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Steelers Ink Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert to a Five-Year Deal


First it was Mike Tomlin, and now Kevin Colbert.

In a good move by the black and gold on Wednesday, the team came to terms on a five-year extension for Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert.

“We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Colbert will remain with the Steelers for at least several more years,” Steelers’ President Art Rooney II. “Kevin is without question one of the best in the NFL at his job and we are fortunate that he will continue to lead our football operations into the future.”

Colbert has been with the Steelers for the last 11 seasons, and currently oversees the team’s player personnel and scouting departments.

Since his arrival in 2000, the Steelers are 103-56-1 (.643), with six division titles. Pittsburgh is 10-4 in the post-season over the last 10 seasons, winning two of the franchise’s six Lombardi Trophies (XL, XLIII). Colbert, a Pittsburgh native, previously worked in the Detroit Lions personnel department.

Now that both he and Tomlin are locked up, the next thing is to go against the grain and get something done with LB Lamarr Woodley. The Steelers have said they don’t want to give Woodley a new deal until his rookie deal is done, but that is bull headed and they need to get him locked up now before this anger he has lands him with another team in 2011.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. DrGeorge

    July 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    A wise move by the Steelers. K. Colbert really is one of the best. Among coaches, there is a saying: ‘You can’t win without the horses.’ In all sports, a coach can only compensate but so much for talent deficiencies. Colbert brings in the talent and has been very successful in finding role players (not big names) that fit the Steelers system well, without blowing the budget. He’s worth every penny.

  2. George H

    July 29, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Great job resigning him. Now its time to go wrap up Woodley

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