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Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 14th – Kirby Wilson Talks Recovery Edition

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is back home in Virginia for his annual youth football camp and he sat down with Bruce Rader of WAVY-TV for an interview to discuss several topics that include leadership on the team.

Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Weekly talked recently to running back John Clay about the upcoming roster battle he has i…

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 30th – Hope & Pope Edition

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope, who has played the last six seasons with the Tennessee Titans, signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

Tight end Leonard Pope is back home in Georgia and did a local radio interview in which he was asked about the offense and his role in it.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is back home in Texas and was on a radio station in Austin to gives his thoughts on several things including the offense.

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Friday Open Thread: Steelers Discussion Around Other Stuff

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As usual, we’ll dig into a few topics, but the agenda here is pretty open.

It’s Friday afternoon, just a few hours left before you kick off your weekend. We’re turning the conversation dictation to the readers.

Judging by the weather map I’m looking at currently, with most of the country in deep red or even an Arizona-like pink in some areas (Cincinnati), you are likely hotter than the blazes of hell wherever you are.

– Anyone else feel that was the least entertaining NBA Draft in history? Agents are so paranoid now they’re clients are going to say something dumb, they seem to be instructing them to not even listen to the question asked, and just repeat cliches until they have to throw it back up to the play-by-play guys.

So not fun. Not even the ticker on the bottom that listed off fun facts about the players. I remember a foreign guy listing “riding the subway” as what he’s most excited about playing in the NBA. You just can’t make that up.

– I touched on this a little bit in a comment on a story I wrote yesterday, but one of the main things I want to bring to BTSC is a more transparent look into the editorial decisions made here. Granted, it’s not quite as serious as that, but I wanted to share a little insight into what I look for in a story, and how I write it.

Most of what I write is done early in the morning. I get up around 4:15 a.m. (no, not a 4:20 guy), make coffee and refresh my ass groove in my easy chair. Typically, I start by reading over email (a few are from readers, and I accept story ideas, sometimes writing them based heavily on the email exchange I just had with a reader), then I check over the standard news generators – Twitter, fish wraps, mega-sites, etc.

I usually have something of an idea in my head of what I’m going to do, but it’s also spontaneous. If I see something my bosses would think need to be on the site (the NFL announcing late game start times going back to 10 minutes for example), I’ll write it on the spot. This time of the year, though, is about features. A feature story is basically something less timely, maybe a bit longer and involves a bit more color.

In determining the kinds of features I want to write, I think about readers who will be at their desks on that day, bored and looking for something to read. Will they be interested in the same angle I am? Have they heard this a thousand times already? Why is my angle more unique than another site’s? I can’t say I need certain answers to those questions before writing it, and in fact, what I usually do is read over your comments on the past few articles to gauge what kinds of things you’re talking about.

That is a moving target. A quickly moving target, in fact. Personally, I thought my story on Toney Clemons would generate the most traffic. Rainey v. Batch destroyed it (getting linked by both ESPN and Pro Football Talk for some reason). Suppose, in retrospect, I should have seen that coming.

So you’ve got two topical features (the training camp battles), both did well enough where it isn’t a concern (some features are completely bombed), but those are the kinds of things I think about the next few days when I’m preparing the content for the day.

For whatever reason, I thought you might find that interesting.

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 17th – Happy Fathers Day Edition

J. Brady McCollough has a great piece that looks ahead to Ben Roethlisberger becoming a father as he talks to other daddy quarterbacks both past and present.

Doug Legursky and his wife just had a baby and Legursky posted on Twitter that he is getting ready to take his son home today from the hospital, and that that is the best present ever. Congrats to them.

Emmanuel Sanders believes the Steelers will still have “an explosive offense” this year and likes what he’s seen so far from Todd Haley during OTAs and minicamp.

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 12th – 2012 Mini-camp Begins Edition

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Mandatory mini-camp begins today for the Steelers and Teresa Varley talked to rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams after they arrived in town to take part in the session for the first time since rookie camp.

