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Wilson gets into Halloween spirit

Posted by Teresa Varley on October 31, 2012 – 11:25 am

Running backs coach Kirby Wilson got into the Halloween spirit on Wednesday, dressing up for team meetings this morning.

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Wilson happy to be at camp

Posted by Teresa Varley on July 26, 2012 – 2:59 pm

Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson has been all smiles since the team reported to training camp on Wednesday and who can blame him.

Wilson suffered severe burns from a fire at his home in January, and spoke about that publicly for the first time on Thursday.

“It’s great to be back,” said Wilson. “It’s my most rewarding camp ever.”

Wilson did return to the team in the spring, coaching during the team’s OTAs while getting around on a golf cart. Now he is moving around with ease, even jogging during the morning session.

“I’m pretty much 100 percent right now,” said Wilson. “I got a little bit more, but I’m happy where I’m at.

“No doubt ever came in my mind that I would not be here. It was just what condition would I be in when I got here? That was the goal in the OTAs and mini-camp, to be smart, pace myself, learn what bothers me and what doesn’t bother me and just fix that when we got to training camp. The goal is to leave camp in the same condition as I came here, and that is upright. Hopefully by being smart and taking breaks here and there it won’t be a problem for me.”

Wilson says he does have to be careful in the sun and heat, something he plans on doing.  

“I burn easily,” he said. “I use sun block, have to take shade breaks. The key is to be here for my players and the organization. I have to be smart though the process.”

Wilson’s players have rallied around him since the incident, and he said the support he has received has been overwhelming.

“It was tremendous,” said Wilson. “From the organization all the way down to Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin, it’s been tremendous. My players because the first guy I saw when I got back was Isaac Redman and he said, “I knew you couldn’t stay away!” It’s been great support and I want to thank everybody for the prayers and support. It’s been amazing. I’m really happy.”

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Redman plans on visiting Wilson

Posted by Teresa Varley on January 10, 2012 – 4:10 pm

Isaac Redman plans on visiting running backs coach Kirby Wilson, who was injured last Friday in a fire at his house.

“He had surgery yesterday, the first of many,” said Redman. “Coach Tomlin talked to us and said that he was strong enough to get through surgery. That’s a good thing.

“We can go see him and talk to him. I talked to his family. I am going to visit him and his family later today.”

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Steelers Playoff Diary – 1/8

Posted by Teresa Varley on January 8, 2012 – 3:19 pm

Sunday, January 8

There are plenty of Terrible Towels in the crowd as the Steelers get ready for kickoff.

Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey is among those inactive for today’s game against the Broncos. Doug Legursky will start at center.

Also inactive are cornerback Cortez Allen, safety Ryan Clark, linebacker Mortty Ivy, tackle Jamon Meredith, running back Mewelde Moore and defensive end Al Woods.

Ryan Mundy will start at free safety for Clark.

As the Steelers prepare to take on the Broncos, running backs coach Kirby Wilson is in the thoughts of all of Steelers Nation.

“Kirby is a fighter, he is fighting,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we prepare to play this football game.”

Isaac Redman ready for action

Defensive teammates wrestle with Casey Hampton – a normal pre-game happening.

Steelers fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver

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Who is that masked man?

Posted by Teresa Varley on October 31, 2011 – 2:23 pm

Kirby Wilson

The Steelers are in the Halloween spirit today, as running backs coach Kirby Wilson pulled off a surprise in the meetings on Monday dressed as a vampire.

“It caught me off guard because I saw him early in regular clothes and I walked into the meeting and was like, look at him,” said running back Isaac Redman. “You know who he is. He is the shortest guy in the meeting. The makeup and cape don’t derail you from knowing who Kirby is.”

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