Rookie DB Thomas Tries To Outrun Steelers' Receivers, Injury Bug
"Mr. High School Sports" - Ohio State Taps Into WPIAL Pipeline AgainPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The infamous events involving former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel that dissuaded some WPIAL youth from going there have not stopped the new regime under Urban Meyer from pursuing western PA talent, and the Buckeyes have added a significant name to their 2014 freshman class.
Steelers Hall Of Fame Cornerback Jack Butler DiesIt’s a sad day in Steelers Nation. Steelers Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Butler died Saturday morning following a lengthy battle with a staph infection.
Before Defending Redskins, Clark Defends SnyderPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Dan Snyder might be one of the more ridiculed owners in sports. His typically well-financed teams have underachieved significantly, so it stands to reason. But former Redskin and current Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark challenges conventional wisdom.
Panther Hollow: Williams Contributing To Defensive SynergyPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Through two games Pitt's defense looked lost. But now that group seems to have found its way, and the Panthers have gotten contributions from multiple sources en route to consecutive wins.
Taylor Will Beware And Be Wary Of Eagles' VickPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Defensively the Steelers were uncommonly bullied by Carson Palmer in a Week 3 upset at Oakland. If there were ever a test of their resilience, it's coming to Heinz Field this weekend.
Steelers DB Mundy Moves On From Injurious Hit
New Steeler Van Dyke Eager For Week 3 HomecomingThe Steelers needed free agent defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke last Sunday. But few realize it, including the Oakland Raiders, who cut the 2011 draftee in the off-season.
No Polamalu No Problem For Steelers' SecondaryPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- One thing most impressive about the effort by the Steelers in a 27-10 thumping of the New York Jets was the fact it came without arguably the Steelers' two best defenders.
Steelers DB Mundy Ready To Handle Clark's DutiesPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- With safety Ryan Clark out for Sunday's season-opener in Denver because of his sickle cell trait, his job in Week 1 belongs to Woodland Hills product Ryan Mundy, a stalwart in Dick LeBeau's nickel defense.
Panther Hollow: Woodland Hills Product Confident In Pitt's DefensePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Redshirt freshman defensive back Lafayette Pitts is one of a number of young Panthers ready to contribute to a defense that already boasted strong leadership.