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Troy Polamalu Changed Pittsburgh Steelers History

When Chuck Noll released a player, he told him that it was time to get on with his life’s work. No one had to say that to Troy Polamalu, because the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t have to go through the pain of releasing him. Ten days shy of his 34th birthday, Polamalu told Jim Wexell of Steel …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 3.0: Post-Free Agency Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Unlike last year, March was quiet on the free-agent front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But enough happened to affect their board for the 2015 NFL draft. The most stunning news of the month came when Jason Worilds retired. James Harrison and Arthur Moats will be back, and the Steelers are waiting for Jarvis Jones to …

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Steelers Linebacker Jason Worilds Gets On With His Life

There was a lot of hand-wringing this winter over Jason Worilds. It became increasingly clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t going to re-sign the outside linebacker. Would it be a mistake to let him go? Turns out that it would have been a huge mistake for the Steelers, or any other team, to sign Worilds. They …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 2.0: Post-Combine Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is shown on the NFL Network, it’s become a must-see for Pittsburgh Steelers fans suffering the interminable wait until the next meaningful Steelers game. The sight of Steelers scout Mark Gorscak directing the 40-yard dash is the only Steelers fix we’ll get until Roger Goodell announces the team’s first-round …

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5 Free Agents the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Target

The Pittsburgh Steelers were uncharacteristically bold in free agency last season, and they got burned. No one needs to be reminded of the LeGarrette Blount saga. Safety Mike Mitchell, signed to a five-year, $25 million contract, broke up three passes and intercepted none after breaking up eight and intercepting four with the Panthers in 2013. …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft: Analysis for All 7 Rounds

For the fourth straight year, Pittsburgh Steelers fans had to suffer through another Super Bowl that didn’t involve their team. There was a time not too long ago when the Steelers were in the Super Bowl just about every other year. They went three times from 2005 to 2010. What’s worse is that in 2015 …

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Steelers Fans Didn’t Hide Their Love for Dick LeBeau

There’s a place in New York City where dozens of people, men and women both, proclaim their love for Dick on Sunday afternoons in the fall. The patrons at Hibernia, a Steelers bar in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, shouted “We love Dick! We love Dick! We love Dick!” in unison whenever Steelers defensive coordinator …

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Bengals vs. Steelers: Showdown for AFC North Title Revives Rivalry

The rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals hasn’t always burned with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Unlike the feud between the Steelers and Ravens, which is calibrated almost point for point, the balance of power between the Steelers and Bengals often has leaned Pittsburgh’s way, so the matchups haven’t always been …

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers Struggled Against Bad Teams Even When They Were Good

Are you tired of the Steelers losing to teams that have nothing to play for but high draft picks? Are you nostalgic for the days when the Steelers used to crush weak opponents like aluminum cans ready for the recycling bin? Since Mike Tomlin became the Steelers head coach in 2007, the Steelers have lost …

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