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Category Archive: 2012 Training Camp

SteelDad’s Rants and Slants; Version 6.0

Rants and Slants is SteelDad’s personal, weekly look at goings-on around the league and in the world in general. A ‘heavy’ emphasis is still on the Steelers however…. Kicking Off What an amazing and well-needed gesture by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ LaMarr Woodley who donated $60,000 to his former hometown school district. As you may know, Woodely …

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Timmons still an option on the outside, but coaches looking for young players to step up on Steelers defense

The Steelers are looking at a potential dilemma to work through when the season starts next month. Who is going to play on the outside opposite Lamarr Woodley? Normally this one is a no brainer, it’s James Harrison, but right now it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to go. To that, if he is ready, …

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Mike Tomlin on Steelers backup receivers: “It depends on the day”

Those aren’t exactly the words you want to hear when you’re trying to find players who are going to be competent enough and productive enough to help the Steelers offense this year.  As a fan, even if it is in training camp and the preseason, you’d like to hear atleast some type of semblance of …

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If Harrison misses time with knee, who are the options?

With the recent news that James Harrison may need another knee surgery prior to the regular season opener, the ‘minds that be’ including my own are swirling with questions. That news was confirmed today as he was in Pittsburgh to have a minor arthroscopic procedure done. The surgery was successful according to his agent, Bill …

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Steeler fans can take training camp injuries in stride

Injuries and player contract issues are a part of life in the NFL and we Steeler fans know all too well how much they can impact a franchise in the regular season. Even the teams with the best depth can be tested for signficant stretches of time and if they aren’t ready, your team suffers. …

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On the Steelers; Brown-Taylor fight nothing new so why the big deal?

If you have siblings, then you get it. If you have ever spent a year or more in a college dormitory then you get it. If you have worked in the same office with the same people day after day, then you get it too. What you are ‘getting’ is that these environments and situations …

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David Johnson waived, Steelers sign journeyman TE Justin Peelle

Pittsburgh Steelers FB/TE David Johnson was waived on Monday by the team. Since he was on a 1 yr deal they could place him on a waived/injured list and then free up the roster spot for another player, in this case free agent Justin Peelle who signed a 1 yr deal. He will wear #47 …

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Steelers counting on Max Starks to start the regular season, but will he be ready?

The injury to Steelers left tackle Mike Adams may or not keep him out a full two weeks but in the mean time it’s creating some situations on the offensive line, one of which is the availability of Max Starks to return for the regular season opener. If you’ve heard what Offensive Line Coach Sean …

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On the Steelers; The O-line shake-up continues with Adams injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line issues go back several years. Even when the team was making and winning Super Bowls questions about the line’s ability to protect Ben Roethlisberger were still in vogue. With the drafting of Mike Adams and David DeCastro and the resigning of Max Starks, GM Kevin Butler and Head Coach Mike …

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Mike Adams expects to return within 2 weeks, Steelers have options to explore at Left Tackle

The news could have been worse, much worse for the Steelers after their loss to Philadelphia cost them David Johnson for the season with a torn ACL, and then seeing rookie Mike Adams go down with a knee injury too. After the game it was speculated that the injury to Adams wasn’t as severe as …

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