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For The Pittsburgh Steelers,The Bus Won’t Be Stopping In Canton Ohio, Jerome Bettis Denied Induction Onto The Hall Of Fame

The former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis has not been induction to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. The committee decided not to include Bettis into the class of 2013. Bettis who started his Pro Football Career with the Rams, came to the Steelers in 1996 and played for the team until 2005. When his career was over he rushed for 13,66…

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2013 Steelers Draft Prospects: Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins

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Behind Inspired Backups, Roethlisberger Rules Ohio Again

Ben RoethlisbergerCINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Their first three road games followed a familiar script, but, fortunately fo…

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Steelers Cut Ties with Former Ohio State QB Troy Smith

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Sounds like it was short and probably not so sweet of a time for former Heisman winner and Ravens QB Troy Smith with the Steelers, as Adam Caplan just tweeted that he’s been let go from the club.

Smith signed with the Steelers back in late January, and inked a “future/reserves” contract. At the time, he was playing in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks.

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Ohio State Players Will No Longer Miss OTA Sessions Starting Next Season

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If you have not heard by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers first and second round draft picks, guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams, will not be able to take part in the teams’ first OTA session that takes place this upcoming week because the semesters have not ended at their respective schools. Both Ohio State and Stanford use the quarter system instead of the semester system and this is what is preventing both of the rookie linemen from being able to attend.

As Ed Bouchette points out, Adams will miss the OTA sessions through the first week of June, but he should be able to attend the mini-camp Read more […]

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Ohio St. Linebacker Foregoes Potential NFL Career Out Of Fear For Future Health

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Ohio State Linebacker Andrew Sweat joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the offer he received from the Cleveland Browns to tryout for the team, and the reasons why he decided to pass.

Sweat chose to pass on the opportunity to play for the Browns and rather instead pursue a career in law or medicine since he has suffered 3 concussions throughout his career.  Despite fearing for his future health, Andrew said it was still a tough decision to make since he had always grown up dreaming about playing in the NFL.

Andrew also told us about his time at Ohio St. where he spent two years living with former QB Terrell Pryor, and what his best memories are as a Buckeye.

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Steelers Add More to the O-Line with Ohio State’s Mike Adams in Round Two

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The Steelers continued to shore up their offensive line on Friday night, as with their second round pick they took offensive tackle Mike Adams from Ohio State.

Adams has had issues at OSU, as he was part of the memorabilia scandal, and was caught a couple times with pot, including when he was at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Nevertheless, he’s 6’8 – 320 lbs, and gives the Steelers more youth on the O-line.

Scouting Report on Adams:

Mike Adams has been suspended for seven games in his collegiate career. That fact may ultimately hurt his draft stock with some teams, but his pro potential is very good despite being a raw prospect.

Given his elite height and size, Adams certainly passes the eyeball test as a pro prospect. He is the prototypical left tackle prospect who really excels with his footwork and has the talent to improve his technique. Adams will need to grow as a run blocker. He lacks that killer instinct offensive line coaches fall in love with. He will need to correct his techniques as a zone blocker as he sometimes loses his assignment and gets lost out in open space.

The most promising facets to Adams’ skill-set are his frame and good feet. He may need an extra year to develop or grow into the position as a rookie, but most every team in the NFL is willing to be patient with a guy his size.

Adams has mixed scouting reviews. Some feel he may never amount to anything more than a solid backup and others list him as a first round pick. Keep an eye on his draft stock as it may become volatile.

ROB RANG’S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 41. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State: At 6-7 and 323 pounds, Adams certainly looks the part of an NFL offensive tackle. He’s flashed the ability to dominate while playing left tackle for the Buckeyes and has the light feet and long arms to remain at this all-important position in the NFL. Inconsistency, injuries and poor off-field decisions have marred what should have been a noteworthy career at Ohio State and as such I have reservations that Adams’ pro career, like his collegiate one, could leave his team wanting more. – Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

At this point Adams lacks the great technique that would make him a reliable left tackle to protect a right-handed quarterback’s blind side. Given time he certainly could learn. Meantime, Adams already moves well enough to get into linebackers on the second level. He has a substantial frame with conspicuous muscle in the right places and the footwork of a dancer, albeit more like hip hop than ballet. On film he did well handling Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt (drafted No. 11 overall by Texas last year), but was befuddled by the nifty moves of Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan (drafted No. 16 overall by Washington last year). In his final two seasons as a starter, Adams had issues on and off the field.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Profile – G Brandon Brooks – Miami (Ohio)

We are gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft now and will be profiling players the Pittsburgh Steelers have in for pre draft visits along with a few others along the well that match what the Steelers will likely have on their draft board. Up first is guard Brandon Brooks from Miami (Ohio) University.

Despite a nice senior season, Brooks did not receive an invite to the NFL scouting combine in late February and was the biggest snub of the offensive linemen draft hopefuls not in Indianapolis. During his career at Miami of Ohio he played both guard spots and some left tackle well. His thick build dictates Read more […]

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Ohio State lineman among draft prospects who have visited Steelers

The Steelers have started the process of hosting pre-draft visits as they met with a trio of prospects last week, including Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams.

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