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Faneca, Ward Named Hall Of Fame Semifinalists

Some much needed good news on this sorta blah day/week/month of Pittsburgh Steelers’ news. Alan Faneca and Hines Ward have moved on to be named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Hines Ward and Alan Faneca have been named semifinalists for the @ProFootballHOF Class of…



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The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 29-20

In the spirit of the offseason, Alex Kozora and I have undertaken the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers players in the history of the franchise. And we mean the complete history – 1933 to today. Alex and I first came up with our own lists and…


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Alan Faneca To Join Steelers In Training Camp

It was fairly exciting news when we saw Alan Faneca show up with the Pittsburgh Steelers during OTAs, only to learn that he was actually serving as an intern assistant offensive line coach with Mike Munchak during the team’s spring drills through OTAs and minicamp. Minicamp just ended a couple…


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Jeff Saturday Argues Pouncey As Best Player On Steelers’ Offense

Call him a little biased but ex-center turned ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday believes the best player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense rests along their line. That player, naturally, is center Maurkice Pouncey. “This guy jumps off the tape,” Saturday said on today’s edition of NFL Live. “He literally could be…




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Marcus Gilbert Driven To Reach Pro Bowl Dream

While criticism has been levied against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gradually improving pass defense toward the end of the season that they had the fortune of facing a string of backup quarterbacks, the same cannot be said for the level of competition that right tackle Marcus Gilbert faced with relative consistency…


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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…