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Examining Whether Polamalu Gets Into HOF As A First-Ballot Selection

Often viewed as one of, if not the greatest safety to ever lace up his cleats, recently retired Troy Polamalu, barring a Michael Jordan-esque comeback, will dance into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot lock in 2020, right? Fans in Steelers Nation will clamor yes, that he absolutely makes…


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Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For The Steelers

The NFL landscape is littered with former hoopsters who successfully doubled at both sports, or made the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. Many are tight ends, featuring household names like retired Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham. On the defensive side, sack artist Julius Peppers…


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Will Alan Faneca Follow Jerome Bettis Into Canton In 2016?

It took him five tries, but iconic former-Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis finally got the call he’d been waiting for Saturday night-his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, Bettis ran for 13,662 and 91 scores over his illustrious 13-year career, capping…



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Steelers vs Titans Film Review: Matt Spaeth

A few weeks back, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained the decision to throw a pass to tight end Matt Spaeth late in a victory on fourth and one with the lead basically by saying that he deserved it for all of the dirty work that he puts in as…



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Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez Believes Position-Based Pay Is Backward

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is widely credited with helping to revolutionize the position, incorporating it more into the production of the offensive machine, rather than as an extension of the offensive line. Consequently, he holds, or has held, just about every conceivable tight…


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Michael Palmer Signing Could Put The Pressure On David Paulson

The Pittsburgh Steelers inked two players to contracts yesterday, the far less interesting of the two being tight end Michael Palmer. Palmer was the blocking complement to Tony Gonzalez with the Atlanta Falcons before being released last offseason, ultimately finding his way to Pittsburgh late in the offseason. With both…



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Tight End Reps Keeping Mike Adams In The Loop

By Matthew Marczi Mike Adams should be thanking Levi Brown for being so fragile as to suffer a season-ending injury during pre-game warm ups. Had that not occurred, perhaps Adams would still be spending his Sundays in sweat clothes as he ‘hones his craft’ in practice. That is hyperbole, of…


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Healthy Tight Ends Auditioning For Inevitable Cuts Later In Season

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously feel as though they have three healthy tight ends right now that they can feel good about to some degree. Otherwise they surely could have found a better way to utilize their roster spots than to carry five of them on the initial…


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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the…


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The Prevailing Trend Linked To Playoff Success? Drive!

By Christopher DiMarino The primary concern that I\’ve had for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past few years appears to be a key theme in this NFL Playoffs. You see, I believe that the mental component of football is much more important than many lead on. Having the drive to…



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2012 Steelers Roster Position Highlight: Tight End

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of a precarious situation regarding the tight end position. The 2012 season was big year for tight ends around the league. New records were set and the position saw heavy involvement in effective passing attacks. For the Steelers, it was…




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Why Roddy White\’s Big Game Wasn\’t Really A Big Deal

Lies, damned lies, and statistics! Surely you have heard that phrase before. Unless you own Roddy White in a PPR fantasy football league, a truer statement has never been uttered. I have read around the forums of how Steeler Nation is concerned about the numbers that White put up for…