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Steelers Will Wear Helmet Decal To Honor Chuck Noll In 2014

According to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II the team will wear a decal bearing the initials of former head Chuck Noll on their helmets during the entire 2014 season. Rooney made the announcement during a Tuesday interview on Steelers Nation Radio. Noll passed away on June 14 at the age of 82. He […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Gary Glick

By Alex Kozora A Hollywood blockbuster has nothing on the NFL Draft. It’s become the main event in football’s offseason. Almost immediately as one team raises The Lombardi Trophy, the focus switches to the draft. Months of pre-draft discussion. Obsessing over the most minute of details – run a 4.71? Uh oh, your stock is […]

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Sept. 7 Designated “Chuck Noll Day” By Pennsylvania’s US Senators

Thanks to a resolution passed on Tuesday by Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators, Sept. 7 is now designated “Chuck Noll Day” in order to honor former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who died June 13 at his Sewickley home at the age of 82. “Chuck Noll Day” will coincide with the Steelers 2014 season opener against […]

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Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […]

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Packers Mike McCarthy On Chuck Noll: ‘He Was Someone I Like To Emulate’

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is a fixture now in Upper Midwest, but that doesn’t mean that he’s forgotten his Western Pennsylvania roots. McCarthy, who grew up watching Chuck Noll coach the Pittsburgh Steelers in 70s, talked recently about the passing of the Hall of Famer. “He was someone I like to emulate. […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Paul Moss, Pioneer

By Alex Kozora The success of the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t always a constant. There was a long period of time, from their inaugural 1933 season until Chuck Noll’s arrival, where the team from Pittsburgh were at worst, an utter laughingstock and at best, loveable losers. Even during this gloomy era, there were still important figures. […]

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Steelers Looking To Instill Some Noll School Values This Summer

For the first training camp that he is no longer with us, the Pittsburgh Steelers would seem to be invoking the methodology of the great Chuck Noll more than in recent years, hoping to combat consecutive seasons of mediocre football with a recommitment to the fundamentals of the game and mastering the most basic of […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Foundation Of Forrest Douds

By Alex Kozora The success of the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t always a constant. There was a long period of time, from their inaugural 1933 season until Chuck Noll’s arrival, where the team from Pittsburgh were at worst, a laughingstock and at best, lovable losers. Even during this gloomy era, there were still important figures. So […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking John Mitchell Comments, Steelers Defensive Line & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by talking about the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp and how great it appears the offseason practices have gone. Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell recently had quite a few quotes that […]

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John Madden Recalls Chuck Noll Wanting Him To Be His Defensive Coordinator

In 1969, the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Chuck Noll to be their head coach. That same year, John Madden was named the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. During a Wednesday interview with Chris Russo on Mad Dog Unleashed, Madden talked about how Noll wanted to hire him to be his defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh prior […]

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Steelers Chuck Noll On This Week’s Sports Illustrated Cover

If you are into collecting commemorative magazines related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, you’re probably going to want to head to your local book store to pick up this week’s copy of Sports Illustrated. After his passing Friday at the age of 82, former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll is being featured on one of the […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who at the time boasted […]

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John Fox Reflects On Years Spent With Chuck Noll

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox broke into the league in 1989 with the Pittsburgh Steelers when Chuck Noll hired him to be his defensive backs coach. On Monday, Fox commented on the Friday passing of Noll at the age of 82. “The guy’s in the Hall of Fame. His accomplishments were outstanding,” Fox said of […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Passing Of Chuck Noll, Contract Extensions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open this show by talking about the Friday passing of former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll. After paying our respects to the legendary Hall of Fame coach, we move on to continue our discussion we […]

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Steelers Considering Wearing Patch Or Decal In 2014 To Honor Chuck Noll

On the Monday morning edition of “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II indicated that the organization is considering wearing a separate jersey patch or decal in 2014 to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. .@steelers President Art Rooney […]

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Report: Pittsburgh Power Want To Honor Chuck Noll With Jersey Patch

According to Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Power are hoping to receive permission from the AFL to wear a decal on their jerseys honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. #Power co-owner Matt Shaner said team is seeking AFL approval to […]

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Video: Portion Of Chuck Noll’s 1993 Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech

Below is a clip from the Hall of Fame acceptance speech given by former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. Noll’s entire speech back in July of 1993 was roughly 11 minutes long, so the clip below is roughly a quarter of it. It would […]

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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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Video: A Tribute To Chuck Noll

WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh has a great video tribute to Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll up this morning and I wanted to make sure I passed it along. This is labeled as part one, so there obviously will be at least a part two.

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The Legacy Of Chuck Noll

By Alex Kozora It was a chaotic overtime in the Stanley Cup Finals. Gregory Polanco was about to hit his first career home run, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to an extra-innings victory. Running the gamut of emotions. All that excitement came to a halt after the news of Chuck Noll’s death. The games didn’t matter […]

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Links: Remembering Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll passed away Friday night at the age of 82. Here are some links to a few great videos and reads dedicated to Noll. Video: Remembering Chuck Noll Video: Legendary Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82 Chuck Noll Through The Years The Lessons Of Chuck Noll Teacher, […]

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Chuck Noll Milestones

Born: Jan. 5, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio College: University of Dayton NFL playing career: Cleveland Browns (1953-59, drafted in the 20th round — 239th overall — in 1953) Assistant coach: L.A./San Diego Chargers (1960-65); Baltimore Colts (1966-68) Head coach: Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-91) Career record: 209-156-1 Super Bowl champions: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 Hall of Fame: […]

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Chuck Noll Dead At 82

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost a legend this evening as former head coach Chuck Noll has passed away at the age of 82. Noll was named head coach of the Steelers on January 27, 1969 and coached the team to four Super Bowl championships over the course of 23 seasons. Noll retired with a 209-156-1 record […]

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Special Teams Of Primary Concern For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rarely benefitted greatly from special teams throughout the organization’s history. Chuck Noll famously refused to employ special teams coaches until late in his tenure, when he shifted responsibilities for both defensive line coach John Kolb and inside linebackers coach Dennis Fitzgerald, requesting that they jointly coach the special teams unit in […]

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Patriots Unique Numberless Practice Jersey Approach Not Really That Unique

In a Monday story by Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is praised for his “unique” coaching style of not having his players wear numbers this year on their practice jerseys. In fact, Reiss goes out of his way to point out that the Patriots are currently the only team […]

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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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