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Steelers Flashback: Troy Polamalu’s First Career Interception

Safety Troy Polamalu announced this past weekend that he’s retiring from the Pittsburgh Steelers after 12 seasons with the team and while the likely future Hall-of-Famer managed to register 35 career interceptions, including the playoffs, I still remember his first one like it was yesterday. Allow me to take you…


The Ramifications Of A Trade Up For Pittsburgh

With a new 5-year window for franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the stage set for the offense to take it’s place as the NFL’s best, the elephant in the room as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned is the status of their defense. It’s a defense that’s been undergoing…

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Despite Rough Start, Tomlin Feels Arrow Is Pointing Up For Shazier

After selecting Ohio State linebacker/playmaker extraordinaire Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, many draft experts and fans alike were wondering the same thing – where does the team play him? After all, Pittsburgh was still struggling to get to the quarterback, and in his…

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Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo

Usually this time of year, as the start of free agency looms, and cuts are made, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit back and watch the rest of the NFL landscape partake in the bonanza. Perennial bottom feeders like the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins often go crazy, choosing to…


Several Potential Cuts Could Have Steelers’ Attention

Every year, the salary cap purge takes it’s toll prior to the start of free agency. The NFL is a “what have you done for me” league. It’s a business, and oftentimes, can be an emotional one, as fan favorites and beloved teammates are kicked to the curb, with the…

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The Beard Is No More

The follicle deed is now done. The annual shearing of the beard belonging to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel has now taken place at Jergels. Even former Steelers players Casey Hampton and James Farrior were on hand for the event that raises money for the Children’s hospital in Pittsburgh….

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Steelers Need Sophomore Leap From LB Ryan Shazier

When the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was clear that what they were seeking was an electrifying presence to add some much-needed spark to an aging, and by some considered “slow”, defense. At his pro day, Shazier…


Steelers Seek Consistency At Inside Linebacker

Looking back over the past decade plus of Pittsburgh Steelers football, one of the common themes that has populated its success, even dominance, on the defensive side of the ball, was having a strong triangle up the middle that allowed the team to stop the run and force offenses to…

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Wins The Chief Award For 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward was named Friday as the 2014 recipient of the annual Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award”, for his cooperation with local media. “The Chief Award,” established in honor of Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. and presented annually to the member of the Steelers’…

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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement…

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Set To Be 5th Oldest Defensive Player In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will return for a 13th season in 2014, but you might be surprised to know that the soon-to-be 36-year-old is still not in the top-four oldest defensive players still in the league. Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson currently gets the honor of being the…