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Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: Our Personal Lists

Like I wrote in our Top ten ranking today, we’d finish up this series by listing Dave Bryan and my personal Top 100 lists. I’m sure looking back, both of us would make changes to it. And knowing we were going to collaborate, I don’t think either of us –…


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Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 10-1

In the spirit of the offseason, Dave Bryan and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ history. And we mean the complete history. 1933 to today, they’re all on the table. Dave and I came up with our own lists and then worked together…


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Steelers Conclude First Local Rookie Symposium

The NFL has made the wise move to change up their rookie symposium format. In years past, it was more like a field trip, each group of drafted rookies traveling to another location and sitting in huge auditoriums to listen to speakers. It wasn’t particularity effective, a message too easy…



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The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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NFL Apparently Adopts ‘Joey Porter Rule’

You all know Mike Pereira, the former NFL vice president of officiating, who now works as a rules analyst for Fox Sports. You all love Mike Pereira, of course. He is, at least in my estimation, perhaps the best in the business when it comes to correctly making calls and,…




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Falcons Sign Former Steelers WR C.J. Goodwin To Practice Squad

Remember former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver C.J. Goodwin? Well, he’s finally landed with another team as it was announced on Tuesday that he was signed to the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons. Goodwin, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in June 2014 after Hall of…


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Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake

Speaking strictly as a football player, there are few players I respect more than Antwon Blake. Coming out of UTEP, not one NFL team thought highly enough of the diminutive corner to risk a draft choice on him, as Blake was signed by Jacksonville as a free agent. They said…


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Steelers Defensive Changes Rooted In NFL History

In only three preseason games, Keith Butler has put a distinctive stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A much more noticeable degree than anyone, myself included, anticipated. Some of the concepts might seem new to Steelers’ fans, but they’re not new to the league. Nothing is anymore. They’re taught, borrowed, tweaked…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Cornerback

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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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers’ Wide Receiver

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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Interview With Steelers Punter Jordan Berry

Was fortunate again to be joined by another Pittsburgh Steeler for an interview with Jordan Berry taking time out of his schedule to talk to me yesterday. Love talking to all the players I have but was particularly excited to talk to him considering his background that I profiled several…