Tag Archive | "Vince Lombardi"

Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […]

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Mike Freeman Chooses Don Shula Over Chuck Noll As Best Head Coach Of The 70\’s

June 11th will mark what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and in honor of that, CBSSports.com is ranking the best coach from each decade of NFL existence. In his piece, Mike Freeman ranked former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula ahead of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Former Steelers Head Coach Bill Austin, Dies At 84

Bill Austin, the man that preceded Chuck Noll as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away Thursday at the age of 84. Austin originally broke into football as a 13th-round draft choice of the New York Giants in 1949. After playing guard with the Giants in 1949 and 1950, Austin spent two years in […]

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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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