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Former Steelers Bettis, Greene Named Modern-Era Nominees For Class Of 2015

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their list of Modern-Era Nominees for the Class of 2015 on Tuesday and as expected, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will make a fifth straight attempt at being enshrined in Canton. Bettis, who rushed for 10,571 yards during his 10 seasons with the Steelers, has been […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Has Shot At 22-Year-Old Franchise Record Thursday Night

Had Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell registered just 13 more yards of offense in the Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns he would have set a franchise record for total yards from scrimmage in a Week 1 game. Instead, his 197 total yards was only good for second all-time behind the 209 yards that […]

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Former Steeler Jerome Bettis: Emmanuel Sanders’ Comments Were ‘Disrespectful’

Yesterday, Pro Football Talk seized upon a sound bite from former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders during his appearance on a Denver radio show late last week, during which he said that his new quarterback with the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, was “a far better leader” than Ben Roethlisberger. The clip has been given […]

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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back at a blog from last […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Ranked Seventh Among Clutch QBs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s game has never been accused of being pretty, nor has it ever been overly cerebral, particularly in his early years. Although his ability to read and manipulate defenses has improved, there’s little argument that much of his success over the years can be attributed to his size helping him extend […]

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Bryant McFadden Just The Latest Former Steeler Entering The Media

According to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, now retired, seems to have found his life’s work. It seems as though McFadden has found his new calling as a sports broadcaster, having found employment as co-host for Chicago-based 120 Sports, which offers breaking news via the internet as well as an app […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Running Back

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Steelers Ground Deficiencies Handicapping Play Action Pass

Even with one quarterback already in the Hall of Fame (two if you count the five years that Bobby Layne spent with the team at the end of his career) and another destined to wind up there when his playing career is over, nobody would argue the claim that the Pittsburgh Steelers were built on […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting is as follows. The number […]

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LeGarrette Blount Sounds At Home In Pittsburgh, AFC North

When LeGarrette Blount first came out of the college ranks and went undrafted, I, and I’m sure many other Pittsburgh Steelers fans, saw his size and running style and wanted to see the team take a chance on him and bring him in as a free agent. This despite his character concerns typically being something […]

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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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