Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Steelers say no decision made yet on Hines Ward

Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert says that no decision has been regarding Hines Ward’s future with the team, despite a report that says Ward won’t be back in 2012. That doesn’t mean NFL Network’s recent report is off.  The Steelers really can’t say anything else about Ward at the moment. “To this current point, no final…

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Steelers’ Mendenhall might not be ready for 2012

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The Steelers are not counting on Rashard Mendenhall being able to play in 2012 because of his ACL surgery, and it appears they will not sign any of their own pending free agents before they hit the open market on March 13

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Steelers can afford to let William Gay walk away

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Cornerback William Gay is one of the free agents that Kevin Colbert was talking about when he mentioned that the Steelers were not likely to sign any players before the March 13th deadline at 4pm. At this point the Steelers have enough quality cornerbacks on the roster that they can afford to let him leave regardless. Will Gay did play better in 2011 so  you have to give him credit; 61 Tackles & 2 Interceptions. That touchdown catch that Torrey Smith burnt him on though, in the Ravens game, still haunts Steelers fans and probably always will.  He’s got a knack for getting after the Quarterback on corner blitzes as well, something he might be better known for than his coverage skills to some. Gay is a great teammate, very humble, and grateful for the chance to play for the Steelers. He’s not the type of guy that will stir the pot and be a distraction but in the end the Steelers have too many other options to warrant keeping him around, especially in such a tight salary cap year. …

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BTSC Steelers Six Pack: Remember When Edition

IX – Sean Conboy, who writes for Pittsburgh Magazine, weighs in with a nice feature commentary on the hiring of Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and why fans should not be worried about any potential beef between he and Ben Roethlisberger.

X – Dermontti Dawson has always been a great interview. Now he gets to conduct an interview as a soon-to-be Hall of Famer. The longtime standout center for the Steelers will be enshrined in Canton this coming summer.

XIII – What do you think? Will Jerricho Cotchery receive a multi-year contract offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Is his future with the six-time Super Bowl champions directly related to the future of Hines Ward? I’m not sure they need to be necessarily because I think the Steelers will prove to be cautious with investing in Emmanuel Sanders in the long run, and because you never know how expensive Mike Wallace might prove to be on the open market.

XIV – It was before my time, or at least before professional football was a regular part of my life, but before there was Hard Knocks, HBO had a football show called 1st & 10 that ran for six seasons. The series was not a documentary franchise though.

This show ran on HBO for six seasons, starting in 1984. Since the whole collection only cost $ 5.99 on Amazon, I figured I would take a look and maybe there would be something there, you know? Not something as in “secretly changed television forever”-to reiterate, this is a show about a Pro Football team called the California Bulls starring Delta Burke and O.J. Simpson and a pre-Crypt Keeper John Kassir and pre-Law and Order: Sex Creeps Christopher Meloni-but maybe something like how Patton Oswalt recommended this show with the brother from Everybody Loves Raymond that ran on FOX for a few years, ‘Til Death, because it got entertainingly weird in later years, possibly because the writers knew the show was doomed.

Who remembers this?

XL – The article was published over the weekend, but do you agree with the authors at Grantland who posited that the slow but steady death of football is upon us? I must say, I agree, and though I can’t search through the site’s archives to find the link, I remember writing (in less detail or as creatively) two years ago that we were experiencing the beginning of the end of football, as we know it, as research about the lasting impacts associated with repeated head trauma began piling up.

XLIII – In the event that violence continues to be regulated out of the game, might as well enjoy the physical, bone-crunching hits that make us both cringe and cheer while we can.


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Report: No More Poison Pills Per New CBA & How It Affects Mike Wallace

The threat of the Pittsburgh Steelers losing restricted free agent Mike Wallace to another team because of a poison pill included in an offer sheet seems to be no more as Mike Florio reports today that he has been informed that the ability of one team to sign another player to an offer sheet that includes language that would qualify as a poison pill to the team that possible could lose the free agent is no more. The most famous example of this of course was several years ago with Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson as Florio points out in the post.

With the poison pill no longer a threat, the Steelers Read more […]

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La Canfora Stands By Report That Hines Ward Will Not Be Back With Steelers

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NFL.com reporter Jason La Canfora joined 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning to answer questions about his Friday evening report that stated Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the team in 2012.

When he was asked if he still was convinced that Ward would not be back after GM Kevin Colbert announced on Tuesday that no decision on Ward has been made, La Canfora said, “Yeah, I do based on everything I’ve heard. You’re talking about someone who’s maybe their 4th or 5th best option at wide receiver, someone who’s not going to be able to do much on special teams and someone Read more […]

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Heartfelt decisions await Steelers

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The NFL season may be over but the season for making news just won’t let up for the Steelers.

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NFL Network’s La Confora Backs Ward Comments

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Jason La Confora of the NFL Network and NFL.com caused quite a stir in Pittsburgh over the weekend by saying that Hines Ward would not be back next year for the Steelers. He joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday explain.

Jason backed his statement, calling Hines, “A player, who at this point in his career, is not part of [their] long-term plans.”

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In the Community – Bid For Hope 2011

The Steelers support of breast cancer awareness month continued when tight end Heath Miller and his wife Katie hosted Bid for Hope. The event benefits Glimmer of Hope, a foundation committed to raising funds for breast cancer research and finding a cure.

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In the Community – Children’s Hospital Visit 2011

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Steelers rookies took a visit to Children’s Hospital and took part in a fun-filled afternoon complete with games and arts and crafts.

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