Daily Archives: May 19, 2012

Steelers 2011 Season Chronicled In Highlight Film Titled, “Heart”

The story of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 season was retold today when the team unveiled its annual season highlight film, “Heart,” at a special screening at Heinz Field. The film, which premiered …

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Bill Cowher Talks About Roethlisberger/Haley Relationship

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Former Steelers head coach, and current NFL on CBS analyst, Bill Cowher joined the Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to talk about the the relationship between Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

He also talked about the Melanoma Exposed campaign to raise awareness of melanoma and encourage Americans to take a more active role in their skin health.

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Cowher Throws Support Behind Group Aimed At Wiping Out Melanoma

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The rumors about former Steelers’ coach Bill Cowher returning to coaching have swirled for years, but Cowher says he’s happy working for CBS Sports as an analyst.

It allows him time to dedicate to his passions, like beating melanoma, which is the cancer that took his wife, Kaye, in 2010.

“When she was young, she was in North Carolina in the tobacco fields picking tobacco and probably was not using suntan lotions,” said Cowher of his wife.

“So, as a child growing up; again, that’s why I say the older you are, be more aware of your body, and there [are] little signs that are there that can help you then make sure that you nip this early enough so that it does not become lethal.”

Cowher has thrown his support behind a group aimed at wiping out melanoma.

“Skin cancer is incredibly common,” says Dr. Elizabeth K. Kale, of Melanoma Exposed. “In fact, one in five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. That includes non-melanoma types, which are much more common, which are basal and sqamous carcinoma. Melanoma though is without question the most deadly accounting for more than 75 percent of skin cancer related deaths.”

Known as a no-nonsense coach when he roamed the Steelers’ sidelines, Cowher knows the facts about melanoma, and that macho, tough men are not immune.

“Wear large brimmed hats, suntan lotion, staying out of the tanning booths. Don’t worry about your tan. Worry about your skin,” says Cowher. “Like you said men are twice as likely to die from this as women and if you know that – and also know that if you get detected early – you can cure that. But once it gets inside you, it’s lethal and deadly and we are trying to tell as many people as we can about this.”

Now, Cowher is doing PSAs for the group, Melanoma Exposed.com, urging base-line screening tests before it’s too late.

“The good news is it is not too late,” Cowher adds. “People used to take the approach, the damage is already done. Why bother now? There are some very good studies that if you start today to protect yourself, you can decrease your chance for getting melanoma later in life.”

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Colon Switching To Guard For Steelers

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Willie Colon will no longer be a tackle on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line.

Rather, he has been practicing and preparing to start next season at left guard.

“They moved me to left guard now. I am learning that,” Colon said, according to a report on the Steelers official website. “That is a challenge for me. As a tackle you are used to just being an athlete, left on an island. But as a guard I am between the tackle and (Maurkice) Pouncey, the verbiage and how to work with those guys I am learning. When you are in the middle things happen faster. When I am at tackle I have the whole side of the sideline to work with. At guard I am in a box where I have to work faster and react faster. I have to be more aware of calls. On the flip side I get to get after people.”

Colon has missed the last two years to injuries, but his natural position is right tackle. With the move, Marcus Gilbert will likely remain at right tackle, which is where he played last season in Colon’s absence.

Pouncey will remain the starting center.

First-round draft pick David Decastro is expected by many to be the team’ starting right guard. Second-round draft pick Mike Adams could then start at left tackle if he’s ready.

“Before the draft it was never heard of, I was staying at tackle,” Colon said. “We drafted DeCastro and I get a call the next day that we are moving you to guard. I was never against it. It wasn’t something I frowned upon. For me to still be here, still be a Steeler and still have the chance to crack that starting lineup, I am blessed. I just want to compete and be the best that I can be.”

Steelers OTAs begin May 22.

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Filed under: Football, Sports, Steelers Tagged: David DeCastro, Guard, Marcus Gilbert, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Adams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tackle, Willie Colon

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Larry Richert To Serve As Voice of Heinz Field During Home Steelers Games

Steelers President Art Rooney II announced today during the team’s 2011 highlight film premier that KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert will take over as the voice at Heinz Field for all Steelers’ home game…

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Max Starks hasn’t heard from the Steelers

Veteran offensive lineman Max Starks, who tore an ACL during the Steelers’ playoff loss to the Broncos, is a free agent.  And he has heard nothing from the only team with which he ever has played. Or, presumably, any other team. As to the Steelers, Starks isn’t expecting the phone to ring.  Mike Adams, Jonathan…

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Willie Colon Talks About Moving To Left Guard

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen Willie Colon joined The Fan Morning Show Friday.

He discusses his move from left tackle to left guard.

Colon says he welcomes the move and that the upcoming OTAs will be important in helping him with the switch.

You can listen to the full interview here:

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin Set To Follow Chuck Noll’s Path

The Pittsburgh Steelers football organization prides itself on stability and continuity. To that end, the Steelers have had exactly three head coaches since the start of the 1969 season; one of the coaches is in the Hall of Fame, the second is probably one tier below that, and the third is off to an excellent start.

Chuck Noll was one of the great old-time coaches, along with the likes of Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry and Don Shula. The Steelers won four Super Bowls during his 23-year tenure.

Noll was followed by Bill Cowher, a fiery, heart-on-his-sleeve coach (and former player) who took his teams to a pair of Super Bowls – winning one – in his 15 seasons.

And now Mike Tomlin, the very definition of cool, has completed five extremely successful seasons in Pittsburgh. His squads have reached two Super Bowls, winning one.

As Tomlin prepares for his sixth season at the helm, here’s a comparison of the first five seasons of his two immediate predecessors:

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Starks awaits another chance in NFL

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Legal Analyst Examines Defamation Lawsuit Against Roger Goodell

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Director of Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School and Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to discuss the recent defamation lawsuit Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Vilma has claimed that his reputation has been tarnished by what the commissioner has said about him when it comes to the bounties the Saints had against opposing teams, and is hoping that the suit will get to the point where the league will have to reveal the evidence they have implicating his involvement in the bounties.

McCann isn’t sure that the case will actually make it to trial because of rules written into the CBA although bringing the case in front of a Louisiana courtroom as Vilma has done may help his cause.

We also got McCann to give us his thoughts on the progression of the Jerry Sandusky case and where things currently stand.

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