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Colt McCoy Says Hit By James Harrison Last Season Was Not A Cheap Shot

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was on The Dan Patrick Show this past Friday and he was asked about the fourth quarter hit that he took from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison during the week 14 game. Patrick first asked McCoy if he remembered the hit and the quarterback replied, “Well, I’ve seen it several […]

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Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd Says NFL Is A Violent Freaking Game

If you have been missing the brutal honesty of former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd, you got a gift this weekend as he spoke out against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his efforts to improve player safety while at a golf tournament in Cincinnati. Lloyd said in an interview with WXIX-TV in Cincinnati via NFL.com, “This […]

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Tragedies, Players And The NFL

By Christina Rivers Is tragedy a larger issue for past NFL players than we ever dreamed was possible? The death of Junior Seau has uncovered a dark side of the retirement world post-professional football that would have Obi Wan shuddering. The sports world is abuzz with questions about how the league will handle what has […]

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Four Saints Players Suspended For Participation In Pay For Performance Bounty Program

The punishments and suspensions were handed down to the New Orleans Saints players that were involved in the pay for performance bounty program by the league. As you can see they are pretty hefty according the official press release passed out today. Below is the a copy of the release and you will surely be […]

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With Farrior Now Gone, Defensive Leadership Can Be Shared By Many

When linebacker James Farrior was released early in May by the Pittsburgh Steelers, so too was the leader of the defense. Farrior, along with wide receiver Hines Ward, who was also released along with Farrior, were the grandfathers of the team both on and off the field. Their exits means new leaders must now pick […]

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The Terrible Podcast – 49ers Beat Writer Matt Barrows & Newly Signed HB/TE Will Johnson

Season 2, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and start with the crazy few days of news around the NFL and that included the Bountygate punishment handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the New Orleans Saints and the trade of quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York […]

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Ryan Clark Says Roger Goodell Has Not Been Successful At Putting Flags On Players Yet

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark was present at his Alma mater LSU on Thursday for their annual pro day to show support for the players taking part in it. Clark managed to give a couple of interviews, as you would expect, and one of those was with 104.5 ESPN radio in Baton Rouge. Clark […]

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Goodell Ruling Against Saints Shows Spygate Was Merely Jaywalking In His Eyes

The Bountygate punishment was handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday and it was very stiff to say the least. Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season and the team was fined $500,000 for operating a bounty program against opponents for starters. Former […]

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NFL Announces Management Discipline In New Orleans Saints \”Bounty\” Matter

Here is the press release from the NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL’s long-standing “bounty” rule that endangered player safety over a three-year period. Discipline for individual players involved in the Saints’ prohibited program continues to […]

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Ryan Clark Says Spygate Hurt Integrity Of The Game More Than Bountygate Did

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was on NFL Total Access Monday evening to serve as a guest analyst and late in the show he sat down with Lindsay Rhodes, formerly known as Lindsay Soto, to talk about the ongoing Bountygate situation. Rhodes asked Clark if he was interested to see how the New Orleans Saints […]

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James Harrison Is Very Interested To See How Roger Goodell Handles Bounty Gate

As the Bounty Gate story continues to play out, one Pittsburgh Steelers player has made it known that he will be real interested to see the stance the league takes towards the New Orleans Saints and current St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, as linebacker James Harrison took to his Facebook page on Sunday […]

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Ryan Clark Knows First Rule Of Bounty Club Is Don\’t Talk About Bounty Club

The recent hot news topic around the NFL right now is the bounty program that Gregg Williams ran while he was the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. Williams, who is now the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, has already come forward and apologized for his role in the bounties, and now […]

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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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Forecasting The Steelers 2012 First Round Pick

By Jeremy Hritz It’s never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, and it’ never to early to speculate about the direction that the Pittsburgh Steelers will go in the first round. While the needs on the offensive line are well known, there are some other positions that need to be considered with the […]

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James Harrison Looking For Offseason Snow Plow Driver Work

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason has already been a pretty busy one with Art Rooney II making his thoughts known on the 2011 season and the announcement Friday that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians would not be returning for the 2012 season. we have also had several players signed to future contracts as news filler in addition. […]

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Leadership: The Missing Piece In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Before the 2011 Steelers season even began, a gaggle of random acts of immaturity unrelated to anything on the playing field raised serious reasons for concern. LaMarr Woodley ran off at the mouth on the NFL Network that Joe Flacco would not win a Super Bowl “in his lifetime;” Rashard Mendenhall foolishly […]

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James Harrison Destroys Knees Legally Per Request Of Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants defensive players to start legally destroying knees of offensive players and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is now complying with what the commissioner wants. Harrison must have seen the recent seven-minute video that is narrated by NFL Vice President of Officiating Carl Johnson that instructs defensive players to lower their […]

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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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Will James Laurinaitis Get Fined For His Helmet To Helmet Hit On Defenseless Hines Ward?

I am sure we will get to see the bias against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and the double standard that the NFL has as it relates to helmet-to-helmet hits on defenseless receivers. In case you missed it, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis hit Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward helmet-to-helmet while he was in […]

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Roger Goodell On James Harrison: Some Players May Not Be Able To Adapt To New Rules

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down last week with James Brown from CBS Sports to discuss the current state of the league, the danger of concussions, HGH testing and of course Tim Tebow. He was also asked about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in light of their recent […]

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The NFL & Their Silly Little Double Standards

I am already over the one game suspension that the league handed down today to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for his helmet-to-helmet hit Thursday night on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. It is what it is and it is time to move on from it. Right now I am most concerned about the ankle […]

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Report: NFL Considering Suspending Steelers LB James Harrison

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday morning that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering a one or two game suspension for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison after Thursday night helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. Harrison hit McCoy in the fourth quarter just after McCoy released a pass after first tucking the ball […]

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James Harrison Likely Will Face Fine For Helmet To Helmet Hit On Colt McCoy – Video

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will almost certainly get fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the 4th quarter of the Thursday night game at Heinz Field. McCoy was scrambling outside the pocket and threw the ball on the run just before he passed the line of scrimmage. The video […]

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Mike Tomlin & Art Rooney Met With Roger Goodell Thursday To Discuss Fines

Jay Glazer and Jason La Canfora are both reporting that both Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and owner Art Rooney II met Thursday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the issue of illegal hits and to get some clarification moving forward on what is legal. The $40K fine dolled out to safety Ryan Clark for […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Tells Union Head DeMaurice Smith To Stand Up For Players

Following the news that Steelers safety Ryan Clark had been $40K for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson Sunday night, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a message for NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. According to a tweet by Scott Brown, Roethlisberger said that that Smith should “stand up and do something to protect players.” […]

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