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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (March 24 – 31)

Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.   —Thomas Carlyle Often the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers is riddled with imperfections, and those who write about it just as flawed.  Last week we had a small error in one of our photos (and it was […]

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Will Cordy Glenn Fall to the Steelers?

By Jeremy Hritz Another week closer to the NFL Draft, and the needs of the Steelers have not changed. Last week, I posted the first edition of my mock draft, and without surprise, I have the Steelers selecting inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower with their first round selection. While my belief has not changed about the […]

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back At February & March 2000

By Christina Rivers “Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.” – […]

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How The 2001 Draft Led To Casey Hampton

By Christina Rivers It was 2001. The Pittsburgh Steelers had drafted two wide receivers in the first round the previous two years (Troy Edwards and Plaxico Burress). The Steelers were targeting defensive linemen, and for the first time since 1990, they ended up doing something they very seldom ever do; trading down. The result was […]

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Omar Khan Unlikely To Get GM Job Until Bill Cowher Returns To Coaching

There was a report this week that the St. Louis Rams wanted to interview Pittsburgh Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan on Thursday for their open General Manager position, but Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review let me know today that he knows for a fact the interview did not take place. As […]

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Todd Haley Press Conference Recap – Steelers New Offensive Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers introduced Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator on Thursday and here are a few of talking points from the noon presser. Mike Tomlin introduced Haley and said during the introduction that Haley brings some intangibles that he desires. He went on to say that he was impressed with Haley for his […]

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Report: Steelers Were Interested In Tom Clements As Next Offensive Coordinator

Not surprisingly, It was announced yesterday that the Green Bay Packers named Tom Clements their new offensive coordinator. Clements had been the Packers quarterbacks coach since 2006 and was the obvious choice to replace Joe Philbin, who left to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins after the 2011 season. Clements, who previously served […]

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Don’t Count Out Koogs

By Jeremy Hritz Jim Irsay, who is becoming more eccentric with each passing day, and the Indianapolis Colts wasted no time in hiring a replacement head coach for Jim Caldwell. Nor did they hesitate in hiring a new offensive coordinator. Within eight days, Chuck Pagano, one-time defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, was hired to […]

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Report: Steelers Have Not Contacted Packers QB Coach Tom Clements

WPXI Sports Director Alby Oxenreiter reports via Twitter that Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements has not heard from the Pittsburgh Steelers about their offensive coordinator opening. Clements has long been speculated as a possible candidate for the job as he is a Pittsburgh native and was the quarterbacks coach for the Steelers under […]

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Colts Expected To Hire Steelers LB Coach Keith Butler As Defensive Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be losing another coach on their staff as according Adam Schefter, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano plans to hire Steelers linebackers coach, Keith Butler as his new defensive coordinator. The Colts added former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on Saturday and the three were all on the Cleveland Browns […]

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Report: Former Steelers OC Bruce Arians Has Had Talks With Other Teams

File this report in the “doesn\’t mean crap” category but it is my duty to pass along the report by Jason La Canfora on Twitter today that stated former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has had talks with other NFL teams since it was announced last week that he would not be back with […]

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Report: Packers Expected To Promote QB Coach Tom Clements To Offensive Coordinator

While it is not official yet, the Green Bay Packers are expected to promote quarterback coach Tom Clements to offensive coordinator according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The Packers previous offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin, was named head coach of the Miami Dolphins on Friday. Silverstein reports that a source familiar with the Packers […]

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Looking At The Steelers Top Offensive Coordinator Candidates To Replace Bruce Arians

The news officially broke this morning that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will not be back in 2012 according to a statement by head coach Mike Tomlin. With the offensive coordinator position now open I have put together a list below of the likeliest candidates to be the Steelers next offensive coordinator. Tomlin will […]

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Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians Retires

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is reportedly retiring according to the Steelers official Twitter account. Arians has been the Steelers offensive coordinator since 2007 after being promoted from wide receivers coach after Ken Whisenhunt left to become the Arizona Cardinals head coach. Arians had contemplated retirement last offseason because of health reasons and was […]

