The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially released defensive backs Mike Mitchell, William Gay and Robert Golden. The moves clear around $7 million in cap space for the Steelers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley as their new defensive backs coach. We have hired Tom Bradley as our defensive backs coach. MORE: https://t.co/ZSUFJib8kJ pic.twitter.com/fHjlzDMbz6 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 8, 2018 Bradley spent over 30 years at Penn State and was defensive coordinator from 2000-2011, and the interim head coach in 2011, after Joe Paterno was fired. Bradley had been UCLA’s defensive coordinator from 2014-2017. “I want to thank Coach (Mike) Tomlin and the entire Steelers organization for this opportunity,” said Bradley in a released statement. “I am excited to be a part of such a rich tradition here. We have a great nucleus in the defensive backs room, and my goal is to help this group continue to grow and develop as we all work toward one goal.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking for a new defensive backs coach. Carnell Lake who has held the position since 2011, has stepped down from the job citing family reasons. STATEMENT I have decided to return to California to be able to be a part of my youngest son’s last year of high school football. I want to thank Mr. Art Rooney II and the Rooney family, Coach Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, the coaching staffs I have worked with throughout my time in Pittsburgh, and the entire Steelers organization. It has been a privilege and honor to play and coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I also want to thank all of the players I have coached during my seven years with the team – it truly was an honor to work with them. Finally, I would like to thank Steelers fans for their support and for being the best fansRead More »
ESPN’s Adam Schefter citing a source, reports Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier is making “incredible progress”. Steelers’ LB Ryan Shazier has regained movement in legs, is walking and making “incredible progress.”… https://t.co/6VJzbyy5yB — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 4, 2018 Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 6. He was released from the hospital this week and has regained movement in his legs and is doing some walking. TIOPS INSTANT BUZZ
Le’Veon Bell’s lack of commitment on display in lead-up to Jags game Among the pressing off-season questions for the Steelers is whether Le’Veon Bell is worth all the trouble and should the Steelers strongly consider allocating the $14-$15 million next season it will cost to tag Bell again and put that money elsewhere? Finding a long-term replacement for Ryan Shazier and adding another legitimate starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden are bigger priorities than anything with the Steelers current window open on the tail-end of Ben Roethlisberger’s career. You can also put an upgrade at free safety being a top priority. To fill some of those holes, the Steelers are likely going to have to spend and maybe big to make this a more complete roster. If the end of the season showed anything, it’s that Vince Williams is nothing more than a backup player when Shazier isn’t out there toRead More »
Todd Haley is officially out as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator. As the writing has been on the wall for weeks that the Steelers were moving on from Haley, the team informed Haley this morning he won’t be offered a new contract. Haley has often had strong backing from Steelers owner Art Rooney II who made Tomlin fire Bruce Arians after the 2011 season and pushed Tomlin to hire Haley in 2012. Steelers ownership then gave Haley a three year extension in August of 2014 with the Steelers coming off back-to-back seasons of missing the playoffs and ranking 20th and 21st in offense during that span. The backing of Steelers ownership, though, wasn’t enough for Haley to keep his job this time around as Mike Tomlin was given authority weeks ago to make a change after the season. The Steelers under Haley went 3-4 in seven postseason games with theRead More »
A testy Mike Tomlin declined multiple times to say whether Todd Haley would be back next season and most telling from Tomlin was when he was asked if he felt Haley and the offense did a good job this season….. Tomlin had every opportunity to say ‘yes’ and he even had no comment to that. The expectation for weeks in team circles
Jaguars 45 – Steelers 42 The Jacksonville Jaguars went into Heinz Field, made the Steelers chase the game from minutes into the first quarter and punched their ticket to the AFC Title Game with a 45-42 upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Many felt there was no way a Blake Bortles led team could come into Pittsburgh and knock off the heavy favorite Steelers. When you have a defense as talented as the Jaguars have and you are more prepared and better coached as the Jaguars were, an upset is always in play. How big of a hole did the Steelers put themselves in? The Jaguars jumped out to a 21-0 lead, 26:31 into the game and pushed their lead to 28-7 on a Telvin Smith 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter. When you have Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown who can make specialRead More »