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Jonathan Dwyer: Steel City Survivor


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Going into the 2010 NFL Draft, Jonathan Dwyer was one of the hottest names floating around in dynasty circles. After all, he had just finished a fantastic career at Georgia Tech that saw him run for 1,395 yards in each of his last two seasons, on a healthy average of over 6.4 yards per carry. Tack on his 26 touchdowns in those two seasons and he lo...

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DE Brett Keisel Talks About Steelers Fan Camp in Mexico City

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel was on WDVE's morning show recently talking about his upcoming trip to Mexico City to help run a Steelers Youth Camp as well as a fan camp the next day. Along with him are QB Charlie Batch, OLB James Harrison, WR Emmanuel Sanders, FS Ryan Mundy and broadcasters Craig Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin.

Keisel right away found an opportunity to take a shot at Harrison.

"James sends me a text, like, before we agreed to do this, 'come with me to New Mexico to a camp.' I texted him back, and was like, 'Jim, I think it's Mexico, not New Mexico.' He's like, 'oh no, I'm gonna have to bring some guns.'"

Keisel noted after that they would be "packing heat" down there. I don't think he was talking about the weather.

"The Mexican Nation recognizes the six Lombardis we have, which is more than any other franchise, so why wouldn't they root for us?"

It's a fair question.

After some back-and-forth about the extent of Keisel's Spanish coming from watching Looney Tunes, they get into the most popular topic involving Keisel - the beard.

He confirmed his starting growing his beard a bit earlier than he has in the past, noting how "big and beautiful" it will be in December.

Keisel's on the youth football camp circuit recently, just having attended QB Ben Roethlisberger's camp prior to his trip to Mexico City. He said he played a bit of quarterback in the scrimmages at the end of the camp.

"My favorite part is doing the little games they do at the end, which is like a 7-on-7 drill, and I play all-time quarterback...You line them up and send them on routes. Every time they come back, they're tugging on you, saying 'I was open, man, why didn't you see me? I was open in the end zone.' And that's like every kid there."

He noted Roethlisberger makes a point to throw a pass to every kid, something Keisel (jokingly) didn't understand.

"Ben, save your arm for the season, man."

It shifted a bit more nostalgically as Keisel talked about the losses of DE Aaron Smith and NT Chris Hoke in reference to DE Ziggy Hood likely filling the vacant starting role this season.

"(defensive linemen) have got to really raise their game this year. Ziggy's gonna be that guy from Day 1. Aaron Smith is gone, and we all miss him dearly, especially me. I was really close with Aaron, and Hines (Ward), and James (Farrior) and Chris Hoke.

"I tell them this is their time to shine, they've got a great opportunity right now to play for this great organization. It's their time and they better make it right."

"I'm excited to go down to Mexico Steeler Nation and give them some pointers."




Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


DE Brett Keisel Talks About Steelers Fan Camp in Mexico City

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel was on WDVE's morning show recently talking about his upcoming trip to Mexico City to help run a Steelers Youth Camp as well as a fan camp the next day. Along with him are QB Charlie Batch, OLB James Harrison, WR Emmanuel Sanders, FS Ryan Mundy and broadcasters Craig Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin.

Keisel right away found an opportunity to take a shot at Harrison.

"James sends me a text, like, before we agreed to do this, 'come with me to New Mexico to a camp.' I texted him back, and was like, 'Jim, I think it's Mexico, not New Mexico.' He's like, 'oh no, I'm gonna have to bring some guns.'"

Keisel noted after that they would be "packing heat" down there. I don't think he was talking about the weather.

"The Mexican Nation recognizes the six Lombardis we have, which is more than any other franchise, so why wouldn't they root for us?"

It's a fair question.

After some back-and-forth about the extent of Keisel's Spanish coming from watching Looney Tunes, they get into the most popular topic involving Keisel - the beard.

He confirmed his starting growing his beard a bit earlier than he has in the past, noting how "big and beautiful" it will be in December.

Keisel's on the youth football camp circuit recently, just having attended QB Ben Roethlisberger's camp prior to his trip to Mexico City. He said he played a bit of quarterback in the scrimmages at the end of the camp.

