The Colbert Record: Revisiting the 2007 Draft

Steel Curtain Rising was launched in January 2008 and as such its inaugural edition of The Colbert Record didn’t have a very useful perspective for breaking down the 2007 draft, which was the first time Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin drafted together. Time has given ample perspective both for analyzing the Steelers 2007 Draft and […]

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The Colbert Record: Pittsburgh Steelers 2nd Round NFL Draft Picks 2000-2012

The 2013 NFL Draft is only days away which means its time for Steel Curtain Rising’s latest edition of the The Colbert Record, and in depth review of Kevin Colbert’s performance. Last year The Colbert Record praised the Steelers General manager for never missing on a first round pick. The development (or lack thereof) of […]

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The Colbert Record: The Steelers 1st Round Draft Success under Kevin Colbert

IT may be an unmanly metaphor, but the Steelers of the ‘90’s were brides maids whereas the Steelers of the ’00 were brides. The question is, why? Several explanations exist, including the Steelers uncanny success with undrafted rookie free agents, but one singular achievement pushed the ’00 Steelers over the top: Kevin Colbert has never […]

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The Colbert Record: Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

Prologue… Future Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis started the 2000 season with Richard Huntley, Amos Zereoue, Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala and Jon Witman backing him up. Never in franchise history, perhaps, have the Pittsburgh Steelers boasted a deeper backfield. Things changed fast. First fullback Jon Witman fell to injury and then Fuamatu-Ma’afla followed. Injuries are always inopportune, […]

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Steelers Sign Colbert, Worilds to Deals

“Bill Cowher is going to hit the head coaching job interview circuit hard this year, and he is planning marketing himself along with Kevin Colbert as a package deal….”“Rumor is that Washington Federals Owner Daniel Kent Snyder is going to open the check book for Bill Cowher and that Cowher plans on bringing Colbert with […]

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Steelers Prepare for Browns; Steelers Nation Prepares to Bid Farewell to Super Bowl Veterans

There’s something unique about high school sports – You know when someone’s playing time is done. My high school wrestling team had a tradition. During the final home match of the season, seniors would be called out to the mat, and recognized for wrestling one final time. Sadly, the dynamic of personnel changes in the […]

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Landry Jones Arrival in Pittsburgh All But Signals Charlie Batch’s Exist

The Steelers surprised (and displeased) the pundits by drafting quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Beyond the surprise behind the Steelers using a 4th round pick on a quarterback, Landry Jones arrival likely means something else:  Charlie Batch’s days as a Pittsburgh Steeler are over. The Steelers have already […]

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Steelers Report Card vs. Giants @ Metlife Stadium

Taken from the grade book of a teachers who is re-learning the lesson that its far better to issue grades when performance is fresh in mind, here is the Pittsburgh Steelers report card for the victory over the Giants. As a caveat, even at this late date, no other Steelers report cards have been consulted. […]

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