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Steelers Think Ike Taylor Can Help Cortez Allen Bounce Back From Benching

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen played so poorly Sunday in the win over the Indianapolis Colts that it resulted in him being benched late in the fourth quarter in favor of Antwon Blake. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked whether or not he still has confidence in his struggling cornerback. […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just another terrible tease in a […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Ray Lewis Says Teams No Longer Have To Pack Chin Straps When They Play Steelers

Add former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to the list of notable people that believes the 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers consists of players who are soft. During Monday Night Countdown on ESPN, Lewis said that teams no longer have to pack a chinstrap when they play the Steelers. He went on to add […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said recently, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Players have to play the defense. Period. […]

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Mike Tomlin: Comments Made By Bill Cowher, Hines Ward Merely ‘Elevator Music’

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers embarrassing 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, former head coach Bill Cowher and ex-wide receiver Hines Ward both made some strong statements regarding the toughness of the current team. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Cowher and Ward’s comments and his response was straight […]

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Former Steelers Bettis, Greene Named Modern-Era Nominees For Class Of 2015

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their list of Modern-Era Nominees for the Class of 2015 on Tuesday and as expected, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will make a fifth straight attempt at being enshrined in Canton. Bettis, who rushed for 10,571 yards during his 10 seasons with the Steelers, has been […]

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Steelers At Risk Of Becoming Plain Wrap

By Michael K. Reynolds As has been well documented by the recent salutes to former head coach Chuck Noll and team legend Joe Greene, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned their reputation through defensive domination. Although you’ll see the highlights of Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann in Super Bowl clips, the team’s unique brand from the 1970’s […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He May Be Underappreciated Outside Of Pittsburgh

In an interview with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher on the NFL Network prior to the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed that he might underappreciated on the national level. “Yeah, maybe,” Roethlisberger told Cowher. “But I think the Pittsburghers appreciate me. I think that it’s going to […]

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Steelers Way 3.0 Ready To Launch

By Michael K. Reynolds The Rooneys, GM Kevin Colbert and Coach Mike Tomlin are about to launch an anticipated, new software release for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers Way 3.0 is coming to a stadium near you and it has fans buzzing with excitement about this upcoming year and those to follow. For a team at […]

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Reflections On Chuck Noll: Virtue Breeds Excellence

To be quite honest, I’m not overly concerned with the legacy that Chuck Noll left behind as a man participating in an athletic competition. The only great fortune of the fact that he was a football coach is that it introduced his philosophies to a broader audience, all the while lacking the ego to capitalize […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Does History Hold The Secret To This Year’s Steelers Draft?

By Michael K. Reynolds After just completing an exhaustive series on the all-time Pittsburgh Steelers Greatest Draft Hits, there are some critical lessons to be shared. The Real Reason for Parity in the NFL? What is clear is the Steelers once proud dominance during draft day has been fading in the sunset over the years. […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Specialists

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

By Michael K. Reynolds We’ve been doing the countdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things have gotten much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. You could shuffle the order of several of the names […]

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Did FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Recently Give People Another Reason To Compare Him To Plaxico Burress?

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been compared to former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress by several scouts and fans over the course of the last several months and it looks like the potential first-round daft pick recently gave people yet another reason to make that comparison. Gil Brandt posted on Twitter Thursday […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Will Whisenhunt Come Calling Again For Butler If He Lands A Head Coaching Job?

There are still a handful of teams looking for a new head coach right now and it appears as though San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could wind up being hired by either the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans or Cleveland Browns as he will have had interviewed with all three teams come Saturday, according […]

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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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Focus On Strong Finish, Not 0-4 Start

By Jeremy Hritz The day after a KC kick went wide right, the Pittsburgh beat writers are making certain they don’t let anyone forget that the Steelers dropped their first four games, resulting in their role as observers, not participants in the upcoming postseason. And while this is factual, it diminishes the performance of this […]

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Video: Dick LeBeau Knows How To Tackle A Player On The Sideline

Not only did former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher have a sideline incident that was highly publicized back in 1997, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau also had one as well back in 1989. When LeBeau was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, he tackled Houston Oilers wide receiver Haywood Jeffires out of bounds during […]

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Is Kelvin Beachum The Next Hines Ward?

By Michael K. Reynolds In 1998, using the second of their two third round draft picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected one of the greatest receivers in their gloried history. He was part receiver, part running back, with a dash of quarterback sprinkled in for good measure. He was Hines Ward, a tough as gristle player from the University […]

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A Look At What Rapoport, Silver And Tomlinson Said About The Steelers Thursday Night

During halftime of the Thursday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport, Michael Silver and LaDainian Tomlinson devoted a whole segment to news about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They not only talked about the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but also head coach Mike Tomlin, the offensive coaching […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 6

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4) vs. New York Jets (3-2) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET Site: MetLife Stadium (82,500) • East Rutherford, N.J. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Bill Cowher (analyst) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin […]

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Bill Cowher Doesn’t Think He Will Be A Head Coach Any Time In The Near Future

As some point, former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher very well could be back in the NFL as a head coach, but it doesn’t appear as though it will be anytime soon. “I don’t see myself going back there any time in the near future,” said Cowher, according to Justin Terranova of the New […]

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