"My favorite part is doing the little games they do at the end, which is like a 7-on-7 drill, and I play all-time quarterback...You line them up and send them on routes. Every time they come back, they're tugging on you, saying 'I was open, man, why didn't you see me? I was open in the end zone.' And that's like every kid there."

He noted Roethlisberger makes a point to throw a pass to every kid, something Keisel (jokingly) didn't understand.

"Ben, save your arm for the season, man."

It shifted a bit more nostalgically as Keisel talked about the losses of DE Aaron Smith and NT Chris Hoke in reference to DE Ziggy Hood likely filling the vacant starting role this season.

"(defensive linemen) have got to really raise their game this year. Ziggy's gonna be that guy from Day 1. Aaron Smith is gone, and we all miss him dearly, especially me. I was really close with Aaron, and Hines (Ward), and James (Farrior) and Chris Hoke.

"I tell them this is their time to shine, they've got a great opportunity right now to play for this great organization. It's their time and they better make it right."

"I'm excited to go down to Mexico Steeler Nation and give them some pointers."




Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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By Week 10, the thought of Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley squaring off against the team he coached for most of last year, the Kansas City Chiefs, would be more a novelty to sell a Monday Night Football game.

Expect it to happen anyway, though.

The Chiefs are one of the more intriguing teams in the league this year. Inconsistency plagued them even with being plagued by injuries to, among others, QB Matt Cassel, RB Jamal Charles, FS Eric Berry and TE Tony Moeaki. They still managed to win seven games under Haley and his mid-season replacement, Romeo Crennel, who's now the head coach.

Chiefs Improvements

Kansas City will improve its roster simply by the lack of injuries from last season. Charles and Moeaki proved quickly in their time in the league they will be at worst solid offensive players and Berry showed enough to see him as one of the better safeties in the coming years. Even with that, their grab of RT Eric Winston was a huge pick-up as they had targeted a tackle with the No. 11 overall pick in the draft. Instead, they were able to snare potential-laden NT Dontari Poe, and Winston's addition immediately makes their offensive line better.

RB Peyton Hillis would be a good combination runner with Charles if he can remain healthy, and not, you know, weird.

Chiefs Losses

Letting CB Brandon Carr go may end up being more risk than reward, but they've been building up a younger secondary, and there just simply may not have been room for everyone.

The loss of OT Barry Richardson likely won't be met with tears by Chiefs faithful, and Winston certainly removes any concern about it. Outside of that, the Chiefs look primed to return closer to their 10-6 season of 2010 rather than their 7-9 mark of 2011. They'll need it, considering the improvement across the AFC West, which, for a change, looks to maybe be one of the stronger divisions in the game.




Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Steelers To Host Fan Camps in Mexico City


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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting two fan camps on June 23-24 in Mexico City, Mexico, the team announced today. This marks the second time the Steelers have hosted camps in Mexico City (2010)...

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyler Palko Talks Todd Haley, Pitt Football

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Tyler Palko, backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs and former Pitt Panther, joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to share his thoughts on Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Pitt Panthers’ head coach Paul Chryst.

Palko also talked about a charity event he’s involved in to help underrepresented youths in the Pittsburgh area.

Dessert Tasting For A Cause,” highlights the “philanthropic efforts of former and current profession athletes” as they attempt to “garner support for their ‘off the field’ charity work.”

The event will take place downtown at Larrimor’s following the Pitt Spring Game. Enjoy music, featured desserts, wine, silent auctions and much more! For more information contact info@TheDessertTasting.com

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Commentary: Raiders FA RB Michael Bush a Great Fit in the Steel City

Running back is a spot in free agency that the Steelers will have to look long and hard at.

Rashard Mendenhall is clearly not going to be 100 percent entering camp, and possibly not even the season, and unless you feel Issac Redman can be the first-string running back, it means the team is going to look elsewhere for a back.

Right now on the roster at the RB spot you have Mendenhall, Redmen, Jonathan Dwyer, John Clay, and Baron Batch. Mewelde Moore is a free agent, and while I always liked him as a solid 3rd down back, I’m thinking he’s done with the Steelers.

It leads to some of the free agents that are going to hit the market on March 13th. Here’s some names to keep in mind at the RB spot:

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Tashard Choice, Earnest Graham, Ryan Grant, Peyton Hillis, Marshawn Lynch, and Mike Tolbert.

