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Later this summer runners and walkers will gather for the 25th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Kickoff Run at Heinz Field on August 31. For some, it’s become a tradition, fo......
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Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Steelers will have to decide between re-signing Rashard Mendenhall or find a true featured back at some point during the offseason.
Bouchette adds that Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are both “complementary backs” rather than true featured running backs.
It’s also worth noting...
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Pittsburgh Steeler Baron Batch is living out his dream. And the kid from West Texas has quickly made Pittsburgh home.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers
That’s what jumping the gun will do. Earlier today we jumped on the story tweeted out by Jim Wexell who stated that Channel 11 in Pittsburgh is stating that the Steelers and speedy WR Mike Wallace have agreed on a deal that will keep him in the Steel City for five years. Wexell has since [...]...
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Pittsburgh Steelers Team President Art Rooney II Says He Would Like Mike Tomlin to Be Long-term Coach. Let’s Hope that is True
With all of the activity that has been going on within the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise this offseason, it seems as if there is no guarantee that veteran players or coaches will be granted a permanent place with this organization.
So far, veterans Arnez Battle, James Farrior, Chris Kemoeatu, Bryant McFadden, Aaron Smith, and Hines Ward have been released. Moreover, on the coaching side, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians’ “retirement” seemed to be a result of team president Art Rooney II just not wanting Arians as OC anymore.
Now it is being said that Rooney would love to have head coach Mike Tomlin for a long time.
According to www.nfl.com, Tomlin has a contract that “is guaranteed through 2012 with an option for 2013. Rooney’s comments about Tomlin’s contract, performance, and future were posted on www.nfl.com.
“Our coach’s contract is something we don’t really try to speculate on what might happen,” Rooney said. “We’re obviously very happy wit...
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — By the time the announcement finally came, Dermontti Dawson was about to give up on another year of Hall of Fame eligibility.
“When it got close to the three o’clock,” he says, “I said, ‘Well, apparently I didn’t make it.’
“So I was about to go hit golf balls. Then when my name was called I was like ‘Holy moly!’ I kind of was in shock a little bit.”
Weeks later, the shock has yet to subside. He still has trouble calling himself a Hall of Famer.
“It really hasn’t had time to sink in,” he said. “I’ve been signing everything, ‘HOF 2012,’ but, you know, it will sink in sooner or later.”
Dawson’s disbelief is likely the same kind he gets when he thinks back to the beginning of his Steelers career.
“I ended up starting a few games my rookie year at guard and then after my rookie season, Coach Noll came up to me and asked me to switch to center,” he says.
“I never could have imagined that my career would’ve turned out the way it did. It’s almost like a storybook and a dream come true.”
Dawson played 13 seasons with the Steelers, making 7 Pro Bowls, and 6 All Pro teams. He looked even further back in his football history to choose his Hall of Fame presenter. And he went with the man whom he credits with getting him to play football in the first place — his high school coach Steve Parker.
“Steve Parker was instrumental,” Dawson says. “He was the one who came up to me in the hallway in high school and said, ‘Son, where have you been all my life?’
“And he knew I wrestled and ran track and if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have went out for football.”
That’s how close it came to the world never knowing Dermontti Dawson as one of the best centers of all time, one of the nicest people of all time and another in a long line of deserving Pittsburgh Steelers heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“It’s a big honor,” Dawson says. “And really, being enshrined in the Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of any NFL players’ career.”
And he’s ready to don that gold jacket that those who are enshrined in Canton, Ohio, get to wear.
“I’ll look good in any color,” Dawson says with a laugh. “I don’t care what color the jacket is. I’ll take it.”
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