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Numbers Crunch: Browns vs Steelers Hidden Statistics

By Alex Kozora Some of the ugly statistics born out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. I’ll try and fight through the tears as I type them. If you don’t want to feel worse about this loss, stop here. This one isn’t going to be pretty. – Cleveland’s 31 points are […]

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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 Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing a decal on their helmets throughout the 2014 season to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away June 13 at the age of 82, and they have now released an image of it. “We wanted to do something,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II, “and after we […]

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Steelers Retiring 75 Helps Reclaim Glories Of A Fading Legacy

If Joe Greene and Ernie Stautner are the litmus test by which jersey numbers are measured, then it’s probably not smart money to place your bets on seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers retiring any more numbers in the near future. 2014 marks the 45th year since Greene was drafted at the top of the class by […]

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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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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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