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Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st118.2 (11th)306.7 (2nd)
Defense18th103.6 (11th)252.9 (25th)

Notes, Quotes

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Strategy And Personnel · Notes, Quotes · Adding youth for the defensive line
 

--OT Willie Colon remains in limbo. He is, for the third straight year, a restricted free agent if the 2010 rules apply to 2011. The Steelers again did not make him a multi-year contract offer and he's coming off Achilles surgery from last summer that ended his season. OL coach Sean Kugler was asked over the weekend if Colon might be a candidate to move to guard.

"We haven't even discussed anything like that. I do know that I would like to have Willie back."

--Another position coach wants another one of his players back. Carnell Lake, the Steelers' former Pro Bowl safety in his first season as their secondary coach, wants to see them re-sign CB Ike Taylor.

"I hope we get him signed. I think Ike is probably one of the more underrated cornerbacks in the league. He does a very good job of duck and run, and that's a rare talent."

--Among the phone calls Cameron Heyward received the morning after he was drafted one from Dancing With the Stars competitor Hines Ward, welcoming him to the Steelers.

"Unbelievable," Heyward said. "It just shows how much of a class act he is. He told me he was getting ready for his dance moves. I just wished him luck on that. He will be fine though and I will be voting for him. He has just done so much for this game and he is a true competitor."

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