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Steelers, Patriots buck trend of growing coaching staffs

Rosters have swollen to 90 players per team this time of year, and in most precincts, coaching staffs have grown to reflect that new reality. But two of the league’s traditionally better-coached teams are also the ones with the smallest groups of coaches. According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, the only team with fewer than…

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Tomlin: “We’re growing and doing it better”

Steelers NotebookThe Steelers defense has been in an uphill climb since week one, when a 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos left them ranked 15th overall in the NFL. Fast forward to seven games later......

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Colbert Admits Offense Will Have Early Growing Pains

Not liking the sounds of what GM Kevin Colbert said to the Trib-Review, but sounds like the offense is going to have some growing pains, at least early on in 2012.

There’s a new offense in town, and training camp may or may not be enough to get it humming. The Tribune-Review caught up with general manager Kevin Colbert at the end of offseason practices, and he weighed in on the new offense and the situation at left tackle. … [Q:] From what you observed during offseason practices, did players make good progress as far as picking up the new offense? Kevin Colbert: I’m not listening to what’s being said intimately after a play. There’s not a lot of physical errors I guess is the best way to say it: new offense, people learning about the offense and coaches learning about people, I think there will be some mistakes. I think that’s just part of the growing process.”

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Off-Season Injury List Growing, Claims Browns NT Phil Taylor


Browns NT Phil Taylor joined Ravens DE Terrell Suggs as a victim of an off-season injury likely to keep him off the field for quite a while.

Taylor tore a pectoral muscle while working out, and Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the timetable of his return is "more months than weeks."

The worst part of these injuries, outside the damaging blow to the defenses of their respective teams, is they're random; they can happen to anyone. It makes this time of the year volatile and dangerous.

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training shows, within collegiate sports, football has having the highest rate of injury per athlete-exposure (A-E), meaning combining games and practices. During the fall season, football has a 35.9 injuries per 1,000 A-E, considerably higher than any other sport. In the off-season, football has 9.8 injuries per 1,000 A-E.

While the study shows injuries are far more likely to happen in games than practice in all sports, the amount of injuries within football practices is substantially higher than any other sport.

The Steelers lost RT Willie Colon to an Achilles injury in May of 2010. It's the same area of injury as Suggs, and Eagles LT Jason Peters, who ruptured his Achilles tendon in April. Ditto for Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers.

Taylor's injury occurred while lifting weights. His is the same injury that took down Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson in 2009. Conditioning is a vital part of the off-season, and players have to do it, but sometimes it just feels like surviving the offseason is just as tough as making it through the year relatively unscathed.

Be safe, Steelers linemen. Stretch and use a spotter.

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On-spot sports broadcaster feeds growing appetite for live coverage

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A crew assigned to cover the Super Bowl from one of NEP Broadcasting's mobile TV production trucks measures the job in days, instead of hours.

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