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Soccer Will Get Its First Rooney Rule

The Rooney Rule has been established in the NFL since 2003 and now, England’s Football League is proposing to follow suit. The proposal would require clubs to interview at least one certified “black, Asian and minority candidate” in their hiring process. Earlier this year, Dan Rooney sat down in an…


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Ike Taylor: “Keith Butler Has A Good Gameplan”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Ike Taylor made another appearance on the NFL Network today. He was asked about a variety of topics but made sure to praise new defensive coordinator Keith Butler. “What I do like about Coach Keith Butler is he has a good gameplan. And we’re going to…




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The Sky’s The Limit For Pittsburgh’s “Killer B’s”

Often considered one of the ugliest uniforms, not only in NFL history, but sports history, the “bumblebee” throwbacks of the Pittsburgh Steelers are a very polarizing topic. Over the course of the last few seasons since their unveiling in 2012, the team is 3-1 while wearing them, including their offensive…


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Steelers Rookie WR Sammie Coates Working Hard To Fix Drop Problem

After being forced to miss last Thursday’s OTA practice so that he could take part in the annual NFL Rookie Premier event in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates is back at it again this week working on the minor details of his game that will ultimately…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Running Backs

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…



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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Open To Redoing Contract Next Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons is under contract with the team through the 2016 season and as you would likely expect, it sounds like he’s very open to getting an extension done next offseason. “I’ve been here for nine years, I’ve got a house here, I’d like to…


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Harrison, Shazier Absent From OTAs

For the second straight day, Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebackers James Harrison and Ryan Shazier did not participate in today’s practice, according to Mark Kaboly of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. No Harrison and shazier at OTA 6. #Voluntary — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 4, 2015 As Kaboly points out via yesterday’s gentle reminder from Steelers’…


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Ramon Foster Threw A Few Punches At Shayon Green Thursday

It sounds like a few tempers were flaring Thursday during the Pittsburgh Steelers final OTA practice of the week as guard Ramon Foster and outside linebacker Shayon Green reportedly got into it Foster, who has had his fair share of skirmishes with teammates during practices over the years, apparently threw…



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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Cameron Heyward’s First Career Sack

At some point between now and the start of the 2015 regular-season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is expected to sign a very lucrative contract extension similar to the one that New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan signed earlier this week. Being as today is Throwback Thursday and…


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Steelers First Down Success Study: 2007-2014

We’ve done a comprehensive review of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive struggles on first down way back in January. We’ll flip the script today and examine the team’s offense and its remarkable recent improvements. First down effectiveness is being judged on two levels. Yards per play and first down percentage. We’ll…


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Two Months Later And Still No Word On Le’Veon Bell Appeal

It’s been nearly two months since Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy last August and while he reportedly filed an appeal almost immediately after his discipline was handed down, we haven’t heard…