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 10 years ago '05        #601
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We had a great draft!! :applause: I mean we got the two steals in Mendenhall and Sweed. We got a typical Steelers linebacker whose father played in the NFL and its in his blood. We got an OT that in 24 games on 743 pass plays only allowed 4 sacks and 7 hurries, plus he is a great blocker for our style of running. We got Dennis Dixon who could be our next Randle El, and we added some depth at safety. We also added another LB in the kid from Iowa. We gained a draft pick by trading down and still got the OT we wanted. I say job well done by the Steelers staff. :applause:
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 05-03-2008, 02:36 PM         #604
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 10 years ago '05        #605
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Knee injury keeping Steelers' Polamalu from practicing - Other news

• Strong safety Troy Polamalu said he won't take part in any of the Steelers' offseason practices as he recovers from knee surgery. When asked if he will be 100 percent by the start of training camp in late July, Polamalu said, "God willing, yeah." Polamalu, who watched both mini-camp practices Friday in street clothes, had surgery to correct a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

• Wide receiver Hines Ward (knee) and defensive end Aaron Smith (arm) also aren't expected to take part in any of the mini-camp practices, which conclude Sunday. Both said the Steelers are holding them out of drills as a precaution and that they should be fine by the start of training camp.

• The Steelers formally introduced first-round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall, as they held a news conference with the running back between practices Friday. Steelers running back Willie Parker endorsed the selection of Mendenhall with the 23rd overall pick of the draft.

• Ward gave a thumb up to the selection of wide receiver Limas Sweed in the second round. Had he been younger, Ward admitted, he might have felt slighted by the Steelers using such a high draft pick on a wideout. "They felt like this guy could help us get to the next level," Ward said of Sweed. "If that happens, why would I be mad?"

• Dorien Bryant's tenure with the Steelers lasted less than a week. The Steelers released the Purdue wide receiver/return specialist after he failed a physical. Bryant had signed with the team Monday as an undrafted free agent.
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Steelers first-round draft pick Mendenhall robbed during walk

CHICAGO -- Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall was robbed at gunpoint along the Chicago lakefront early Monday, his mother and agent said.

The former running back was not hurt in the robbery, during which two people stole Mendenhall's wallet and cellular telephone, his mother, Sybil Mendenhall, told the Chicago Tribune.

"He didn't get hit or anything, he didn't get hurt or anything," Sybil Mendenhall said. "He's fine."

Police spokesman John Mirabelli said a man and a woman were robbed at the lakefront around 2 a.m. Monday by two offenders, but declined to identify the victims. No one was in custody for the crime, he said.

"It was obviously a scary moment," Mendenhall's agent, Mike McCartney, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "But he is fine. He is doing great. He said he doesn't have anything that is worth his life."

The Steelers selected Mendenhall with the 23rd pick in this year's NFL draft.

The 20-year-old Mendenhall skipped his senior year at Illinois to enter the draft. He was the 2007 Big Ten offensive player of the year.
 05-08-2008, 12:25 AM         #607
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i'm ready for some football!! :D
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Bellaaaaa!!

 05-09-2008, 07:56 AM         #609
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Bellaaaaa!!

yo! Miss me?
 10 years ago '06        #610
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Just checkin in. Pens v. Flyers will have to do til August. Never enough chances to say fu*k PHILLY!!!!
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 Bella420 said:
yo! Miss me?


yea...almost as much as football
 05-11-2008, 04:54 PM         #612
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real good draft. dont let the browns become the best team in the division
 05-12-2008, 10:32 PM         #613
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yea...almost as much as football
i miss steeler season! all these bi*ches are goin down this year and thats whats really really really good :D:D
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Davis doesn't have to look far for advice


If rookie linebacker Bruce Davis has any questions about life in the NFL, he won’t have to go far for an answer. The Steelers third-round draft pick from UCLA only has to pick up his phone and call home.

His father, Bruce Davis, Sr., played offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, a career that spanned from 1979-89.

“It was the best experience that I could have as a little boy,” said Davis. “Every kid wants to grow up being like their dad, and I’m no exception. It just so happens that my dad was an NFL football player.


“He was always there for me growing up. He would help me scout out the guys that I would be playing the next week in college. He has been a great tool to have.”

Davis started every game last season for UCLA at right defensive end and amassed a team-high 12 tackles. He also led the Bruins with 15.5 tackles for a loss.

He will make a change in the NFL, though, as the Steelers plan on using him at outside linebacker. It’s something that he welcomes.

“I actually played outside linebacker my sophomore year at UCLA,” said the 6-3, 252 pound Davis. “I went to the Senior Bowl as an outside linebacker. I feel very comfortable and feel that I have the skills to do so.”

And the Steelers feel just as comfortable with him making that move. He won’t immediately be earmarked at the right or left outside spot, but instead work on both sides to see if he can be a player who can give the team some options.

“We’ve got to have somebody that can swing, play the left and right,” said linebackers coach Keith Butler. “We think he can do that and we think he can play inside linebacker if he had too. Coach (d*ck) LeBeau liked that aspect of him from guys he’s had here in the past.”

