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Bettis, Steelers Were Absolutely Perfect Match For HOF Career

On the day of the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony, it’s a time for reflection, where a select few athletes will join an elite fraternity that will immortalize them forever to the NFL faithful and that ,off the top of my head, can only be rivaled by the Heisman Trophy…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Edge Rusher

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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Blast From The Past: Rocky Boiman

New series to fill out the rest of the offseason. Which is mercifully close to being over. Inspired by a Jerame Tuman name-drop on a recent edition of The Terrible Podcast, and a “Forgettable Pirates” twitter account that I love, we’ll rattle off a few Pittsburgh Steelers that have fallen into…


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Steelers Could Produce Two 1000-Yard Receivers In 2015

It hasn’t happened since 2011. The Pittsburgh Steelers have only achieved it four times in their history, dating back to the advent of the 16-game schedule in 1978, although all four of those occurrences have come since 2000. Two of the offenses that managed to reach two receivers each reaching…


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Where Are They Now? Tommy Maddox

Being a number one draft pick comes with the territory of lofty expectations. But being selected that high as the potential heir apparent to a quarterback as great as John Elway was, well that’s something entirely different. Aaron Rodgers is a more recent example and he’s a hell of a…


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Can Two Steelers Wide Receivers Each Top 1,300 Yards In 2015?

While the 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was certainly productive at moving the football, the 2015 version is expected to be even better. In fact, if things go as planned and the key pieces stay healthy, the team could have two wide receivers exceed 1,300 or more receiving…


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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Ben Roethlisberger’s 2004 NFL Debut

Now that the NFL Network has revealed the 2015 ranking for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in their annual Top 100 list, I figured it would be a great time to feature him in our weekly Throwback Thursday post. Today, we will travel back in time to Roethlisberger’s 2004 rookie…


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Where Are They Now? Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala

A sixth round draft choice out of Utah in the 1998 NFL Draft, I can still hear the chants of “FUUUUUUUU” being rained down at brand-new Heinz Field in the wee stages of the 2000s. A 6-foot, 252-pound battering ram of a running back, Chris Fuamatu Ma’afala was the backup to icon Jerome…


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The Pessimist’s Take – Drafting For Plan B At QB

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Extending Big Ben Should Be Steelers Top Offseason Priority 

What exactly makes a franchise quarterback? If there are 32 NFL franchises, does that mean there exists 32 legitimate franchise quarterbacks? If you include such names as Tampa Bay’s Josh McCown or the Houston Texans’ musical chairs grouping of Ryan Fitzpatrick/Ryan Mallett/Tom Savage, the answer is a definitive no. “If…


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Titans Whisenhunt Refuses To Compare Mettenberger To Roethlisberger

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered the league way back in 2004, current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was his first offensive coordinator. Currently, Whisenhunt has another rookie quarterback in the form of Zach Mettenberger starting for him in Tennessee and while the LSU product has been compared…


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Gradkowski, Hubbard Make Their Debuts In Blowout Steelers Victory

It’s rarely a good thing to see your team’s backup quarterback in the game, especially for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that doesn’t blow a lot of teams away on the scoreboard with a veteran quarterback that almost always misses at least a start or two every…


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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back…



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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Quarterback

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line…