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Steelers Defensive Changes Rooted In NFL History

In only three preseason games, Keith Butler has put a distinctive stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A much more noticeable degree than anyone, myself included, anticipated. Some of the concepts might seem new to Steelers’ fans, but they’re not new to the league. Nothing is anymore. They’re taught, borrowed, tweaked…


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A Record Will Likely Fall This Season

There is an odd chance an honest-to-goodness record could be set Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field. With the stadium expansion under the scoreboard by Gate A, Heinz Field now seats 68,400 fans. Assuming fans don’t stay home because it is a preseason matchup (a definitive likelihood), the game against the…


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Jacksonville Game Restores Memories Of When The Steelers Kicked Off The AFC

Though player jobs are won and lost and season-affecting injuries occur, preseason football is generally looked upon as meaningless. That was certainly the case the last time prior to tonight the Pittsburgh Steelers played a preseason game in Jacksonville. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette didn’t even send down a reporter to cover…



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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Linebacker

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…


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’ Running Back

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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Steelers Selected 10th-Most Pro Bowlers In Past 10 Drafts

Ever since Chuck Noll took the helm at head coach for a struggling Pittsburgh Steelers franchise in 1969, the organization has placed its focus on building the team primarily through the draft, which has been a more difficult position to maintain in the era of free agency. The Steelers are…


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The One Year Anniversary of Chuck Noll’s Passing

It’s been 365 days since the NFL lost Chuck Noll. When you hear it, it stops you. Has it been a year already? The moment when it was announced football had lost a legend. An entire football community mourned but none felt more sorrow than Pittsburgh. Noll was a man…



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The Pre-Noll Era: Steelers’ Greatest Comeback

The long era before Chuck Noll’s arrival in Pittsburgh is mostly a dark one. At best, a “lovable loser” tone, and at worst, a “doormat” label that countless teams exercised. But there were bright spots. Great players, games, even the occasional winning season. And that’s what we’ll focus on 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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Steelers Drafted CB Rod Woodson 28 Years Ago Today

28 years ago today, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a future Hall-of-Famer when they selected cornerback Rod Woodson out of Purdue with the 10th overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers were very lucky that Woodson fell to them in that draft….