The Steelers have a long tradition of converting defensive ends in a 4-3, to outside linebackers in the 3-4. They did so with Jason Gildon, Joey Porter and Clark Haggans, all of them having success.

“That’s a great sign,” said Davis. “There is definitely a rich tradition at outside linebacker. It is a great feeling to know that the coaching staff, and hopefully the people of Pittsburgh feel the same way about me. I know the tradition that I have to carry on. Tradition is very important to me.”
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Woodley looking to take the lead


All around him rookies were being paraded in and out of the Steelers offices, from the training room, to the locker room to the weight room, just getting a feel of the lay of the land during their first visit to Pittsburgh as a member of the black and gold.

Linebacker LaMarr Woodley just kind of smiled, knowing what it was like for him a year ago when he was one of those rookies, his head spinning with so much new stuff being thrown at him.

He is happy to have a year under his belt, happy to know the ropes a little more now. But that doesn’t mean he can sit back and relax.

“It’s nicer now, not being a rookie out there on the field not knowing what you are doing,” said Woodley. “But now I have to be a leader. You have other guys behind you now. We have some young guys who were drafted at our position and we lost a few guys that were here for a while at our position. I need to step up and be a leader now.”

Even though he is only in his second season, and there are veterans such as James Farrior, Larry Foote and James Harrison at the linebacker position, Woodley is confident he can take on that leadership role.

“Young guys can be leaders by being vocal and going out there and doing what they have to do on the football field,” said Woodley. “You also have to be a leader off the field. I think that is me. Over my years playing football that is the type of guy I was. I was a leader on and off the field.”

With the departure of Clark Haggans via free agency Woodley doesn’t just have a leadership role he wants to step into, he would like nothing more than to win the starting outside linebacker spot that Haggans held.

“I am definitely competing for the position; that is the first goal,” said Woodley. “I want to come out of OTA’s as the starter going in to camp and after that go in to the season as a starter. Then it’s about helping this team win and get to where we need to be.”

He has been preparing himself for that battle since last season ended, starting to work out just a little over a week after the team was eliminated from the playoffs.

“I feel like I didn’t play many snaps anyway so my body wasn’t worn down,” said Woodley. “I was building up to get ready for this season right away. That was pretty much my whole offseason. I didn’t travel much. I just stayed home with the family and worked out.”

He hopes that it pays off. He played in 13 games last year with 13 tackles and four sacks. It was a just a taste and he is ready to go full force to become a starter.

“I had a little game experience so I know what to expect,” said Woodley. “I had a few plays here and there, but now if you go in to the games as a starter you are going to play more and you have to be in better shape.”
 05-31-2008, 06:40 AM         #616
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Whats up guys. Its been a few months. I have been out here in Iraq and they got everything on lock. I got a little R and R so im just poppin in to say whats up. Cant wait for the season to start
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 Krieger08 said:
Whats up guys. Its been a few months. I have been out here in Iraq and they got everything on lock. I got a little R and R so im just poppin in to say whats up. Cant wait for the season to start

same here...

stay up dog
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Tomlin sold Moore on Steelers


Coach Mike Tomlin may have left college football for the NFL in 2001, but Mewelde Moore’s decision to sign with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent shows he hasn’t lost his skills as a recruiter.



“Coach Tomlin is the main reason that I am here because I know exactly what he stands for, and I am familiar with his philosophy,” Moore said about why he left the Minnesota Vikings after four seasons to sign with the Steelers on March 3.



Moore and Tomlin were together for just one season with the Vikings, that being in 2006 when Tomlin served as the team’s defensive coordinator. Tomlin’s upbeat nature was what impressed Moore the most, and it was a significant factor in his decision to choose a new employer.



“Once my agent and (the Steelers) came together, I was like ‘let’s go’” said Moore. “I was very happy when I found out that they came calling.”



The Steelers were equally happy. During his four seasons with the Vikings, Moore started some games at tailback, he was a third-down back, a punt returner and a kickoff returner. What Tomlin refers to as “position flexibility” is what made Moore an attractive option to the Steelers during free agency.



“(Moore) is a guy who is capable of doing a lot of things to help us win,” Tomlin said when Moore was signed. “He has a reputable resume as a punt returner, he is kickoff return capable, and he’s a running back who has unique skill sets in that he has very good hands out of the backfield. He has things that are potentially attractive to us. The details of his role will be etched out, but one thing I know about this guy is that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to help the Pittsburgh Steelers win. That’s what is most important.”



A No. 4 pick by the Vikings in 2004, Moore led the team in rushing with 662 yards on 155 carries (4.3 average) in 2005, and he finished his career there with four 100-yard games. Moore, however, never cracked the starting lineup on a full-time basis and first found himself playing behind Chester Taylor, and by the end of 2007 he also was behind reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson.



Even though Moore was not receiving the bulk of the carries, he was still a major contributor because he developed into a solid third-down back, reflected by his 116 career receptions for 1,093 yards (9.4 average). Moore also flourished as a punt returner, and he set the Vikings’ career mark with a 10.4-yard average.



