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Race and the NFL: Why are there so few minority Head Coaches in the NFL?

Diversity or the lack thereof, within the NFL coaching ranks remains a hot topic. In 2013, not one, yes not one minority coach was hired despite an unusually high amount of teams (eight) looking for new head coaches to lead their franchises. When the NFL head-coaching carousel stopped, Bruce Arians was hired by the Arizona Cardinals. The selection ...

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Reggie Dunn ran a 4.29 40 for Steelers coaches recently

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Landry Jones on speculation he’s Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement: ‘You might want to talk to the coaches or Mr. Rooney on that one’

One NFL scout said of the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth round pick quarterback Landry Jones, in college at time looked ‘bored.’

Well, Jones is now out of the boredom zone and into the speculation department.

There are some circles that feel Jones could have been chosen to become Ben Roethlisberger’s successor, no matter how ridiculous that s...

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Larry Foote: Steeler Coaches Could Have Called Out LaMarr Woodley

(Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)A look inside the Steelers locker room, as Larry Foote speaks to the Fan Morning Show about fellow Linebacker, Lamarr Woodley.

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Steelers Week 12 loss is not on the coaches, and the situation isn’t as bleak as it may seem


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Steelers Coaches Rumored For College Jobs

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Two Steelers assistants are reportedly in the conversation for college head coaching positions.

Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is in the mix for the Memphis job, and the Memphis Commerical Appeal reports he’s interested in the position. He was a graduate assistant at Memphis from 1990-93 and offensive coordinator from 2001-06.

Fichtner has been with the Steelers for five years and has coached the quarterbacks since 2010.

Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson is rumored to be interviewing at Illinois for the Illini’s head coaching vacancy. Wilson played at Illinois in the early 1980s and has been with the Steelers organization since 2007.

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Steelers cut Limas Sweed

After 3 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers cut 2nd round draft pick Limas Sweed.  The highly successful tall-wide receiver from the University of Texas is exactly what Big Ben has always wanted since Plaxico Burress left town.

With the release of Sweed, he can now be considered the biggest draft flop in recent memory.  In fact, Sweed may be considered the 2nd biggest WR draft flop in Steelers history behind 1st round pick Troy Edwards during the Bill Cowher era.

The Steelers decided to release Sweed instead of placing rookie running back Baron Batch on injured reserve. Batch underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ACL he suffered last week.

The Steelers must pay the final year of Sweed's 4-year, $3.3 million rookie contract until his shoulder injury is healed. The Steelers also can retain Sweed and place him on injured reserve if no other team claims him.

Today, Sweed finished his Steelers career with only 7 catches.  Over the past three years, Sweed has been plagued with personal issues especially lack of confidence as well as being injury prone.  This training camp was critical for Sweed to prove his worth especially given his history and recovering from his 2010 season-ending achilles injury.

Apparently, Sweed didn't convince the Steelers coaching staff of his worth.  It's not over for Sweed though.  Another team can still claim Sweed or the Steelers would re-sign him.

Let's not forget that pro bowler James Harrison was once cut by the Steelers.

 

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