Steelers Takeaways: Player Memories Through the Decades – Order Today!

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As heard on Tunch & Wolf show, ESPN, 93.7 The Fan, TribLIVE Radio, KDKA, SB Nation Radio and more!

Our new book Steelers Takeaways – taking the best stories and quotes from over 400 Steelers interviews and breaking them down by topic and generation – is now available. Order via Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

See what these former Steelers and others have to say about the book!

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PSDB’s Way too Early Steelers Mock Draft

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This is a list of players with a real chance of being at the Steelers pick. This does not include comp picks which have yet to be assigned.

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Charles Lockett, Steelers Wide Receiver, 1987-1988

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First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since your time in the NFL?

Well, I got into coaching about eleven years ago at the high school level. I always wanted to be have a career in the police force but wanted to coach as well. At the high school level I was able to develop younger players – transition them to college and help not only   educationally, but as athletes. The high school level is a great age – a great foundation to build on their fundamentals.

My son also played football, so from that standpoint that was good. I love the game so it was natural for me.

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Exclusive: Dale Lolley on the Steelers Offseason, Ben, & More

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Steel Nation Association and I had the opportunity to sit down with Dale Lolley, Steelers beat reporter for the Observer Reporter. Dale had great insight on the team’s off season plans – including free agency moves, the front office’s thoughts on team needs,  Ben’s issues and the #2 WR spot, pass rush and corner concerns, and more.

List here: Dale Lolley Interview and give Dale a follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dlolleyor

 

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Shawn Vincent, Steelers Cornerback, 1991

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First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since your time in the NFL?

I’ve been working at a tire place here in Wheeling, West Virginia. I’m the warehouse manager and work with the lift kits on trucks. Been doing that for twenty years now.

Was it hard adjusting to life after the NFL?

It was pretty tough, yeah. I still love and miss football. But after we had our first daughter  my focus was on her first. I lost my edge. She became my number one priority. It was tough in the beginning but I have no regrets.

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Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot on the draft and Steelers Off-Season

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We caught up with Alex Kozora of  http://www.steelersdepot.com/ to talk about the off-season plans for the black and gold, free agency, draft needs and potential coaching changes. It’s a great two-part interview with a ton of insight. If you love the off-season part of the game then you’ll love this podcast.

We go position-by position to give you Alex’s deep insight on free agency and draft possibilities.

Interview with Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot Part 1

Interview With Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot Part 2

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Remembering the Best Super Bowl Coach of all Time

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Quotes from the 400+ player’s interviewed via the book Steelers Takeaways:

Mike Collier: “We had the best preparer in the game in Chuck Noll. He was the best at making us ready to win a championship. He never got enough credit. You always hear people talking about Belichick and other guys as the greatest coaches. You rarely hear about Noll. That upsets me greatly. He was one of the greatest coaches ever in that timeframe.”

Bob Leahy: “Noll and I formed a good, solid relationship. Noll was brilliant. He won four Super Bowls and to my knowledge never won the NFL Coach of the Year. That blows my mind. He wanted it all for the players – he never took endorsements. He didn’t want the limelight. When I look back on my appreciation for coaching, I look back to Chuck Noll.”

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It’s too easy to blame “Scheme”

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I’ve been called an apologist. I stated that what I saw last night was not a loss you can easily/conveniently pin on the coaches and schemes. And I’ve had my issues at times with the coaching decisions over the season.

But you can’t blame the coaches for three botched/dropped touchdowns.  That’s not on them.

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PODCAST: Interview with Steelers S Anthony Smith

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With Steel Nation radio, we had the opportunity to sit down this morning with former Steelers safety Anthony Smith to discuss how the Steelers can beat the Patriots, his comments from years ago about the Patriots, working out with James Harrison and winning Super Bowls.  He provides a great perspective and it’s a great listen.  Check it out now before the Steelers play the Patriots tonight!

Check it out: Interview With Anthony Smith

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PODCAST: Interview With Former Steelers OL Coach Larry Zierlein

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We had a chance to catch up with former Steelers OL coach Larry Zierlein on Steel Nation Radio Presented By Steelers Takeaways. Coach Zierlein is currently with the Cardinals staff but shares some great info on tonight’s Chiefs game, Coach Tomlin,, Ramon Foster, drafting OL, and really gives us some insight into the O-Line.  It’s a great interview and I hope you take a listen!

Interview with Coach Zierlein: Larry Zierlein

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PODCAST WITH DA’MON CROMARTIE-SMITH

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Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith joined Steel Nation Association and I today on Steel Nation Radio Presented By Steelers Takeaways to talk about the Chiefs game tomorrow night, what it’s like to be a Practice Squad player as well as playing special teams and making big plays on that unit.  Cromartie-Smith played for the Steelers from 2010-2013 and he shares some great experiences he had in the Burgh’ with us.  Take a listen to this two part series and get those towels waving!

Part 1:  Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Part 1

Part 2: Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Part 2

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