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Steelers Spin: AFC Championship Rants And Ramblings

This is what you wanted Steelers Nation? What you dreamed of? What you…even demanded? You really want a piece of this…New England royalty? The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Foxboro this weekend for the improbable task of defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Not too long ago,…


2017 East-West Shrine Game Discussion Thread

The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be getting underway at the top of hour and if you feel up to discussing it, you can do so in the comments below. If you want to watch the game online, there’s a chance your cable provider will allow it and below is…


Hines Ward To Serve As Honorary Captain Sunday

Little bit of fun news to round off the edges before tomorrow’s hold-onto-your-butt game. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday Hines Ward will serve as a captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ prior to kickoff against the New England Patriots. Ward was one of the catalysts and sources of motivation on every…



Young Defensive Nucleus Built On Past Three Drafts

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field, they will be doing so with a unit that looks dramatically different from the one that they fielded the last time they found themselves in the AFC Championship Game, six seasons ago. After all, only three players on the Steelers’ roster on…


Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Red Zone Defense

So close. So far away. When you’re down to the Final Four, the differences aren’t stark. They all have talent. They all have strong coaching. They’ve all dealt with problems. There are no Cleveland Browns at this stage, clearly. The difference between winner and loser is usually going to come…



Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Quiets Chiefs’ Rush

The offensive line has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. Their rise to prominence has been an essential ingredient in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ nine-game winning streak, during which they have primarily relied upon the running game—but they have also been among the best…


2017 South Side Questions: How Will Defense Pressure Tom Brady?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Justin Gilbert Confirms He’ll Return Kicks This Weekend

Despite a shaky performance last week, Justin Gilbert will remain one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ kick returners this weekend, he confirmed to the Trib today. From Chris Adamski, who caught up with Gilbert after today’s practice. “I’m back there again this week,” Gilbert said. “So hopefully we can make one…


Ravens’ LB Zach Orr Retiring Due To Neck Injury

Not trying to make this Ravens Depot during this busy week but this was a pretty important and surprising headline. Baltimore Ravens’ inside linebacker Zach Orr announced his retirement today. Walking away at just 24 years old, Orr cited a rare neck injury recently noticed on an MRI that is…