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Bettis Thinks Faneca Deserves To Be In The Hall Of Fame Next Year

Soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis is gearing up to join the all-time greats in Canton next month. While he is finally receiving the recognition he deserves after failing to make the Hall of Fame twice previously, Bettis is not letting this special moment center all around him. During…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Guard

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Rebuilding A Champion: Foster More Balanced Than Kemoeatu

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


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Steelers’ Best Of Modern Era Features 7 Active Players

Bob Labriola recently wrapped up his take on what constitutes the greatest players of the Pittsburgh Steelers’s free agency era, which began in 1992, assembling it in a series of articles called the All-Modern Team. Needless to say, there is a slew of excellent players listed, including three Hall of…


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Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Final List

Today, Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola released his final positional grouping for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Modern-Era team. Now, it’s worth recapping his entire selections. For those who disagree with his picks, speak now or forever hold your peace. QB: Ben Roethlisberger RB: Le’Veon Bell FB: Jerome Bettis WR: Hines Ward, Antonio Brown TE: Heath Miller OT: Marvel Smith,…


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Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Offensive Line

Yesterday, we went through Bob Labriola’s picks for the skill positions of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Modern-Era team. Great discussion throughout the day and hopefully we can replicate that today. Keep in mind his criteria only selects players from 1992 to the present day. You won’t see Jon Kolb or Moon…


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Maurkice Pouncey The Nucleus The O-Line Must Grow Around

By now chances are that you’ve already read the story about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert taking the rookie linemen out to dinner and footing the bill for what damage the 300-plus-pounders could do. Not that they don’t have the money to afford treating a…


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2015 Should Be First Of Many Pro Bowls For DeCastro

Last year, finally after his eighth season of steady play that helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl berths, winning one, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was finally selected to his first Pro Bowl. In 2015, another standout should make his rookie appearance in the game, and it may…


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Steelers Greatest Impact Draft Picks

Steelers Nation will be of one heartbeat and a shared deep breath when these words are uttered… With the twenty-second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select… Will it be a cornerback? An edge rusher? A quality player that slipped through the ranks? Or will there…


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Judge Grants Final Approval To NFL Concussion Settlement

You might recall that back in July I wrote about a preliminary concussion settlement that was being reached between the National Football League and counsel for retired players, which would compensate retired players for concussion-related treatments as part of a lawsuit that alleged the league hid knowledge of the connection…




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The Optimist’s Take – Aloha For David DeCastro

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Will Alan Faneca Follow Jerome Bettis Into Canton In 2016?

It took him five tries, but iconic former-Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis finally got the call he’d been waiting for Saturday night-his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, Bettis ran for 13,662 and 91 scores over his illustrious 13-year career, capping…


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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – RG David DeCastro

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s…