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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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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned their draft day creds from […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

By Michael K. Reynolds We’ve been doing the countdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things have gotten much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. You could shuffle the order of several of the names […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Eighth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Looking for the greatest draft hits of Pittsburgh Steelers? Top of the charts, number one in your hearts? Then look no further than Steelers Depot where we started dishing out hot vinyl with the Ninth Round (plus) in our prior article. Now we’re at number eight…and the truth is…it ain’t great. […]

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Rashard Mendenhall’s Retirement Article Is A Wake Up Call About Sports Culture

Reports circulated late Saturday night that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was planning to retire. The former first-round draft selection confirmed as much yesterday in an article published on the Huffington Post entitled, unambiguously, “Why I Retired at 26”. I took it as a refreshing reminder that athletes are more than just athletes, […]

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Breaking: Kevin Colbert Reveals His Steelers Mount Rushmore

As I’ve joked several times in recent posts and on Twitter, it’s officially Mount Rushmore season in the NFL as fans are once again being asked to name the four most important people of their respective favorite team. On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was ambushed with the annual Mount Rushmore question in […]

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Who Rules? Steelers Nation Versus Raiders Nation

By Michael K Reynolds So much is made of the great battles between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens and for good reason. After all it’s the evolution of the decades old rivalry between the Steelers and Browns. And over the past thirteen years the matches between these multiple Super Bowl winners have produced […]

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As We Near The Preseason, Time To Tone Down The Steelers Physical Practices

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 edition of training camp, and in particular the padded practice portion of the proceedings, really opened up with a bang. Or rather, a series of bangs, spread out throughout the past week or so. More bangs than have been a part of a Pittsburgh Steelers training camp since Chuck Noll […]

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Mike Tomlin Safe Even If 2013 Is A Dud

By Jeremy Hritz There are several coaches that are on the hot seat heading into the fresh 2013 NFL season. From Rex Ryan in New York to Jason Garrett in Dallas, if their respective teams do not improve on their records from last season, they will find themselves in the market for new jobs. In […]

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Hines Ward Names His Choices For Steelers Mount Rushmore

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest Friday evening on Pro Football Talk and was asked to name the four people that he would put on the organizations\’ version of Mount Rushmore. The first name out of Ward\’s mouth was Art Rooney Sr., and he followed it up by naming Chuck Noll, […]

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Mike Freeman Chooses Don Shula Over Chuck Noll As Best Head Coach Of The 70\’s

June 11th will mark what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and in honor of that, CBSSports.com is ranking the best coach from each decade of NFL existence. In his piece, Mike Freeman ranked former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula ahead of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Former Steelers Head Coach Bill Austin, Dies At 84

Bill Austin, the man that preceded Chuck Noll as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away Thursday at the age of 84. Austin originally broke into football as a 13th-round draft choice of the New York Giants in 1949. After playing guard with the Giants in 1949 and 1950, Austin spent two years in […]

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The Age Old Steelers Mount Rushmore Discussion

Pro Football Talk is doing a 32-part series this month that features a Mount Rushmore for each of the NFL teams. This question has been beat to death over the years, but in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it always produces great discussion as there are so many members of the organization that one […]

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\’Who\’s Joe Greene?\’ – Fans\’ Reaction Following Steelers 1969 NFL Draft

On Monday, Hall of Famer Joe Greene retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers personnel department and I couldn\’t help but think about the story in the Jan 28, 1969 edition of The Pittsburgh Press following the selection of Greene in the first round of the NFL draft.  The fan reaction almost reads like modern day tweets […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – January 5th – Happy Anniversary Cleveland & Chuck Noll Turns 81

10 years ago today the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field as quarterback Tommy Maddox led an amazing comeback late in the fourth quarter for the win. NFL.com has a great video recap of that came that is filled with the highlights. I could never write […]

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Dick LeBeau Says Jim Parker Was The Best Pulling Guard He Has Ever Seen

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was on asked Thursday if the trap game in the NFL has gone away and he explained at length that it hasn\’t in relation to the Steelers and the rest of the league. “That was there formula,” said LeBeau referencing the Steeler organization. “They drafted for that formula, and […]

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A Busy First Week Of Training Camp For The Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz Wednesday marked the beginning of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they began their journey to claim their seventh Lombardi trophy. Throughout the week, there were several pieces of news that were either worthy or celebration, consideration, or concern. Below is a look at the week that was. DeCastro Signs on […]

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History Says Division Championship For Steelers In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Without question, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied teams in the history of the NFL, with several legendary players and coaches. With current head coach Mike Tomlin entering his sixth season with the Steelers, it is impressive to consider the performances of the teams he has led. To gain […]

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (July Edition)

By Christina Rivers July 1981 – Bradshaw\’s Big Toe When news of veteran quarterback Terry Bradshaw\’s \’Big Toe\’ incident hit the news wire, people were about to pull their hair out. In late June, Bradshaw had been playing with his dogs on his ranch in Grand Cane, Louisiana. The end result: a fractured big toe […]

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Steelers Rewind: Looking Back In Steelers History (May-June Edition)

By Christina Rivers With everyone getting excited about how the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to look during the 2012 season, it\’s easy to see why trades, transactions, OTAs and mini-camps draw fan attention.  In this edition of \’Steelers Rewind\’, we\’ll take a look at some history from late May and early June that includes tales […]

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Last Time A Rookie Started Season At Guard For Steelers Was Unfortunately Rememberable

I consider myself an amateur historian of the Pittsburgh Steelers and have a huge video collection of games dating back to the early 1970\’s. I also love going back in time via Google to read old newspaper articles about the team and that includes game recaps after disturbing losses as well. Ever since the Steelers […]

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (Draft Edition Pt. 2)

By Christina Rivers In part one of the \’draft edition\’ of our weekly series \’Steelers Rewind\’, we talked about some past players and their draft stories.  This week we\’ll cover some draft history of players still with the Steelers and some other relevant stories.  As always, we hope that these rewind articles help shed light […]

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