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Targeting Rule On The Agenda For 2018, Says Troy Vincent

I have frankly lost count of the number of player-safety rules changes that have come about pretty much directly because of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There was the Mel Blount rule. There was the Hines Ward rule. There was the Ryan Shazier rule. And you might as well call it the…


NFL Week 13 Open Discussion Thread

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, we can sit back and enjoy several of the key games that will take place on this Week 13 Sunday. I’ve already highlighted three games that fans of the Steelers will likely want to keep an eye on today and that…


NFL Week 12 Open Discussion Thread

Are you ready for a long day of football? Week 12 of the 2017 NFL regular season will continue to roll on Sunday afternoon with three Thanksgiving day games already in the books. Sunday will of course culminate with the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Green Bay Packers in a night…




NFL Officially Hires 21 Full-Time Referees Ahead Of 2017 Season

While it has been discussed for some time, and in the works for nearly as long, it was only made official yesterday that the NFL has begun hiring select officials on a full-time basis, promoting 21 current officials to such a status beginning with the upcoming 2017 season. The arrangement…



League Announces Plans To Hire Up To 24 Full-Time Officials

It has been talked about for some time, with speculation and reports ramping up over the course of this offseason, but the NFL announced yesterday that they are going to hire up to 24 full-time officials, beginning with the 2017 season. While that is not a full complement of full-time…



Study Finds CTE In 110 Of 111 Donated Brains Of Former NFL Players

You have no doubt read or at least heard about a recent study published about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE, a brain disease that is thought to affect a large number of football players. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is on record that he is contemplating retirement…