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Charlie Batch Talks About Future Of Hines Ward, Bruce Arians & Dennis Dixon

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was on 93.7 The Fan today and was asked about several different topics that ranged from the loss Sunday to the Denver Broncos, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, the struggles on offense this past season and the future of both Hines Ward and Dennis Dixon. I transcribed the important questions and […]

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Bettis, Dawson, Greene & Shell Named Pro Football Hall Of Fame Semifinalists

26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 were announced on Tuesday and the list includes four former Steelers players. Making the cut were running back Jerome Bettis, center Dermontti Dawson, linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene and safety Donnie Shell. Jack Butler also remains a senior candidate finalist. Former Steelers head […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 15th – James Harrison On A Cover Again Edition

Hines Ward is the hot talking point this week after not being in the starting lineup against the Bengals and having his playing time limited. He was asked about it yesterday and gave all the right answers. On Oct. 2, ESPN The Magazine followed Ben Roethlisberger from start to finish in the Steelers game against […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday October 26th – Tom Brady Has This One Edition

Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network yesterday that before the season started a Patriots offensive player told him that Tom Brady said “Against the Steelers, don’t worry, I got it.” You can see the report here as Brady insinuates he owns Dick LeBeau. The pregame release for the Patriots game is up in PDF format and […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 7th – Joe Burnett An Eskimo Edition

Cornerback Joe Burnett signed a practice roster agreement with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL on Friday. Burnett was the Steelers 5th round draft pick in 2009 and lasted just one season. Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher tossed the coin before the Virginia Destroyers UFL game tonight against Sacramento. Marty Schottenheimer is the head […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Texans Week Begins Episode

Season 2, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I try to put the Steelers 23-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts in perspective. The Patriots lost to the Bills, the Jets lost to the Raiders and the Chargers beat the Chiefs by four at home. While things weren\’t perfect in […]

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Cowher, Dawson & Bettis Nominees For 2012 Hall Of Fame Class

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced this afternoon that former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, center Dermontti Dawson and running back Jerome Bettis are among the 103 modern-day nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame class. This is the first year that Cowher is eligible after leaving coaching following the 2006 season. The selection […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday August 11th – Get Well Baron Batch Edition

The biggest and perhaps saddest news from training camp thus far happened yesterday as fan favorite and rookie sensation Baron Batch will be out for the year with a torn ACL in his left knee. Please pray for a speedy and thorough recovery for him. Kevin Colbert joined KDKA Radio to address the upcoming game […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 14th – James Harrison Reaction Edition

Former Steelers running back Merril Hoge called the the WDVE morning show to talk about the call James Harrison made to Ben Roethlisberger yesterday. Great interview. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons did an interview with Cybulski & Company yesterday on TSN radio to talk about the Harrison situation and show his support for James. Here is my […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday June 2nd – No Hard Knocks For Cowher Edition

Steelers receiver Hines Ward was on 680 The Fan radio in Atlanta for an interview you can listen to and said it\’s difficult to take big hits out of football and suggests flag football and that the new guidelines clash with the physical nature of the sport. He made it pretty clear that he didn\’t […]

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Steelers 2007 Free Agency Timeline Of Alan Faneca Contract Talks

There seems to be several misunderstandings out there of the timeline of events that eventually led to the Steelers not re-signing guard Alan Faneca and letting him walk following the 2007 season. I wrote a few days ago that it was a good decision based on the money wanted by Faneca and the attitude he […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday April 15th – Peanuts, Cracker Jacks & Timmons Edition

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight at Blair County Ballpark for the Altoona Curve. Ed Bouchette has a couple of quick short stories about Chuck Noll and the drafting of Franco Harris as well as how in 2004 Dan Rooney steered Bill Cowher and Kevin Colbert back to Ben Roethlisberger […]

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