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Links: Remembering Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll passed away Friday night at the age of 82. Here are some links to a few great videos and reads dedicated to Noll. Video: Remembering Chuck Noll Video: Legendary Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82 Chuck Noll Through The Years The Lessons Of Chuck Noll Teacher, […]

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Chuck Noll Milestones

Born: Jan. 5, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio College: University of Dayton NFL playing career: Cleveland Browns (1953-59, drafted in the 20th round — 239th overall — in 1953) Assistant coach: L.A./San Diego Chargers (1960-65); Baltimore Colts (1966-68) Head coach: Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-91) Career record: 209-156-1 Super Bowl champions: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 Hall of Fame: […]

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Breakdown Of Contract Numbers For Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey

Thanks to the contract numbers passed along by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, we now know what all of the yearly cap charges will be for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who signed a five-year extension on Thursday. As  previously noted, Pouncey’s 2014 cap charge in 2014 is $5,000,625 and that’s $263,375 less than […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Makes ESPN’s Not Top 10 Plays

If the Pittsburgh Pirates need a right-handed hitting shortstop that can take hits and extend plays, they need not look any further than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger, who played shortstop back in high school, was able to get a few rips in Thursday prior to the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs. Abbey […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Extension Comes During Age Of Reason

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey started 46 professional football games before the day he would turn 24 years old. He could have started over 60 games before his 25th birthday, which comes late next month, if not for an unfortunate mistake by his fellow interior lineman, which put an end to his fourth season just […]

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Steelers Film Room: Running The Mesh

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Ground Deficiencies Handicapping Play Action Pass

Even with one quarterback already in the Hall of Fame (two if you count the five years that Bobby Layne spent with the team at the end of his career) and another destined to wind up there when his playing career is over, nobody would argue the claim that the Pittsburgh Steelers were built on […]

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Four Maurkice Pouncey Contract Details Not Being Talked About Enough

Now that the ink has dried on the five-year contract extension signed Thursday by Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, here is four key facts related to the deal that many people aren’t discussing and taking into account. 1. 2014 Cap Hit Lowered – Thanks to the team rolling some of Pouncey’s old money into his […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – How Much Is Left To Like About Ike?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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A Look Back At The Injury History Of Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey

You knew as soon as Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was signed to a contract extension that there would be people wanting to throw the injury prone tag out as a reason why the team shouldn’t have locked him up. It is true that during his first four seasons in the league that Pouncey has […]

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Dri Archer Compared To RB Jamaal Charles As He Begins Work At WR

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Dri Archer began working with the wide receiver group today during the final OTA session before mandatory minicamp. Wexell also notes that Archer told him he will be attending both running back and wide receiver meetings going forward. This, of course, coming as the […]

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With Pouncey Now Extended, Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Allen, Roethlisberger

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up center Maurkice Pouncey with a five-year contract extension, they can now turn their attention to a few other players that they might want to extend prior to the start of the 2014 season. For starters, as far as salary cap space goes, if the early numbers associated […]

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Steelers Film Room: Sugaring The “A” Gaps

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers OLB Chris Carter Still The Fourth Wheel

Confirmation bias is a dangerous logical fallacy. We hold a specific belief, and then interpret all new data through the lens of that belief, selectively retaining the information that seems to lend credence to our previously established belief. This happened recently in the 2014 NFL Draft, during which seemingly the entire football world, including players, […]

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DeCastro, Pouncey Hope To See Much More Of Each Other On The Field

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro are entering their third season together as teammates, yet the pair of first-round draft selections have only played 146 meaningful snaps together in that time. Since DeCastro was drafted in 2012, the Steelers have played approximately 2150 snaps of offensive football across the past two […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Health Is Key For Polamalu

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Not Much Wiggle Room When It Comes To Steelers Two Unsigned Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Wednesday with two draft picks currently unsigned and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thinks it might take a little bit longer to sign defensive end Stephon Tuitt and wide receiver/running back Dri Archer. Bouchette wrote on Wednesday that the hold up on getting those two picks signed could be […]

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Steelers Film Room: Antonio Brown The Decoy

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Special Teams Of Primary Concern For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rarely benefitted greatly from special teams throughout the organization’s history. Chuck Noll famously refused to employ special teams coaches until late in his tenure, when he shifted responsibilities for both defensive line coach John Kolb and inside linebackers coach Dennis Fitzgerald, requesting that they jointly coach the special teams unit in […]

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Steelers Reunion Theories Can Wait For Answers At Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have millions of dollars at their disposal thanks to the June boost given by the earlier release of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The organization already has seven of their nine draft picks under contract, with just the second- and third-round selections remaining unsigned at this point. No doubt a large chunk […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Mike Mitchell The Next Ryan Clark?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers Third Week Of OTA Practices Includes Work At Heinz Field

After a Monday full of fun and games at the local Dave and Busters, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be back on the practice fields Tuesday as the third week of OTA sessions rolls on. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team will be practicing at Heinz Field this week. A lot of […]

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Steelers Antwon Blake On Playing Special Teams: ‘I Just Want To Be A Wrecking Ball’

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year defensive back Antwon Blake was second on the team in special teams tackles in 2013 and he’s going to be hard to keep off of the 53 man roster this year. It takes a unique kind of player to be successful on special teams and Blake recently went over a few of […]

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Steelers Film Room: Scrape Concept Versus The Read Option

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Vince Williams Could Settle Into Long-Term Role As A Reserve

Vince Williams was never supposed to be thrust into such a big role as a rookie, as we all know. The Pittsburgh Steelers knew that as well, which is why they routinely resorted to their dime defense to take him off the field. That same line of thinking also brought them to the selection of […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Steelers Turn To Moore Veterans In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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