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Patriots’ Acceptance Of Punishment Still Betrays Sense Of Entitlement

Following reports of “back-channel” discussions between the league office and the New England Patriots, including a documented face-to-face meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owner Robert Kraft, the organization announced yesterday at the league’s Spring meetings that it would not appeal the NFL’s decision relating to the Deflategate scandal….



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NFL’s PAT Tweaks Do Little To Encourage More Two-Point Tries

As was expected, the NFL’s competition committee yesterday approved a new rule change that pushes the line of scrimmage for point after tries from the two-yard line all the way back to the 15-yard line. Instead of 17-yard attempts, then, kickers will now have to consistently make their money from…


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New Steelers WR Devin Gardner Is A $10,000 Project

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed wide receiver Devin Gardner off waivers from the New England Patriots Tuesday and while the former Michigan quarterback appears to be a project player, he does appear to have some guaranteed money attached to him. When Gardner signed his three-year contract with the Patriots as an…


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NFL Owners Vote To Move Extra Point Attempts To 15-Yard Line

The NFL owners decided Tuesday to pass the new PAT proposal at their annual owners’ meetings in San Francisco. The proposal, which was originally submitted by the New England Patriots to the Competition Committee, includes moving the line of scrimmage for kicked extra points back to the 15-yard-line. The league…


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Report: Steelers Claim QB/WR Devin Gardner Off Waivers From Patriots

Not finished tweaking their 90 man roster just yet, the Pittsburgh Steelers have added QB/WR Devin Gardner off waivers, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Gardner, who played at Michigan, was originally a UDFA pickup by the New England Patriots. He was waived on Monday. The Steelers showed interest in him prior to…


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NFLPA Wants Goodell To Recuse Himself From Brady Appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is currently set to hear the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following him being suspended for four games last week for his apparent role in Deflate-gate. However, if the NFLPA has their way, someone other than Goodell will hear it. In a statement…


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Where Are They Now? Donnie Shell

Today, I wrote an article in regards to Troy Polamalu making it into the Hall Of Fame as a first-ballot candidate. It’s a legitimate discussion, as he’s going to get in regardless, it’s just a question of when. However, as great as Polamalu was, he may not even be the first Steelers’…


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DeflateGate: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Won’t Appeal Punishment

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has now reportedly said that his team will accept the punishment that the NFL handed down to his team last week for their role in the deflation of the footballs prior to the team’s AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN….


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Steelers Shazier Comfortable In His Own Skin After Childhood Bullying

As often the case with younger children, a detriment or abnormality of one may result in being made fun of or ridiculed by others. Bullying is a commonplace in today’s society, and it’s not taken lightly either. From after school fights to stealing lunch money, it can be a challenging…


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The Pre-Noll Era: Recapping The 1934 Steelers’ Season

As I’ve done occasionally throughout the offseason, we’ve traveled back through time to look at the early days of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a topic that, I’ll admit, isn’t for everyone, and given how annually bad they were, takes a special kind of insanity to want to hear about. Insanity…


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Steelers Take Over NFL Network’s Tuesday Programming

It’s a great day for you to play hooky from school or work as the NFL Network is dedicating all of their afternoon programming to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Below is the television listings and while you’ve probably already seen all of these shows before, they never get old. All this…


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Examining Whether Polamalu Gets Into HOF As A First-Ballot Selection

Often viewed as one of, if not the greatest safety to ever lace up his cleats, recently retired Troy Polamalu, barring a Michael Jordan-esque comeback, will dance into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot lock in 2020, right? Fans in Steelers Nation will clamor yes, that he absolutely makes…



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Improvement Of Defense Starts With Tackling For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been accumulating talent on offense for some years now, and that talent at long last emerged in a big way during the 2014 season, producing one of the most successful offenses, both in terms of yardage and scoring, in the league, as well as one of…