Saturday, March 30, 2013

Steel City Signers

Thus far the offseason hasn't been particularly kind to the Steelers.  With the upcoming NFL Draft, hopefully they can restock the depth of the team and find a couple future starters.

Much of the Steelers' success has been built on success with sleeper players, both in the late rounds and with rookie free agents.  Both of these recent TTM returns fall into that category.  Four time Superbowl champ and two time All Pro Mike Wagner came to Pittsburgh in the 11th round of the 1971 draft. 

Dick Hoak was a local product who came to the Steelers in the 7th round in 1961, making the Pro Bowl once as a player and serving as a coach from 1973-2007.  Hoak's tenure with the team encompasses just about every significant moment in franchise history, coaching under Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher and having involvement in every playoff victory in franchise history up to his retirement.

Rounding out the Pittsburgh sports news, the Penguins won their 15th straight, while the Pirates are looking decidedly mediocre against their AA team in the final tuneup before Opening Day.  Perhaps I need to change to focus of my collection to Pens/Steelers...

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