Author Archives: Ken Laird

24 Oct

R-G-III To Test Lebeau's Dominance Over Rookie QBs

published in category: Pittsburgh Steelers
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 – 5:42 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a 13-1 record when playing against rookie quarterbacks since Dick Lebeau returned to the team in 2004 as their defensive coordinator. The victims: Eli Manning (2004), Charlie Frye and Kyle Orton (2005), John Beck (2007), Joe Flacco three times (2008), Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy twice (2010), Blaine Gabbert and Andy […]


18 Oct

Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley on Bengals week:

published in category: Pittsburgh Steelers
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 – 3:53 pm

Here is the transcript of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley as the team wrapped up Thursday practice in preparation for the Cincinnati Bengals: Your quarterback left early today, is he OK? "Anything to do with players leaving the field refer to the head coach." On Mike Adams starting at RT "I think Mike has […]


18 Oct

A History of the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium

published in category: Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh Steelers
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 – 12:25 am

The Cincinnati Bengals opened their current home venue, Paul Brown Stadium, in August of 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers have visited 13 times since 'The Jungle' was built, and have done their best Agent Orange impression. Pittsburgh has left victorious after 11 of those 13 trips. Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton has been a part of […]


17 Oct

Steelers Offensive Line in Flux… Again

published in category: Pittsburgh Steelers
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 – 9:14 pm

Well, at least they made it into Game 5 intact. They won't make it clean into Game 6. The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line will assuredly be without starting RT Marcus Gilbert and possibly without starting center Maurkice Pouncey in Cincinnati this Sunday evening, snapping their streak of five straight games with the same starting offensive […]


07 Oct

Larry Foote and Brett Keisel talk Steelers D after their 16-14 win over Philly:

published in category: Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 – 5:21 pm

It was a mixed bag for the Pittsburgh defense in their 16-14 win over Philadelphia on Sunday. On one hand, they held the Eagles to 14-points and held running back LeSean McCoy to 53-yards on 16 carries, a 3.3 per carry average. They also sacked Michael Vick three times, hit him a total of eight […]


04 Oct

2012 Jagoffs of the Week

published in category: Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sports Talk Radio
Thursday, October 4th, 2012 – 4:21 pm

Each Wednesday on TribLive Radio, with hosts with Ken Laird and Guy Junker, listeners vote on the "Jagoff of the Week" award. This prestigious award is given to the biggest 'Jag' in sports over the previous week. Here is an update on the Jag Champs of 2012: *Todd Graham reigning Jagoff of the Year for […]


29 Sep

Steel Missing Polamalu and Harrison

published in category: Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 – 8:45 am

What is the Pittsburgh Steelers record without Troy Polamalu and James Harrison in the lineup since they became staters? This season, the Steelers have been without OLB James Harrison for all three games and without S Troy Polamalu for the last two contests. The team has allowed 30+ points in both of their defeats, starting […]


27 Sep

Thirty Rocked

published in category: Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh Steelers
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 – 12:47 am

The Oakland Raiders 34. What went wrong with the Steelers defense on Sunday at the Coliseum? The Coaches Tape shot from the sky doesn't lie, of course, so I put a few hours into studying the 56 plays Dick Lebeau's defense was on the field in their loss to Oakland on 9/23/12. Here were some […]