supports the style of play of linebacker James Harrison while speaking this week on radio row. Jones would have been the poster child for fines if he were still playing today.

Former Steelers great and Hall of Famer Rod Woodson joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about his experience playing in the Super Bowl, the game Sunday and Bill Belichick. Joe Greene also called in to talk about how difficult it is for him to be in Indianapolis without the Steelers playing.

That is not all from Greene as he has come out to say that he is OK with idea of a new offensive Read more […]

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Keith Butler is expected to become Colts defensive coordinator

New Colts coach Chuck Pagano is raiding his former AFC North rivals in order to build his new staff. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler will become Pagano’s defensive coordinator in Indianapolis. Butler will fly to Indianapolis on Tuesday to review and sign the contract. The team is also expected to…

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For Bettis, impact to the end

Jerome Bettis, a.k.a. The Bus, had just enough fuel in his tank to help carry the Steelers to their fifth Super Bowl victory six years ago.

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Sandy & Steely Adventures – ToonSeum

Sandy & Steely’s Excellent Adventure is a feature on the McDonald’s Steelers KidZone show. Sandy and Steely a museum in downtown Pittsburgh totally dedicated to all your favorite cartoon and comic book favorites.

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