Tomlin takes a page out of Cowher’s playbook at Tuesday’s PC

Mike Tomlin’s press conferences aren’t as much fun as Bill Cowher’s pressers used to be. Tomlin somehow manages to say even less than Cowher did. Tomlin never takes a public stance on a league issue. Tomlin’s hair never goes up on the back of neck in regards to another coach’s comments. Tomlin is never going

Steelers begin quest for 7th Super Bowl Title

The road to Miami kicks off Thursday night as the six time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers begin their title defense at home against the Tennessee Titans. Trying to repeat as champions is the hardest thing to do in sports. The Steelers found that out in 2006. The focus for the Steelers has been on

Tuesday Practice Report: Hampton discusses rumors of being cut

By Mike Bires PITTSBURGH _ When Jason La Canfora covered the Washington Redskins for the Washington Post, he was once described as a “combative” beat reporter. Well, it seems like he’s made an antagonistic report regarding Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton. La Canfora, who now works for the NFL Network, was asked on an “NFL

Redman remains a longshot to make the roster

Redman needs to contribute on special teams Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Undrafted rookie running back Isaac Redman has not shown the ability to be a consistent performer on special teams, which will be his downfall to make the roster. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated today again, that if Redman doesn’t

Day 5: Afternoon Practice

By Mike Bires Tuesday’s Afternoon Practice LATROBE _ Hines Ward has not practiced since Saturday. But he insists he’s not hurt. “I’m OK,” said Ward, a 33-year-old, 12th-year pro. “That’s Coach (Mike) Tomlin. If he wants to give a guy off, that’s up to him.” On Friday when the Steelers reported to camp, Tomlin said

Day 4: Monday Afternoon’s Practice

By Mike Bires LATROBE _ Mike Tomlin liked the “spirit of the group” at Monday’s practice. He called it a productive day. But the coach didn’t appreciate the poor training camp etiquette he saw. There were times at the afternoon workout that some players pushed and shoved each other after a play. He also thought

Steelers enter camp with high hopes of repeating as champions

By Mike Bires One by one, the Pittsburgh Steelers will pull into St. Vincent College today for what figures to be a most interesting training camp. This is the 43rd straight year they’ve settled into their summertime digs in the Laurel Highlands, but seldom, if ever, have they come to Latrobe with so many intriguing

Wide receiver position figures to be a period of transition in 09

For a team that lines up two past Super Bowl MVPs at wide receiver, this figures to be a period of transition for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass receivers. Yes, change is in the air. Santonio Holmes may finally unseat Hines Ward as the No. 1 option in the passing game. With Nate Washington gone, there

Steelers Notebook: News and Notes

The Latest Steelers Buzz A numbers of talent evaluators around the league believe the 09 Steelers will be the best Steelers team of the decade. That is saying a lot, considering the Steelers have won two Super Bowls this decade but it is a strong argument. Holmes motivated to have a big year * Santonio