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Foster Glad To Have Faneca Around During Steelers OTAs

As the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their first set of OTA practices of the 2016 season, it’s still very exciting to know that former guard Alan Faneca is scheduled to remain with the team over the course of the next several weeks as a coaching intern. While it’s certainly not…

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Alan Faneca To Serve As Steelers’ Coach During Spring

The first practice of OTAs kicks off today but our first piece of news circles around a new coach, not a player. The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Alan Faneca to serve as an assistant coach during  OTAs and their June minicamp. The news wa first reported by lead PR man…

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Steelers Forging San Diego Pipeline With Free Agent Signings

Over the course of the past decade, we have joked about the emergence of ‘Steelers West’, referring to the Arizona Cardinals beginning with the 2007 season, during which former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt took over the head coaching job—now occupied by former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Within…

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The Optimist’s Take: Scoring On The Ground

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…

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Steeler Alan Faneca’s Call From Canton Must Wait Another Year

While the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful are celebrating the Hall of Fame induction of one of their own after former outside linebacker Kevin Greene was named as a member of the Class of 2016, another is left waiting, as former guard Alan Faneca failed to make the top 10 finalists in…

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Bill Cowher Advocates For Alan Faneca HOF Induction

Sure, he may be a little biased. But it doesn’t mean Bill Cowher is wrong. Speaking to Teresa Varley of, Cowher believes Alan Faneca should get into the Hall of Fame on his first try. Faneca was named a Hall of Fame finalist on January 7th, one of 15…

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2015 Player Exit Meetings – OG David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


David DeCastro Enjoying First Career Pro Bowl Honor

I wrote fairly negatively about the Pro Bowl yesterday, or at least the diluted pageant show that it has gradually become over the years, but the truth is that, to many players, it does really mean something. And I’m not talking about economic factors, hitting incentive escalators in contract or…

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Alan Faneca Named Hall Of Fame Finalist

In his first year on the ballot, Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive guard Alan Faneca has been named one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class of 2016. The Pro Football Hall Of Fame announced their list of 15, the final list until the final ballots are cast…

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Alan Faneca, Kevin Greene Named HOF Semifinalists

Two Pittsburgh Steelers have made the cut on the Pro Football Hall Of Fame’s semifinalist list. The original list of 108 has been whittled down to 25 with guard Alan Faneca and outside linebacker Kevin Greene included. Faneca is in his first year on the ballot, made seven Pro Bowls…


DeCastro Given Appropriate Credit On Game’s Final Play

Playing on the offensive line isn’t a job most people would willingly sign up for. Go unnoticed when you succeed, picked on when you fail. It’s a blue-collar life. No one is a left guard in Madden’s Be A Pro. So it’s nice to hear praise dished out to one….


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Four

With a quarter of the NFL year in the books and with their quarterback limited to Terrible Towel waiving, the Pittsburgh Steelers grade at a C- through the first four games of the 2015 season. After sending Josh Scobee off to foreign pastures with a sack of Pittsburgh cash and…