Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Steelers 3rd-Round Draft Pick Honored To Wear James Farrior’s Old Number


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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers linebacker and third-round draft choice Sean Spence joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about his draft day experience and his excitement that he’s now a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Spence will be wearing James Farrior’s old number 51, and told us what an honor it is to have his number.  Sean also told us what it is he does best on the field, and what will make him a great fit for the Steelers Dick LeBeau defense.

Spence talked about the health issues associated with playing football given the recent Junior Seau suicide and what he thinks about his own future watching the lives of former players unfold.

We wrapped things up with Spence getting his thoughts on playing alongside guys like James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, and what it will be like carrying their pads at training camp as part of his rookie duties.

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Steelers projected 53 man roster for 2012


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The draft is over.  There has been some time to take a look at the roster.  The Steelers could make another move or two but they really will not be forced to.  If they want some depth at a position or are looking to bring in competition it is possible but with the salary cap the way it is that may not make money sense.  Someone else would get cut to start the season.
This team will look much different week one then it will later in the season.  Guys like Casey Hampton and Rashard Mendenhall will return during the season.  Wesley Saunders will be back from suspension.  Day one does not indicate what later in the year will look like.
I went heavy on defense.  The Steelers are going to need guys who can run and tackle for special teams.  Also they are young at defensive back so I added an extra body at corner.  Also with Casey Hampton on PUP I added an extra defensive linemen to take his place while he is out.
This team is going to look much different than last year.  This is the bigge...

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Tight Ends & Fullbacks

We continue on with our post draft look at the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at the depth chart of the tight end and fullback positions. This is the fifth positional breakdown of the roster we have done after already looking at the offensive line, defensive line, running backs and wide receivers thus far.

Heath Miller - Miller quietly put up his second best season as a pro in 2011 by catching 51 passes for 631 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. He also continued to be one of the best blocking tight ends in the league as he played nearly 1050 offensive snaps last season. New offensive Read more [...]

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Heinz Field To Host SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship

Heinz Field will host the 2012 SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship, presented by US Foods. The game will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2012 with kickoff scheduled for 4 ...

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Ben Roethlisberger Career No-huddle Passing Stats

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted on Wednesday in his interview with Rich Eisen that he expects to use more no-huddle now that Todd Haley has taken over as offensive coordinator. I have had quite a few request to pull the stats of Roethlisberger over the course of his career when running the no-huddle offense and I have finally compiled the raw stats from the all of the gamebooks dating back to 2004 with Roethlisberger under center. Late me emphasize that these stats are by no means considered official, as they are pulled from the NFL gamebooks. I have noticed in my own Read more [...]

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Mike Adams needs to start as to not impede Marcus Gilbert’s development

The Steelers drafted Marcus Gilbert last season to possibly be the future left tackle of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  When the season started Gilbert was second string behind Jonathan Scott.  The Steelers went with the veteran at Left Tackle.  Gilbert was expected to be the swing tackle behind Scott and Colon.
Then Willie Colon went down with a season ending injury in game one against the Ravens.  It forced Gilbert into the lineup to play Right Tackle.  He played the entire season at Right Tackle and did not do a bad job.  As the season went along Gilbert progressed and became a good right tackle.  He seemed suited for the position.
Coming into the offseason though, the Steelers let Gilbert know that he should prepare to play Left Tackle next season.  Willie Colon can not play the left side and god knows the Steelers will never put Jonathan Scott there ever again unless they have to.  So Gilbert had to shift to that side.  He played the position in college and is the best option we hav...

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Mike Adams needs to start as to not impede Marcus Gilbert’s development

The Steelers drafted Marcus Gilbert last season to possibly be the future left tackle of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  When the season started Gilbert was second string behind Jonathan Scott.  The Steelers went with the veteran at Left Tackle.  Gilbert was expected to be the swing tackle behind Scott and Colon.
Then Willie Colon went down with a season ending injury in game one against the Ravens.  It forced Gilbert into the lineup to play Right Tackle.  He played the entire season at Right Tackle and did not do a bad job.  As the season went along Gilbert progressed and became a good right tackle.  He seemed suited for the position.
Coming into the offseason though, the Steelers let Gilbert know that he should prepare to play Left Tackle next season.  Willie Colon can not play the left side and god knows the Steelers will never put Jonathan Scott there ever again unless they have to.  So Gilbert had to shift to that side.  He played the position in college and is the best option we hav...

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Steelers Should Pull A Jeff Reed With Kicker Grant Ressel


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The Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly made it a point of emphasis to draft players this year to address areas of need at certain positions: David DeCastro and Mike Adams at guard and tackle, respectively, Sean Spence at inside linebacker, Alameda Ta’amu at nose tackle, and Chris Rainey at running back. One position that was not addressed in the draft, and was not expected to be, was kicker.

While Shaun Suisham is not dreadful, his performance during his tenure with the Steelers is not exactly awe-inspiring and reliable. In his two seasons with Pittsburgh, Suisham has made 37 of 46 field goals, Read more [...]

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Former Steelers WR Limas Sweed Has Tryout with New York Giants


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Ex-Steelers WR Limas Sweed had a workout with the New York Giants over this weekend.

It reportedly did not go well.

Mike Garafalo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported Sweed worked with other veterans and rookies in the Giants minicamp, but he dropped three passes, and slipped in a route that led to an interception.

Wrote Garafalo:

Sweed came here trying to make an impression. It's extremely unlikely at this point it was a good one.

Sweed also had a private workout with the Bengals earlier this offseason, but the lack of contract offer suggests that didn't go well either.

This may be the end of the line for the talented-but-troubled receiver. He was out of football in 2011, and with two failed tryouts under his belt now, short of possibly getting another look somewhere in training camp, Sweed's chances of playing in the NFL in 2012 or beyond are circling the drain.



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