Which of the Steelers 2012 Draft Picks Will Fail?

IF you’ve found this page in June our July of 2012, you might be head scratching over the current poll because the Pittsburgh Steelers2012 Draft Class is being met with tremendous fanfare. An overwhelming number of fans in a previous poll were ready to anoint David DeCastro as the next Alan Faneca. Fortune shined the […]

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Watch Tower: Merril Hoge Misused? Impatience with Kordell? Neglect of Secondary?

The Watch Tower’s purpose is not to nitpick, but some of Ed Bouchette has come out with some head-scratches during this off-season. Misusing Merril Hoge? Several weeks ago, Bouchette focused on the Steelers running backs in his “On the Steelers” column. Bouchtte argued that despite the loss of Frank “The Tank” Summers and the potential […]

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Watch Tower: Ed Bouchette Right on Steelers Offensive Tackles, But…

Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette was unusually critical of the Steelers earlier this week in PG Plus when he came down hard on the organization for “ignoring the tackle position.” Regular Steel Curtain Rising readers know that I essentially agree with him. In the Colbert Record columns and other run ups to the 2008, […]

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The Long View from Latrobe: Steelers Training Camp 2010 Opens

Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers will converge at St. Vincent’s to begin Mike Tomlin’s 4th training camp. Fans and media will focus on how Tomlin handles the quarterback rotation, who replaces Willie Colon, who back ups Rasshard Mendenhall, and Troy Polamalu’s health. And so they should. The answers to those questions will have the greatest impact […]

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Steelers 5th Round Draft History: The Noll and Donahoe-Cowher Eras

“What! They gave him to New York for a 5th?” was almost the universal reaction to Steelers decision to trade Santonio Holmes. A 5th round pick for a Super Bowl MVP certainly is a fire sale price, but as with any draft, it is not “when you pick, but who you pick.” Greg Lloyd and […]

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Steelers Training Camp 2009: Unasked Questions

Steelers training camp is in its second week, and we know the drill. a little more than a week old 12 months ago when the Steelers assembled in Latrobe for Camp Tomlin II, they did so under a cloud of questions, about special teams, about their defense, about their running game, and about Mike Tomlin […]

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