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LeGarrette Blount Gives Patriots New Way to Torment Steelers

Apparently, leaving the Steelers bleeding in a ditch wasn’t good enough for the Patriots. Bill Belichick figured he’d twist the knife one more time by signing LeGarrette Blount. The Steelers dropped their weapons, put their hands up and took two steps back after they were steamrolled 55-31 at New England last year. The Steelers-Patriots rivalry …

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Can the Steelers Still Count on Beating Rookie Quarterbacks?

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Just when it seems the Pittsburgh Steelers hit rock bottom, a rookie quarterback awaits on their schedule. Losing to inferior competition has become a habit in recent years, but the Steelers seemed to dip to a new low last week. Not only was that a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that beat them with a last-minute …

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Chuck Noll’s Teaching Skills Helped Change Steelers History

Chuck Noll’s death on Friday at the age of 82 was hardly a surprise. He had been in poor health for a number of years. But couldn’t he have had just one more Father’s Day? Noll was more than just a football coach. Unlike many of today’s NFL coaches, he wasn’t working 18-hour days and …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Hire Mike Munchak, Convert a Rival

It wasn’t easy to watch Mike Munchak shaking hands with his assistants on that September afternoon after the Tennessee Titans had secured a Week 1 victory at Heinz Field. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Sure, few predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would go 13-3 or 12-4 in 2013, but the Steelers weren’t expected to lose at …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Defense, Special Teams and Coaching

No more pencils, no more books for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers did get some dirty looks from their fans during their second consecutive non-playoff season, and most of them came when they were on defense. These grades for the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, special teams, defensive coordinator and head coach won’t be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Offense

The grades are in on the offensive side of the ball for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Steelers were like a broken record in 2013, missing the playoffs for a second straight year and finishing 8-8 for the second straight year, the offense wasn’t the problem, at least not in the second half of …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat Baltimore Ravens, But Still Have Some Work to Do on Defense

Did anyone else expect to see Ben Roethlisberger go all Jim Valvano and run across the Heinz Field turf desperately looking for Charlie Batch after Sunday’s game? Aren’t Batch and Roethlisberger supposed to engage in a minute-long bro hug whenever Shaun Suisham kicks a last-second field goal in a Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Baltimore …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Lose Again, But Todd Haley Is Only Part of the Problem

Well, what do you know. According to Trendsmap, tweets with the hashtags #firehaley or #firetoddhaley were trending in Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-10 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers fell to 0-2 for the first time in 11 years, and for the first time during Mike Tomlin’s tenure as …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Tomlin’s Job Is Safe, But He Faces Toughest Test

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not on the hot seat. Let’s clear that up right now. If the Steelers lose Monday night in Cincinnati, Mike Tomlin still will not be on the hot seat. If the Steelers miss the playoffs for the second straight season, Mike Tomlin will not be fired. If the Steelers …

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Todd Haley Needs To Do His Job Against The Cincinnati Bengals

The Tennessee Titans may not be the worst defensive team in the NFL yet against the Steelers in week one, they were made to look like the best. After losing Maurkice Pouncey, the Steelers offense went completely stagnant. Losing an all-pro center should hurt an offense but there is no reason why the team couldn’t …

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