A look back at the week that was

Steelers history took center stage this week with the announcement of new online history programming coming to Steelers.com during the 2016 season as well as a look back at some Hall of Fame legends and much, much more.


Getting to Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' second-year kicker.

The biggest person who inspires me is my mom. My dad had an accident two years ago and everything that she deals with going through that accident, she never left his side – she's still by his side.

Getting To Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' offensive tackle.

I had a lot growing up in Minnesota. I watched a lot of football players, Cris Carter and John Randle. Those were some big time guys that I watched growing up. But really Aaron Taylor, the tackle for Notre Dame, took me under his wing and has been my mentor for the last 12-13 years and it's been a tremendous help.

Hall of Fame QB Bobby Layne considered John Henry Johnson 'My bodyguard.'

John Henry Johnson was the Steelers second pick in the 1953 NFL Draft, but instead of joining the Steelers immediately, he went to the Canadian Football League because the money was better.

The Steelers have had a remarkably successful run in finding PKs over the last 30-plus years

The NFL thought it was a good idea to schedule the Steelers for its annual Hall of Fame preseason game to coincide with Jerome Bettis being inducted as part of the Class of 2015. That may have been a good idea in terms of attracting Steelers Nation to Canton, Ohio, for the first weekend in August last year, but having NFL players running around on a worn artificial surface at a high school field likely ended Shaun Suisham's career.

Joe Greene changed what it meant to play for the Steelers.

Joe Greene changed what it meant to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He changed the mindset of those who wore the black and gold, starting with his teammates in the 1970s, with his impact still lasting today.

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.

The "next man up" mind-set has been ingrained by Coach Mike Tomlin since his arrival in 2007 and so that now is self-perpetuating, with the 2015 season serving as the freshest example to the players.

Steelers' rookies learned life skills, hand a chance to bond over baseball, and much more.

When the Steelers' rookies first arrived in Pittsburgh in early May, most of them thought their 'school days' were behind them.

Getting To Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' linebacker.

I think my mentor has probably been my dad, Steven Johnson. Growing up he taught me how to play the position when I was five years old. My dad's probably been my mentor.

Learn more about some of the great players and games in Steelers history.

The Steelers have a rich history, one highlighted by six Super Bowl championships and 24 Hall of Famers with the enshrinement of linebacker Kevin Greene later this summer.

Ernie Stautner is one of just two Steelers to have his jersey number retired.

Ernie Stautner was the first player ever to have his number retired by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it was well earned as he was the first of their Hall of Famers to play his entire career with the team. The team's second-round draft pick in 1950, Stautner's No. 70 was retired in 1964, a deserving honor for a legend.

Bobby Layne was drafted by the Steelers, but didn't play for them until years later.

Layne was originally drafted by the Steelers, but traded to the Chicago Bears where he began his career in 1948. He went on to the New York Bulldogs in 1949, and the Detroit Lions from 1950-58. Layne was a two-time All-NFL selection and was the league's scoring champion in 1956 and set Lions records that stood for more than 50 years.

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.

The preseason games, are they going to be televised?

Getting To Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' defensive end.

This dates back to my rookie year with the Colts and it would be Antonio Johnson. He showed me the ropes from both sides, inside the locker room and off the field. He taught me how to be a veteran at a young age and it's pretty much stuck with me. This will be my seventh year in the league and I took all his words to heart.

Walt Kiesling joined the coaching ranks after his playing days ended.

Once his NFL playing days ended, Walt Kiesling stayed right where he spent the previous three years as a player, in Pittsburgh but this time as a coach.


A sneak peek at the Legends Series interview with Joe Greene.

NFL Media's Nate Burleson analyzes the best wide receivers in the NFL and discusses who are in his top 5.

Take a look at some photos from the Youth Football Camp held at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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