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NORFOLK, Va. -- L.C. Greenwood, a former Pittsburgh Steeler, and Luis Tiant, a former Boston Red Sox player, stand on the brow of USS Albany (SSN 753) with Chief of the Boat, Michael Nichols, before going below decks to tour Albany June 13. The tour was part of Summerfest 2007, hosted by Naval Station Norfolk's Morale Welfare and Recreation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christina M. Shaw (RELEASED)

Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Defensive End

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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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers DT

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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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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Season Of Change: Time For Stephon Tuitt To Do it

Over the course of the past couple of years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone an uncommon amount of change, which could have been largely correlated with the fact that the team had finished 8-8 in consecutive seasons while failing to advance to the postseason. In deference to general manager Kevin…


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Where Are They Now? Kimo von Oelhoffen

Perhaps one of the most underrated players to don the black and gold jersey in recent memory, defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen had a reputation similar to that of fellow end, Aaron Smith, in that he was a no-nonsense, lunch pail type of player that symbolizes the Pittsburgh brand 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 Modern-Era Team: Defensive Line

You probably know the drill by now. Steelers.com Bob Labriola has been unveiling his Modern-Era team, the best Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992 to today. His list today centers around the defensive line. We’ll post his selections with explanations with some reaction to follow. Defensive End: Aaron Smith – “Aaron Smith gets the…



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Where Are They Now? LB Levon Kirkland

When one thinks of the Steelers, both past and present, one tends to think of their linebackers the same way one views a peanut butter sandwich without jelly: the two just go hand-in-hand. One of their greats from the 90s Steelers teams was Levon Kirkland, the 6-foot-1, 275-pound brick house inside…


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Cameron Heyward Stepping Into Leadership Position

When he was drafted in 2011, Cameron Heyward was a rookie in a locker room filled with veterans along the defensive line. Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton, and Chris Hoke stood tall. One by one, they left. Now, Heyward is the man amongst boys, tasked with the responsibility of leading…


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Steelers Extension Candidates: Steve McLendon

For much of the offseason, it was assumed that, at some point before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers would award a couple of young players with lucrative contract extensions, as they did last summer with key pieces of their offensive line and one particularly maligned cornerback….


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Steve McLendon Putting Focus On The Field, Not His Contract

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has had no shortage of critics since he entered the starting lineup at nose tackle in 2013, but a growing consensus among analysts of the game find that the majority of those criticisms about his play are misguided, or simply not representative of his…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Svelte McCullers Wowing Teammates And Coaches At OTA’s

It was the infamous Deion Sanders who coined the phrase, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” It’s a phrase the Steelers coaching staff hope rings true for a certain player along their defensive front, and if…


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Changing Of The Guard On Steelers Defense Entering Final Phase

The NFL is a lot like a regular job, in the fact that after you spend so much time for one employer, you often become a very close-knit group with your co-workers. From things like being involved or invited to weddings, attending their children’s birthday parties or mourning the loss…



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Dupree Needs A Kendrell Bell-Like Year To Capture DROY Honors

In the 2001 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed a linchpin that proved pivotal in the capture of their last two Super Bowl titles in the form of 6-foot-1, 325-pound nose tackle, Casey Hampton. However, it was their second rounder that year who ended up garnering some hardware for his…


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Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…



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Steelers Greatest Impact Draft Picks

Steelers Nation will be of one heartbeat and a shared deep breath when these words are uttered… With the twenty-second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select… Will it be a cornerback? An edge rusher? A quality player that slipped through the ranks? Or will there…


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‘Running To The Podium’ A Product Of Preparation, Planning

Over the years, many a studious observer has been able to develop a loose, working knowledge of how general manager Kevin Colbert and the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to conduct their draft processes. Some have even gone so far as to freeze frame war room video to study the names on…


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Rebuilding An Iconic Defense Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Right in the midst of a rebuild, the run defense of the current Pittsburgh Steelers made significant strides down the home stretch of the 2014 season. Seemingly, this coincided with the entrance of rookie defensive end, Stephon Tuitt, into the starting lineup, and the future looks bright for him. Behemoth rookie…