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Training Camp Visits A Staple For Many Fans

For fans of professional football in it’s grandest form, the NFL, there is nothing like awaiting the start of training camp. After all the momentous hype that builds up to the NFL Draft and envisioning your team picking out that one missing puzzle piece to a championship, the aura wears…


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There They Go Again … Disrespecting James Harrison

There has been a lot of “dissing” going on again with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. It was only last year during the offseason when NFL experts both local and far away were using the word “done” when discussing what was left in the career tank of James Harrison. Too…


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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.com Modern-Era Team: Linebackers

Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola tackles maybe the most difficult position today, selecting the Pittsburgh Steelers best linebackers from 1992 to the present day. As we’ve done with each installment, we’ll give you his picks, explanations, and react to them at the end. Linebacker: Greg Lloyd – “When asked which of his former players…


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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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Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd Turns 50 Today

Do you want to feel old on this Tuesday? If so, knowing that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd turns 50 today should do the trick. Lloyd, who was named to five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams during his 11 seasons in the league, was originally drafted by the Steelers in the…


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Steelers Greatest Draft Steals

Backups and special teamers. That’s typically the fruit of third day draft selections. But every once in a while, a real hidden gem is found in the late rounds and the Pittsburgh Steelers have proven better at digging them up than most teams. Will there be a Steelers player selected…


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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 Losing Advantages A 3-4 Scheme Once Provided

When the Pittsburgh Steelers converted to the 3-4 defense in the early 80s, it was a move made in large part to reflect the shifting nature of the roster, following the retirement of Joe Greene and the depletion of the Steel Curtain. But the shift in scheme, particularly in time,…


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James Harrison Was Hired For His Disposition

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Greg Lloyd gregarious, gentlemanly pass rusher the team has had throughout its history. He was known for wearing a t-shirt that read “I Wasn’t Hired For My Disposition”. And yet, ironically, it was that surly, nasty on-field disposition that did get him hired, in a…



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Will “Silverback” Put On A Gold Jacket?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been known as a blue-collar team, exemplified by the city itself and by their patriarch owners, the Rooney family, who have owned the team since 1933. Winning is a commitment there, and nothing speaks volumes like the six Lombardi Trophies the team has captured, more…




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Is This The Year To Trade Up In The Draft?

Could this be the year the Pittsburgh Steelers make the bold move of trading up in the draft? Coming off their gut-wrenching playoff loss to Tennessee Titans in the 2002 Divisional Round (and the Oscar worthy flop by kicker Joe Nedney), general manager Kevin Colbert decided it was time to…