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What’s The Big Deal About Mean Joe Greene?

By Michael K. Reynolds What’s the big deal about Mean Joe Greene? I think for younger Pittsburgh Steelers fans this is a perfectly understandable question. I can recall in the 1970’s when I first started watching football having no interest in hearing about old worn out football players that wore leather helmets. No interest in […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Off To A Great Start In 2014

Thanks in part to his career-high 10 catches Sunday in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller now has 21 catches through the first four games of the season. Only once in his career has Miller had more catches than that through the first four games played and that […]

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Steelers QB-WR-RB Trio Makes A Strong Case For Best In NFL

One of the cornerstones of building the foundation of an offense that can realize prolonged success is to find the right trio of quarterback, wide receiver, and running back that can not only mesh with one another, but grow together. The Dallas Cowboys of the early-mid 90s are often cited as the golden example of […]

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Steelers At Risk Of Becoming Plain Wrap

By Michael K. Reynolds As has been well documented by the recent salutes to former head coach Chuck Noll and team legend Joe Greene, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned their reputation through defensive domination. Although you’ll see the highlights of Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann in Super Bowl clips, the team’s unique brand from the 1970’s […]

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‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday Night

If your looking to get your mind off of the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night, make sure to tune in to the NFL Network Friday night as the fourth season of the three-time Emmy-nominated series ‘A Football Life’ kicks off with a profile of Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene. The […]

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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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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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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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Remembering Back To When Lynn Swann Was Five Seconds Away From The Cowboys Drafting Him

You’ve probably already heard the story about how former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was five seconds away from being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. If not, the NFL Network did an excellent job of telling that story during the Wednesday night episode of ‘Caught […]

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Caught In The Draft: 1974 Steelers – Tonight On The NFL Network

If you are planning on watching the Pittsburgh Penguins playoff game tonight, make sure to set your DVRs to record the NFL Network at 9 p.m. ET as they will be showing “Caught in the Draft: 1974 Steelers” which was produced by NFL Films. This episode of course covers the great 1974 draft of the […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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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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Who Rules? Steelers Nation Versus Raiders Nation

By Michael K Reynolds So much is made of the great battles between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens and for good reason. After all it’s the evolution of the decades old rivalry between the Steelers and Browns. And over the past thirteen years the matches between these multiple Super Bowl winners have produced […]

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Monday Night Countdown Segment To Feature Steelers NT Steve McLendon Doing Ballet

Tonight, on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon will be featured practicing ballet in a segment by Rick Reilly. According to a July article by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, McLendon started ballet lessons during his senior year at Troy University in Alabama in order to obtain a few easy credits. His instructor […]

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Safety Troy Polamalu The Steelers All Time Most Overrated Player? Dave Dameshek Thinks So

With the NFL currently in the dead zone prior to training camps opening around the league, several of the major media outlets are scratching and clawing for topics to discuss. NFL.com is currently going team-by-team and listing the all-time players from each that they consider to be either overrated or underrated. As far as the […]

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NFL.com March Madness – Vote For The Steelers Greatest Play In NFL history

NFL.com has their own version of March Madness going on right now as they have bracketed up the 64 best plays ever for you to vote on. The tournament is already in the second round and the voting for that round ends today. The remaining plays that feature the Pittsburgh Steelers are below: The Immaculate […]

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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 (April 1 – 14)

It\’s nearly draft time, and this week\’s rewind article will be looking back at news that occurred in Steelers history between April 1 – 14.  This week we\’ll also be adding a little tweak to some of the news.  Some of the bad things that went into press reports ended up being good news (ultimately) […]

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Miami Ike? Ike Taylor Rocks Salmon Colored Jacket On NFL Total Access

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has been dipping his toes in the television football analyst pool as of late and his latest appearance was Tuesday on NFL Total Access. I am a bit biased, but I thought Taylor did a pretty good job Tuesday in his segments, but the one thing that did catch me […]

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Hines Ward: A Unique Receiver Who The NFL, Not Just The Steelers, Will Struggle To Replace

By Cian Fahey If you have previously read my work throughout my writing career, you will understand that I rarely state the obvious for the fear of patronizing my readers as well as not wanting to run the risk of boring them. Generally, I go against the grain from what the majority think. I\’m not […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Bounty Gate, Wallace, Plaxico, Swann & More Episode

Season 2, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and I jump right into talking about the franchise tags handed out around the league on Monday and talk briefly about the New Orleans Saints placing the tag on quarterback Drew Brees in light of the recent Bounty Gate investigation surfacing. […]

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Lynn Swann Gives His Thoughts To Steeler Nation On The Release Of Hines Ward

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann took to Facebook to give Steeler Nation his thoughts on the release of wide receiver Hines Ward after 14 years with the team. The 2 minute and 45 second clip comes off as a State of the Union address and Swann has never been shy about […]

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Roethlisberger Should Prepare For Haley, Fire & Brimstone

The great Lynn Swann said it best this past week when he was asked about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his statement made at the Pro Bowl that he was going to sit down with Art Rooney II to find out which direction the offense was going to go now. Swann said,” The last […]

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Lynn Swann Says Last Time He Checked, Ben Roethlisberger Was A Paid Employee

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann was making the rounds today on radio row at the Super Bowl promoting the free Burger King giveaway of onion rings this upcoming weekend. Swann sat down for a quick interview with Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank from NFL.com and Dameshek asked Swann his thoughts on […]

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Several Steelers Players Have Milestones In Reach Sunday Against The Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns looking to get their 12th win of the season. With a little help from the Cincinnati Bengals, they could get a first round bye as well should they take care of the Browns. This is the final regular season game of 2011, so […]

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