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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,…




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Some Late May Steelers Thoughts

It is Saturday evening and I wanted to post some quick Steelers thoughts before we get too deep into the holiday weekend. I am glad that Hines Ward won Dancing with the Stars, but I am even gladder that it is all over now. I watched way more of that…


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Recap Of James Harrison Interview On NFL Live

ESPN reporter Mike Hill interviewed Steelers linebacker James Harrison today on NFL Live and below is a quick recap of the interview. When asked about what part of the newest rules upsets him the most, Harrison said it was the contact of helmet where they will start calling anything whether…



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James Harrison Blogs Thoughts About Rule Changes

Steelers linebacker James Harrison has taken to the web as he started a blog Wednesday to further explain his thoughts on the recent rule changes. Harrison starts by saying he wants to make it clear that he is all for player safety and that he does not disagree with all…





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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 6th – Madden Rankings Edition

Cornerback Ike Taylor, who will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2010 season, will not be a holdout when training camp opens, according John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Ike is going to honor his contract,” said Herman Francois, Taylor\’s uncle. “That\’s the way he\’s been taught. He\’s going…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 16th

ESPN AFC North blogger, James Walker, reports that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was voted the best QB by his AFC North peers and linebacker James Harrison was voted the toughest player in the division. The facts come from a 2009 AFC North player survey and players could not vote for themselves…