Jerome Bettis is well on his way to returning to play for Pittsburgh in the 2003 season. <br><br> The Bus has been shedding weight during offseason workouts and has been given a good report by team doctors following knee surgery several days after the Super Bowl.
April 14, 2003
--Defensive coordinator Tim Lewis could not find much comfort in a statement Coach Bill Cowher recently made. Speaking of the poor performance by Pittsburgh's pass defense last season, Cowher said, "A lot people during the season said, 'Oh, they have to do something about their secondary.' Yeah, we missed a few tackles but some of it was what we did schematically, too. Some of it was bad design."
April 7, 2003
Maybe it's a good thing for the Pittsburgh Steelers that a war is about to break. Good thing they don't have to carry the news since it would only mean depression for fans expecting more free agency action this off-season, other than slow tight ends, special-teamers, and fourth offensive tackles.
March 18, 2003
With the 2003 free agency period set to begin at midnight Friday, don't expect to see as much action in the first few hours as we have seen in past years.<br> <br> Teams just don't have a lot of money to throw around and they've figured out that signing a bunch of stars from other teams isn't the best way to go in free agency.
February 25, 2003