There’s another name that I think would be huge if the Steelers can find a way to convince him to come to Pittsburgh, and that’s Michael Bush, the Raiders soon-to-be free agent back.

Bush just wrapped up his fourth year with Oakland, and playing first string quite a bit for an injured Darren McFadden, he ran for 977 yards with 7 touchdowns.

He also caught a career-high 37 passes for 418 yards with a score, showing he can make catches out of the backfield.

Now, I realize right now the Steelers priority is trying to find a way to lock up Mike Wallace, and it should be. He’s already on the team, and it seems even with new OC Todd Haley, the club is going to want to throw the ball more than run it, so getting Wallace back is huge.

I want there to be more of a desire on this offense to run the ball, and in order to do that, they need backs. Redmen is good, but he as well is a free agent, and who knows if a team was impressed enough to throw him some money in free agency.

Bush though would make a statement if he came to the Steel City. He’s only 28, and has to me his best football left in him.

Keep an eye on it, as two other teams in the AFC North – Cleveland and Cincy, may also be in the sweepstakes to land Bush, so landing him could be a great impact move for the Steelers.

It’s the type of aggressive move that keeps a team at or near the top of the AFC, and one the Steelers should seriously think about.

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Does it Makes a Difference to You When the NFL Holds the Super Bowl in a Cold Weather City?

Chris Simpson takes a picture of Lucas Oil Stadium after Media Day for NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

As magical as the Steelers Super Bowl XL victory was for me (it is my favorite championship of all-time), it just seemed a little off to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit at Ford Field. All my years growing up watching and re-watching old Super Bowls played in places like the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Miami Orange Bowl, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, I always dreamed of the Steelers hoisting their fifth Lombardi trophy in a sunny climate with a cool, tropical breeze blowing around the confetti they always shoot off right after the Super Bowl ends.

Don't get me wrong, the "Ride the Bus to Detroit" rally-cry made for a great story, and if I had to re-write the script, I wouldn't have changed a thing. Jerome Bettis retiring as a Super Bowl winner in his hometown? You just can't get any better than that.

And in-terms of travel for Steelers Nation, it was just about the most accessible Super Bowl you could possibly imagine. Steelers fans booked rooms in every hotel from Detroit to Toledo, and if you remember Super Bowl XL, it was probably 85% Steelers fans in attendance. That's why I thought it would have been awesome if the Steelers made it to Super Bowl XVLI since it is being held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis--another one of those "cold weather cities," and another very accessible site for Steeler Nation.

All that aside, however, I still prefer to see the Super Bowl played in a warm-weather region, and preferably outdoors.

To me, the Super Bowl is a national holiday, and the people who are lucky enough to attend should be able to bask in the sun and treat it like a vacation; really live it up and party, ya know? Can you really party in Detroit or Indianapolis?

In two years, the Super Bowl will not only be in a Northern city, it will be outdoors at the new MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

There's obviously a pretty decent chance that the weather will be cold and snowy, and, yes, it would hearken back to the days of old when NFL Championship games were held in places like Lambeau Field in Green Bay and Soldier Field in Chicago, but I wonder if the NFL is prepared for any sort of backlash that could result from some really bad weather.

Remember last year when severe weather conditions in Dallas caused problems for people in the days and even hours leading up to Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and Packers? And that game was played in a dome. Imagine the problems if it would have been an outdoor event?

If I had my way, I would rotate the Super Bowl between venues in Florida, California, Texas (last season aside), Arizona and, of course, New Orleans (yes, it would be played in a dome, but being able to party for a week or two in that city would more than make up for it).

Oh well, beggars can't be choosers, and to paraphrase former Steelers lineman Flozell "The Hotel" Adams, they could play the Super Bowl in Siberia, and it still would be awesome.

What about you? Do you care where they play the Super Bowl? Have you ever been to one, and is it more fun to have one in a warm weather city?



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PIAA Playoff Quarterfinals – Montour vs Grove City

This Class-AAA matchup features the district 7 champion Montour Spartans taking on the unbeaten district 10 champ Grove City Eagles. (week 14 - 2011)

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