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Prisco gives Steelers credit, temperature in hell plummets

There is generally no love lost between Pete Prisco and the city of Pittsburgh.  Not after he ranked Ben Roethlisberger as the 17th-best QB in the league prior to the 2007 season and included just two Steelers in his list of the top 100 players in the league.  And he…


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On the Bubble: Sean Mahan

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to have an affinity for his former players. This year’s hot choice was Anthony “Booger” McFarland, who eventually was not signed because of a failed physical (however, he is still under consideration if he can prove he’s healthy later this month at a private…


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What’s this about a Pens-Steelers rivalry? GO PENS!!!

There’s been a ton of talk about a Penguins and Steelers rivalry over the past week in the major Pittsburgh media. In some of that media, there’s been the suggestion that the Penguins have overtaken the Steelers as Pittsburgh’s favorite sons. I’m not here to talk about how utterly ridiculous…


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Steel Tradition want’s to wail, MAIL: Overrated Ben, Underrated Willie, a horrid schedule and an I can’t believe you said that!

Here’s a look at some of the e-mail I’ve received about the Steelers since the 2008 NFL draft. One focuses on Ben Roethlisberger, and how this particular fan can’t believe that Steelers’ fans believe all the hype. Another focuses on why there isn’t as much hype on Willie Parker, and…


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Is Hines Ward coming to the end of the road?

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed in the second round of last month’s 2008 NFL draft. The Sweed selection is believe to be based on Ben Roethlisberger’s request that the Steelers add a tall receiver that can be effective in the red zone, as well as go…




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Roger Goodell allows Steelers’ to stone Bill Belichick

In a strange move on Wednesday morning, Roger Goodell has allegedly allowed the Steelers to take care of Spygate in a very unique way. In an alleged press release from the NFL offices, Commissioner Goodell reportedly stated that the Steelers would be allowed to stone Belichick outside of the Steelers’…


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Is Anthony “Booger” McFarland still a realistic option?

On June 4th, Anthony “Booger” McFarland will hold a private workout for NFL scouts. You can count on the Pittsburgh Steelers being more than just a presence. The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to have two large needs coming into the 2008 NFL draft: the offensive and the defensive lines. The problem…


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On the Bubble: Nate Washington

Free Agency has come to a close.  The draft is behind us, and team practices have started up once again.  In this series — because Mike loves to write in series — we’ll take a look at players who, in spite of playing important roles in 2007, will be looking…


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On the Bubble: Najeh Davenport

Free Agency has come to a close.  The draft is behind us, and team practices have started up once again.  In this series — because Mike loves to write in series — we’ll take a look at players who, in spite of playing important roles in 2007, will be looking…


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What about Mewelde Moore?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Mewelde Moore earlier this offseason to a three-year deal. Presumably, Moore was signed to be the Steelers’ primary return man, and their third down back. Moore probably also took note of Willie Parker’s health, and figured he’d be the first option in the Steelers’ backfield should…


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Mark Madden’s feud with…everyone

Mark Madden certainly does his job well, whether you like him or not. He’s a talking head that sprouted from the world of talk radio, and you and I both know that to make money, you have to make heads turn. Madden has done a good job of that over…


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Will Lawrence Timmons make the grade?

Last season the Pittsburgh Steelers had allowed defensive leader Joey Porter to leave via free agency. The move left a rather large gap in the defense that the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to address. Enter first round pick Lawrence Timmons. Timmons was a pass-rushing, outside linebacker from Florida St., and most…


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The Walsh Tapes: 2002 AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh

It’s now been confirmed, the New England Patriots videotaped the Steelers’ sidelines during the 2002 AFC Championship game. Now, I could get into a long and substantial diatribe about why the Patriots should be struck off the face of the earth, and all their 2002 earthly glory should be given…


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The Mysterious Dennis Dixon

“Are you ready to be a Steeler?” Dennis Dixon had just had a game of pool interrupted by Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the clock. Dixon was about to become a Pittsburgh Steeler. The Steelers drafting Dixon was an enigma. It wasn’t a surprise,…


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New Poll: Who is the Steelers’ biggest rival?

Special thanks goes out to the 800 fans that voted in the last poll, ‘Which new Steelers draft pick, or free agent will have the biggest impact on the 2008 season?’ There was a clear 56% majority that felt that both Sweed and Mendenhall would make a difference in the…


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Steelers’ first rounder Mendenhall robbed at gunpoint in Chicago

Rashard Mendenhall is not having a very good week. Mendenhall, home in Chicago, was walking along the south side city lakefront at 2 a.m. when two men wearing hoodies and ski-masks robbed Mendenhall at gunpoint, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The two perps attacked Mendenhall, robbing him of a cell…



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Rucker gets taste of NFL at Steelers camp

A little hometown article on undrafted WR Micah Rucker. Micah Rucker got his first taste of the NFL last week, spending four days in Pittsburgh for a Steelers minicamp. He caught passes from Ben Roethlisberger. Had dinner with Dan Rooney. Took pointers from Hines Ward. read the rest [phpbay]Micah Rucker,…


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Ben Roethlisberger contract numbers

Wanted to give you a look at the Ben Roethlisberger contract. This is just the yearly salary, not signing bonuses at other bonuses. 2008 2500000.00 2009 4750000.00 2010 8050000.00 2011 11600000.00 2012 11600000.00 2013 11600000.00 2014 11600000.00 2015 12100000.00 [phpbay]Roethlisberger, 5, “”, “”[/phpbay]



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Mendenhall injures hamstring

What is it with these first round picks and hamstrings? Are they not stretching properly? Is it the weather? This is getting tiresome. Hopefully this will not keep Rashard sidelined too long. Hopefully some of the other backs got in some good work today. Tomlin does not seem to be…


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Rookie free agent WR Dorian Bryant Released

Dale Lolley reports that Purdue WR Dorian Bryant was in Pittsburgh on Thursday night, but was a no show for mini camp on Friday. Bryant has been touted as having some character problems in the past and I am glad it did not take long for them to surface. Bryant…


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Colts Wr Marvin Harrison involved in shooting

Thought I would throw this at you. Anthony Gargano of WIP radio in Philadelphia is on ESPN this afternoon reporting that Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison is accused of being involved in a recent shooting at a bar Harrison owns in Philadelphia called Playmakers.