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Stlrs4Life
09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Training camp for the newest Steeler, Allen Rossum, was different for the former Atlanta Falcons' cornerback and returnman this summer, and he is not unhappy to be away from the Michael Vick circus.
"Most of the time, you have a lot of people out there supporting you. This year, there was not that much support, it was more an antagonistic approach to everything we were doing," said Rossum, 31.
"It's an unfortunate thing for the organization, an unfortunate thing for the league and also for Mike, he's a good friend of mine. I'm sad to see that go down, but we all learn things in life whether he did it, I did it or you did it.
"I'm going to learn from it personally."
There was some celebrating in the Rossum household when the Steelers acquired him in a trade from Atlanta Saturday. His wife, Angela, is from Erie, and she and her family have long been Steelers fans.





"My wife is from Erie, Pa., and is not a Buffalo Bills fan," declared Rossum, who played at Notre Dame.
His role on the team has not yet been defined by Tomlin.
"I really don't know yet. I kind of got here this morning, suited up and went to practice.
"I played nickel, returned punts and kickoffs, I covered, I even played a little receiver. I kind of played anything. I just want to play. Whenever you have an opportunity like this with a legacy of a team like this, I think that's the attitude you should have."



I kinda like this guy already!

BlitzburghRockCity
09-04-2007, 07:08 PM
Hell yeah, he's a player alright, doing whatever they ask of him. It's cool that they have family close by too.

black an gold 4 life
09-04-2007, 08:21 PM
weve just tighten up an soft spot on the team

DIESELMAN
09-04-2007, 09:52 PM
He will provide a lot of experience and knowledge back there. Reid should feed off of him and learn all he can about being a return man form him. Tomlin always had his eye on Rossum going back to his days at Atlanta in 2001 when Rossum was with GB and then when Tomlin went to TB. Damn good pickup by us. :bigthumb:

stillers4me
09-04-2007, 10:39 PM
The Steelers traded for cornerback/return specialist Allen Rossum on Saturday, and in getting him got a two for one deal a player who can bring excitement to the team and a huge Steelers fan as well.

"My wife went crazy because she is a humungous Steelers fan," said Rossum of his wife Angela, who is originally from Erie, Pa. "She was totally excited. She was calling people even before the deal went down. I am glad the deal went through.



"I am happy to have the Terrible Towels on my side for a change instead of them coming over wherever I am playing and taking over the stadium."

Rossum, who came to the Steelers from the Atlanta Falcons, is excited about his new home and looking forward to playing at Heinz Field.

"Who would not want to play in this stadium or for these fans or this team?" said Rossum. "There is a lot of history here."
http://news.steelers.com/article/81039/



Here's to the end of our special teams problems..if Angela ain't happy....nobody's happy.........:bigthumb:
(now if we can just find a gal like that for Ben.....:scratch:)

BBG7
09-05-2007, 03:33 AM
The Steelers traded for cornerback/return specialist Allen Rossum on Saturday, and in getting him got a two for one deal a player who can bring excitement to the team and a huge Steelers fan as well.

"My wife went crazy because she is a humungous Steelers fan," said Rossum of his wife Angela, who is originally from Erie, Pa. "She was totally excited. She was calling people even before the deal went down. I am glad the deal went through.



"I am happy to have the Terrible Towels on my side for a change instead of them coming over wherever I am playing and taking over the stadium."
Rossum, who came to the Steelers from the Atlanta Falcons, is excited about his new home and looking forward to playing at Heinz Field.

"Who would not want to play in this stadium or for these fans or this team?" said Rossum. "There is a lot of history here."
http://news.steelers.com/article/81039/



Here's to the end of our special teams problems..if Angela ain't happy....nobody's happy.........:bigthumb:
(now if we can just find a gal like that for Ben.....:scratch:)

love that line!!!

manofsteel
09-05-2007, 11:54 AM
LOOKS LIKE A GOOD MOVE. I LIKE HOW TOMLIN IS MAKINGS SOME OF THESE LASTE MINUTE MOVES TO TIGHTEN THINGS UP

GoBenGo
09-05-2007, 12:40 PM
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Welcome Mr Rossum!!
This guy looks like a great addition. Sounds like he has some solid values!
I know he is a gamer!! He was always a threat in Philthadelphia!
This gives us a strong tandem in the return stable.!!
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

JB 67
09-05-2007, 07:50 PM
I hope he still has a Pro bowl in him :cope:

Mike Tomlin
09-05-2007, 11:29 PM
I think our special teams coverage has been pretty good this season, just no one would return the ball. I think a vet like Rossum will do great, look what Ced did with our coverage.

DBR96A
09-06-2007, 02:28 AM
Did Bill Cowher ever made a last-minute move like this? I don't ever recall it. Seems like once he had his 53-man roster set, he didn't consider anything else.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-06-2007, 07:59 AM
I hope he still has a Pro bowl in him :cope:

I'll settle for someone who atleast doesn't fumble all the time :bluelol:

digdug
09-06-2007, 12:39 PM
Here's to keeping Angela happy:tt02: :cope: :whip1: :cope: :tt02:

He obviously will be an upgrade in the returner position. Hopefully his experience will bring out something from Reid to get him to live up to his potential.