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Source: Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers are preparing for the worst when it comes to news about guard David DeCastro’s knee, but they might not need to light any candles for defensive end Brett Keisel’s ankle. Keisel left Saturday night’s game against the Bills early after suffering what the team is calling a mild high left ankle sprain. Alan…
The Steelers apparently have some depth on the offensive line now. Veteran tackle Max Starks just tweeted out a picture of a one-year contract with the Steelers, along with the message “It’s real and sealed! I’ll be seeing you in Latrobe!” Bringing back the 30-year-old Starks lends some stability to what could have been a…
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:24:11
by ALAN ROBINSON
Larry Foote has spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He may need to stick around a few more years. According to the Associated Press, the Steelers linebacker claims that he was tricked into investing more than $ 400,000 in a Michigan valet service. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Foote says that he was approached in 2010…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers
Jonathan Dwyer has been in Mike Tomlin’s doghouse for being overweight. Dwyer is set to be the backup running back to Isaac Redman when the Steelers start the season Sept. 9 in Denver. That is, if he comes into training camp in shape, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
“I am pretty sure he has gotten it now,” Redman said. “I feel a light bulb went off in his head, and he is going to come to camp ready to go.”
Dwyer’s actions are saying the same.
Prodded by two of the NFL’s best running backs in Maurice Jones-Drew and Matt Forte — they share the same agent — Dwyer will spend the next four weeks in North Miami Beach, Fla., at Pete Bommarito Performance Systems ensuring he will arrive at St. Vincent College on July 25 in the best shape of his life.
“They asked me to come down, and I see how successful they are and how the training is and felt it was a good idea,” Dwyer said. “I thought to myself that I would be a fool not to go train down there with them.”
“I am just realizing how much it takes to get where you are in this league and how hard you have to work and push yourself,” Dwyer said. “This is my year to prove something to myself, the league, to the organization, that I am worth more than what I was.”
Dwyer started workouts this week and will remain in Florida until the day before camp.
“I know if I come in at the weight I am supposed to be, I will be OK,” Dwyer said. “It is not anybody else’s responsibility to come into camp in shape. It is mine.”
“Dwyer has all the talent in the world,” Redman said. “He can run the ball; he can block; he can catch out of the backfield. With him, it is all about him being able to come to camp in shape.”
Source: Steelers Gab
Ray Rice is yet another Raven that likes to come up with excuses. This time he’s speaking out for his fellow loudmouth QB – Joe Flacco, who as we all know seems to think he’s the best QB in the NFL (insert punchline here).
Flacco is looking for a new deal and in an interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta, Rice says that Flacco should get the deal – this based on the QB outplaying future Hall of Famer Tom Brady in the AFC Title Game.
Yes, the same title game the Ravens lost.
“It was his show. It was his show on offense and as much credit that I was getting and as much respect I was getting from defenses, all Joe really had to do is prove that we can drive the ball down the field and score, and he did that,” Rice said in the interview. “Quite frankly, he outplayed Tom Brady the last game. He outplayed Tom Brady, and Tom Brady — he’s the trademark for a quarterback. So Joe Flacco feeling the way he feels is only right, because he did it on a high level. He did it on the peak of his performance.”
The Ravens and Flacco have not come to terms as of yet. Then again, what exactly is the “best QB in the NFL” worth these days? I’m sure Flacco will come up with an amount that he feels is worth it, and his buddy Rice will probably back him up on it.
Source: Steelers Gab
New Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is expected to implement a run-first offense in Pittsburgh, and the biggest question is who will do most of the running. After Rashard Mendenhall suffered a torn ACL in Week 17, it appears that the carrying the load will fall to Isaac Redman. And Redman says he’s ready for…
Thu, 17 May 2012 17:23:14
by MARK KABOLY
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If your still trying to figure out who is going to be on the Steelers O-line this season, Willie Colon gave some clue today.
The vet says that he will be making a switch from right tackle to the guard spot, freeing up a likely spot for second-round pick Mike Adams.
“I’ve made the transition to left guard. I like it. It’s just a matter of learning the verbiage,” Colon told Mike Prisuta of WDVE-FM in Pittsburgh.
First-round pick David DeCastro will be the other guard, and that puts the starting O-line as one with two rookies (Adams and DeCastro), Colon at the other guard, Maurkice Pouncey at center, and Marcus Gilbert probably as the left tackle.
“My only issue would have been ‘Don’t move me midway through camp,’ ” Colon said.
The Steelers have done their job – now we will see if Colon can do his in 2012.
Source: Steelers Gab