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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…


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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….


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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…


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Alan Faneca Nominated For 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Though it comes as no surprise, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard Alan Faneca has been named as one of 108 modern era nominees for the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. Faneca, in his first year on the ballot, joins 18 other offensive line to make the initial list. Other notable offensive…



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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…