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Mike Tomlin Finishes Ninth In Head Coach Power Rankings

Elliot Harrison posted his annual head coach power rankings yesterday for the NFL’s website. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off back-to-back non-winning seasons, missing the playoffs in both seasons and having failed to win their division, let alone a playoff game, since 2010. Accordingly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is ranked ninth, immediately behind Denver […]

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Mike Tomlin’s 2008 SVC Commencement Speech Named One Of The 300 Best Ever

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks, people listen. Not only does he know how to communicate with his players, he’s also good at talking to college graduates. Make that very good. In a recent study done by NPR (National Public Radio) of commencement speeches going back to 1774, Tomlin’s May 2008 address to […]

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Seahawks Brochures, Undrafted Free Agents, And The Steelers

It seems as though Pete Carroll still has the recruitment disease in his blood. Ian Rapoport yesterday obtained a copy of a brochure that the Seattle Seahawks have sent to agents whose clients are on the fringe of going undrafted, in order to make the argument that signing with the Seahawks is a smart business […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Lombardi Lessons For The 2014 Steelers

By Michael K Reynolds The NFL is a copycat league and for good reason. You start off a season with thirty-two teams full of aspirations and overflowing with world class football talent and you end up with only one gladiator holding the Lombardi Trophy high. There is no better laboratory of gridiron success than the […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII Preview: Seattle Seahawks Versus Denver Broncos

Per the official NFL release: Two teams. One game. It all comes down to this. On Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 PM ET, FOX) at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. For only the second time in the past 20 […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Voted Second Head Coach Players Would Like To Play For Most

A recent ESPN NFL Nation poll of more than 320 players resulted in Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll being chosen as the coach whom players would most like to play for. Coming in second place, however, was Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin as he finished with 44 votes. Despite having two back-to-back 8-8 […]

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NFC Championship Preview – 49ers Versus Seahawks

Below is the official NFL media release for the NFC Championship game: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (14-4) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (14-3) (Sunday, FOX, 6:30 PM ET) For the third time this season, the 49ers and Seahawks will meet. The teams split the regular-season series with each club winning at home. “I think it’s the best rivalry […]

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Bruce Arians Named AP 2012 Coach Of The Year

The Associated Press named Arizona Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians the 2012 Coach of the Year Saturday night for his work this past season with the Indianapolis Colts. In winning the award the Pittsburgh Steelers former offensive coordinator become the first interim to ever win the award. Arians took over as as interim head […]

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2012 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2012 NFL season is finally here and kicks off tonight with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. As I do every year, below are my predictions for the 2012 season along with some tongue-in-cheek commentary. I will drill down the Pittsburgh Steelers season later this week in a separate post […]

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Mike Tomlin Is The 7th Highest Paid NFL Coach According To Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has released its top 10 list of highest-paid coaches in sports and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin makes the list at 9th overall with an annual salary of $5.75 million. Tomlin is the 7th highest paid NFL coach on the list behind Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Pete Carroll, Lovie Smith […]

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How The Hell Did That Happen & Who Should The Steelers Thank For The Gift Of DeCastro?

The 2012 NFL draft taught me a very valuable lesson tonight and that is to never say never. Stanford guard David DeCastro falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers is an example that we can point to for several years to come. The 22 year old guard was supposedly unobtainable for the Steelers unless they were to […]

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Steelers Seahawks Week 2 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

The Steelers practiced Wednesday in preparation for their week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday at Heinz Field and the first participation injury report of the week was released following practice. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) continues to be slowed by his preseason hamstring injury and did not practice today. He is likely to […]

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