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Steelers Beat Packers 24-19, Lose Two Starters To Injuries

Despite a 24-19 Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers, if the measure of a successful preseason game is staying injury-free, then by all accounts the team has failed. In the first half, the team lost Maurkice Pouncey and Stephon Tuitt to left ankle injuries while quarterback Bruce Gradkowski…



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Anthony Chickillo Making Himself Tough Player To Cut

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has arguably been the biggest riser since the start of training camp. If not the biggest, certainly among the few who have seen their stock rise most significantly. When the pick was first made, many wondered whether he was drafted to play defensive…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 14

You would think that after two preseason games and three weeks of training camp practices, that the energy might be a bit down heading into the final five practices of camp, but not so on Sunday. Even if the players had any ideas about taking it easy, Mike Tomlin made…


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Tomlin Wants To See Consistent Above-The-Line Play Out Of Jones, Dupree During Preseason

During a Thursday interview with Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler hinted that veteran linebacker James Harrison might just be the starter ahead of Jarvis Jones on the right side when the 2015 regular-season gets underway. During his Friday press conference ahead of the team’s first preseason…


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Jarvis Jones Answers His Own Biggest Critic – Himself

Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has received no shortage of critiques, from an equally numerous set of critics, since the Pittsburgh Steelers made him their 17th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Certainly, many of the criticisms targeted at him have had at least a trace of merit behind them….


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Collaboration On Display In Rebuilding Steelers’ Defense

A couple of months back, I speculated that, with the departure of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the promotion of Keith Butler to the same position—one that he has never held before—we could expect to see the formulation of a new defense through a collaborative effort of much of the…


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Mike Tomlin’s Success A Product Of Empathy And Humility

As has been widely reported yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave head coach Mike Tomlin a two-year extension on his contract, which now lasts through the 2019 season, in doing so elevating him to among the highest-paid coaches in the league. A rookie head coach when he was signed by the…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Edge Rusher

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…




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Blast From The Past: Arnold Harrison

New series to fill out the rest of the offseason. Which is mercifully close to being over. Inspired by a Jerame Tuman name-drop on a recent edition of The Terrible Podcast, and a “Forgettable Pirates” twitter account that I love, we’ll rattle off a few Pittsburgh Steelers that have fallen into…



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Steelers.com Modern-Era Team: Final List

Today, Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola released his final positional grouping for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Modern-Era team. Now, it’s worth recapping his entire selections. For those who disagree with his picks, speak now or forever hold your peace. QB: Ben Roethlisberger RB: Le’Veon Bell FB: Jerome Bettis WR: Hines Ward, Antonio Brown TE: Heath Miller OT: Marvel Smith,…


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Steelers Throwback Thursday: James Harrison’s First Career Sack

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has recorded 71.5 sacks during his long career and on this Throwback Thursday, I thought we would take a trip back to 2004 once again and take a look at his very first quarterback takedown in the NFL. During the Week 10 games against the…