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Steelers’ Defensive “Triplets” Rank In Bottom Third

The argument for where the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive trio should rank is pretty easy. Definitely in the top three and even without sounding homerish, they really should be at number one. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown. What else do you need to say? But the defensive trio? It’s a…


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Bayless Says Cowboys’ Trio Is Better Than Steelers’; Thinks Elliott Will Best Bell In 2016

On Wednesday I passed along the rankings of the league’s best offensive trios that Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com put together and that included him having the Pittsburgh Steelers threesome of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell sitting No. 1 overall. On the Thursday morning edition of ‘First Take’, analysts Skip…



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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…



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My Response To Bill Barnwell’s Annual Slamming Of The Steelers

You know the drill at this time of year, right? The Pittsburgh Steelers get eliminated from the playoffs and one-by-one the major media experts hacks write about how poorly the organization manages their salary cap. The year, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com is the first one to nationally take a swing…


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Grantland’s Bill Barnwell Thinks Antonio Brown’s 5/50 Streak Is Silly

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has caught at least five passes for a minimum of 50 yards in 34 consecutive games and that’s an NFL record. Bill Barnwell of Grantland, however, thinks the streak is silly. Antonio Brown’s five-catch, 50-yard streak has always been silly; not only is it…