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Colbert, Bettis, Offer Thoughts On Devaluation Of RB Position

The state of the NFL running back in today’s game is still largely the same as it has been for some time; the state of his position in the market, however, is another matter, and this latest offseason is just another sign of the devaluation of the running back. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly benefited from […]

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Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Believes 90 To 95 Percent Of NFL Players Will Be Accepting Of Michael Sam

On Sunday, Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam announced that he is gay, and the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year could now become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. Sam said in interviews with several media outlets that he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August. […]

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Peter King Thinks Jerome Bettis Belongs In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

While former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis failed to make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this time around, it appears that the general consensus is that he will at some point. Peter King, Sports Illustrated writer and Hall-of-Fame selection committee member, wrote in his weekly column, “The Monday Morning Quarterback”, that […]

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The Bus Will Eventually Make A Stop In Canton

Like many of you, I thought that this would finally be the year that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis would make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the selection committee thought otherwise as Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams wound up being the five modern-era […]

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Report: Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Not Elected To Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The fourth time was apparently not the charm for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis as he was not selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014, according to Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI-TV. BREAKING: My sources tell me that Jerome Bettis did NOT make the HOF for a […]

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 To Be Decided On Saturday

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced later on today and three of the 15  modern era finalists have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene and Tony Dungy are all up for election. A maximum of five modern-era candidates along with as many as two senior […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Comments, Oline Coach Search, Draft Prospects & Playoff Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over some of the main talking points stemming from the several interviews that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has done over the course of this week to kick things off. The Steelers are of course still […]

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Former Steelers Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene Named Class Of 2014 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene were among the 15 finalists announced on Thursday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014. This will make the fourth straight year that Bettis has made it to the final 15. The Notre Dame product rushed for 10,571 yards with the […]

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Post-Season Analysis Of The 2013 Steelers Draft Picks

By Jeremy Hritz The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they can make in their second […]

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Former Steelers Jerome Bettis & Kevin Greene Named Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 Semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their 25 semifinalists for the Class of 2014 Wednesday night and among those on the list are former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene. This will be the fourth time that Bettis has made it to the semifinals. Last year he reached the […]

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Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Joins ESPN As An NFL Analyst

According to ESPN, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis has joined the network as an NFL analyst and will appear on “NFL Live” and “SportsCenter” and contribute to other platforms, beginning Sept. 1. Following his retirement from the Steelers in 2006, Bettis was hired by NBC Sports to be a studio commentator for Football […]

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10 Questions Facing The Steelers Heading Into Training Camp – 2013 Edition

By Jeremy Hritz The other day, I took a look back at the ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into training camp from 2012. A year later, it was interesting to reflect on the biggest issues facing the team to see which ones were still obstacles in 2013. While Mike Wallace is no longer […]

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Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Thinks Bengals Are Tops In AFC North

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis somewhat surprisingly has the Cincinnati Bengals as his selection to win the AFC North in 2013. Bettis said Friday on the Dave Dameshek Football Program he thinks the Steelers are the least improved team in the division this year. “When you look at this group of teams, I think […]

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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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Steelers Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Scheduled For Numerous Appearances On ESPN This Coming Week

Are you ready for an overload of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark on ESPN this coming week? If not, you better get yourself ready, because Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated is reporting Sunday evening that Clark will be on SportsCenter, NFL Live, NFL32, and ESPN Radio starting on Monday. According to Deitsch, Clark, who is […]

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Production From Jones, Bell, & Wheaton in 2013 = Successful Steelers Draft

By Jeremy Hritz The optimism following the 2013 NFL Draft is always electric. In a perfect 2013 NFL season, Jarvis Jones would lead the league in sacks, Le’Veon Bell would rush for 1500 yards, and Markus Wheaton would make Steelers fans even happier that Mike Wallace left for Miami. The reality is, however, nobody knows […]

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Former Steelers WR Hines Ward Says Pittsburgh Locker Room Is In Disarray

Ever since the report by Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette surfaced last week in which an anonymous player was quoted calling out Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley for being awful and out of shape last season, several players have chimed in with their thoughts on the subject On Friday a former Steelers player made […]

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Roethlisberger Motivated By Flacco MVP?

By Jeremy Hritz Ben Roethlisberger is preparing for his 10th season in the NFL, and it is hard to believe that the young quarterback that took the league by storm in 2004 is now in the backend of his career. With three Super Bowl appearances on his resume along with two trophies, there is no […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco, Hall Of Fame, Steelers & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Super Bowl XLVII that featured the Baltimore Ravens holding off the San Francisco 49ers to capture their second Lombardi trophy. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the MVP of the big game so we discuss his playoff […]

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Are Voters Holding Jerome Bettis Out Of The Hall Of Fame Because Of His YPC Average?

The third time was not the charm for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis as he was not elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 on Saturday. Most of the arguments I have read as to why Bettis should not get in right now seem to revolve around the fact […]

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame – Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis Misses Out On Class Of 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will have to wait at least another year as he was not selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII. The five modern era players that did make it were Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells […]

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame – Jerome Bettis Makes First Cut To 10, Kevin Greene Does Not

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be announced shortly and what we do know right now is that former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene did not make the cut from 15 to 10. While Greene did not make it, former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis did make the cut and […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Coaching Hires, Super Bowl, Hall Of Fame, Rainey & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring of Jack Bicknell Jr. as the new offensive line coach and Danny Smith as the new special teams coach after both hires were announced by the team this week. We talk about […]

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Steelers A Possible Suitor For Steven Jackson? Don\’t Bet Your Sweatpants On It Happening

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to improve their running game in 2013 after finishing 26th overall in the league in rushing yards per game and 28th overall in rushing yards per play in 2012. One player that several Steelers fans hope that the team takes a look at in […]

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