The always entertaining Ike Taylor recently stopped by NFL Films and sat down to answer 5 questions and a few his answers might just surprise you.

Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward talked with 105 The X about things he has learned this past season and about the prospects of the upcoming season.

LaMarr Woodley held his annual football camp this past weekend and James Harrison Read more […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – May 26th – Jack Ham Invests In Hockey Team Edition

Steelers.com has a Memorial Day Tribute video up featuring the coaching staff honoring fallen heroes with their personal messages.

If you missed any Steelers OTA news this past week, I wrote about the top 10 observations I took away from the three day session on Saturday. Also I recap quite a bit in the latest podcast that features my interview with Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Steelers official website has a new gallery of photos up from the Thursday practice session.

Hall of Fame Steelers linebacker Jack Ham has invested in the ownership group of the Johnstown Read more […]

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Free agent Max Starks expects to be cleared around camp time

The Steelers signed free agent tackle Max Starks off the street in early October of last season, and he solidified Pittsburgh’s left tackle position before a torn ACL ended his season in January. Starks has been rehabbing this spring, and he wants to keep playing football. Starks is currently an unrestricted free agent. On Saturday,…

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Around The AFC North: Ravens And Running Back Ray Rice At A Contract Impasse

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This offseason has been interesting, to say the least, for every team in the league. While the Bengals have been adding quality players for reasonable prices, along with a superb draft, one of their divisional foes has been facing an uphill battle all offseason.
The Baltimore Ravens have had a rough go of it so far. First, they lost Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs to the New Orleans Saints through free agency. Then Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles’ tendon and is likely out for the season, even though he has declared he will play during the 2012 season. Baltimore has already lost two of its biggest forces on offense and defense. And there could an ongoing saga with running back Ray Rice and his contract.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Ravens and running back Ray Rice have not made any progress towards a new contract.

Follow @AdamSchefter Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter Despite the fact that both sides continue talking, the Ravens and Ray Rice have not …

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – May 16th – Gabe Rivera Elected To College Football HOF Edition

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Ben Roethlisberger was on DVE radio this morning to talk about the Black & Gold Fundraising project featuring Big Ben’s BBQ Sauce. Roethilberger also talked about how learning the playbook is going and also about the injury to Terrell Suggs.

On Tuesday Gabe Rivera, the Steelers 1983 first round pick, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012. Rivera was involved in a two-car crash during his rookie season that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

William Walsh (Bill), the Steelers 3rd round pick in the 1949 draft out of Notre Dame, passed away at the Read more […]

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Around the AFC North – What the Steelers Foes Did in Round One

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Round one of the 2012 NFL Draft is officially in the books. The Steelers got a great pick in guard David DeCastro, and some other AFC North teams felt they added to their team as well.

The Ravens:

Baltimore had the 29th overall pick, and instead of going with a player, they moved the pick to the Minnesota Vikings. In return, the Ravens get the Vikings second-round pick (35) and fourth-round pick (98) for the 29th overall selection.

Minnesota in turn went out and drafted Notre Dame SS Harrison Smith.

The Bengals:

Cincy had a pair of first round picks, and did well, going after Dre Kirkpatrick, cornerback from Alabama with the 17th overall pick. They followed that pick up with Kevin Zeitler, a guard from Wisconsin with the 27th pick.

The Browns:

Cleveland was the most active team in the division on draft night, as GM Tom Heckert and team President Mike Holmgren wheeled and dealed as they moved up making a deal with the Vikings to move from the 4th to the 3rd overall pick.

It came to no surprise as they took Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the 3rd overall pick. He will be their starting RB from day one as the team lost Peyton Hillis to free agency to the Chiefs.

The team turned a lot of heads with their second first-round pick, drafting 28-year-old Oklahoma St. QB Brandon Weeden. There’s no doubt that the Steelers will get to know Weeden, and the Browns have already said they expect him to be their starting QB from day one, meaning the Colt McCoy era in Cleveland is over.

Weeden is the oldest player ever to be drafted in NFL history.

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