Steeler Draft 2015

The Steeler Draft 2015 [caption id="attachment_1483" align="alignnone" width="148"] Steeler Draft 2015[/caption] The Grades from the media seem quite good. With the loss of a number of Steeler Defensive players to retirement, it is not a surprise that 6 out of the top 8 are defensive team members. Steeler Draft 2015 From The Steelers skew toward the conservative side on draft day, valuing productive players with size and athleticism. This has been the formula for the team since the Chuck Noll era. Defensively, the Steelers plucked Alvin "Bud" Dupree to give the team a much-needed pass rusher with speed and quickness. He isn't a polished player, but has tremendous potential as a DPR (designated pass rusher). The Steelers also landed a pair of cover corners in Senquez Golson and Doran Grant. Golson is a bit of a question mark based on his diminutive physical dimensions -- in addition to potentially struggling against bigger-bodied receivers, he could have some trouble against the run. Receiver Sammie Coates is a "boom or bust" prospect with enticing physical tools who needs to develop better consistency as a pass catcher. 2015 will no doubt be a transitional year. But with the addition of these new...Read More

Steelers Draft 2014

Steelers Draft History The Steelers Draft for 2014 is of paramount importance to them. After two lackluster seasons with a record of 8-8, the Steelers need to re-equip in order to make the playoffs in 2014. The stars are aging, however, they should be just fine for the short term. A few rookies stepped up last year and will be needed again this year. My advice for this year: the offense needs to be less BEN-centric and the defense needs to be less TROY-centric. Let's step up guys and it could be a great year! The following are my picks (from a virtual draft): Round 1: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State, CB Round 2: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DE Round 3: Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State, WR Round 4: Ronald Powell, Florida, LB Round 5: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, RB Round 6: James Hurst, North Carolina, OT Round 7: Isaiah Johnson, Georgia Tech, SS I have two other considerations for Round 1: Kyle Fuller and Jason Verrett, both CB. And the Steelers actual picks: Round 1: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State, LB Round 2: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DE Round 3: Dri Archer, Kent State, RB Round 4: Martavis Bryant, Clemson, WR Round 5:...Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds hit 10 HRs

Ten homers in only six innings. Three sets of back-to-back homers, tying a record. The most combined homers in a major league game since 2006. And the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds still have a long way to go. Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and the Pirates and Reds hit 10 in all before rain forced a suspension after six innings with the score tied 7-all Monday night. "I saw a lot of crazy stuff in Coors Field over the years," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who managed in Colorado for eight years. "I spent a lot of years there, saw a lot of homers, saw a lot of weather. "This was as good as any of that, jammed into one evening." The shocking slugfest will resume on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the top of the seventh inning. Conditions are expected to be drier but much colder. Not that the weather seems to matter much when these two rivals get together. "I've never seen anything like that," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "The way we got started, one team going in front of the other with home runs. I've seen a lot of home runs...Read More

Great Season for the Buccos!!!

[caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Great Season for the Buccos!!![/caption] While the season ended after the 5th game in St. Louis, the Pirates have a lot to be proud of this year. 2012: W-94 L-68  Attendance - 2,256,862 2011: W-79 L-83  Attendance - 2,091,918 2010: W-72 L-90  Attendance - 1,940,429 2009: W-57 L-105 Attendance - 1,613,399 2008: W-62 L-99  Attendance - 1,577,853 The trend is certainly in the right direction...

Raise the Jolly Roger…Again!

[caption id="attachment_82" align="alignleft" width="170"] Raise the Jolly Roger...Again![/caption] Behind six homers, Bucs to host NL Wild Card Game Walker leads barrage with two blasts as playoffs return to his hometown By Tom Singer / | 9/28/2013 6:30 PM ET The NL wildcard playoff game will be in Pittsburgh!