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Wallace feeling more like himself

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Mike Wallace might only have two practices under his belt, but he is feeling good and is confident he will be right where he needs to be on Sunday night when the Steelers open the season against th……

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Ike Taylor Thinks Cortez Allen Can Be Way Better Than Himself

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor sang the praises of second year cornerback Cortez Allen Tuesday on his weekly radio show, which is broadcast live on Trib Live Radio.

Allen, the Steelers fourth round draft pick last year out of the Citadel, has been training this offseason with Taylor down in South Florida at the Wide World of Sports Comp…

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Steelers’ Ziggy Hood got himself into shape

Ziggy Hood made several starts last year in place of the injured Aaron Smith and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ worst 3-4 defensive end. However, Hood was a 1st round pick in 2009 and the Steelers still have a lot of hope for him as he is expected to take over full time for the now departed Smith in 2012.
In an effort to make good on his upside, Hood, who admits he was sluggish down the stretch last season, says he has lost 20 pounds of fat this offseason and added 18 pounds of muscle and has dropped his body fat percentage from 24% to 18%. Hood will have the first crack at the starting job, but could be pushed by 2011 1st round pick Cameron Heyward if he continues to struggle. Now that he’s in shape, he could easily have a break out year in his 4th year in the league.

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Rashard Mendenhall not ruling himself out for Week One

When Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall tore his ACL in the season finale, it created some doubt about whether he’d be able to get back on the field in time to help the team during the 2012 season. Mendenhall still isn’t sure when he’ll be back, but he’s adamant that he won’t miss the entire…

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Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower Can See Himself In Steeler Black & Gold

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Days before he is expected to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, former Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower checks in with Troy Clardy on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.

Many draft experts think Hightower will be the Steelers’ first-round pick. Dont’a discusses that scenario, goes inside his visit to the Steelers facility, and tells what impressions he has of Pittsburgh.

He also explains how Alabama prepared him for the NFL, gives a peek at his weekly preparation, and reveals what drives him to succeed.

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Seriously?! Joe Flacco Proclaims Himself the NFL’s Best QB

For those in Steeler land that want to start their Wednesday with a good hearty laugh as you get to your desk, check out what Joe Flacco had to say about himself yesterday to WNST 1570 in Baltimore.

Again, get ready to laugh.

“I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback,” Flacco said when asked where he thinks he ranks among NFL quarterbacks. “I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, c’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question.

“That doesn’t mean that things are going to work out that way. It just means that’s the way it is — that’s the way I feel that it is and that’s the way I feel it should be.”

Yes, this is not a misprint. The same guy who threw away the AFC Divisional Title game in Pittsburgh two seasons ago, and couldn’t find a way to beat one of the worst defenses this past year in the AFC Title game in New England is proclaiming himself as the leagues best QB.


If you do a little exam of the AFC North, you’d be hard pressed to legit put Flacco ahead of Ben Roethlisberger, and right now, Andy Dalton of the Bengals is moving up the charts fast.

Flacco has a lifetime 86.0 QB rating (Roethlisberger is a lifetime 92.1), and has thrown 8 picks and 8 TD’s in 9 career playoffs games, in which he is 5-4.

The comments are really interesting based on the fact this past year his completion percentage, passing yards and touchdowns all went down from the season before, and he threw two more interceptions than he did in 2010.

Just like the Ravens usually do, they try and talk the talk, but when it comes time to put up or shut up, they can’t do it. Flacco is just the latest of many in Baltimore to get diarrhea of the mouth when he really should be worried about the 2012 season and the Steelers and Bengals.

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