“I’m fine with returning kicks and everything,” said Moore. “I have no problem with it because I love touching the ball and having it in my hands. I feel like (having the ball) is a precious moment, and you need to seize the moment every time you get a chance to touch that ball.”



With Ben Roethlisberger having been sacked 47 times last season, Tomlin thinks Moore’s receiving skills should help alleviate some of the pressure put on his Pro Bowl quarterback by providing a dependable receiving option out of the backfield.



“Giving him an additional viable option like Mewelde, who is capable of breaking down linebackers and catching the ball, is going to help,” said Tomlin.



Moore agreed with what his new boss’ a.ssessment and also went further with his own self analysis on how he might help the Steelers on the field in 2008.



“(My skills include) a combination of things, such as being very consistent and productive, and doing whatever is asked in terms of performing in down-and-distance situations. Anytime a play is afforded to you, you want to make sure you give it your best effort to make the play that gives your team the surge, like moving the chains and taking care of the football – the little things late in the game that give your team the chance to win.”



The statistics speak for themselves when it comes to Moore’s dependability. Of his 380 career offensive touches, Moore has generated a first down on 26 percent of them (98). He also knows how to secure the football, with only six fumbles – two of them lost – in four seasons.



With almost three full months as a part of the Steelers’ organization, Moore senses a commitment to winning in Pittsburgh that validates his decision to sign with the team as an unrestricted free agent.



“There was instant camaraderie here where guys are focused on making everybody better and pulling everybody together,” said Moore. “It’s really fun, and I’m enjoying it.”



That’s exactly how Tomlin described the environment to Moore when he was making his recruiting pitch back in March.



“He let me know what I could expect here,” Moore said of Tomlin. “Everything he told me has proven to be true, about the city, the people and my teammates. I am really happy.”



One of the qualities that has allowed the Steelers to be what Tomlin described to Moore is the willingness of the veterans to counsel the young guys. Now that Moore is becoming more comfortable with his new team, he’s eager to share what he has learned about being a professional with No. 1 pick Rashard Mendenhall.



“Once these kids get here it really is our job to help make sure that we mentor them when they ask us things,” Moore said of a.ssisting Mendenhall. “(We) just give them advice about what they should be looking forward to and what they should and should not do.”



And so, Mewelde Moore now has an opportunity to help the Steelers continue to be what attracted him to the organization in the first place.
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Expect much from Mendenhall

The great Eric d*ckerson rushed for a NFL rookie record 1,808 yards and 18 touchdowns in 1983.

The Vikings' Adrian Peterson, a modern version of d*ckerson, set the single-game rushing record with 296 yards last season while becoming the first rookie in league history to tally two 200-yard rushing games.

Three running backs were selected in the first round of this year's draft. Steelers rookie Rashard Mendenhall, the No. 23 overall pick, said he understands the lofty demands expected from his position.

"It's all reaction,'' Mendenhall said. "There's a hole, you run through it.''

First-round running backs and big plays go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Since 2003, 13 running backs have gone in the first round. Five produced 1,000-yard seasons, six had 200-plus carries and seven rushed for at least five touchdowns.

In 2007, the two running backs selected in the first round enjoyed monster seasons.

Peterson carried the ball 238 times for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch carried 280 times for 1,115 yards and seven touchdowns.

Other than Cleveland tackle Joe Thomas, no other offensive player taken in the first round had a bigger impact than Peterson and Lynch.

Two-time Pro Bowler Willie Parker returns from a broken leg as the No. 1 running back, but it goes without saying the Steelers didn't change their draft plans when Mendenhall unexpectedly fell into their laps so he could be Parker's caddie.

If Mendenhall doesn't play right away, it'll be because he's injured.

Compared with other positions, the learning curve for a rookie running back is more like a straight line, making it easier to contribute early.

"It's easier than a quarterback trying to pick up protections and plays and read defenses,'' Mendenhall said. "It's a different kind of thing.''

Asked about the night-and-day difference between pro and college football, Mendenhall smiled and shrugged.

"It takes you back to high school going to college,'' said Mendenhall, who started one season at Illinois. "It's just what you think it is. Everybody's big, everybody's fast, everybody's talented.''

Based on early returns from voluntary workouts that concluded Thursday, Mendenhall, in the venacular, is who we thought he was.

His impressive blend of power and speed can take your breath away.

Not only do the Steelers covet Mendenhall's ability to run between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield, they also worked him out returning kickoffs because of how quickly he reaches top speed.

Mendenhall is a playmaker. Even when he's not in the backfield, the Steelers want to give him an opportunity to make plays.

"I've got a lot of confidence,'' Mendenhall said, "but you've got to learn this playbook and this game.

"Each day's practice you get more confidence. The more you do it, the better you are.''

Expect to see plenty of Mendenhall in 2008.
 06-21-2008, 12:42 AM         #620
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sh*ts soundin good, cant wait to get this season goin
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