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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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Mike Tomlin Says Mike Adams Demotion Is An Opportunity To Define Him And His Career

The Pittsburgh Steelers demoted second-year tackle Mike Adams following his play in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and Tuesday during his press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he still sees something in the Ohio State product moving forward. “Absolutely I do,” Tomlin said. “The most important thing is not maybe what’s […]

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Video: James Harrison Misses Dick LeBeau – Interview With Jon Gruden

I am sure that ESPN will run the full version of this prior to the Monday night game, but in case you missed the teaser during the Sunday Conversation, here is Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison talking to Jon Gruden. During the interview, Harrison is asked by Gruden to give his thoughts on Bill Cowher […]

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Hritz: 2013 Steelers Season Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to avoid consecutive non-playoff seasons for the first time since 1999, when they followed up a 7-9 season with an awful 6-10 finish. Much to the dismay of Steelers Nation, the team failed again to make the playoffs in 2000, finishing 9-7. The Steelers of 2013 do […]

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Bill Cowher Plays A Medieval Bodyguard In Girlfriend\’s Latest Music Video

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is the buzz of Youtube right now after he was spotted wearing a lot of eyeliner in his girlfriend\’s latest rock music video. Cowher, who is currently an analyst for CBS Sports, has a cameo in Queen V\’s latest music video, “Cry Your Eyes Out” and I must […]

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Steelers Hope To Reap The Benefits Of Live Contact Drills

By Matthew Marczi Entering his seventh training camp as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin decided to do things a little differently this year, something even veterans such as Larry Foote have said that they’ve never experienced before during a Steelers training camp: live tackling in 11-on-11 drills. Foote, of course, also played […]

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Mike Tomlin Safe Even If 2013 Is A Dud

By Jeremy Hritz There are several coaches that are on the hot seat heading into the fresh 2013 NFL season. From Rex Ryan in New York to Jason Garrett in Dallas, if their respective teams do not improve on their records from last season, they will find themselves in the market for new jobs. In […]

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