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Steelers' Colbert: Prepare for growing pains

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08:03 AM ET 06.25 | There's a new offense in town, and training camp may or may not be enough to get it humming. The Tribune-Review caught up with general manager Kevin Colbert at the end of offseason practices, and he weighed in on the new offense and the situation at left tackle. ... [Q:] From what you observed during offseason practices, did players make good progress as far as picking up the new offense? Kevin Colbert: I'm not listening to what's being said intimately after a play. There's not a lot of physical errors I guess is the best way to say it: new offense, people learning about the offense and coaches learning about people, I think there will be some mistakes. I think that's just part of the growing process."

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June 25, 2012  08:07 AM ET

No, the Steelers won't be stumbling around like blind drunks in week 1. Other teams, perhaps, but there's a reason some teams do well year after year.

June 25, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

No, the Steelers won't be stumbling around like blind drunks in week 1. Other teams, perhaps, but there's a reason some teams do well year after year.

Big Ben likes playing the role of Blind Drunk

June 25, 2012  08:34 AM ET

This will be a Bounce Back Year for Da Boys of Steel!!!

June 25, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This will be a Bounce Back Year for Da Boys of Steel!!!

Then they better stop grumbling about the new offense and start learning it.

June 25, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Big Ben likes playing the role of Blind Drunk

I hope he's past that stage. Pennsylvania seems to be taking care of predators these days.

June 25, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Nothing kills complaints like winning. So a good start is their best bet.

June 25, 2012  08:56 AM ET

More like "Groin" pains

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June 25, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I haven't heard one comment from any Steeler criticizing the new offense or Haley. The only comments were it is new and will take some time to get it down.

June 25, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Isn't Mendenhall still hurt? Running game might struggle.

June 25, 2012  09:21 AM ET

How's the Defense?

June 25, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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The rebuilding of the Steelers could take a while. They had a good run.

Like most successful franchises, they rebuild in place so aging veterans are replaced by younger players when the time is right. They will be AFC North champs again. It's Baltimore that has to worry about getting old, and Cincy isn't quite ready to challenge yet.

There's another team in that division, but, no, let's not go there.

June 25, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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The rebuilding of the Steelers could take a while. They had a good run.

What the hell are you talking about, rebuilding? Have you even bothered to glance at the roster or do you simply regurgitate what some ex-3rd string QB spews on ESPN? Steelers don't "rebuild" they replace and don't overspend for aging veterans like the Colts. Consider:
In the NFL's "modern era" (since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970) the Steelers have posted the best record in the league. The franchise has won the most regular season games, the most playoff games (33 playoff wins; the Dallas Cowboys are second with 32), won the most divisional titles (20), has played in the most conference championship games (15), hosted the most conference championship games (11), and is tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the most Super Bowl appearances(8). The Steelers have the best winning percentage (including every expansion team), earned the most All-Pro nominations, and have accumulated the most Super Bowl wins (6) since the modern game started in 1970. Since the merger, the team's playoff record is 33???19 (.635), which is second best in terms of playoff winning percentage behind the Green Bay Packers' playoff record of 28???16 (.636), through January 23, 2011.

June 25, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

What the hell are you talking about, rebuilding? Have you even bothered to glance at the roster or do you simply regurgitate what some ex-3rd string QB spews on ESPN? Steelers don't "rebuild" they replace and don't overspend for aging veterans like the Colts. Consider: In the NFL's "modern era" (since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970) the Steelers have posted the best record in the league. The franchise has won the most regular season games, the most playoff games (33 playoff wins; the Dallas Cowboys are second with 32), won the most divisional titles (20), has played in the most conference championship games (15), hosted the most conference championship games (11), and is tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the most Super Bowl appearances(8). The Steelers have the best winning percentage (including every expansion team), earned the most All-Pro nominations, and have accumulated the most Super Bowl wins (6) since the modern game started in 1970. Since the merger, the team's playoff record is 33???19 (.635), which is second best in terms of playoff winning percentage behind the Green Bay Packers' playoff record of 28???16 (.636), through January 23, 2011.

Preach brother preach!

June 25, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope he's past that stage. Pennsylvania seems to be taking care of predators these days.

He better be, he has a kid on the way now!

June 25, 2012  09:48 AM ET

The Steelers will go as far as their question marks allow them to. Does Wallace man up and play? Does Redman deliver? Does someone step up and replace the leadership void on both sides of the ball? Do their rookies contribute?

This could be an 8-8 team or a 12-4 team. Stay tuned...

June 25, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Steelers will go as far as their question marks allow them to. Does Wallace man up and play? Does Redman deliver? Does someone step up and replace the leadership void on both sides of the ball? Do their rookies contribute?This could be an 8-8 team or a 12-4 team. Stay tuned...

You can say that every team in the league right now, that's what keeps the preseason interesting

June 25, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Like most successful franchises, they rebuild in place so aging veterans are replaced by younger players when the time is right. They will be AFC North champs again. It's Baltimore that has to worry about getting old, and Cincy isn't quite ready to challenge yet.There's another team in that division, but, no, let's not go there.

Another Peeburgh suckup chimes in. Steelers will be in 3rd place in the division this year. That new offense will be about as productive as KC's was in its first year with Haley.

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June 25, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Preach brother preach!

Peeburgh slurpers twirling terrible towels in the Virgin Islands. Thought that was Cowboy country - at least until they stopped winning.

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