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Paying Homage To Joe Greene

By Beth Myncin The City of Champions, Sixburgh, Blitzburgh or whatever “name” you have for the city of Pittsburgh, it is a place surrounded by the remembrance of our sports greats. Coming into Pittsburgh International Airport, one of the first things you will notice is the large Franco Harris statue welcoming you to the city. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Joe Greene Number Retirement, Steelers Camp News, Players & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dive right into things by talking about the news from Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers will finally retire the jersey No. 75 that was worn by Hall of Famer Joe Greene. This news results in us discussing which player should be next to have […]

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Steelers Retiring 75 Helps Reclaim Glories Of A Fading Legacy

If Joe Greene and Ernie Stautner are the litmus test by which jersey numbers are measured, then it’s probably not smart money to place your bets on seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers retiring any more numbers in the near future. 2014 marks the 45th year since Greene was drafted at the top of the class by […]

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Steelers To Retire Joe Greene’s No. 75 This Season

During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced that the team will retire the No. 75 jersey this year to honor Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene. Green’s number will be just the second one retired by the Steelers in the history of the franchise. Ernie Stautner, who […]

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Steelers Chuck Noll On This Week’s Sports Illustrated Cover

If you are into collecting commemorative magazines related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, you’re probably going to want to head to your local book store to pick up this week’s copy of Sports Illustrated. After his passing Friday at the age of 82, former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll is being featured on one of the […]

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The Legacy Of Chuck Noll

By Alex Kozora It was a chaotic overtime in the Stanley Cup Finals. Gregory Polanco was about to hit his first career home run, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to an extra-innings victory. Running the gamut of emotions. All that excitement came to a halt after the news of Chuck Noll’s death. The games didn’t matter […]

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Tomlin, Colbert Discuss The Draft Process In Steelers Behind The Draft Series

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the process by which the team goes about assembling their draft strategy has long been a source of curiosity and intrigue. After all, it could be argued that the Steelers have been one of the best teams over the course of the past four plus decades in terms of building their […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned their draft day creds from […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s and their picks at this […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

By Michael K. Reynolds We’ve been doing the countdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things have gotten much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. You could shuffle the order of several of the names […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie within the impressively coiffed head […]

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Breaking: Kevin Colbert Reveals His Steelers Mount Rushmore

As I’ve joked several times in recent posts and on Twitter, it’s officially Mount Rushmore season in the NFL as fans are once again being asked to name the four most important people of their respective favorite team. On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was ambushed with the annual Mount Rushmore question in […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell Wins 2013 Joe Greene Great Performance Award

His season certainly didn’t get off to great start because of a foot injury suffered during the preseason, but rookie running back Le’Veon Bell progressed once he got on the field and as a result he has been named the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 recipient of the “Joe Greene Great Performance Award” that is given annually […]

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Sporting News Thinks Le\’Veon Bell & Jarvis Jones Could Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Recently, the Sporting News announced their top twenty candidates for the 2013 NFL Rookie of the Year Award and topping their list is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell. Fourth on their list is outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the Steelers first-round draft pick out of Georgia. Over the years, the Steelers have had six players […]

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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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The Age Old Steelers Mount Rushmore Discussion

Pro Football Talk is doing a 32-part series this month that features a Mount Rushmore for each of the NFL teams. This question has been beat to death over the years, but in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it always produces great discussion as there are so many members of the organization that one […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Thinks Offseason Scrutiny Has Helped Galvanize Locker Room

On Wednesday, after he had already appeared on First Take earlier in the day to discuss the one-upmanship comments made by Joe Greene following the announcement of his retirement from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, safety Ryan Clark was a guest on the Hill & Schlereth radio show and he talked about the state of the […]

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Steelers Announce More Changes To Player Personnel Department

On Monday, it was announced that Joe Greene was retiring from the player personnel department of the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday, the team announced a few more changes to the department. According to the release on the official team website, Phil Kreidler has been named the team’s college scouting coordinator, replacing Ron Hughes, who will be staying […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Guy Whimper, Max Starks, Joe Greene, Ryan Clark, Roster Depth & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have plenty to talk about as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their first OTA session that will take place in a couple of weeks. The Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper since our last show, so we discuss […]

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Ryan Clark Thinks Steelers Held Off One-Upmanship Attitudes As Long As Possible

On Monday, the legendary Joe Greene retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talked to him by phone after the announcement had been made. During his talk with Greene, the Hall of Famer told Bouchette how he thought money, and more specifically, the one-upmanship attitude that players have today, […]

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\’Who\’s Joe Greene?\’ – Fans\’ Reaction Following Steelers 1969 NFL Draft

On Monday, Hall of Famer Joe Greene retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers personnel department and I couldn\’t help but think about the story in the Jan 28, 1969 edition of The Pittsburgh Press following the selection of Greene in the first round of the NFL draft.  The fan reaction almost reads like modern day tweets […]

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Steelers Announce Joe Greene Has Retired From Their Player Personnel Department

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that Hall of Famer Joe Greene has retired from their player personnel department. Greene, 66, has spent the last nine years as a special assistant for pro and college personnel. Greene was drafted by the Steelers with the fourth overall selection in the first round of 1969 NFL draft out […]

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Tracking The Steelers Presence At The 2013 Pro Days

Here are a few pro day tidbits that I have dug up from around the internet that concern the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the Northern Illinois pro day on Friday the Steelers had people present to observe outside linebacker prospect Sean Progar, who measured in at 6014, 255 pounds. Progar  did 26 reps on the bench, […]

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Casey Hampton & Mike Adams Win 2012 PFWA Awards

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton and tackle Mike Adams were named the 2012 recipients of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pro Football Writers of America’s annual awards. Hampton was the recipient of the Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award”, which was established in honor of Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. and presented annually to the […]

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (July Edition)

By Christina Rivers July 1981 – Bradshaw\’s Big Toe When news of veteran quarterback Terry Bradshaw\’s \’Big Toe\’ incident hit the news wire, people were about to pull their hair out. In late June, Bradshaw had been playing with his dogs on his ranch in Grand Cane, Louisiana. The end result: a fractured big toe […]

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Steelers Rewind: Looking Back In Steelers History (May-June Edition)

By Christina Rivers With everyone getting excited about how the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to look during the 2012 season, it\’s easy to see why trades, transactions, OTAs and mini-camps draw fan attention.  In this edition of \’Steelers Rewind\’, we\’ll take a look at some history from late May and early June that includes tales […]

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