The Latest Steelers Buzz

 

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has named wide receiver Dallas Baker the teams 4th receiver for the Steelers opener against the Houston Texans. Baker caught the eye of the coaching staff during the teams OTA’s and continued his strong play in camp. It remains to be seen how much playing time Baker or second round selection Limas Sweed will see Sunday afternoon. When the Steelers go into their four receiver sets, it is likely the team will use Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward, Nate Washington and Heath Miller.

Giants beat Redskins 16-7

 

Plaxico signed a 5 year extension prior to Thursday’s kickoff and he rewarded the Giants front office with a dominating performance Thursday night against the Washington Redskins. Burress beat the Redskins secondary all over the field finishing the game with 10 receptions for 133 yards. While Burress put on a stellar performance, the Giants defense was once again the story of the game. The Giants won the super bowl with defense and tonight they showed they can get it done this season without the retired Michael Strahan and Pro Bowl linemen Osi Umenyiora

Giants sign Plaxico Burress to 5 year extension

 

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports the New York Giants have signed star wide receiver Plaxico Burress to a 5 year extension worth 35 million. Since leaving Pittsburgh Burress has established himself as one of the leagues top wide receivers. In 2007 Burress had 70 rec – 1025 yds – 12 td’s.

Week 1 NFL Power Rankings

 

1. INDIANAPOLIS Colts – The Colts have some question marks with Dwight Freeney and Marvin Harrison returning from injuries but this years team will be better than their 06 squad and they are our pick to win the super bowl. 2. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys are the most talented team in the NFL. What remains to be seen is whether this team can win when it counts. Look for the Cowboys to use their running game more. Marian Barber and Felix Jones will prove to be one of the leagues most dynamic duo’s. Both backs complement each other very well.

NFL: Baltimore to sign Willie Anderson?

 

Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson has drawn interest from up to three teams according to multiple reports. Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports the Ravens, Chargers, and Buccaneers have shown the most interest in Anderson. Anderson was in Baltimore on Wednesday and passed a physical. Anderson is expected to make a decision by the end of the week. The Bears previously showed interested but have eyed cheaper solutions like Wayne Gandy. The Steelers never inquired about Anderson, according to a source.

Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Week 1 Press Conference Tomlin calls Houston a team on the rise and characterizes them as a dangerous team. Injuries The Steelers are very healthy Larry Foote is expected to play. Lawrence Timmons will see playing time in the Steelers 3-4 base Tomlin thinks the team better prepared to protect the quarterback. Saw a lot of things he liked during the preseason especially the way the O-Line protected on play action Tomlin indicated the team will game plan around Houston defensive end Mario Williams. The Texans are expected to move Williams around on passing downs To be Determined regarding how much playing time Rashard Mendenhall will see Special Teams Kick Returns – Primary returner Rashard Mendenhall Punt Returns – Primary Returner Mewelde Moore Santonio Holmes will be used certain situations Tomlin did not name the teams 4th receiver A lot will depend on who has the better week of practiceRead More »

Training Camp Day 3

 

7/29/08 Afternoon session According to a source, the longer the Kemoeatu situation drags out, the more the probability rises on LeCharles Bentley. The line has not looked great, according to this source. Day 2 of training camp saw the Steelers lose their punter, Daniel Sepulveda for the season with a torn ACL in his right (non-kicking) leg.The team signed Paul Ernster, most recently of Detroit, to replace Sepulveda on the roster and Ernster will be in Latrobe Wednesday.Sepulveda tore the same ACL in college at Baylor and will have surgery sometime this week. It was status quo at center on Tuesday, with Sean Mahan taking the majority of the snaps at center with the first unit. Mahan was beaten badly by Chris Hoke today. In the battle for the No. 3 receiver, incumbant Nate Washington and rookie Limas Sweed both scored points Tuesday. Sweed made a beautiful diving catch onRead More »