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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement by saying that the label […]

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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to the increase in the number […]

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Marc Sessler Evaluates Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

Recently, Marc Sessler went back and watched all of new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount’s snaps from a year ago for the NFL Network, and wrote about his findings about who he is and how he will fit into the offense. Blount was traded to the New England Patriots last season as a fringe […]

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Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Ranked No. 23 On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players Of 2014

A third Pittsburgh Steelers player has made the 2014 NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2014 and it’s wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown, who is ranked 23rd overall on the annual list that is supposedly voted on by his peers, caught 110 passes for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Not only did Brown […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranked No. 31 On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players Of 2014

Despite a second straight 8-8 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger managed to jump 30 spots in the meaningless NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2014. Roethlisberger, who ranked 31st overall this year, is just the second Steelers player ranked in the top 100 this year as safety Troy Polamalu made the list at 61st […]

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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 Programming All This Week On NFL Network As Part Of Dynasty Month

Get your DVRs ready, because starting Monday, the NFL Network will dedicate a full week of programming to the Pittsburgh Steelers as part of their “Dynasty Month”. I went through the programming schedule for the week and below are the different episodes and games they will be showing throughout the week. Get the latest Flash […]

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CBS To Broadcast Thursday Night NFL Games With NFL Network In 2014

According to a Wednesday press release put out by the NFL, the league will have CBS produce and televise Thursday Night Football for the 2014 season. CBS will apparently air eight early season games that will be simulcast on NFL Network. In addition, the NFL Network will also televise eight late-season games leading up to […]

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2014 Salary Cap Number Expected To Be $122 Million Despite New TV Deals

So you thought that the salary cap in 2014 would sky rocket thanks to the new television deals? Wrong. Baltimore Ravens team president Dick Cass said Thursday during the teams\’ end of the year press conference that not only will the cap remain flat in 2013, but 2014 as well. “By the way, the cap […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 29th – Post NFL Combine Edition

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe blew it up this past week at the NFL combine and he might very well be a better fit in a 4-3 defense initially according to Len Pasquarelli. Bruce Feldman writes that he was told by a coach that faced Poe this past season said he is a freakish athlete, […]

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Comparisons Of Dontari Poe To Haloti Ngata Are Justified

All the eyes of Steeler Nation were fixed firmly upon Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe this week at the 2012 NFL Combine and with good reason. The Steelers will certainly be in the market for a young nose tackle during the 2012 NFL draft and Poe certainly seems to fit the bill of what they […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 19th – Pat Kirwan Talks Mike Wallace Edition

I am a big fan of Pat Kirwan and he chimed in Saturday on the Mike Wallace pending free agency and how teams might be interested in signing him away if he is tendered at just a first round level. David Todd and I covered the Wallace situation quite extensively in the latest episode of […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 14th – Mendenhall Has No Timetable For Return Edition

Teresa Varley caught up with running back Rashard Mendenhall who told her that he has not circled a date on the calendar for when he wants to be back from his ACL surgery. Former Steelers tight end Mark Bruener is now a scout with the Steelers now and recently did a Q & A with […]

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Report: Steelers Do Not Plan To Bring Back Hines Ward In 2012

Some interesting news tonight as NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora told NFL Total Access Friday night that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will not be back next season despite his willingness to take a pay cut. La Canfora states in his report that Ward has one year left on his contract, but my […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 5th – Super Bowl XLVI Edition

Unless you were working all day or hiding under a rock on Saturday, you likely know by now that Dermontti Dawson and Jack Butler were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2012. If you missed the interviews with each that followed on the NFL Network, you can see the Dawson interview […]

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NFL Network To Broadcast 13 Thursday Night Games In 2012 & It Stinks Of Hypocrisy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held his yearly State of the NFL press conference today in Indianapolis and announced that the the NFL Network will broadcast 13 Thursday night games starting in 2012. Goodell also said that all 32 NFL teams will be guaranteed at least one prime time game over the course of the 2012 […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Wants Answers From Art Rooney II, Damn It

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is certainly not happy about offensive coordinator Bruce Arians being let go and he has spoke out about today to two different media outlets. Roethlisberger, who is currently in Hawaii practicing for the Pro Bowl game on Sunday, told Fran Charles and Marshall Faulk of the NFL Network in regards […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 12th – The Life Of Curtis Brown Edition

Teresa Varley has a great piece up on steelers.com about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Curtis Brown and the tough path he has traveled getting to the NFL. It really shows how Brown has overcome adversity throughout his life. Varley also had a chance to talk with former Steelers draft pick and NFL Network analyst Mike […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, The Black And Gold Cowboy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a great line last week when asked about Cleveland Browns wide receiver/return man Josh Cribbs when he said, “We\’ve been dead Indians in his cowboy movie enough.” While this post has nothing to do with Cribbs, that quote immediately circled back through my head upon seeing Steelers quarterback […]

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Status Of LaMarr Woodley & Emmanuel Sanders In Doubt For Chiefs Game

It was announced earlier today that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a broken or fractured thumb on his right hand against the Bengals on Sunday and while he is expected to be ready for the Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs following the bye this week, the status of outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 21st – Long Ball Edition

Yesterday I had a look at the long ball stats of Ben Roethlisberger from 21+ yards and Pro Football Focus has a look this morning at all quarterbacks in the league from 20+ yards. The 1 extra yard does not change the fact that Roethlisberger has had accuracy issues this year with his deep passes. […]

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Report: Tomlin Pressed Ambassador Rooney To Get Deal Done With Polamalu

NFL Network reporter Albert Breer is reporting this evening that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin actually called Steelers patriarch Dan Rooney in Ireland last week and implored him to get a new contract extension done with safety Troy Polamalu before the season started. Polamalu, who was entering the final year of his contract, signed a […]

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Steelers 2011 Game By Game Schedule Breakdown

The Steelers 2011 season kicks off this Sunday and I have purposely waited until now to post a game by game quick look ahead at the Steelers 2011 schedule. The free agent moves and final roster cuts have taken place around the league and it provides a much clearer look at where teams are at […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Early Training Camp Episode

Season 2, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start by looking at all the recent Steelers signings, 9 of their own unrestricted free agents, 2 of their restricted free agents and their first signing of a player from outside the organization which was announced on Tuesday morning in […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 14th – James Harrison Reaction Edition

Former Steelers running back Merril Hoge called the the WDVE morning show to talk about the call James Harrison made to Ben Roethlisberger yesterday. Great interview. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons did an interview with Cybulski & Company yesterday on TSN radio to talk about the Harrison situation and show his support for James. Here is my […]

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