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Steelers Schedule Can Lead To Fast Start In 2015

When the Pittsburgh Steelers’ list of 2015 opponents was handed down in late December of last year, it was revealed that their new slate of match-ups would be the toughest in the league based off of teams’ 2014 records. That obviously isn’t an exact indicator due to offseason changes, free…


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Steelers Need DeAngelo Williams Of Old In Weeks 1-3

When looking across the NFL landscape, there aren’t a whole lot of running backs ages 30 and older who scream productivity. Frank Gore looks to be the lone exception, as he ran for 1,106 yards last year for the San Francisco 49ers. Now 32 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts are looking…



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The Steelers Week 2 Opponent Has Lost Yet Another Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field in Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season and while we’ve known that for quite a while now, what we didn’t know is that the 49ers would be without several key players on both sides of the football for…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers’ Opponents Without Bell: 49ers Run Defense

We have already learned that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2015 regular season, pending the result of an appeal that was already filed at the time of the announcement. For the time being, however, we must…


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Veteran Combine Could Offer Help For Steelers

Much to the chagrin of Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans everywhere, the free agent market is drying up like a popsicle on a hot summer day, with Sterling Moore and Patrick Robinson the two latest cornerbacks who eluded Pittsburgh for “greener” pastures, or at least a starting spot, which they probably weren’t…








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AFC & NFC Championship Game Previews & Picks

Championship Sunday is here as the Baltimore Ravens take on the New England Patriots in the early AFC Championship game and the New York Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers in the late NFL Championship game. Here are my previews of both games and predictions for each. AFC Championship…


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Pouncey & Polamalu Voted To Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team

The Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team was announced today and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and safety Troy Polamalu both made the team. Pouncey and Polamalu also earned Pro Bowl selections for their play in 2011 as well as first-team All-Pro honors. Below is the PFW/PFWA 2011 All-NFL team OFFENSE…