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Looking Back At Arguably The Greatest Draft In NFL History

With the 2015 NFL Draft less than three weeks away, it’s hard to believe but it has been 41 years already since the famed 1974 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that entire draft, there existed five future Hall of Famers, and Pittsburgh drafted four of them, so to…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Cleveland Browns

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…



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Steelers Should Resist Chasing Polamalu’s Successor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with two starters at safety over the course of the past two offseasons, last year failing to re-sign Ryan Clark, and just recently, of course, having former All-Pro Troy Polamalu announce his retirement (Clark also retired this offseason after playing one final season with…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 34

As is often the case at this time of the year around the league, this past Sunday was a quiet one in the AFC North, but that will of course be a very different case in the fall. The weekends take on much less significance in the NFL during the…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Cincinnati Bengals

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


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Even Concussion Research Has Its Bureaucracy

Recently, news of progress regarding the possible early detection of neurological brain diseases related to traumatic injury—most notably Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE—has been a topic de jure, and the findings have been, I think, encouraging. One of the hallmarks of this research frontier came in 2013 when Hall of…


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Bell’s Suspension Makes Early Snaps Mean Even More For Dri Archer

The league office recently handed down a three-game banishment for Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell, as those of you who follow this site regularly would no doubt already be aware of. You will also know that the three games were more than was widely anticipated, though not wholly…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 33

While the AFC North continues to stand down as the dust settles from the announcement of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s retirement, and later the less significant re-signing of free agent safety Will Allen, the relentless pace of the run up to the draft nevertheless has the division, as well…


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Out Goes Polamalu, In Comes Collins At 22?

With some NFL players, there exist certain pregame rituals, ones that can never be broken, no matter what. Some wear their lucky shirt or socks, which have yet to be washed. Some wear wrist tape with various sayings or Biblical verses scribbled on them in memorandum and tribute. Others listen…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Baltimore Ravens

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


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Will Allen Once Again Pittsburgh’s Safety Net

As has been previously reported, soon after the Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced that veteran safety Troy Polamalu is retiring, they quickly turned around and re-signed free agent safety Will Allen to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract. The fact that the Steelers re-signed Allen in and of itself is not a surprise,…


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Steelers Seeking Long-Term Stability For Offensive Line

Though it’s certainly no surprise, the Pittsburgh Steelers recently chose to pick up the fifth-year club option for right guard David DeCastro’s rookie contract, which ties him to the organization for at least the next two years through the 2016 season. The fifth-year option will pay him a salary of…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 32

Thursday night ended up being a fairly chaotic one in terms of impact around the AFC North with Troy Polamalu revealing that he has decided to retire, so in the chaos that followed, I failed to mention a couple of things that I will be getting to later on in…


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Celebrating Polamalu: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday and I hope that all of you had a tremendous week like I did. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided to retire, so this week’s five question session will be dedicated entirely to him. He certainly did provide all of us a ton of great memories during…